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    Maintaining fitness

    Hi all! I am moving to Wisconsin in December. I am curious how you all maintain your fitness during the winter? Fatbiking? I am used to riding year round and hate to give that up. It is how I maintain my fitness. If you aren't riding during the winter, how long does it take you to get back to decent form? Thanks!

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    Indoor trainer using TrainerRoad and some outdoor riding. I've not embraced fat biking but I do swap wheels and put studded tires on the bike.

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    Indoor trainer
    ride in the snow/cold
    gym membership

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    Mostly XC Skiing, but also Indoor Trainer, fatbike, snowshoeing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest Rider View Post
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    Are there days you can ride a regular MTB in the winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yarbrough462 View Post
    Are there days you can ride a regular MTB in the winter?
    Yes. In the twin cities, you can ride a normal MTB on packed trails. On low snow years, this works well. I typically swap my front for a studded tire. Hero snow is a real thing. The hard pack snow makes for an easy surface to ride.

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    fat bike.. but dont forget a decent light setup since its dark before and after work

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    Ice has super low rolling resistance. You practically fly!

    Indoor trainers and gyms are nice but if you don't embrace winter it can wear on you. Get outside as much as you can.
    You change your own flats? Support your LBS and pay them to instead.

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    Ha! In Wisconsin we just get fat in the winter! Beer, Curds, Packers, Badgers, etc. In Madison I still commute when I can and do some spin classes in an attempt to be less fat. Last year the fat bike scene was pretty horrible if you're into trail riding (only like 4-5 banner groomed days) but we've already got 5 inches now...so maybe this'll be the year!
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