Cause It's KoolStop, crazy KoolStop...and it works great they say :)
Based on the advise of some folks from CycleBabble, I installed a pair of KoolStop brake pads on Meera tonight. They seem grippy!
These pads are called the Continental pads. Tomorrow, we put these puppies to test, in really nasty weather (nasty for DFW). I will write about the results of my experimentation. Hopefully, it will all go well!