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    This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!

    As the midwest is being slammed with cold temps and snow, lite snow for us, it was totally time for a cold snow ride. Took some work to get my butt out the door into the cold but so glad I did. What a blast! I only got one snow ride in last winter so hopefully I can do better than that this year.

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    First ride today
    Frozen ground with ice..good. Have spiked tires.This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!-image.jpg
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    6-10 inches around here, maybe on a Fatbike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tartosuc View Post
    First ride today
    Frozen ground with ice..good. Have spiked tires.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice. I bet in CA those come in handy.


    Quote Originally Posted by HillbillyTom View Post
    6-10 inches around here, maybe on a Fatbike.
    Or packed trails. 6-10 is quite a bit for non-fatty bikes

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    Things were just getting started about a half hour in today.

    The going got a little tougher as the day went on, toward the end I felt like I was riding in slippery sand.

    It was cold enough my camelback hose froze.

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    First snow ride of the season for us and first night ride for me. Had a blast.


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    We didn't get much but it did snow so first official snow ride of season is complete. Temps were low both Saturday and Sunday....good to ride some frozen ground.
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    Cool pix in this thread!
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    It snowed here in Caledon Ontario a couple weeks ago
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    But it was all gone today... ground was frozen solid
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    This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!

    first ride of the year with a very little amount of snow in the ground. Ground wasn't completely frozen like expected and we ended up in some mud up to our hubs
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    Aloha! Loving this thread! Keep 'um coming. You guys be safe out there.

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    Great pics. Keep them coming!


    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    First snow ride of the season for us and first night ride for me. Had a blast.
    Man, I bet that was a chilly ride. What was the temp? I'm hoping to do a group night ride Wednesday. Looking forward to it.

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    Loved the fresh untouched snow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordock View Post
    Great pics. Keep them coming!




    Man, I bet that was a chilly ride. What was the temp? I'm hoping to do a group night ride Wednesday. Looking forward to it.
    29 degrees, It had just snowed all day and was freezing rain as we rode. I wanted to really, really get a snow + night ride in so we went for it. It was a memorable ride for sure. More snow tomorrow.

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    Tried to go for a ride this weekend since its on the positive side of zero for a few days. But 6-8 inches of snow without a fatbike wasn't much fun

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    First snow here last weekend.

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    CX bike on the Old Croton Aquaduct...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillside_Cycling View Post
    First snow here last weekend.
    Love the video! Thanks for posting. Make me want to ride NOW

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    I got a night snow ride on 11/26.

    It was especially cool because it was ~29F and snowing lightly when I started, but the ground was not frozen - kinda marginal/sloppy for a snow ride. As I rode, the temp. dropped, the ground got harder and whiter, and the muddy spots got harder and harder, until, by the end, everything was frozen. It was very cool to actually see, feel, and hear - in the sound of the tires - that transformation from pre-Winter to Winter. Not to mention I was riding really well in the slick conditions.

    No pics. A before and after would've been cool.

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    This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!-david-canyon-001.jpgThis year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!-david-canyon-002.jpgThis year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!-david-canyon-003.jpgA little fun in the snow. David Canyon area east of Albuquerque.
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    Saturday's storm...

    Heading out the basement door...



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    Heading back ...



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    Live in the Kansas City, MO area and forecast for Sat night into Sunday appears we may pick up a few inches of snow. I am off Monday so maybe a snow ride in my immediate future - depending on how much it actually snows - it gets over a few inches and it just isn't much fun spinning in the snow trying to get the bike to move - 1-2" seems just right for non-fatbike riding.

    If I get to ride, will post pics/vids up.
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    Always love snow riding and even more at night!

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    Winter has been going strong for weeks now where I live, and it is fantastic!

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    Re: This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!

    Again, loving the photos!

    I got round two in today for a happy Christmas Eve ride. We had like 1/4-1/2" of rain/ice then some snow. Was quite slick on rocks and roots in places but otherwise enjoyable.

    Lawson Raider, this is at SMP. Did you make it out?




    This little critter was quite chilly looking too... it was only like 8F with a feel like of -5F

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