The winter of 2010–11 has certainly been a bike-friendly winter so far. I don’t recall a winter when I’ve seen so many cyclists. I counted over a dozen on my way home from work yesterday and I didn’t go home via the canal pathway where bikes are a common sight. I have noticed that most of the bikes I’m seeing are not as fine as the summer bikes. Perhaps, like me, people have stored their number one bike. I’ve put away my good bike and have been using my old mountain bike this winter. I find it great in the snow and it’s ideal for short trips. Some favour a thin tire in the winter and I would probably change to thin tires myself if I rode my bike in the sloppy slush of the roads. But I can get to most of my destinations on bike paths and I find the wide, knobbly tires great on packed down snow or even in several inches of snow…but not slush!