|Skating and riding was PERFECT.|
After some skating around I traded the skates for the bike again and rode my normal route across the lake to make sure it was all solid. I must say, the Ice Spiker tires really bite into the ice. Sharper turns would produce some slippage but overall they gave an extremely confident feel and that totally satisfying sound that they were clawing into the ice.
Unfortunately, my reconnaissance mission was necessary because 24 hours later the lake was covered with a foot of snow. Determined to get out and try my other new set of tires on the Pugsley (More on that some other time when conditions allow for a good evaluation ) I took the lake route on Monday anyway, knowing I'd be pushing my way across the lake. I was not disappointed, I had to push my way across the lake. The camp roads were a pleasant packed powder until I got to treated roads that covered me with a sloppy salty grime.
|Mmm Hot Coffee, My Pants & Jacket Looked Similar.|