2013 winter riding thread

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  • 11-07-2012
    singlesprocket
    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/285341/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/285341/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href='http://www.pinkbike.com/video/285341/'>Snow shredding at Samberg.</a> on <a href='http://www.pinkbike.com'>Pinkbike</a></p>
  • 11-07-2012
    cyclelicious
    Winter riding at night is so boss. Sometimes we turn off our lights and ride by moonlight.
  • 11-08-2012
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manbat View Post
    This is where ill be doing my winter riding :thumbsup:

    you'll get cabin fever :D
  • 11-08-2012
    mikeyonthemadone
    Get out and live!! It's too short to ride inside. :shocked::shocked:

    coastrider


    Mikey
  • 11-08-2012
    singlesprocket
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18230341?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/18230341">flooded ice ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 11-08-2012
    singlesprocket
    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/oLtcGQ3AFeQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 11-13-2012
    Arebee
    Just started riding seriously for the first time in a lot of years. Hooked up with an old buddy who is determined to keep me riding through the New England winter. I bought my first pair of cycling pants and winter gloves and now I'm looking for a set of 29" studded tires. Went for a night ride last week, and although there was no snow, it was 29 degrees when we finished up our 2.5 hour ride. I was dressed right and stayed pretty warm throughout. I'm really looking forward to biking all year round!
  • 11-13-2012
    ACLakey
    Well keep going until the snow gets too deep....from this weekend.







    Sent from the great outdoors using my Android.
  • 11-13-2012
    thechez
    I had a fun riding season this summer in the SW and in the NW. But I am happy it's raining and I can go back to the trail system I love in the winter up here. Finally made it up last week and was so happy it was wet.

  • 11-14-2012
    shortbus901
    Funny how the seasons are reversed down here. I'll be cramming in as much riding as I possibly can between now and March/early April while it's still tolerable to be outside, much less outside and exerting oneself.
  • 11-15-2012
    singlesprocket



    winter builds your tech skills...
  • 11-15-2012
    singlesprocket
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    singlesprocket
  • 11-16-2012
    Barheet
    Not my video, but I could probably ride this trail with my eyes closed. One of my favorites.

  • 11-17-2012
    accutrax
    its not me..and its not from the upcoming 2013 winter..
    but it makes me every year looking forward to the frozen trails..

    Singletrack Tundra Tech on Vimeo
  • 11-17-2012
    scar
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/31263748?badge=0" width="800" height="530" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/31263748">Untitled</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1452109">Jay Buthman</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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  • 11-17-2012
    Trail Ninja
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    Winter on Vancouver Island. Yes, that's snow. Riding with the Qualicum Beach Middle School bike club.

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    The girl on the right is Chelsea. She's my inspiration for building over 20km of trails there. She has FASD, comes from a very dysfunctional family and has just pushed her bike through a stream and up about 1.5km of logging road. Look at that smile!

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  • 11-25-2012
    cyclelicious
    First descent snow fall for the season here in Southern Ontario
    We had a good ride





  • 11-25-2012
    Trail Ninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    First descent snow fall for the season here in Southern Ontario
    We had a good ride

    It looked promising this morning but it all melted before I could get out.
    I think I'm too close to the lake.
    Maybe tomorrow.
  • 11-29-2012
    singlesprocket
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/33718690?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33718690">Untitled</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 11-30-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Sunday 11/25.....
    ....high 20's....no snow down but cold, gray, windy....still lots of fun!
  • 11-30-2012
    fiream400
    yea...it was 73 in west AR today. I think it's been down around freezing a couple of nights. The leaves have changed and fallen but weeds and some grasses are still growing. It'll be mid January before we have a chance of snow.
  • 12-04-2012
    johnybutts
    85F and sunny both sat and sun in Houston, TX. I got sunburned. Did well in a couple cross races on my Mtn bike.
  • 12-22-2012
    cyclelicious
    We did an urban ride last evening. It was blustery! The wind was between 40 and 52 km/hr and drifting snow.I could really feel the bike pushing sideways.

    We had to be careful because the roads were slippery (we didnt have the studded tires on yet,) lights mounted and I wore my windstopper jacket and pants

    We were out for 1,5 hours but it felt like 3 hours! Got to see some interesting home decked out with lights. The wind was so strong that some of the blowup decorations got knocked over,



  • 12-22-2012
    singlesprocket
    was a brutal ride in the wind, had to find an alternative route on the way back.
  • 12-22-2012
    Flayer
    This artistic one is from today's ride :D (my bro took it)

    -3C~26F ;)

    <a href="http://s378.beta.photobucket.com/user/SEA707/media/Everyday%20Stuff/ArtisticSljeme_zpse618db8d.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo224/SEA707/Everyday%20Stuff/ArtisticSljeme_zpse618db8d.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"/></a>
  • 12-22-2012
    wintersolstice
    Today it was finally holiday break for me, so off I went to ride!


    Got riding, camping, wheeling, and hiking planned for the next couple weeks.
  • 12-23-2012
    nOOky
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    25 degrees start, 23 end. Little bit windy. I was on a rail to trail with the mountain bike using Bontrager Jones XC mud tires, they worked well. I really want a fat bike, but can't afford it right now, so it makes due.
    I plan to ride today and it's only going to hit 22 degrees, but properly dressed, it's okay. Better than sitting on the trainer.
  • 12-23-2012
    Greg_o
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/33718690?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33718690">Untitled</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    ^Mono!

    Any recommendations for 26" studded tires for places like Mono or Palgrave?
  • 12-23-2012
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    ^Mono!

    Any recommendations for 26" studded tires for places like Mono or Palgrave?

    here's some good info on studded tires.

    Studded Bicycle Tires

    i use nokian freedies revenz. i find more studs the better when you ride off camber, climb and descend.
  • 12-23-2012
    AndrewTO
    What's this "snow" you Ontarians are talking about?!?!?!

    *looks out window*

    It might as well be winter in the Caribbean here!

    :D

    (that's NOT being negative ... I happen to LOVE the Caribbean very much, thank you :p )



    At any rate, GREAT pics and vids from everyone thus far. Hope to see plenty more. :thumbsup:
  • 12-23-2012
    Wherewolf
    1st winter ride yesterday
    1st winter ride of the year yesterday. It hit 77 degrees.

    <p align="center"><img border="4" src="http://stevewolf.smugmug.com/BikeTrips/2012/AZT-12-22-12/i-BCQ4xS5/0/XL/IMG_4633-XL.jpg"><br>
  • 12-23-2012
    heyyall
    Here a short clip of my ride yesterday.
    Rock hop in winter - YouTube
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8i3i725wthg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    More of the video is over here:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/videos-pov-ca...ng-830229.html
  • 12-23-2012
    borbntm
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  • 12-23-2012
    mhecker81
    Gravel?
    I just started into some winter "gravel" rides on my BD monster cross with Kenda Happy Mediums. They did really well on the hard packed snow, looking forward to my ride tomorrow.
  • 12-23-2012
    HawkGX
    Went on my first-ever snow ride yesterday with my teenage son. Mid-40
  • 12-24-2012
    iperov
    our last winter ride - next post
  • 12-24-2012
    singlesprocket
    embed for you

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56207904" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56207904">veloclub_26_winter_fun</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1376197">Ivan Perov</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 12-24-2012
    cyclelicious
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by iperov View Post
    our last winter ride
    https://vimeo.com/56207904

    Thats a great video (I loved seeing people ice fishing!) . Conditions look perfect! Frozen river and light dusting of snow,
    The scenery almost looks like the rivers and ponds here in Ontario :thumbsup:
  • 12-24-2012
    Greg_o
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    here's some good info on studded tires.

    Studded Bicycle Tires

    i use nokian freedies revenz. i find more studs the better when you ride off camber, climb and descend.

    Very helpful link, thank you.
  • 12-25-2012
    cyclelicious
    We did a Christmas Eve ride on our local trails. We built a fire to warm up



    On the way home we checked out the neighbourhood decorations and found a winner!

  • 12-26-2012
    iperov
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    embed for you

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56207904" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56207904">veloclub_26_winter_fun</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1376197">Ivan Perov</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    sorry I recreated video to just riding and one soundtrack :)
    26club winter on Vimeo
  • 12-26-2012
    curtisp
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    here's some good info on studded tires.

    Studded Bicycle Tires

    i use nokian freedies revenz. i find more studs the better when you ride off camber, climb and descend.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Very helpful link, thank you.

    I agree...very helpful link, Thanks!!! :thumbsup:



    I went for my first ever ride in the snow yesterday. It definitely wasn't easy...but it was fun...and looking forward to going again...maybe today after work...might make it a night ride. ;)
  • 12-26-2012
    CannondaleF9
    I LOVE winter riding. Here in VT, we have been getting a terrible amount of snow for skiing, great amount for mountain biking! My 2010 Cannondale F9 is technically my "winter bike", as I will buy a 2013 Cobia soon. The new tires that I put on the F9 for mud riding work great for slippery snow riding. The only problem with this bike for snow riding is that it has........................Rim Brakes!!! I hope to upgrade the bike soon, and I will post pictures of it.
  • 12-26-2012
    cutthroat
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    Horses for courses:thumbsup:
  • 12-26-2012
    JChasse
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    Winter riding's in full swing here!
  • 12-26-2012
    SCR818
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    It's almost embarrassing to mention how nice our weather is here in So Cal after seeing the Winter pics from other locations. Here's a few pics from a workout loop ride today.
  • 12-26-2012
    cyclelicious
    We went out with group of 10 riders today. Temp was -3C

    Found a decorated pine tree














  • 12-26-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    29 degrees....
    ....snowing....20 mph winds.....about 2 to 4 inches of new snow on 1 to 2 inches of existing snow...made for some slippery riding...plenty of fun though....Ride On!
  • 12-26-2012
    singlesprocket
    mellow ride down by the river not to far away from my house...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56349056" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56349056">dec2012a</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>