It has been a secret desire of mine for some time to get myself some studded snow tires for my bike, and then drive somewhere where they are actually required.
But what about those poor folks that already live somewhere where they are required. Or worse yet, those poor folks that wake up one morning to find that they are suddenly and unexpectedly required.
Don’t you fret. The folks at Dutch Bike Co. in Seattle have got you covered:
No matter how much we swear we’ve learned our lessons, Seattle always seems to get caught by surprise by the snow. There we were, minding our own business with our feet all toasty in our sandals and socks, when the temperature plummeted and it turned into Juneau in January. While this year the City did a much better job than last year at preventing widespread carnage and destruction, we at Dutch Bike Seattle still didn’t bring in studded tires because it never snows in Seattle. Even if we had stocked them, I’m not sure they’d sell because it never snows in Seattle, right?We found something else, though. Something else entirely.
You’ve really got to check out this idea that they have. Or rather, that they admittedly stole. It is one of those smack-your-forehead, why didn’t I think of that kind of ideas. Seriously – go check it out.