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11/18/2009: "Northern Winter Riding Tips"
For those of you that ride and commute in snow country, Chicago Bike Winter has some good tips for winter riding.

They do seem to think that body english is good enough for handling ice, of which I'm doubtful, so here's a link to Peter White's page on studded bicycle tires for snow and ice, including black ice. He also imports and sells the tires.

Many of my acquaintances in northern climes ride happily year round (a number of them wearing our wool knickers and hooded jerseys), and I think every single one of them uses studded tires, which can last up to ten seasons.

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