I got a chance to try out the Slipnot Bicycle Tire Chain system. The results were a mixed bag. Ultimately they were overkill for my use cases, but I could imagine situations in which they could prove to be useful. I’ll run through the pros and cons below.
“Please find attached a current photograph of the switch back, just beyond the Marsupial Bridge at Kadish park.
I have often had to put forth a request to have the bike paths and recreational trails cleared after a heavy winter storm. When make the request I always ask why these trails are not cleared in an immediate way, considering how vigorously the streets are salted and plowed (though I could go on about the state of the bike lanes every year).
The response I usually get (if any) is that the city doesn’t plow the paths because they assume it is too cold for anybody to want to use them.
Well, here I offer you undeniable proof, in the form of rutted, iced over foot prints and tire tracks. Continue reading ›