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    Snow Rides!

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    First Tracks out at kettle today.....as I started into Hell's Kitchen, the wind picked up and sent thousands of snow crystals, sparkling into the sunlight, just as ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars played into my ear buds.....I call that a good friday.

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    It looks like there is more snow there than in Milwaukee. I was hoping on getting a ride on the River Trails on Saturday. I'm not sure if that's going to be possible or not.

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    hey man i saw you out today----trails were great and my feet didnt even get that numb!!
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    We had a great time out there today! You guys passed me, when i stopped to turn on some music, on the squirrel loop.

    More snow riding is in the forecast!

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    absolutely---

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    although for some reason the rig looks like it has slicks on it when I look at your bike. Cant figure out why that it is... hahaha

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    quick question---how much snow is too much snow out there?

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    On a regular mtb, I traditionally switched to snowshoes or skis as soon as there was 4" or more snow. With the new Pugsley.....I don't know, because i just got it in August. My milwaukee friends ride the river trails all winter (on Fatbikes-pugs), due to all the foot traffic that compacts the snow on those trails. All the mtb trails at kettle are used by snowshoe-ists, and get tracked in soon after each storm and could possibly be ridden with a pugs. I know snowmobile trails are prime for pugs riding, due to the compaction from the machines. Deep snow makes for some hellacious rolling resistance....slow granny gear plodding kind of thing.

    All that being said....your mileage may vary.

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    thanks man--

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    my local

    Major dump of Snow on the way!

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    Wow that looks fun!

    The best I can do is stuff some 2.4s into my fork and frame and hope for the best. No money for a pugs anytime soon.

    And yes we are going to be getting dumped on in the next 24 hours

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    One more ride in the northern Kettles befor the big snow.
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    Blizard Ride

    First real snow ride tonight. Probably 4-5 inches of fresh on the ground when we took off around 7:30.
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    Looks like loads of fun!
    Is it o.k. with the DNR to ride the Northern or Southern kettles in the winter?

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    You'd get beaten to death by skiers before you even got your bike off the rack at Greenbush. They dont even let people hike there in the winter.
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    All of the mtb trails at southern kettle are separate trails from the ski trail.and are designated snowshoe trail in the winter, but still open to bikes until spring thaw.

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    so--have you hammered out a trail for us skinny tire guys?

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    my snowshoes are in my truck..

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    anything rideable? or should I just admit that muir is done for the year and move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffwilsonn
    anything rideable? or should I just admit that muir is done for the year and move on
    I received a ride report yesterday that said Muir was not ridable.....but I haven't made it out there myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
    I received a ride report yesterday that said Muir was not ridable.....but I haven't made it out there myself.
    Oh come on Gomez, you didn't build up that fat tire bike to accept other's opinions as to what's rideable and what's not.
    I was xc skiing on the Nordic Trails (across the street) yesterday and there is a lot of snow out there. Also a lot of downed trees.
    Here in eastern Kenosha county, I'm having the opposite problem today. My local trails have almost no snow on them and it's so warm that I suspect they are probably muddy today, so no skiing or biking for me today. I'm pretty sore from skiing yesterday so a little rest is ok with me.
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    I've got a HT 29'er. Are studded tires a must? Esp if I don't want to fall....

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    im headed out there to check it out----i studded a set and Im itching to try them

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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    I've got a HT 29'er. Are studded tires a must? Esp if I don't want to fall....
    Only when you start to get a lot of hard ice on the trails. This usually happens after a significant thaw then a refreeze. I doubt this has happened yet at the kettles (they got a lot of snow), and the lack of snow nearer Lake Michigan(Kenosha/Racine/Milwaukee) means the eastern trails are probably mostly frozen dirt today so they should be ok without studs. But there may be some trails in between that are pretty icy right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pursuiter
    I've got a HT 29'er. Are studded tires a must? Esp if I don't want to fall....
    Personally I don't think they a Must, but it all depends on trail conditions.
    If its Icy I'd say yes. If it's Snow packed I'd say no.
    Large Volume tires I think are key at least a 2.3 if not bigger with low air pressures.

    The Availability of 29er Studded tires is minuscule I've only seen a couple.
    Nokian Gazza Extreme 294 29 x 2.1
    Innova 700C / 29" Studded Tire 700x45

    Nokians are only 2.1 but would be my choice (actually own a pair but have not ridden them)
    Innova's are a hard compound and small 700x45 is like a 29x1.85

    This is just My Opinion So far I've ran 29x2.3 in snow. Worked well vs 26x2.1 studded

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffwilsonn
    im headed out there to check it out----i studded a set and Im itching to try them

    Please let us know what you find at kettle as far as trail conditions. I hit the local snowmobile trails on the pugs yesterday. I'm surrounded by snowmobile trails, where I live.....but they go right across several of the local lakes, that still have open water.

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    Today I tried out my New Wheelset

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    Sic Whip!!!!!

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    Pics from my first two snow rides. The night ride tonight was at 1 degree F.
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    sorry, I havent been able to get out there....any news from the front?

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    Pets in Kenosha is still ridable, there are some icy spots but nothing too bad. There are some ruts in the ice/snow/mud in a couple sections that appear to have been made by drunken monkeys on bikes that are a little twitchy to ride but overall not bad. What snow there is has been so high in moisture and hard frozen that the traction is incredible on decent dirt tires. Parts that were really sketchy before the snow are easily ridden now. Headed there now in fact, and will probably hit it again on Saturday.

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    Awesome pics!
    Pugsley's look like so much fun!
    I want one.

    My first snow ride was in October, it was only a couple inches, but it was the most beautiful ride I've even done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HSMITH
    Pets in Kenosha is still ridable, there are some icy spots but nothing too bad. There are some ruts in the ice/snow/mud in a couple sections that appear to have been made by drunken monkeys on bikes that are a little twitchy to ride but overall not bad. What snow there is has been so high in moisture and hard frozen that the traction is incredible on decent dirt tires. Parts that were really sketchy before the snow are easily ridden now. Headed there now in fact, and will probably hit it again on Saturday.
    I rode out there this morning and while I'll agree it's rideable and that we have a problem with drunken monkeys on bikes that seem to be attracted to mud, there was a little more ice that I expected. Some real nice frozen dirt sections, some nasty ice, and a lot of in between stuff.
    If conditions remain like this, I'll put the studded tires on for my next ride out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrateKraig
    Awesome pics!
    Pugsley's look like so much fun!
    I want one.

    My first snow ride was in October, it was only a couple inches, but it was the most beautiful ride I've even done.
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    Those pictures of the Makwa with a light coating of snow are gorgeous!!!

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    Trailville, I too found some ridable sections but overall I think it is all but unridablw now without studded tires. I won't be going back until we get another 2-3 inches of snow or a big thaw and freeze cycle. I didn't have much fun today. I was hoping foer a lot better conditions. If you are the guy on the lime/flouro green bike you are my frickin hero, your tracks through there show some great riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSMITH
    If you are the guy on the lime/flouro green bike you are my frickin hero, your tracks through there show some great riding.
    Nope, that wasn't me. But I'd still like to be your Hero if that's OK.

    I was there just before Noon. I only did about 4 miles because of the icy conditions. I was hoping it was going to be more like 90% frozen dirt with just occasional icy patches. It turned out to be more like 40% frozen dirt, 40% dirt/snow/crust/ice mix, and 20% very icy. Not the worst I've ridden, but I would have much rather had my studded tires on. Usually you don't see ice like that until a little later in the winter.
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    LOL, you can still be my hero. About the other guy, I think it is the same guy on the green bike that was in there last weekend too judging by the tread pattern and places he went, rides like an animal from what I have seen without so much as a dab.

    I got there at 12:30 or so. I got 11 miles in, but only about 7 off the roads due to the ice. I ended up doing a pavement loop to try to get the heart rate up but only got cold LOL. I couldn't go fast or hard enough on the trails to get my heart rate up at all other than from fear... There were a couple spots on the ice where you couldn't have pulled a toothpick out of my butt with a bulldozer, and some of them were 100 plus yards in length with a very short break before another section about as bad. I am sure you saw/rode them too. I got a ride in, can't complain about that, I was just hoping for better conditions to get 20+ miles in like last Saturday. Snow is a blast, ice sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~
    Those pictures of the Makwa with a light coating of snow are gorgeous!!!
    Thanks, I got lucky. The leaves were at peak color, and then we got about 2 inches of snow.

    I'm really diggin' your camera on a stick pic.
    Way Kool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSMITH
    I was just hoping for better conditions to get 20+ miles in like last Saturday.
    To ride 20+ at Pets means you have to ride every (and I do mean every) trail twice and some stretches 3 or 4+ times. If you're doing it for the training, you probably should mix it up with some road stuff. Those hills on Highway A will certainly get your HR up, especially if you leave your suspension active (the way real men ride).
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    Yep, I cover it pretty well and do end up hitting everything with some sections at least 4 times getting to or from another section. Mix it up and it doesn't get old to me, if it starts to get old just go faster LOL. When it is dry I can hold 9.5mph average over 25 miles or so, great exercise and a ton of fun. In the snow last weekend it took a bit over 3 hours to get over 20 miles riding pretty hard. I was used up afterward but I loved every minute of it. That was the hardest ride of the year for me.

    I do climb the roads, the steep one through the middle of the golf course at least once but usually twice and the loop north of A around the top of the ridge at least 3 times per ride normally. The length of A from the west park entrance to the trail entrance just east of the bridge today got the HR up, and that is what got me COLD. Hit 33mph going down from the clubhouse toward the bridge and 36mph going down to the bridge LOL. Sweated up at speed in these temps isn't all that bright.....

    I ride for fun and conditioning mainly, I don't have any competitive aspirations. I just want to ride. I can't lock out either end suspension on my bike, both ends are set up pretty soft for comfort and the tires are as low pressure as I can get away with. I do cheat with some really fast tires though, they made a huge difference in speed on hard surfaces. I can pull at least one and most of the time two more gears on pavement than the tires they replaced and they absolutely rock in the dirt and snow. Love them.

    Time to get some studded tires on though, the forecast doesn't look good for snow or a thaw over the next 10 days. I don't like riding the roads in the cold, I haven't found a way to stay warm enough yet.

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    how bout muir ??? have the hikers packed it for us yet ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mofxr
    how bout muir ??? have the hikers packed it for us yet ??
    I rode out there yesterday. There's a solid packed 18" wide surface on the Red and the white loops. The green and blue were not as well packed. The parking lot was a total skating rink. With the warm weather today, I think I'm gonna hit some road riding around the TL. We need some freshy-fresh IMHO.

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    Kenosha-Pets Today

    I had planned on going mountain biking today, but with the fresh snow I couldn't decide if I should bike or XC ski. So I put the bike and the skis in the truck and headed to Pets and did both. Very unusual to get a day like this where conditions were pretty good for both.

    The pic is actually a very steep (steeper than it looks in the pic) side trail down the side of the ravine. I knew there was no ice under the snow on this one because I had been on it last week so I gave it a shot. But there are some places where ice under the snow is still a problem (I'd suggest staying away from the technical trail that runs along the ridge along the fenceline by the golf course).
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    I know where that is and it IS steep, was really sketchy with the leaves on it.

    The snow conditions now should be awesome, and after a good hard freeze you could go anywhere in there I think. I am probably going to ride there at about 1 this afternoon...

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    Ha--this is turning into the "current rideable trails" thread. I rode out at Muir this afternoon and I would say they are not totally rideable. I did a few laps on the red loop and had to fight 80% percent of the way. Although, I only had to walk 2 or 3 times for a few steps. So, as of today, if you have studs and dont mind a good fight, the red loop is doable on a skinny tire bike.

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    just checking in looking for kettle trail conditions:

    Jeff: what do you mean by fighting? deep loose snow, rough icy stuff, super slick ice? What? I'm trying to figure out which bike/tires/rims to bring if I go out there Mon. or Tues.
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    Deep snow in some sections that was freezing on top. No ice because it was under the fresh snow that was out there on sat. Maybe snowshoers got to it on sunday and trampled it down a bit, though. Oh, and by "fight" I mean standing, and constantly trying to stay upright in a slighty moving forward direction.

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    Just got my studded tires on, anyone riding the Kettle tomorrow? First ride of the year!

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    Thinking about trying it again this weekend. Maybe not tomorrow though, kind of a long night tonite......

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffwilsonn
    Deep snow in some sections that was freezing on top. No ice because it was under the fresh snow that was out there on sat. Maybe snowshoers got to it on sunday and trampled it down a bit, though. Oh, and by "fight" I mean standing, and constantly trying to stay upright in a slighty moving forward direction.
    I was just going to go for a road ride, that sounds like a much better idea. ... Assuming the trail conditions are good. What time?
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    The last ride of 2009 was fantastic...

    Theo Wirth was Pug-packed perfection today. More here.
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    has any one ridden the northern kettels greenbush snow shoe trails in winter?

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    I'd like to thank all the dog walkers, snowshoeists, trail runners and sled-necks of sconny for compacting our trails to traction sweet chewiness.

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    That is an awsome tree! Where is it so I can get over there and cut all the buckthorn from around it?!?
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    Southern Kettle?

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    I'll just say earth....and not kettle...north or south....and (more than likely) MN or WI since it's posted on the MN/WI regional forum. So get your own tree Frank.

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    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4254885400/" title="fat bike ~ long view by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4254885400_37efba8649.jpg" width="500" height="389" alt="fat bike ~ long view" /></a>

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    I believe they call that depth.....great pic!

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    Absolutely beautiful.
    I'll bet that shot is your current Desktop photo on your computer.
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    Rode the MKE river trail last night on my new Pugsley (2nd ride). The east side is pretty well rideable. Overall not too bad. The southern half of the west side is very well packed in and fast. It was fun to rip through there, that is, until my light shut off. The north half of the west side however, just bad. Maybe 3 people walked through there, and 1 person snowshoed. It needs more traffic before it's really rideable. If we get some wet snow, or if it gets above freezing for a day, the snow should pack in really nicely then.

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    Kettle conditions are really great right now. Snow-pack is a fragile thing, and with (above freezing) temps in the forecast, conditions will degrade rapidly. Hopefully, things won't get too rutted up and we'll get some fresh snow in the coming weeks to keep this good thing going.

    newskool - I heard the Tosa trails are in prime condition currently

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    So John Muir trails are good? For Pugsley or normal bikes? My bike is kinda in between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FishMan473
    So John Muir trails are good? For Pugsley or normal bikes? My bike is kinda in between.
    Is that you Frank?

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    I'm hearing moderately negative trail reports from riders on normal width tires at kettle since last thursday's 9 inches of snow. When my bud told me about the sweet trail conditions at the Tosa trails he also related a story about someone that was with his group (on a normal mtn bike) and only made it about a quarter of a mile before he packed it in and walked out of the woods, while the folks on the fatbikes didn't want the ride to end. So that probably should answer your question, but I hesitate to tell anyone they shouldn't ride, because there are so many variables to consider.

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    Sure is Norm. You gunna come up and ride with us in the land of perpetual snow?
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    Cut out of work early to go riding at Baird's Creek today. Lots of trees down across the trails but otherwise it was great. Just don't get off the snow pack.
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    So where do you guys usually start in the Kettles? And how are the Muir trails right now? I don't have a pugsley so I'm looking for more 2.2 tires right now.

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    Kettle snow-bike conditions are currently ridiculous!
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    Rode the MKE river trail last night. The west side is in pretty good condition, although I would recommend NOT using a pugsley to ride it. The snow is packed down enough that a regular (2-2.3) trail tire should bite in a little better than the big 4.0's. The east side is really icy. I went down once pretty hard on a very basic section of trail that was just slick as hell. Don't ride it unless you have studs, or unless it snows some and gives some traction that way. I'm going to ride it again tonight with the studded 26" bike to see how it goes.

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    Gomez that video is awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inteq9
    Gomez that video is awesome.
    Thanks! If nothing else, it made me fix the front free hub from sounding like I'm hauling in a marlin, the whole time I ride. I just ziptied the cog to the spokes. It took all of 10 seconds. It's funny the things that you can just get used to and ignore.....but then I watched the video and had to turn the sound way down because of the front hub buzz. Due to the relative solitude of winter riding, I listen to music most of the time, so I guess that could be my excuse of why it took me so long to take care of that thing....or maybe there's some nostalgia for when we used to clip baseball cards onto our sting rays to make a similar racket.

    Yesterday's ride was nice and quiet.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gomez_lakeraven/4296565938/" title="camera on a stick - panda by ~gomez~, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4296565938_172058f0f5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="camera on a stick - panda" /></a>

    conditions are getting dicey.....we need another dump of snow.....let the snow dancing commence.

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    What lake is that? I used to ride Powers Lake and Gevena Lake in the winter time. It's kinda crazy to get that different perspective on what the lake looks like out on the ice on your bike.

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    Is Baird's Creek hard to find? I live in Oshkosh.

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    Not hard to find, but most of the trails are unmarked.

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    Happy Gnomehog Day

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    fresh trax at kettle ~ six more weeks of winter

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    Pets, no studs needed

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    A little lunchtime play in my neighborhood park today.
    I actually have a lot of fun in this park once the pond freezes. Some steep banks with a 1 to 2 foot drop-off at the water. Fun dropping in and a challenge riding up and out, though I wasn't as successful riding out today with the fresh deep snow.
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    Sometimes the best trails aren't trails.
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