Re: tire pressure in icy conditions
- I biked a few days in Bellingham on my XC with 35mm Schwalbe Marathon
Winters and I didn't have any slippage. Read the ice biking website if
you haven't. Pretty much: avoid the ice if you can, avoid snowy
shoulders where new drift has covered ice. This latter condition is far
more treacherous because the snow lubricates lumpy ice which torques
your stearing and makes you drift farther into the gutter.
I went up Northwest almost to Ferndale and back and with my tires
between 30-35psi, I had no problem on ice or snow. I was carrying over
60lbs of groceries to the farmers market and one of my boys to school.
The Winter Biking thread on bikeforums.net is also instructive.
Basically: use the studs if you have them. Feel free to contact me
offline to compare notes further.