YIKES! We getting another 6 inches of snow today. That makes a little over three feet in so many weeks. One result is that we're having the worst pothole season I've experienced in 10 years. Last week, our local CBS affiliate reported:
Covered in white salty puss,
once true rims go THUNK.
We're also battling record ice this winter. The city's Streets and Sanitation Department uses calcium chloride pretreated salt as well as a calcium magnesium potassium acetate blend, or CMAK, when the temps drop. The latter is particularly effective but it leaves a sticky white film all over your bike. While it doesn't appear corrosive, it does hides the rust %)