Riding through water.....

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  • 11-11-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Riding through water.....
    We all cross streams, swamps, rivers, ocean edge/beach, bayous....creeks...you get the idea...post up your pics of crossings.......Ride On!

    Here's one from today to start.....we had 65 degrees.....back to shorts and not worrying too much about getting wet!
  • 11-11-2012
    _Alberto_
  • 11-11-2012
    Trail Ninja
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  • 11-11-2012
    Circusjunk
    Ok here are a few

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...o/DSCF0011.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...7/IMG_6232.jpg

    http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i2...7/IMGP0735.jpg

    and then this is my favorite!

    My Son and I rode through the Tunnel that the Charles River uses to go under I-495 , it is about 250 yards long and DARK. the first 100 yards it is is only about 3 -6 inches deep, and just before you get out it dips to almost 18 inches deep.

    http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b2...une14/ct03.jpg
  • 11-11-2012
    Circusjunk
  • 11-11-2012
    cyclelicious
  • 11-12-2012
    alshead
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    Western Water
    Not a lot of big water on the dry trails here in Colorado...
  • 11-12-2012
    cyclelicious
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    Spring ride

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  • 11-12-2012
    arkon11
    The general plan is to ride as absolutely fast as possible into the water, so that you don't need to pedal through it. It's too easy to lose balance and traction.
  • 11-12-2012
    Wombat
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    Track changes have meant that we haven't done this ride in a long time.

    Tim
  • 11-12-2012
    sgltrak
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    Coming up out of the deep part.
  • 11-12-2012
    steadite
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    Excellent!
    Couple pics of my ankle-biters at Brown County State Park last April. First one shows my son in his "no photos" stage. Last one shows my daughter caught by surprise--she came around a corner and didn't expect a stream. She had told me before she'd walk across any streams but she cruised that one like a pro. Good times!

    I'd have to say BCSP is the best place I've ever ridden for stream crossings. There are a ton of them and the streambeds are made of these flat rocks that are technical (but do-able). The water smells clean too!
  • 11-13-2012
    _Alberto_
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    The general plan is to ride as absolutely fast as possible into the water, so that you don't need to pedal through it. It's too easy to lose balance and traction.

    Let us know how that works out for you on a 15+ ft crossing.
  • 11-13-2012
    zrm
    Riding through shallow creeks and puddles is fine and fun (if you're not already freezing) but I almost always avoid anything that submerges my BB or hubs in water. That chit is too expensive to treat it like that.
  • 11-13-2012
    Wherewolf
    One of many
    One of many at this race.

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  • 11-13-2012
    Antikid
    not a picture, but a creek riding video. TONS of fun!!:thumbsup:

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Nv5wm-6tBXk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 11-13-2012
    Fleas
    These pix are so old I had to scan them in (for something else). It's actually 2 ways to cross a stream.
    1 if by air.
    2 if by sea.

    In the top pic, I am going 100mph.

    Bike had Shimano cup-n-cone hubs and bottom bracket. You just gotta clean and re-grease more often when you do chit like that.

    http://a.imageshack.us/img176/9331/oldschool1and2.jpg

    -F
  • 11-13-2012
    Mr. D
    cool pics makes me kind of thirsty living in the Nevada desert
  • 11-13-2012
    dstepper
    As much as I might like to ride thru water I don't think my BB and hubs like it much. I do have a bike with a Alfine Hub and cheap square taper BB that I do not think twice about going thru water with.

    Dean
  • 11-13-2012
    Trail Ninja
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dstepper View Post
    As much as I might like to ride thru water I don't think my BB and hubs like it much. I do have a bike with a Alfine Hub and cheap square taper BB that I do not think twice about going thru water with.

    Dean

    That's the second post about not wanting to get your bike wet.

    I wouldn't want to own a bike that I was afraid to get wet. I understand the difference between riding through a puddle and submerging the bike. Every once in a while I like to submerge the bike.

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  • 11-13-2012
    zrm
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    Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    That's the second post about not wanting to get your bike wet.

    I wouldn't want to own a bike that I was afraid to get wet. I understand the difference between riding through a puddle and submerging the bike. Every once in a while I like to submerge the bike.

    In one part of your post you say " I understand the difference between riding through a puddle and submerging the bike." in another you characterize my post as saying "not wanting to get your bike wet". Believe me, my bike and I have come home wet many, many times. What I said was I avoid riding through water deep enough to submerge my BB or hubs as much as possible. Bike bearing surfaces are water resistant, but they're not intended to be repeatedly dunked any real length of time.

    That said, if you like to "submerge your bike every once and a while", have fun. It's your property to do with what you want, but for me, I like to ride my bike, not abuse it.
  • 11-13-2012
    Trail Ninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    In one part of your post you say " I understand the difference between riding through a puddle and submerging the bike." in another you characterize my post as saying "not wanting to get your bike wet". Believe me, my bike and I have come home wet many, many times. What I said was I avoid riding through water deep enough to submerge my BB or hubs as much as possible. Bike bearing surfaces are water resistant, but they're not intended to be repeatedly dunked any real length of time.

    That said, if you like to "submerge your bike every once and a while", have fun. It's your property to do with what you want, but for me, I like to ride my bike, not abuse it.

    Absolutely. Far be it from me to suggest to others what they should do with their own equipment. If you don't want to risk damage to your bike, that's fine.

    Sorry if I offended you with my post. It was more a case of I'm glad that I get to do what I like without worrying, than you are doing something wrong.

    I ride a $125 bike and I kick the sh|t out of it. I also maintain it. If it breaks to the point that I can't fix it, I'll buy another one.

    Oddly enough I'm very protective of my axes and knives. I'm sure there are people who don't "get" that.
  • 11-14-2012
    dstepper
    Getting my bike wet is one thing, that does not bother me I ride in the rain. It is the suspended dirt and grit that gets into bearing during stream crossings that is the problem. I by high end parts and live where there is not much water. If I lived in a wet climate and had soil that you could ride when trails are wet I would buy cheap disposable parts.
  • 11-14-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Here are a few from...
    ....2006 and 2012.......
  • 11-30-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Old one.....
    ...there is a bridge a bridge that avoids this flooding spot now....pic is from 2007....