Montreal's crappy bike weather season arrives
We will ride in cold, we will ride in wet, but we really try to avoid slush or icy, which is what we now have.
When the roads dry in between sessions of crap-falling-from-the-skies, we use our bike, but we just avoid icy and slushy. Which in bike speak, means narrower streets and less safe conditions. (It's not about comfort, we like misery, we just hate near-death experiences.)
One day a true winter bike will be designed. Here's a link to an article on a what a winter-bike might be like. Very interesting.