Monday, January 23, 2012

white monday

if it's going to be cold then we might as well have some snow.  there's nothing i hate more at this time of year and that's the bone chilling winds we get.  when it snows it's not as windy and it's warmer, so that's why i like the snow :)  we didn't get much last night, maybe an inch and that was it, but it was enough to get all slushy before midnight and then freeze a few hours later.  it's kinda fun to ride around in IF you have the right tires.  this winter my 'snow' bike is my surly traveler's check with nokian/suomi hakkapeliitta W240s.  the 700x40c size is the widest they make for a cross tire but it's actually narrower, like 37c or so.  and that's even when mounted on my wide mavic a719 rims.  i wish suomi made it a bit wider, say 43-45c, and it'd be way better.  as long as we don't get a ton of snow i'll be alright running these skinny tires.  i'm running a 42x20 gear and it's perfect for these conditions.  if it dumps a foot next week then i will seriously miss having a 29er.  i used to ride a surly km with fat gazza extreme snow tires but i sold it quite a while ago with the plans to upgrade and just haven't gotten around to it yet.  anyways, here's to january being almost done!  :)