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    2013 winter riding thread

    no negativity, all posters and new people welcome...

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    It's snowing outside right now. I'm trying not to be negative, but it's not easy.
    Your fear of looking stupid is holding you back.

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    27 degrees here this morning. Waiting for the frost to burn off, then heading out for a road ride. I like riding in the colder temperatures. its easy to add a layer, but when its 100 degrees you can only take off so much.

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    We are at Kingdom Trails and yesterday it was in the low 40s with frequent snow squaws. This morning it is 25 with everything coverd in frost. Supposed to heat up to 48 and sunny today so it will be perfect. Just have to deal with some skim ice in the puddles.

    Last winter in Maine we rode just about every weekend. We had very little snow and the coldest we rode in was 20.

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    Most of you will hate me for saying this but....Bring on Winter!! It's been hot as hell for the past 2 months in SoCal and I can't wait to ride in some reasonable temperatures again. Also, winter means desert riding reason. I'm really looking forward to riding the Palm Canyon Epic again after a 7 month hiatus of summer heat.

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    Went for a ride the other morning when it was 31*. With the proper clothing it was extremely enjoyable. I used to hate cold weather before learning to properly layer.

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    Some of my favorite riding

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    I added a Novara Stratos jacket to my stable for this winter. I took it out on a 37 degree day with sleet falling. It's awesome. I'm looking forward to a nice winter outside.

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    Winter is my favorite time to ride here in El Paso!

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    Winter riding started today.

    2010 Intense Spider 2
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    Lurked on here for a long time, this thread looks as good as any to make an attempt at a contribution.... The season snuck up on us this past weekend in the CO hills - been snowing for a few weeks, but first time this season getting in it.... Started off in almost a white out but totally clear by the time we got down - planning to enjoy that while it lasts.

    It was an awesome day - plan on riding right through this winter....










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    ^^ contributions like this are always welcome!
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    Here's a few favorites from last year in the Tahoe area.

    blt006 by Huck Pitueee, on Flickr

    ice015 by Huck Pitueee, on Flickr
    Yea I have a dedicated ice bike.

    ice001 by Huck Pitueee, on Flickr

    ice019 by Huck Pitueee, on Flickr
    I love winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    ^^ contributions like this are always welcome!
    +1. Welcome.
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    Nothing good from this year yet, but here is some older footage...

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    [QUOTE=baker;9784572]Nothing good from this year yet, but here is some older footage...

    How did you not slide back down that waterfall? It looked like you had studs in your shoes.

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    Studs on the tires, but not shoes...

    Lucky?
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    Snow Riding...

    ....always fun...and conditions that change each ride.....a couple pics from way back in 2009....Ride On!
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    Quote Originally Posted by baker View Post
    Studs on the tires, but not shoes...

    Lucky?
    Man you either have sticky ice or sticky shoes! Do you have factory or DIY studs?

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    What if we live in a part of the country with no real winter? Are pics of green growing things welcome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Pitueee View Post
    Man you either have sticky ice or sticky shoes! Do you have factory or DIY studs?
    The ice was a bit soft that day, but I was struggling to keep upright when dismounted. I have Nokian 294's (or something like that). I've put probably 6 or 7 seasons on them and they are still doing fairly well, although I've lost a decent number of side studs due to riding in mixed conditions.

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    Season's just getting started

    Pics from earlier today
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    Every winter season is different so riding conditions are diverse in my neck of the woods

    2008 to 2012
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    here's on old one...

    Back in 07 we had some very strange precip in the northeast. Snow, then rain, freezing rain, a bit more snow. What happened was a crusty ice surface on top of a few inches of snow. It was strong enough to generally hold your weight. What amounted were spectacular riding conditions. You could ride anywhere. Didn't need trails, it was like the woods were paved. Here's a POV I shot back then...

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/36339546" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/36339546">Untitled</a> from <a
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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18832964" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/18832964">Untitled</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    We the people ... Two from today...

    Nome Cold War DEW Line site and ptarmigan prints
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    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....
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    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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    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!

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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.
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    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.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    You know, most photo programs have a rotate function.
    I see the pictures straight from here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    I see the pictures straight from here...
    Hmmmm... they're sideways to me. Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Hmmmm... they're sideways to me. Anyone else?
    1&2 sideways. 3 straight.
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    i have fixed the pictures in my post

    something went wrong in the transfer between the ipad and the website
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    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...


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    Icy mountain roads are perfect for studded tires.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloborealis View Post
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Night ride from last week
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    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.

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    We just did our first one of the... hummm, fall or winter?






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    Great thread!! The weather here has been very nice, but I do want me some powder rides!

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    <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>
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    Winter riding at night is so boss. Sometimes we turn off our lights and ride by moonlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manbat View Post
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    Get out and live!! It's too short to ride inside.

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    <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>
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    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!

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    Well keep going until the snow gets too deep....from this weekend.







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    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.


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    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.

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    Not my video, but I could probably ride this trail with my eyes closed. One of my favorites.

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    its not me..and its not from the upcoming 2013 winter..
    but it makes me every year looking forward to the frozen trails..


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    <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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    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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    First descent snow fall for the season here in Southern Ontario
    We had a good ride





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    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.
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    <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>
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    Sunday 11/25.....

    ....high 20's....no snow down but cold, gray, windy....still lots of fun!
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    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.

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    85F and sunny both sat and sun in Houston, TX. I got sunburned. Did well in a couple cross races on my Mtn bike.

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    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,



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    was a brutal ride in the wind, had to find an alternative route on the way back.
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    This artistic one is from today's ride (my bro took it)

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    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.
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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.
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    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?

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    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.
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    What's this "snow" you Ontarians are talking about?!?!?!

    *looks out window*

    It might as well be winter in the Caribbean here!



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



    At any rate, GREAT pics and vids from everyone thus far. Hope to see plenty more.
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    1st winter ride yesterday

    1st winter ride of the year yesterday. It hit 77 degrees.

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    Here a short clip of my ride yesterday.
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    Shasta County, California2013 winter riding thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356320837.637405.jpg2013 winter riding thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356320860.268457.jpg2013 winter riding thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356320872.127428.jpg2013 winter riding thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1356320882.008574.jpg
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    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.

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    Went on my first-ever snow ride yesterday with my teenage son. Mid-40

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    our last winter ride - next post
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    winter XC

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    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>
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    Quote Originally Posted by iperov View Post
    our last winter ride

    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
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    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.

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    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!

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

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    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!!!



    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.

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    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.

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    Winter riding's in full swing here!
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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.
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    We went out with group of 10 riders today. Temp was -3C

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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!
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    mellow ride down by the river not to far away from my house...

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