Nope, not these types of studs:
Yes, they are studs. Just ask them.
But these types of studs:
They’ve been sitting in my garage for close to three months, waiting for winter to get here. Finally it has arrived, with a bit of flurry today and dropping temps tonight. The rest of the week looks to be colder, with highs in the low 30’s (F) and lows in the mid- to low-teens (F).
So that means that the ground, soaking from weeks of rain, is going to freeze. Which will make for some interesting commutes to/from work.
(and yes, I did wash the bike after this pic was taken.)