"I rode 2 miles to Union Station around 4:30. The streets were plowed reasonably well, but there was a lot of packed-down snow about an inch thick which made for a bumpy ride. The studded 20" tires held on pretty well, but would be…"
"The streets were pretty slick up in Mundelein... thin ice and wisps of blowing snow. Of course, no problem with studs. Once I got off METRA the roads were better, but the wind!!! It seemed about half the time I was turbo-charged, and the other half…"
"I made it home last night, but only because the roads were pretty much plowed. See, there *is* something automobile traffic is good for. ;-) Snow was about 5"-6" deep in Mundelein. Out of a mile's ride, I had to foot-dab three times…"
"Mine get soaked through... maybe the inside wetness is sweat, but the gloves seem thoroughly wet all the way through. Interestingly, because these gloves are several years old and will eventually wear out, I bought a new pair at a Pearl Izumi outlet…"
"Call me an old fart... I never commute without rain-proof jacket and pants. The jacket has an attached hood that can be worn under my helmet. At this time of year, I wear Pearl Izumi "lobster mitts", which are not waterproof but,…"
"Major downpour during the ride to Union Station. My socks got wet. I have to admit that the studded tires weren't much help. Just think if all that water had been snow, as it *should* have been at this time of year.
"Heh... I'm more likely to get hurt patting myself on the back than falling on the ice. ;-)
Besides, burning off a few extra calories helps me keep my boyish figure. 8-O
But.... here ya go. Look out the window and don't hurt…"
"Good point. My ride is on the shorter side. METRA is about a mile away from my house, and it's about 3 miles from the Western Avenue station to work. Then it's about 2 miles to Union Station, and another mile to home. So, about 7 miles in…"
"Rich, I would think that maximizing traction would be more important on a recumbent. Isn't it harder, if not impossible, to put a foot down quickly to stop a spill? (Not being a 'bent rider, I don't know.) Another brand of studded…"