I had Les Schwab sipe my tires yesterday. I had definitely better grip on the wet road this a.m. Anyone else considering this? (They take the tires off and cut groves all around the edges of the tires)
I know Sactown winters, even in wet years the number of rain days is pretty small.
I also know the Motherlode well. I used to ride my motorcycles up Salmon Falls to Pilot Hill and down into the canyon, up through Forest Hill (before they #$%@$# straightened the road) out to French Meadows reservoir on Mosquito Ridge Road on many a summer Sunday with a few friends. Or Georgetown and Chili Bar on 193, or Ione and Jackson on 49 and 88 to the high country, or 49 through Grass Valley and Downieville or...
Lots of good drives through there, know it very well.
Back to the sipes, was there any discussion about derating the speed from Z to H, or the possibilty of the tread chunking at high speed/high termperature, or was this primarily about wet traction without regard for other possibilities?