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    Smile Last ride of the Thunder-penguin for the year ...

    The temps finally went back above freezing in town so I decided to go for a ride. I wasn't feeling great and I was tired and blah so I asked my wife to give to a good starting point.
    This start wasn't and up or a down, just a traverse for a bit. Well, this is my first experience since I was a kid riding in snow. Not just a skiff, but 4-6" all over the trail with fresh tracks (except for the deer and coyotes and other bigger unidentified tracks). Lets just say it was unpleasant to begin. Once I got the hang of it and the climbing stopped, the gentle decent was quite enjoyable. I happened upon a seemingly well worn hiking path and that certainly helped the traction. I was really getting worn out power sliding every single turn.
    I really do like the low TT on the bird, it saved my junk twice when I floundered into a hidden rock down a ledge and my rear tried to pass me.

    Sorry for the quality, the cell just doesn't do it justice.
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    We had the same junk so I went for a two hour extended ride on Thanksgiving (US). Muddy Mary is an excellent snow tire!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Last ride of the Thunder-penguin for the year ...-snowbird.jpg  

    Last ride of the Thunder-penguin for the year ...-brrrrrrbird.jpg  

    "It looks flexy"

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    How's the 180 treating ya.

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    I love the thing. It was a little too cold to use all the travel that day, but normally I am. I'm very tempted to buy one of those $299 Marzocchi 66 RC3's to try but I'm not sure I even have a bike for the fork unless I move the float to the Nomad and put it on this one.
    "It looks flexy"

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    OK, we ride all year round 'round here, so i had to resurrect a pic from last year ...

    gticlay, this one has trail dog content

    i need to develop my crashing skills...

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    You dream in Technicolor (tm)

    Quote Originally Posted by dog
    OK, we ride all year round 'round here, so i had to resurrect a pic from last year ...

    gticlay, this one has trail dog content

    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog
    OK, we ride all year round 'round here, so i had to resurrect a pic from last year ...

    gticlay, this one has trail dog content

    Holy shitaaa did you crash with a clown?
    the older I get the better I was

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