Unusual ride to market yesterday. Sheet ice. Like, everywhere. I suspect I would not have gotten between my house and the kerb if I hadn't borrowed the MTB with the studded tyres. I put the QR camera mount on it, aimed it slightly too high (as usual) and this is an example of what I was riding over: That shiny stuff is ice, not wet water. At places, it covered the whole cycleway. I was nervous and cautious despite the studded tyres, but it didn't miss a beat. The closest I came to falling was walking backed to the parked bike when I trod on a white line. Apparently Morrison's don't grit their bike parking like Sainsbury's do That said, there were still plenty of people out on the usual town bikes, riding over stuff I probably wouldn't without spikes and I didn't see anyone fall. I doubt the tyres they were using were winter ones either. Most were steering gingerly and, as usual, had tyres flatter than I would. The MTB is far too small for me and sometimes it's being used on icy days when I want to go out, so I've ordered studded tyres for my old hybrid.