For anyone who doesn't know the rules by heart :
Rule #5 : Harden The Fuck Up
Rule #9 : If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather – be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot – are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.
First ride on studded tires and I'm pleasantly surprised at how grippy they actually are. It was almost like riding in the dry. Nokian/Suomi W106's.
Rule #5 was invoked because I was really skittish on riding to work on fresh snow with tires that had never seen pavement yet, in the dark, on rural roads with pickup drivers that like to make too-close passes, and was making all sorts of excuses NOT to go.
I did it anyway. And I'm REALLY glad that I did.
my seek has over 10k miles on it, treat them nice and they'll return the favor!