On my commute to work (big part of it are country lanes) there is a long hill, which is constantly wet. If the temperature drops below 0, you can imagine how icy it is... I have only got one Marathon Winter tyre, on the front wheel, so the rear end has no chance to climb on ice. Last week I almost killed myself there, when I realized half way to the top that I would not make it due to the rear spinning... I quickly unclipped and jumped off the saddle, but my shoes had the same amount of grip as the rear tyre, so I began to slide down with the bike between my legs... Luckily I managed to stand still and after 10 seconds I was on the bottom of the hill again
They said yesterday it would be icy this morning, so I dug out an old pair of cannondale spd shoes, a box of short screws and an electric screw driver. 5 minuter later I had the winter cycling shoes ready
Tested them this morning on that icy hill. I walked up to the top without any single slip
I just need to remember to take them off before I enter the house - I put a laminate floor 2 months ago...
Marin Indian Fire Trail '93. Build to be ridden, not to be watched. Stolen - not forgotten! Awesome bike...
Kona Cinder Cone 2012 - it will be retro in few years time.