Got out again on the CX bike – it was great. I’ll admit that I felt yesterday’s cycle in my legs but I managed to get 48km with a respectable effort. It was -5 C today and even if my legs were feeling up to it, I don’t think my hands and feet could have taken much more time outside!
I also learned a few things about the studded tires and what they are capable of:
On asphalt – pretty good
On compact snow – great
On gravel – not too bad
On soft snow – OK, but it is a bit like skiing
On hard compact shiny ice – Lethal!
I stayed upright and hope I can manage to keep it like that for the coming months.