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    did you ride today?-cold.jpg New Year's Day ride and brunch. -15F on the ride in, warming to -4F by the end of the day. Hand warmers in the gloves and between the boots and toe covers kept things in control if not a little too warm.
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    Yup, starting the new year off right with fresh groomer and Winter Warmer
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    yup

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    A fine way to start the new year - riding with the Better Half and a good friend who was in town for a few days.



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    Rode last night high above the city to listen to the explosions and watch the fireworks. It's about 25 miles and several thousand vertical, so a decent ride. Mild temps in the 20s made it pretty easy and we haven't been getting a lot of snow here in AK so some parts were bare or just straight ice.



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    This one was at midnight, you can't really see all the fireworks, but there was an amazing crescendo of explosions as the clock ticked close and they were going off all over the city. It was well worth it to head up here late at night for this ride.
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    Ainít no riding here. Snow is too deep. But I have about 17 days Nordic skiing and 8 alpine days. Kind of pining for a ride.

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    Yep New Years Day ride with a buddy and my trusty companion. 15.8 miles in 24-26* weather. That is cold for someone used to 100* heat. Probably nuthin' for y'all up north, but it was a beautiful sunny day here in Texas. The dog loved it.

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    Another road bike day - just glad I got out on Jan 1 :-). Oh, and the weather was great, too!

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    New Years day rollin on the river and trail ride. -11c (windchill-20c). Rode the river, built a little bucket fire, then headed back out on the trail out as the sun started setting

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    Yup, rode at a State park and an adjoining County park with about 3 hours of single track with one .62 mile gravel road down about a thousand ft. to a lake, then straight back up as no bikes allowed on the trails at the bottom. It was free pass day so the State park was a zoo of walkers. Got home with a Burrito in time for the 2nd half of the Rose bowl.

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    Rode Uwharrie National Forest for the second time in a week. The first time I was sweeping for a NICA group ride, so I was going at the kids' pace. Even going a little slower than I wanted to I had fun. Today was all about me! I was able to really open the Bronson up, for the first time since I bought it, and it shined. 10.7 miles and 1500ft of climbing. The ride started at 25 degrees and may have gotten up to 29 or 30 degrees by the time we were done. It was the coldest weather I've ever ridden in. In the past I didn't ride if it was below 50, which isn't an unreasonable temperature for winter in NC.

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    Great time to be in the desert with daytime temps in the 70's. I've ridden 7 of the last 8 days. Got out today with my wife, son, and good friend for a 19 mile spin.

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    WOW amazing NYD stoke coming thru here! Huge kudos to all of you🙌🏻.

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    Took the little one out yesterday in the 15įF temps to play Pokťmon Go.


    Went out solo today and found some gravel while my hand heals. Iím still banged up pretty badly from Thursdayís trip over the bars, so no singletrack.



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    To everyone who rides in the cooler temps my hat is off to you, did a short ride in 29F weather and I was fine in shorts and hoodie w/thermal underneath but damn my hands hate the cold and my regular gloves didn't help much. Tomorrow I will try again w/some of my motorcycle gloves just to see if they work as it is supposed to warm back up to the 50's on Wednesday.

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    1/1/2018...took maiden voyage on my new Kona Process 153. Trails covered with 2-3" of snow on a sunny 11 deg F day with a stiff wind on the coast of CT (Bluff Point). Switched to flats so I could wear warm boots with 'toe heat'. Typical NE boney singletrack...didn't take long to warm up and break a sweat. Great way to start new year...confirmed this thing climbs surprisingly well for such a big burly bike. SRAM Eagle 1X12 was sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    New Years day rollin on the river and trail ride. -11c (windchill-20c). Rode the river, built a little bucket fire, then headed back out on the trail out as the sun started setting

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    Phew, my original reading of your post I had -11 Fahrenheit in my head. Was going to tell you that you are taking crazy to a whole new level.

    I will say that Im still not tough enough to ride in those temps. My fingers and toes get way too cold way too fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreed3 View Post
    Phew, my original reading of your post I had -11 Fahrenheit in my head. Was going to tell you that you are taking crazy to a whole new level.

    I will say that Im still not tough enough to ride in those temps. My fingers and toes get way too cold way too fast.
    We were out for 3 hours, including the fire stop. The wind wasn't so bad in the valley, on the river, but it was still around -11c. The ride home was particularly nasty, open farm fields on both sides of the road for about 5km... that's where you feel the windchill. It really helped putting HotHands Hand Warmers in our mitts (they really worked) But you can see from our pink faces... it was really cold!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We were out for 3 hours, including the fire stop. The wind wasn't so bad in the valley, on the river, but it was still around -11c. The ride home was particularly nasty, open farm fields on both sides of the road for about 5km... that's where you feel the windchill. It really helped putting HotHands Hand Warmers in our mitts (they really worked) But you can see from our pink faces... it was really cold!
    Yep. I've always found once we get deeper into the trees, they break the wind and we all handle the cold way better than in the parking lot.
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    8 degrees F by the beach once again mid day today for a gorgeous snomo trail loop by the house.
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    Incredible winter riding season so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BADDANDY View Post
    Yup, rode at a State park and an adjoining County park with about 3 hours of single track with one .62 mile gravel road down about a thousand ft. to a lake, then straight back up as no bikes allowed on the trails at the bottom. It was free pass day so the State park was a zoo of walkers. Got home with a Burrito in time for the 2nd half of the Rose bowl.

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    Those are my backyard trails! I roll down the street from my house into the Big Finn Hill trails when I'm short on time.

    I didn't ride yesterday even though it was a nice day for it. I did get out to Soaring Eagle Park on Saturday for some very wet riding. I forgot to bring my phone and so no pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Those are my backyard trails! I roll down the street from my house into the Big Finn Hill trails when I'm short on time.
    Yah, you should've seen the jealousy on my face with the people who live next to Finn having THs across the street from their driveways. Looks like Soaring Eagle Park is worth a try.
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    Amazing ride today in the hood. Snomo trail approach that leads to 100% rideable Mtn hiking trail singletracks that lead to a beautiful summit plateau with 360 degree views. 4 hour lunch breaks from work daily do not svck. So fast so grippy with non studded 2.3's at summer tire pressures. Zero ice anywhere. Git sum.
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    Didn't see one bike new years day in CT when I rode. Cold but sunny (11 deg) with 3" of snow but it was 3 days old and I was making first tracks on much of the singletrack. Where's all the 'fat bikes'?

    Maybe this confirms 'we ain't right'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Didn't see one bike new years day in CT when I rode. Cold but sunny (11 deg) with 3" of snow but it was 3 days old and I was making first tracks on much of the singletrack. Where's all the 'fat bikes'?

    Maybe this confirms 'we ain't right'...
    Most riders I know seem to be kinda programmed to go to "prepared" trail networks or networks that see lots of bike traffic. And most Fatbikers I know prefer to ride on white asphalt vs riding on trails where a fatbike is necessary over skinny tires. If it's groomed by snowmobile, atv, or other riders, it's skinny bike all the way for me.

    What a winter so far!

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    Locally, we call.this trail section the eagle's nest. Popular spot for wedgetailed eagles and there were two floating around today. A long climb to the top bordering farmland then closes off into tight roller coaster single-track through the gum trees. Lots of blown down timber and loose dirt and rock and washouts due to recent storms made for some surprises.
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    Another Pacific Spirit Park ride today in foggy Vancouver. It was nice to get out and try the new saddle, since the stock saddle wasn't the greatest! So far so good! The new saddle is a lot more comfortable than the old!

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    Reposting my pic from Sunday, but also rode Monday and Tues. this week - all at different locations.

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    I'm learning how to be comfortable at 5F with -20F wind chill (fortunately not sustained very long).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Another Pacific Spirit Park ride today in foggy Vancouver. It was nice to get out and try the new saddle, since the stock saddle wasn't the greatest! So far so good! The new saddle is a lot more comfortable than the old!

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    Is Pacific Spirit Park next to UBC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BADDANDY View Post
    Yah, you should've seen the jealousy on my face with the people who live next to Finn having THs across the street from their driveways. Looks like Soaring Eagle Park is worth a try.
    It's about a six-block descent for me to the nearest TH. A cold way to start a ride during the winter!

    It's a very convenient place for after work rides during the summer when there's more light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    Is Pacific Spirit Park next to UBC?
    Yes, that's the one! There's nothing technical there that I know of, but it's still nice to get out into the woods!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjeast View Post
    Yes, that's the one! There's nothing technical there that I know of, but it's still nice to get out into the woods!
    I rode there a very long time ago. I had a collision at a trail intersection with a woman carrying a child on her bike. Fortunately nobody got hurt.

    It is a very nice place to roll around through the woods. IIRC, Simon Fraser had some pretty neat trails too.

    Now living in the Seattle area instead of Bellingham, I don't get up that way very much anymore. I do miss the Vancouver area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    I rode there a very long time ago. I had a collision at a trail intersection with a woman carrying a child on her bike. Fortunately nobody got hurt.

    It is a very nice place to roll around through the woods. IIRC, Simon Fraser had some pretty neat trails too.

    Now living in the Seattle area instead of Bellingham, I don't get up that way very much anymore. I do miss the Vancouver area.
    Yes, sometimes those intersections can be a bit sketchy. Glad no one was hurt!

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    Did night ride last night...23 degF. We were still blazing fresh lines in the 5 day old snow. No other riders out and very few tracks in snow. Only the 2nd ride on my new KONA but looks like I gotta put it away for awhile...expecting 18" of snow today. Switching to ski-mode...mountains are calling!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturge View Post
    Did night ride last night...23 degF. We were still blazing fresh lines in the 5 day old snow. No other riders out and very few tracks in snow. Only the 2nd ride on my new KONA but looks like I gotta put it away for awhile...expecting 18" of snow today. Switching to ski-mode...mountains are calling!
    Way to get it last night before snowmaggedon! We're forecasted to get 22" today then prolly 4-6" Monday/Tuesday then more late week. Getting hammered!

    The local Mtn should see enough foot/slowshoe/ski traffic over the weekend to get the Maine routes 29er able just in time for next weeks storm.🙄

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    Another ride in the endowment lands near UBC.

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    We gone an ended up in a winter wonderland last night. This is the best I could do, because adulting. Just a quick spin around the neighborhood and front yard.

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    When i finally did get out to run to the store, this is what the roads looked like. Tame by a lot of your standards, but earth shattering for us hicks in central NC. People were going 20 miles an hour with there flashers on.
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    did you ride today?

    Season is over for sure now. Massachusetts got a whopper Noríeaster yesterday, so Iím spin bound now. I havenít felt the urge for a fat bike and I donít really like riding much below freezing.

    Back yard photo a few hours before storm ended.

    I start nearly all my rides just past the tree line. I am lucky .

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    It's cold today in Toronto, Ontario (-22c). The temps are cold along the east coast. We see on the news that Florida's cold snap is affecting iguanas


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    Ay, thatís a Norwegian Blue, pining for the fjords.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ravewoofer View Post
    Season is over for sure now. Massachusetts got a whopper Noríeaster yesterday, so Iím spin bound now. I havenít felt the urge for a fat bike and I donít really like riding much below freezing.

    Back yard photo a few hours before storm ended.

    I start nearly all my rides just past the tree line. I am lucky .

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    Just give the Fatbikers a few days of packing and it'll be 29er wonderland like it has been all wintah so far. Temps look kind next week. Dirt from the driveway is clutch.👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravewoofer View Post
    Ay, thatís a Norwegian Blue, pining for the fjords.
    Well played.
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    Finally, first ride of 2018. Busy vacation week, so road and short but got moving. 8 short miles.


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    Got out of work late, so I didn't even get 10 miles in before the sun set.
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    Raining a lot here in Napa. But the good news are that Skyline Wilderness Park is opening on January 20th. Four months after the devastating fires.



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    Yup I rode. Air temp 10 degrees F. Water temp 43 Degrees F. Offshore winds at 20-25 mph. Solo session no one else around. Ice build up. Love that.
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    Thanks to some nice weather on the Colorado Front Range this week, I've been able to ride 4 of 5 days so far this year. On today's 20.5 mile ride I exceeded my goal of 100' elevation for each mile traveled.

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    I FINALLY got to ride in the snow and cold (so I will stop whining now....&#128526. Got out this morning for about 2 hours. 2* F ; very crisp crunchy snow. So cold that my phone wouldnt work for pix. Got to test out my new Columbia Bugaboots tho, and feet were toasty warm! Gonna go out tomorrow morning as well. Love this time of year.
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    8F. Coldest full ride Ive ever done. But I see why many do this, cause 4 mile ride takes an hour and its a grueling hour lol.

    Loved it though now that I figured my gear out. Somehow Im sweaty with as "thin" as I dressed, 2 layers top and bottom... no mid layer.

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    Sunny in SoCal, a bit cloudy when I started..fun 9miles with 1500' of climbing.

    First dirt ride of the year.

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    Yep, Highland Mi, it was a cold one, my Garmin has a 3 deg average for the ride.

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    60 miles outside on the road bike, an hour indoors. Heated up some tamales and out them in my pack, and had hot water in the bladder. Warm in town, much colder up on the canyons.

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    Got in a great ride today. Cold, but sunny mostly. Was good to get out. Tomorrow should be warmer.




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    In hero snow conditions that would normally prompt speed and more speed, I ended up taking advantage of the ease of riding with no hidden obstacles to just look around a bit. Cold but nice day.

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    That tread looks amazing^^^^^^^

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    Going to be messy in the middle of the week so I got a ride in while I could

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    We did a ride today with a couple of friends.

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    A little chilly here in NJ this morning at -4 degrees. On the bright side, I think I might have broken the record for longest snotscicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    I followed your lead and I got to ride across a frozen Lake yesterday. That was a first considering its almost never this cold

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    Yuppers. 2 hour lunch break ride. Mixed surface from the house by the beach up to the mountain and back. Turning 45 feels GOOD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmc123 View Post
    A little chilly here in NJ this morning at -4 degrees. On the bright side, I think I might have broken the record for longest snotscicle.
    NICE! Post here: Longest Beard/'Stache-cicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HacksawReynolds View Post
    That tread looks amazing^^^^^^^
    Effin' racetrack. We have a lot of fatbikers to groom what trails we have. Although every time we leaned hard on the outside edge of the groove it would peel right off and the front wheel would go straight - and down you go!

    My buddy was admiring my tracks and sent me pix of his same sort of blunders.

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    Yes! Finally! Between the frigid weather, bronchitis and a temporary job that had me working 70+ hours a week it's been awhile since I've been out. Today was in the low 30's and a few inches of heavy, wet snow fell over a compacted base. Great conditions for a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    Effin' racetrack. We have a lot of fatbikers to groom what trails we have. Although every time we leaned hard on the outside edge of the groove it would peel right off and the front wheel would go straight - and down you go!

    My buddy was admiring my tracks and sent me pix of his same sort of blunders.
    Nice. I'm all about keeping tread, whether dirt or snow, super narrow. My neighborhood 8+ mile singletrack loop is all about keeping things narrow and primitive. Any new trail gets ridden in just by our tires, nothing additional.
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    Night of the Screaming Frog Orgy.

    Jeez they were loud, kinda creepy....

    Should have recorded some of the action.

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    [QUOTE=cyclelicious;13489505]We did a ride today with a couple of friends.

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    Lol I see this pic and think "whered they go?" Abandoned bikes in a bike graveyard :lol

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    Tore a sidewall tonight. Put a tube in, but there were so many thorns in the tire that I only got a little ways before it started leaking too. Able to limp back on a very low tire before it got dark.

    At least there was a nice sunset. With Stans all over my hands, I didn't want to get the DSLR camera out, so now I have a sticky phone.
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    Lol I see this pic and think "whered they go?" Abandoned bikes in a bike graveyard :lol
    We built a little fire to warm up our hands and buns before heading out again

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    Hmmmm...
    That looks like a almost compromising position. ^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by patski View Post
    Jeez they were loud, kinda creepy....

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    We have Spring Peepers. They are tiny but damn are they loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    We have Spring Peepers. They are tiny but damn are they loud!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I use to have a small pond behind my old house. In the early spring, it would be getting warm enough to leave the windows open at night and they would be in full chorus. I really miss those guys/gals!
    Yep, an amazing sound. Unfortunately frogs are disappearing at an alarming rate.
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    I rode my kids to/from school today, but yesterday, I took my salsa vaya out (in the snow). I keep getting told I need a fat bike, but Iím currently more drawn to getting a much-improved mountain bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shandke View Post
    I rode my kids to/from school today, but yesterday, I took my salsa vaya out (in the snow). I keep getting told I need a fat bike, but Iím currently more drawn to getting a much-improved mountain bike.
    I've owned more than one fatbike over the years and we have snow almost 4 months of the year. I can honestly say that a regular MTB is totally workable all winter and that's all I've been using this winter and we've had snow for over a month.

    With the fatbike craze came the groom till its concrete so why bother riding a fatbike craze. So you may have to wait an extra 12-24 hours and let the fatbikes pack the trails in on some storms but for the most part......

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    Those clouds forming over the mountains should be delivering much needed snow tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101 View Post


    Those clouds forming over the mountains should be delivering much needed snow tonight.
    I was up at 9400ft this past weekend in the Front Range. Only in north-facing, heavily shaded areas was there any hint of white fluffy stuff on the ground.

    Going to be REALLY hot (and smoky) around here this summer if the snow doesn't come soon. And a lot of it. Not good.

    Not to mention, it's going to be really rough on all of those that need snowmelt for their water. I wouldn't want to be a farmer or rancher who depends on the Platte.

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    We built a little fire to warm up our hands and buns before heading out again

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    It was 65 degrees today in Colorado in January. I definitely rode. Dry singletrack and shorts is fun now, but will mean serious water issues this summer.
    Trying to catch up on mileage goal and the elevation goal of 100' vertical for each mile traveled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    It was 65 degrees today in Colorado in January. I definitely rode. Dry singletrack and shorts is fun now, but will mean serious water issues this summer.
    Trying to catch up on mileage goal and the elevation goal of 100' vertical for each mile traveled.
    I don't know how I'll fish the Poudre if it's "flowing" at 20cfs...

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    Found some new singletrack today. Did a quick 28km in the late morning by which time it was already pretty warm.
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    Another road ride today on my trusty Ridley. Not mountain biking, but it still felt good to get out and pedal!
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    Witnessed a first-time user today

    Been sick with the flu, but still managed 13 miles

    While unloading my bike at the trailhead I could hear a bike coming down the trail and a female voice whooping and loud, cackling laughter. A minute later a lady probably near 60 was pushing a shiny new mountain bike past while her bike-less husband walked with her. She said that was first time on a mountain bike and couldnít believe how much fun it was. I just said ďWelcome to the addiction.Ē

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    10miles before work...chilly AF @48 when I left the house....

    Fall during winter in SoCal...

    Trails should be hero this weekend!


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    Yup, to the office and back.

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    morning to work, mild with slight rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
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    Ahhh, da frozen nord..

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    Yep.. 11 miles, easy pace, fun ride! We had a newbie from FL join...so it was time to take the rigid out.

    Hero dirt was awesome, warm up to "weed patch" trail ride tomorrow.

    The group pic was taken by a very sexy blonde runner.



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    I was happy to find some new tight, squiggly singletrack that I can link to other sections.

    Ended up doing a bit of on the fly trail maintenance due to some summer storms putting a lot of branches and trees down and a bit of water damage here and there.

    I could have used a small chainsaw....
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    Finally got out for a ride. Snow is gone, back to rain. Wet day but still a fun ride.

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    Nope, drove downtown for eats

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    Yet another ride in a very wet Pacific Spirit Park (aka "the Endowment Lands") here in Vancouver. Still, it was great to get out and test the 1x11 conversion on my 2017 Fuel EX. I really like having a 1x setup on this bike. Still not sure why Trek did that for the Fuel in 2017, but thanks to the good folks at OneUp Components, the conversion was relatively inexpensive!

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    Trails above Pacifica. First ride on the new steed. Thanks to these forums for great advice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angler77 View Post
    Trails above Pacifica. First ride on the new steed. Thanks to these forums for great advice!
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angler77 View Post
    Trails above Pacifica. First ride on the new steed. Thanks to these forums for great advice!
    Very nice scenery!

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    Went to pick up a new saddle and on the way back just had to pick the longer route through forests.

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    Trails were in beautiful shape and also had a spectacular slow-mo over the bars crash. The snow didn't quite carry a skinny tire if you swerved too far off the hardpacked trail

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