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    Forest City Fun

    Naner, Dirtrider6, and I drove up to Forest City and met some guys that were nice enough to show us around some packed singletrack and groomed snowmobile trails. It was a long cold day, we only covered 18 miles, but we were out awhile and had an absolute blast. I didn't take many pics as I was trying to keep up with our hosts...
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    Wow that was a lot of fun and very cold. Thanks for showing us around. Snow bikes are really cool.
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    wow, you got a couple cool pics....

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    directions please need a place to ride, looks cool

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    Cool, I've driven past those windmills a dozens of times, but never knew there were any trails in the area. Naner, the 6-9er Peasley looks interesting. How does it handle?

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    Some more pics.








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    You rode 18 miles in that? Crap, you're going to kick my ass in the spring. Time to break out the rollers I guess. I was beat after about 8 miles with Nanker a couple weeks back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonz
    Cool, I've driven past those windmills a dozens of times, but never knew there were any trails in the area. Naner, the 6-9er Peasley looks interesting. How does it handle?
    Downhill and around some of the switchbacks it handled great, also in the packed snow it was good. But when I would get in drifted or fluff the back tire would spin, so it was a real winter workout and fun is hell. Going to try to fit a 3.0 on back and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanerpuddin
    Downhill and around some of the switchbacks it handled great, also in the packed snow it was good. But when I would get in drifted or fluff the back tire would spin, so it was a real winter workout and fun is hell. Going to try to fit a 3.0 on back and see what happens.
    Not only that but your rear tire tracks were really deep, not floating like your front tire, adding to the drag, man you really put the extra miles on that day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clipless in PA
    You rode 18 miles in that? Crap, you're going to kick my ass in the spring. Time to break out the rollers I guess. I was beat after about 8 miles with Nanker a couple weeks back.
    You should have seen some of the hills, they were brutal!
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    Ron made a trail from his house winding through the woods around a mile long by tieing a 80 pound weight to a shovel and dragging it through the woods!



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    Video

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    Nice job on the video.

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    Saw you guys crossing the road below my house, was pulling out of my road on my snowmobile. Looks like you guys had some fun!!

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    Oh yeah it was fun, Kevin and Ron are great guys, do you know them?

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    Do not know them, parents live up there right off the trail in Browndale. I saw thepost last week and coincidentally saw them crossing the road below the house. I was on my sled heading down to the trail. Pretty cool looking bikes...

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    Where do you start the ride at?

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    We left from Ron's house, I have no idea where that is exactly..... I didn't drive and didn't pay any attention. I think the trails start right outside Forest City and head up to the ridge where the windmills are.

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    Snow Bikes are taking off.....

    .....seems like 4 or 5 new ones in our area....and more north of us....looks like momentum is building on this segment of riding.....very nice pics...like all the windmill shots....
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    I believe there is about 180 total miles of sled trails. Both rail beds go from Simpson and end in lanesboro and starlight area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ds33gt
    I believe there is about 180 total miles of sled trails. Both rail beds go from Simpson and end in lanesboro and starlight area.
    That sounds right, with a fatbike you could ride forever up there.

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