DrkAngel wrote:Closer inspection ... looks like it was a reflective sticker type arrow.
Tungsten carbide studs are 1/16th inch "rods" with a similar 1/16" protrusion.
Sufficient lean on crowned curve might present outer rows of studs as flat ski type surface
And when plastic/etc is cold, it is less easily poked into by the studs...even when they are very pointy.
But ... pushing 60 now ...
Bruises, strains and pains just don't heal up as fast or well. Getting reminders of every "unwise" occurrence whenever it gets cold.
Yes, this happens whenever the weather starts to change, for me (I think it is the air pressure changes, but I am not sure; I can feel it in my bones though, especially wherever damage has occured in the past).
Contemplating building a Winter eTrike.
Dual gear reduction 24V 350w motors for true posi-traction rear end.
This is part of why I went with dual rear motors on SB Cruiser trike...and why I like riding it more than the bike (aside from that its' much easier to haul whatever cargo I like with that). No matter how I feel, dizzy, tired, hurty, or normal, I can just ride. and if I can't ride at normal speed for whatever reason, I can go as slow as necessary without tipping over.
A life preserving 4.15V charge should match the "Legal" 750w power output limit.
I'm very glad there's no power limit here in AZ.
Getting strange ideas about ski replacement up front ... or adding plow?
Best I can offer is to ride with as low a pressure as you can, and as wide/fat a tire as possible. That's what I do for rainy conditions, is lower the front tire pressures to just above the point I end up spinning the tire on the rim from braking.