Wednesday December 30th 2020 – I was less keen to ride far today – overnight the partially thawing snow had frozen solid, formed hard pack-ice and I needed to gently find out how the tyres I’m currently using – Continental Top Contact II Winter – would cope.
I needn’t have worried. Not as good as studs, but perfectly acceptable without the noise and rolling resistance. A run up the canal and back through Clayhanger after night fell was enough to find out what I needed.
I think I can happily commute on these now.
The canal is partially frozen – about a IC2 on the Dra Marland canal scale.
Be nice if we had a real snowfall, I think. We’re due a really cold winter.