As noted in my earlier post, I already ordered studded tires – should be here today hopefully. Ironically I suspect the thing that might delay their arrival is the very snow and ice I purchased them to overcome. EDIT: YEP. Delayed. Thanks jerks, another day or two of no-bike. This blows.
But it’s possible I’ll use the above method to replace lost studs.
Like my friend Professor Dave wrote in his blog post over at http://327words.blogspot.com, not being able to ride has given me cabin fever in the worst way. I’m so sick of movies. And being sober. Not bicycling=no drinking/socializing. I’m ready to go and have fun and not feel stranded. There are few things better in my opinion then riding through the city in the dark of night with a pile of friends, popping off here and there for a pint and finishing the evening over a pallet fire. I mean not to be silly – but it’s seriously one of the best feelings ever. And like the Professor I’m hoping that the above addition of winter tires to my stable will yield similar results, and get me back on the road – in whatever capacity.
Presently I’m rolling…
Schwalbe Marathons which are great for absolutely everything up to ice/snow – and then I might as well have slicks.
Don’t even get me going about the Pacer. We haven’t had snow in fucking 6 years, and then it lasted for less than 36 hours. Now I have this killer bike and it sits in my living room, taunting me while I wait for studded snow tires to arrive for the Bicycle Eater so I can go out at all.
Oh, and lastly to my stable – I picked these up at REI for $20 – Yaktrax. Things are badass for walking on the ice pack and yes, they fit over bicycle shoes and boots alike just fine.
Alright, onward. Sorta.
EDIT: Here, have some Snowpocalypse 2008 pictures
Saturday night as it started to snow again, on top of the ice underneath:
I didn’t get pictures of the busses with chains on them, or the busses too packed to ride, or the hill by my house that people continue to hit and get stuck on, that is when they don’t go sliding uncontrollably down it – in 4wd cars! Jebus.