2013 winter riding thread

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  • 10-19-2012
    singlesprocket
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  • 10-19-2012
    singlesprocket
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  • 10-19-2012
    veloborealis
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    Two from today...
    Nome Cold War DEW Line site and ptarmigan prints
  • 10-19-2012
    bigpedaler
    Wow, those '08-'12 pix are right ON! Perfect conditions for winter rides!

    ('08 sucked for me, was down from Halloween to mid-December w/ the collarbone; the day after the doc released me to ride & return to work, I commuted 9 miles each way in the snow! '09 saw an ice storm that shut down the town *pop. 200K*, for 3-8 days, depending on what part of town. Still rode to work, even after cracking an ankle a week later!)

    I remember riding home one Xmas Eve, the beginnings of a blizzard; it was otherWORLDLY -- gentle like an old Norman Rockwell painting, but primal at the same time. Took the long way on purpose....

    Every winter, until last year, saw me having to spend SOME of it on the bus; after getting studded tires (FINALLY!), I've been on the bus ONCE (summer, too, but too far for the kids to ride)!

    I'm actually looking forward to the rides this winter -- thinking it's gonna be another mild one....
  • 10-20-2012
    Lawson Raider
    I haven't done a snow ride for a few years now...the last one I did was back in Dec, 2009.

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  • 10-30-2012
    t51rmkiv
    Great pics and vids! If some of you riding snow an ice covered trails dont mind, can you post up some of your "winterizing" bike gear tips. Tire changes if any, suspension setup, and more general tips on bike handling or other crucial bike setup tips etc. Thanks!
  • 10-30-2012
    tartosuc
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    Some winter bike joring last winter with my stepbrother.
    It was our first try with our border collies Balfa and Lasso we did 15 km. The pictures were taken by my wife riding a skidoo in front of us.

    I ride with my dog all year long but it was a first on a frozen lake


    My step brother (red coat in thepics) have a dog sled business and 65 husky's so we have a nice hard track to ride on...

    This winter we will be running spiked tires and use 2 or 3 husky's to pull. Suld be fun and fast.
  • 10-30-2012
    tartosuc
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  • 10-30-2012
    skiahh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    Some winter bike joring last winter with my stepbrother.
    It was our first try with our dogs balfa and lasso. we did 15 km.

    I ride with my dog all year long but it was a first on a frozen lake


    My step brother (red coat in thepics) have a dog sled business so we have a nice hard track to ride on...this winter we will be running spiked tires and use 2 or 3 husky's to pull.

    You know, most photo programs have a rotate function. :D

    Last Friday, 11/26. Not 2013 and not a lot of snow, but a dusting and it was around 30 when we started. Sun warmed it up to about 34, but then the clouds came and dropped back to 30 by the time we were done.

    (Select 720P/HD; I don't know how to embed the HD versions yet)

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  • 10-30-2012
    tartosuc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    You know, most photo programs have a rotate function. :D

    I see the pictures straight from here...
  • 10-30-2012
    skiahh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    I see the pictures straight from here...

    Hmmmm... they're sideways to me. Anyone else?
  • 10-30-2012
    baker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Hmmmm... they're sideways to me. Anyone else?

    1&2 sideways. 3 straight.
  • 10-31-2012
    tartosuc
    i have fixed the pictures in my post

    something went wrong in the transfer between the ipad and the website
  • 10-31-2012
    Pisgah2000
    Our first "real" snow didn't stick to the dirt (thankfully mostly frozen mud), but it was fun anyway. The shop down the street rents fatbikes for $45/day, so once we get some snow on the trails...

    http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/50...um/Snow_01.jpg
  • 10-31-2012
    Teton29er
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    Icy mountain roads are perfect for studded tires.
  • 10-31-2012
    KRob
    I'm always a bit grumpy when I wake up to the first snow of the year. This happened a week or two ago and I got up, looked out the window, growled and went back to bed.....

    After laying there for 10 minutes I decided to quit being a wuss and just go out and enjoy it. Which I did. Once I get over that first bit of curmudgeonliness I'm fine and ride in nasty, snowy, cold weather all winter (and most of the spring).

    It's dark in the mornings when I ride so no pics but I'll try and contribute as the winter progresses.

    Here's a couple from last Spring (May, 2011 actually), but it looked a lot like this.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/5736089712/" title="DSC00743 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2215/5736089712_4bcf6e7e84_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00743"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/5736088280/" title="DSC00742 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5024/5736088280_ff8294fc4b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSC00742"></a>
  • 10-31-2012
    FX4
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    Nome Cold War DEW Line site and ptarmigan prints

    Where are those bill boards located? I haven't seen tropospheric antenna's like that since I was stationed in Europe during the 80s. I thought they were all torn down.
  • 10-31-2012
    veloborealis
    These are in Nome AK
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FX4 View Post
    Where are those bill boards located? I haven't seen tropospheric antenna's like that since I was stationed in Europe during the 80s. I thought they were all torn down.

    The DoD recently rehabbed the site, cleaning up PCBs and other contaminants, but the city wanted the dishes left standing as a historical site and local landmark. Now the local Native corp. that owns the land wants the dishes removed entirely, considering them a safety liability. DoD says it's done and the NC doesn't want to pay for removal, so not sure who will prevail. I kind of hope they stay as an eerie reminder of the era of Mutually Assured Destruction.
  • 11-01-2012
    rvesper
    We are still in that awkward space where it's getting cold, but not cold enough to freeze the ground, so dirt riding will be limited. I used to hate winter, but the past couple of seasons I've had some great times riding with a great group of winter afficionados and I'm actually looking forward to it this year.
  • 11-01-2012
    skogorbet
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    Night ride from last week
  • 11-04-2012
    singlesprocket
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  • 11-04-2012
    FX4
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
    The DoD recently rehabbed the site, cleaning up PCBs and other contaminants, but the city wanted the dishes left standing as a historical site and local landmark. Now the local Native corp. that owns the land wants the dishes removed entirely, considering them a safety liability. DoD says it's done and the NC doesn't want to pay for removal, so not sure who will prevail. I kind of hope they stay as an eerie reminder of the era of Mutually Assured Destruction.

    Huh, I had no idea we had built any that far south. I knew of a few up in the Dakota's but they were decommissioned by the time I was stationed up there. Very cool. Definite reminder of the Cold War.
  • 11-05-2012
    DiRt DeViL
  • 11-06-2012
    Funrover
    Great thread!! The weather here has been very nice, but I do want me some powder rides!