Hmmm, that does sound good... How bad are the studs on pavement? I'm ready to try new things.
How long does it take you to do the 30 miles? I could get from most points in town to most other points in town in 30 minutes, which worked good for me, but I have a good tolerance for cold. With electric vest/grips plus the stuff I usually use I could probably go longer. The longest I've gone in winter was 5 hours (about 250 miles) in 20+ degree weather after new year's day with a big windshield and lots of layers.