I spent Monday evening prepping the Qball for commuting this week only to find out that it's going to be too cold to ride Tuesday morning (I am trying to ride Tuesdays and Thursdays to work). An expected low for Tuesday and Wednesday morning is 10 degrees! The weather does look promising, and I am still in Phil's camp because Thursday and the 10 day forecast are looking a lot brighter.
I wanted to try out an XT wheelset I picked up over Xmas with 45c commuting tires (Kenda Kross) but forgot that I needed shrader tubes for them so I decided to stick with my Mavics. While I hate rolling knobbies on pave I decided to suck it up and slip on a pair of Kenda Klaw 1.95s that came with the new wheelset. I need the knobbies this weekend as I am headed down to New Jersey to do a real Monster Cross ride on some Greenway trails near Paramus, where there isn't a lot of snow!
These tires might be just what I have been looking for in a Monster Cross tyre, not too wide but not too thin. I still want to try some 47c tires but I might hold those for my next Monster Cross project.