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  • 11-29-2012
    mtbxplorer
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    Today's Pic or Story
    This morning's fatbike commute :thumbsup: Tonight it was snowing really hard, 3" by the time I got home.
  • 11-30-2012
    thekarens
    BRRRRR, looks fun!
  • 12-04-2012
    mtbxplorer
    Dang! I was hoping the women of mtbr would add some pix or stories. :thumbsup::yesnod:
  • 12-04-2012
    petey15
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    I'll play! We had two days of gorgeous weather in the NE and I was lucky enough to have them off from work (I worked through the weekend). I took full advantage :thumbsup:
  • 12-04-2012
    thekarens
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    It's still shorts weather here. I'm still a total noob so the pic isn't very exciting.

    From this weekend's ride
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    Sent from my Galaxy S3
  • 12-05-2012
    mtbxplorer
    ^^ Looks like a beautiful place for a ride. Thanks for sharing! :)
  • 12-05-2012
    mtbxplorer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    I'll play! We had two days of gorgeous weather in the NE and I was lucky enough to have them off from work (I worked through the weekend). I took full advantage :thumbsup:

    Woohoo!
  • 12-05-2012
    gmats
    Aloha, I keep trying to justify a fatbike. Still can't but if I lived somewhere like that, I'd definitely get one. I only get tons-o-rain with my daily commute.
  • 12-05-2012
    formica
    My big story is riding the last three weekends in a row. This is kind of a big deal for me: I got really, really, really burnt out and had a couple of situations that really fizzled my passion for a while. I hardly rode my mountain bike for almost a year. The fall riding has been fabulous with damp trails but sunshine. Only the "hardcore" riders are out as there is a chill in the air. I've gone back to the trail system I burned out on: I spent waaaay too much of myself on an advocacy project, and it's been lovely to see the new activity and things moving on.... without me. So I've been riding the new trails,and they are great. If we don't get snow soon (ski season) I'm going to keep on doing it.
  • 12-05-2012
    mtbxplorer
    ^^Sounds like you're finding some "balance" :thumbsup:

    gmats, Aloha. Don't you have beaches there? Fatbikes are most awesome on sand!
  • 12-05-2012
    gmats
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    ^^
    gmats, Aloha. Don't you have beaches there? Fatbikes are most awesome on sand!

    Yeah, we have beaches here and people even sell "sandbikes" here. Just seems like an expensive luxury (I haven't been able to justify it here yet) for a limited use bike. We will see.
  • 12-05-2012
    kinsler
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Aloha, I keep trying to justify a fatbike. Still can't but if I lived somewhere like that, I'd definitely get one. I only get tons-o-rain with my daily commute.

    So old, but funny story about Hawaii's rain. About 2 years ago I was riding home from work- about a 13 mile ride one way and it starts pouring with about 4-5 miles home. So after about 5 minutes of getting drenched I'm getting pretty cold (I know- it's Hawaii) and then the thunder and lightening starts. This is actually a pretty rare event in Hawaii... So I pick up the pace only to discover my power is out. Unfortunately for me I used a key pad to get in through the garage. After about 30 minutes of avoiding sideways rain and sitting out the worst lightening storm in my 5 years on the island, I relent and call a locksmith. But the roads are flooded and he's stuck in rush hour traffic. Finally after 2 hours huddled on my porch the power comes back on beating the locksmith.... moral of the story- always carry a house key!
  • 12-07-2012
    cyclelicious
    Weather is getting cooler but riding doesn't stop.


    Trail was still tacky so tires were grippy


    Logs were too slippery to ride so I walked
  • 12-07-2012
    NicoleB
    Meh!!! my camera is broken. Maybe i can drag out a recent photo, hold up...

    ok, lovely day in NH


    and hey, what the heck, a video!
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cwn19D2hfWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 12-07-2012
    gabrielle
    Excellent thread. I haven't been on the bike in a week^W month...keep 'em coming!

    gabrielle
  • 12-07-2012
    Cpi-2012
    Looking so fantastic bike and wonderful picture !!
  • 12-08-2012
    formica
    4th or 5th weekend in a row! The climb to the top here is the perfect workout, and then way fun down on twisty fun single track. The temp at the house in the shade was 31 but the sun felt so good! I am so happy to be back on my mtb

  • 12-09-2012
    Lucyvet
    I'm a bit of a lurker, so hope it is ok to jump in! I love seeing everyone's photos so wanted to join in :)

    From my last ride a few days ago:
  • 12-09-2012
    mtbxplorer
    ^^ Oh yes, more than OK. Welcome and thanks for sharing, Lucy, that looks like a nice trail.

    Loving everyone's contributions here. :thumbsup:
  • 12-09-2012
    NicoleB
    just rode mah bike. thats all :) Hey Petey, nice bike ;):thumbsup:
  • 12-09-2012
    NicoleB
    and more. me and the dog today in northern Mass.



  • 12-09-2012
    petey15
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    ^ Hey Nicole, yours too! :D I'm actually diggin' the orange on your bike; do you have plans to add any more? I got out for a spin as well. Who says the season needs to end?
  • 12-09-2012
    NicoleB
    cant think of any more, other than crazy blinging out the wheels, but my current wheels are good, so that would just be for flash only! too bad giant has that wierd stem. cant go orange with that (yet)
  • 12-09-2012
    petey15
    ^ I know, half the fun is customizing your rig :D
  • 12-10-2012
    Lucyvet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    ^^ Oh yes, more than OK. Welcome and thanks for sharing, Lucy, that looks like a nice trail.

    Thanks! I'm looking forward to joining in more :D

    I love your dog, Nicole - I hope to have a trail dog one day!
  • 12-10-2012
    PixieChik
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    Meh!!! my camera is broken. Maybe i can drag out a recent photo, hold up...

    ok, lovely day in NH


    and hey, what the heck, a video!
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cwn19D2hfWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I love the way the bike seems to be peeking out from behind a tree.
  • 12-10-2012
    Christieland
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    Bike had to teach me a lesson on Saturday (how quickly I forget basic skills when away from the bike for a while).

    And, a view from the ride. Near Calistoga, CA.
  • 12-16-2012
    mtbxplorer
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    ^^Yikes, time for a new helmet!

    With deer season over, I got out on some local snowmobile trails yesterday that I had been avoiding by landowner request. Still ran into a couple of armed men, though, as it is still bird season. They were friendly and we wore orange.
  • 12-16-2012
    wallstreet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Christieland View Post
    Bike had to teach me a lesson on Saturday (how quickly I forget basic skills when away from the bike for a while).

    And, a view from the ride. Near Calistoga, CA.

    Ouch!

    You all seem to have great weather, here's me (invisible under the snow with x4 snowmen melting in the seats)

  • 12-20-2012
    gmats
    Aloha! Keep 'um coming. Love the pictures and the "one liner" stories. I'm done here for the year, headed to Michigan for the holidays for some "family time". You guys have fun and be safe.
  • 12-21-2012
    Lucyvet
    The picture is from a few weeks ago, but this is where I rode today. 1200ft of climbing and it was cooooold at the top!!

  • 12-21-2012
    Trailrider92
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    Originally Posted by Lucyvet View Post
    The picture is from a few weeks ago, but this is where I rode today. 1200ft of climbing and it was cooooold at the top!!


    Nice! Where is this? Reminds me of the summit of Hunter Mtn. in the Catskills with the fire tower..don't know if you've ever climbed up one of those, but it's pretty freaky!
  • 12-22-2012
    Lucyvet
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    Originally Posted by Trailrider92 View Post
    Nice! Where is this? Reminds me of the summit of Hunter Mtn. in the Catskills with the fire tower..don't know if you've ever climbed up one of those, but it's pretty freaky!

    Hi! It's Mt. Beacon, about 60 miles south of Hunter Mtn. I've never ridden in the Catskills but I definitely want to explore up there in the spring :)
  • 12-24-2012
    cyclelicious
    We did a Christmas Eve ride on local trails and then through the neighbourhood, .

    After a good trail ride we relaxed by the fire


    Days are short, gets dark sooner


    Checked out the Christmas lights... this house was the winner
  • 12-25-2012
    mtbxplorer
    ^^ Looks like a lot of fun! Merry Christmas to all!:) It's a beautiful snowy one here.
  • 12-25-2012
    wallstreet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We did a Christmas Eve ride on local trails and then through the neighbourhood, .

    After a good trail ride we relaxed by the fire


    Days are short, gets dark sooner


    Checked out the Christmas lights... this house was the winner



    The neighbours DITTO was pure class! Beautiful. I hope the next neighbour puts up - 'cant keep up with the Jonses!'
  • 12-25-2012
    cyclelicious
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wallstreet View Post
    The neighbours DITTO was pure class! Beautiful. I hope the next neighbour puts up - 'cant keep up with the Jonses!'


    lol you noticed! the neighbours have a good sense of humour
  • 12-25-2012
    kinsler
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    My xmas ride
    So I haven't been on my bike in about a week and a half, but still getting out in the mountains...
  • 01-02-2013
    gabrielle
    Went out to ride Brown's Camp (Tillamook Forest, OR) yesterday and found a foot of snow in the parking lot. Skunked!

    So we went to LL Stub Stewart and checked out the trailbuilding efforts of the local mtb club. Kinda icy in spots, but good stuff. Even rode the beginner freeride line.

    Everybody else bailed on the ride, so it was just me & my sweetie. Which meant a lot of makeout breaks. Proving once again that nothing has changed since I was 14: all I want to do is ride my bike and chase boys.
  • 01-02-2013
    mtbxplorer
    0F when I left work and -7F by the time I biked home. :crazy:
  • 01-02-2013
    Trailrider92
    Well, since the ground is covered by about 2 feet of snow, and there's no place around here (that I'm aware of) where there is any packed trail..today's "riding" consisted of practicing track stands in the living room.

    I think tmo will be the day I see if riding in this white stuff is even possible. I'm getting some serious cabin fever.
  • 01-03-2013
    kinsler
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    Wasn't expecting to ride snow in the desert after I got back from my ski trip.
  • 01-06-2013
    NicoleB
    snow riding!


  • 01-07-2013
    petey15
    ^ Jealous!! We have too much snow around here...but this week looks like a lot will melt off. I got out on my xc skis for the first time in like 2 years. Have fun, Nicole!
  • 01-07-2013
    NicoleB
    i had to head out near the MA coast to get snow this shallow. however, seems that some of my local trails are just starting to pack down enough to ride.
  • 01-08-2013
    mtbxplorer
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    A real winter this time!
  • 01-09-2013
    petey15
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    Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    A real winter this time!

    So jealous!! Next year, I'm getting one of those. I miss being out on the bike. With the thaw that is happening now, I'm hoping to get back out on the bike this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed ;)
  • 01-09-2013
    NicoleB
    i just get a poop-eating grin every time i look (or sit on) a fat bike! So much fun
  • 01-09-2013
    mtbxplorer
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    Originally Posted by petey15 View Post
    So jealous!! Next year, I'm getting one of those. I miss being out on the bike. With the thaw that is happening now, I'm hoping to get back out on the bike this weekend. Keeping my fingers crossed ;)

    Oh yes, the fatbike is a must have if you have snomobile trails! And it looks like a real January thaw this winter too. Have fun and watch out for ice patches if there are any left by then. :eek: If we get a good freeze afterward, a regular MTB will work on the snomo trails as well, especially if you have studded tires.
  • 01-21-2013
    mtbxplorer
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    For the love of winter - fatbike singletrack at 10F!