The roads were mostly wet with many patches of dry salt encrusted pavement and a few side street with snow and ice. The Schwalbe winter tires have little carbide steel studs that grip remarkably well on ice and a bit of tread that is useful in very light snow cover like we had this A.M. They are heavy, and loud on bare pavement, but they feel sure footed when heading in to unknown conditions like today.
It got out the door a few minutes later than intended so I followed the expected track of the riders in reverse and met Dave P on Light Street Rd about a 3/4 miles south of the RB. It was just the two of us and we enjoyed the brisk morning.