Sure, I'd like a Pugsly too. The one they had at RT south last winter was too big for me... looking forward to trying the 16" that Dug mentioned. However, and you're rarely wrong so you've got me questioning, but I don't believe we had a blizzard last winter and as I recall there were only two or three brief periods with any snow accumulation...?
Peenworm Grubologist said:
The blizzard last winter really ramped up my Pugsley covetry. Yeah, ice is ice, and these aren't going to be a solution for that, but they are massively advantageous over deep snow.
If you've got the funds and are looking for something fun, by all means try one of these bikes, but I'm not sure the bikes you're looking at are going to help you much for the riding you're describing. They're certainly not going to do much better on ice than any other style. Thin road-style tires for winter commuting have more than a handful of proponents.
The fat tires should do better than other bikes on rough/uneven pavement, which could be useful in some winter riding conditions.
h' - We didn't have much, but January 20 we had a big thick accumulation that landed pretty quickly during the day which made my wheels spin in whimsical futility.