I passed the 2500 commuter-miles mark on the way home, today. It was a beautiful evening, temps in the mid 40s with only a slight headwind.
Eight and a half months have gone by since I decided to ride to work every day for a year, and I've ridden 145 round trips. Some days have been easier than others, but they have all been good.
We are supposed to get a blast of arctic air (lows around zero F) and 2 or 3 inches of snow, tonight. So, tomorrow, I will try out the new studded tires on the SnowCat rims. Hopefully, the wider profile will help in the snow, as the studs help on the ice.
It's pretty easy to find a setup which works in deep snow (chains) or packed snow (SnowCats), or dry roads (duh!). But the days when the snow is intermittent, and icy patches cover stretches of road, are hard to deal with. We'll see how this works, over the next couple of days.