Well here we are perhaps half way through the winter and form a cyclist point of view its been a tough one. City streets are as bad as I have seen them in 22 years of commuting and no amount of salt that the city throws seems to help. So I decided to do what many others have already done and throw some studded tires on the mountain bike. There are so many winter improvements available today that 20 years ago we could only wish for. Things like toe covers, instead of cut off socks!