2013 winter riding thread

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  • 12-26-2012
    JUNGLEKID5
    nice video
  • 01-01-2013
    A-Ray
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    This weekends snow ride was great...
  • 01-01-2013
    Seb89135
    Very cool pictures, looks cold!!!!
    I had a great ride at bottom of Mt Charleston, in the low 30's is cold enough for me.
  • 01-01-2013
    Mordock
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    Today's winter ride. Good times...
  • 01-01-2013
    lubes17319
    1st ride of 2013 is now in the books.
  • 01-03-2013
    singlesprocket
    fighting a nasty cold so just have to be content watching vids like this...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56560540?byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;api=1" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>
  • 01-03-2013
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manbat View Post
    Thats an excuse for a few whiskeys :thumsbup:

    cognac good sir :thumbsup:
  • 01-03-2013
    Hocky
    Lunch ride today... lots of ice.



  • 01-03-2013
    Wishful Tomcat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hocky View Post
    Lunch ride today... lots of ice.

    Did a kind soul shovel/snow blow the trail?
  • 01-03-2013
    Hocky
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trail6 View Post
    Did a kind soul shovel/snow blow the trail?

    I think that someone must have pulled their kids through on a sled or something when the snow was fresh because there was a clearly packed area about sled width through a lot of the trail. A lot of the trail was fairly packed down snow or ice where the snow had blown around. There were a few miles of 8-10" depth in some spots, but most of it was pretty nice.
  • 01-03-2013
    singlesprocket
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Hocky View Post
    I think that someone must have pulled their kids through on a sled or something when the snow was fresh because there was a clearly packed area about sled width through a lot of the trail. A lot of the trail was fairly packed down snow or ice where the snow had blown around. There were a few miles of 8-10" depth in some spots, but most of it was pretty nice.

    actually i like it when the trail gets packed down and goes through a couple of freeze thaw cycles. turns into a nice ice surface, though studded tires are a must...
  • 01-11-2013
    cyclelicious
    The weather has been mild and today it's rainy. Trails are currently a mix of ice and pudding

    But the long term forecast promises a drop in temperatures which is more seasonal and will harden the trails.
  • 01-11-2013
    gmats
    Aloha you guys,

    Thanks so much for posting. I just got back from MI last weekend, haven't had much time to ride except for a short stint on Sunday. So nice to see so many of you guys out there still riding. Loving it!! Keep them posts coming.
  • 01-13-2013
    11053
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    Sunny sky and single digit temps.
    8 degrees in sunny California.
    Virgin trail-only tracks are the dog's and mine.
  • 01-14-2013
    cyclelicious
    A few of my favorite things: bike, trail, dog, mountains. I feel happy when I look at this pic

    Temp is dropping here in southern Ontario. Trails will be rideable again soon :)
  • 01-14-2013
    ianick
    We lost our snowpack. It's an icy mess now.
  • 01-14-2013
    tartosuc
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    went for a ride saturday at our track, its a push up, go down fast winter trail with some climbable sections..

    snow was too soft and wet to ride...we went back sunday with shovels and built 12 jumps and a set of 3 rollers... Can't wait t'ill next weekend!
  • 01-14-2013
    tyh83
    Did a nice ride yesterday in the warm 10C temperatures.
    The trails were melting a lot, but a fun ride nonetheless.

  • 01-14-2013
    moshjack
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    Attachment 753183

    Went out yesterday here in Mass, it was low 40's, slow going in the slushy stuff!
  • 01-14-2013
    bismirle
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    I was able to get out for a short lunch ride today. The windchill was around 5.

    First pic is making some fresh tracks. The second shot is the little guy that kept me from getting any water out of the bottle.
  • 01-14-2013
    KRob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by moshjack View Post
    Attachment 753183

    Went out yesterday here in Mass, it was low 40's, slow going in the slushy stuff!

    Great photo moshjack! Thanks.

    I keep trying to talk myself into getting out and riding but it's been really cold here for the past 3-4 days. High yesterday was 8 F.... low this morning -20 something.

    I'm usually pretty game to ride out there all winter and I've ridden in temps below zero before.... but that just sounds deadly. Maybe I'm becoming a wuss in my old age.

    Been riding the trainer the past few days. If I get out there this week I'll post up a picture.
  • 01-16-2013
    KRob
    So it warmed up quite a bit today so I decided I'd venture out for a ride.
    Only -6F this morning. :rolleyes:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8386110630/" title="SAM_0272 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8386110630_1f252e7eba_o.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0272"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/8386120866/" title="SAM_0267 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8386120866_1d40810816_o.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="SAM_0267"></a>
  • 01-16-2013
    Just J
    A bit of a snowy urban one...


    Untitled by mrtransporter, on Flickr
  • 01-16-2013
    KRob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bismirle View Post
    The second shot is the little guy that kept me from getting any water out of the bottle.

    Ha ha. Yeah I've given up even taking water on my short early morning rides. No sense carrying a block of ice on my back that I can't even suck any water out of. It makes my pack quite a bit lighter too.:thumbsup:
  • 01-17-2013
    singlesprocket
    some winter goodness...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18230341" 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>
  • 01-19-2013
    brigadier
    3 hours ride this afternoon between Paris and Versailles

  • 01-19-2013
    cyclelicious
    Nice pic brigadier! What was the temperature and does the snow stay for long?
  • 01-19-2013
    Roadsters
    I took these pictures today.



    9:30 am in Phoenix



    11:00 am in Phoenix

    (There's a thread about the bike here.)
  • 01-19-2013
    woahey
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    Wow. A lot of nice pictures with some weird white stuff on the ground and lakes that somehow became hard enough to ride on. Here in Northern AZ the winter has been harsh, and you have to get motivated to go ride in the crappy weather...
  • 01-19-2013
    pointerDixie214
    Nice warm 45 degrees here in PA today! Trails were a little muddy, but mostly still frozen. Great day on the bike!

  • 01-19-2013
    pointerDixie214
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by A-Ray View Post
    This weekends snow ride was great...

    A-Ray- you might recognize the view from my photo then. Just turn about 120* right from this photo. :D:thumbsup:

    And once again, I am seriously in love with your new bike.
  • 01-19-2013
    PerfectZero
    from a little spin this afternoon



    :cough:
  • 01-19-2013
    cyclelicious
    ^^^Gorgeous pics ^^^
    Our weather continues to be unusually mild (but we're expecting a big drop in temps this week... making the trails more rideable)
  • 01-20-2013
    brigadier
    @ cyclelicious :
    Thanks, temperature was zero celsius and the snow still be there ! We had snow falling all night long, and this sunday morning all the street's pavement are completely recovered.
  • 01-20-2013
    brigadier
    too lazy to ride for hours again today, but I decided to go out for a small ride downtown just for an hour and get back home for a late breakfast



  • 01-21-2013
    mountaingoatepics
    My new Mukluk from 11,400 ft yesterday near Waldorf Mine in Georgetown, CO

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8400671902/" title="P1090671 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8400671902_2a5aa9da96_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="P1090671"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8400673574/" title="P1090669 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8336/8400673574_8e4ff44f2e_b.jpg" width="1024" height="632" alt="P1090669"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8399589045/" title="P1090664 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8399589045_b73519254b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="745" alt="P1090664"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8400681710/" title="P1090655 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8400681710_d68d4ae7de_b.jpg" width="1024" height="819" alt="P1090655"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8374533704/" title="self portrait, 13 degrees by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8374533704_74d0d543d4_b.jpg" width="891" height="1017" alt="self portrait, 13 degrees"></a>
  • 01-21-2013
    June Bug
    Funniest picture EVER! (Just noticed the "Ditto" on the house on the left.) Brilliant!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    On the way home we checked out the neighborhood decorations and found a winner!

  • 01-21-2013
    woahey
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics View Post
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8374533704/" title="self portrait, 13 degrees by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8374533704_74d0d543d4_b.jpg" width="891" height="1017" alt="self portrait, 13 degrees"></a>

    Dude...are those snotcicles? Sweet!
  • 01-22-2013
    brigadier
    @mountaingoatepics :
    beautiful playground !!!
  • 01-22-2013
    mountaingoatepics
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by brigadier View Post
    @mountaingoatepics :
    beautiful playground !!!

    Loving it for sure! We had that up High and this down low....

    Dakota Ridge, Morrison, CO.....dry but 13 degrees out last weekend

    Rider: Gbug

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8374534444/" title="Dry trails yet 13 degrees out by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8374534444_72ccefc287_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Dry trails yet 13 degrees out"></a>

    my other ride on Dakota Ridge

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/goatshell/8374535148/" title="P1090581 by Goat in a Turtle Shell, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8374535148_3cd8e3532b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="P1090581"></a>
  • 01-24-2013
    bkirby10
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    7:21am and 16 degrees right at sunrise...
    Frozen hands, water bottle, and headset, but I did manage to get first track (pretty rare in Va.)!!!
  • 01-24-2013
    Shmoo
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    Cold enough where my pak hose froze.
  • 01-24-2013
    bobhorseshoe
    beautiful rig!
  • 01-24-2013
    ianick
    What a difference a day makes. You can see the tracks in the ground from the previous day when it was 55 degrees. Picture taken at 12 degrees with flurries. The mud is completely frozen.
  • 01-24-2013
    Dion
    This past Saturday in Santa Cruz, Ca. Yes, girls were walking their dogs in bikinis and there was a surf contest.

    Winter.



  • 01-24-2013
    Funrover
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    some winter goodness...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18230341" 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>

    I may be a sissy, but that much water on top I would freak out. Nice video!:thumbsup:
  • 01-24-2013
    cutthroat
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    Woof, woof!
  • 01-24-2013
    clk
    Nice little ride before work today. Sunny and mid 30's.
  • 01-24-2013
    Ska
    Sorry for the repeat. Posted this elsewhere as well. It was from this afternoon.

    Literally 20 seconds out my front door and out onto the frozen shores of Lake Huron.

    Seemed epic. I was alone for a while................it was awesome.



  • 01-24-2013
    MotownDanny
    How wide are the tires on the Mukluk? As wide as on a Surly Pug? -- in the photo, they look a little narrower.