I normally do around 100 miles mainly off road every week since Feb this year, but with work and darkness and impending icy roads; I think its going to be around 40 - 60
I'd love to be able to fit in 100 miles a week
If you're off road the ice isn't as much of a problem because there's usually rough bits poking through and water tends to soak into the ground rather than stand on the surface. Riding in a forest is good when it's cold because it's warmer so there's less ice. RIding in the snow is good fun. It's harder work but as long as it's not turned to ice underneath there's loads of grip and it's normally a nice soft landing if you come off.
On a road bike, I find gritted roads just as bad as icy roads as you slide on the nice round granules of grit. You also get soaked (from slush which could be sub zero) and there's no guarantee the grit has melted all the ice. I feel a lot happier on my MTB on the road when the weather's really bad, even if it is a lot slower!
Good point with the grit thistle, i think i feel a lot safer off road, im lucky to have a couple off forrest on my door step so will stick to that
i bought a TrustFire P7-F1 SSC P7 1000Lumens LED Flashlight, its not up to much for a bike , more of a hand torch. Really top heavy and looks stupid as well ;-( Borrowing a T6 and to me its much better.
Hum, well I spiral fractured my left ankle in 5 places because of ice off road last January up Cwm Eigiau and busted my right knee some 16 years ago on an icy rocky descent at Lyme park, aswell as many many other less nasty offs in the ice.