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    midwest snowpocalypse, Who went out and rode in it?



    we went out last night around 11pm and it was awesome riding down the street in near whiteout conditions. they only bad thing was being blow off the bike several times by 60mph gusts of wind.



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    My wife wouldn't let me.

    Hell, I didn't want her to.
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    Me too

    Looking out the window, the temptation was just too great.
    Note to self - get goggles. The wind was blowing these ice crystals right into my eyes like little ice darts.
    (I didn't see any other riders)
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    It's just hitting the Northeast now, and I just got back from a wonderful trail ride.

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    and yes.. I need goggles also...

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    Got a nice ride home in it last night.

    Heading out in about a half hour to see what the city looks like. I'll have the only fatbike ... mwa ha ha ha ha ha!
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
    I have a slight cycling addiction.

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    Only got 4-6 inches in Anchorage...just a normal day. Plus its to warm @ +30F...

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    Just got back after taking the Mukluk out on the roads. Trails are way too snowy to even try. Roads are passable and have just enough snow left on them from the plows to make them really fun to ride.
    "Ride what you love, love what you ride"

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    I rode down the wrong lane of a main city street and only had to move for a car twice in 5 miles. It was weird, I saw more people walking than driving. It was like some sort of post apocalyptic movie.

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    I've been out and around all day, the neighbors are respecting fat tires:


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    Quote Originally Posted by That Geo Guy
    Heading out in about a half hour to see what the city looks like. I'll have the only fatbike ... mwa ha ha ha ha ha!
    Hmmmm....were those your tracks I saw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauricioB
    Hmmmm....were those your tracks I saw?
    I went out with 4 others - all on CX bikes. Rode up around from the Zoo towards the capital up State, hit up random roads, eventually on bike path from the row back down regent to home. With all the dicking around ... little over an hour riding. So much fun.

    Amazing what these big tyres can do!!!
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
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    I tried, and I tried many times. About 18" of snow, and my normal MTB just couldn't cut it.

    So sad I don't have a fat bike this season. I wonder if it could have floated on that much powder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrobholmes
    I tried, and I tried many times. About 18" of snow, and my normal MTB just couldn't cut it.

    So sad I don't have a fat bike this season. I wonder if it could have floated on that much powder.
    No way, imo. I tried earlier today and the bike and tires just sank in.

    Plowed streets with a thin layer of snow are perfect right now. Anything with more than a couple of inches on it, that is not packed down, is not rideable unless you've got one of them new fangled hover bikes.
    "Ride what you love, love what you ride"

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    Well that makes me feel a bit better about not having mine yet
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    Not I. Had to work yesterday & today so riding was out of the question Besides, we got close to 14" here and that's too much for me.
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    Drop your tire pressure...trust me...
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    Yep... Just another day riding to work for me.

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