Try biking in the winter- it ain't all that bad! I tell you what, often you get warmer riding that bike than sitting in a cold car! Just be much smoother on the braking and cornering inputs when on ice. I found that my 12 speed was very unstable but mountain bikes are quite good.
You ride a bike on ice??? How do you spell "accident"? LOL!
Does an ice cyclist get to "recycle" his cycle?