My plan to only ride the recumbent to work this week may have come to an end. We are under a winter weather advisory. I can hear the sleet hitting the window. The roads could be icy in the morning.
I have a set of studded tires. They were purchased for the LHT, which I no longer own. They’ll fit on the Fargo, but it’ll look a little silly as it’s meant for wider tires. I’d rather look silly, and not fall on the ice.
So I swapped out the tires on the Fargo. The rear wheel’s rim strip was out of place, showing a spoke hole. I’m surprised it hadn’t blown the tube. I had a roll of rim tape in the closet, so I replaced that.
After getting the studded tires on, I packed the bike for tomorrow’s commute. If the roads are clear, I can still move the bags and lights back to the recumbent, but I’m not sure I will. It’s been a while since I last heard the “electronic rice crispy” sound of studded tires on pavement.
I generally commute on a bike with fenders. If it’s sloppy tomorrow, I’ll end up splattered with road grime. That’s okay, I’ll be changing clothes at work anyway.