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    So with the cold season coming in I'm trying to figure out what there is to do when either the ground is covered in snow or just too cold to be riding. I'm in delaware and going skiing on a weekly basis is not going to be realistic cost wise for me. Any suggestions as to what to do.

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    get a fat bike and ride any ways or cross country skis, just go on the trails that you rode on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadcowboy View Post
    I'm in delaware and going skiing on a weekly basis is not going to be realistic cost wise for me. Any suggestions as to what to do.
    That's what a season pass + owning your own equipment is for. At least around here (Reno NV) lots of people sell decent set-ups for ~$100 on Craigslist. Buy a pass before the season starts (mine was more than 50% below season prices) and you're all good to go.

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    Buy a 2nd home in the South and become a "snowbird". This way, you can stay active outdoors year round without suffering out in the elements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Buy a 2nd home in the South and become a "snowbird". This way, you can stay active outdoors year round without suffering out in the elements.
    Suffering??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bro View Post
    Suffering??????
    Yes, the word cold is a perfectly good word for describing COLD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Yes, the word cold is a perfectly good word for describing COLD.
    But suffering? Does he look like he is suffering?
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    I on the other hand spent hours in the butt freezing cold digging the tunnel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    But suffering? Does he look like he is suffering?
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    I on the other hand spent hours in the butt freezing cold digging the tunnel.
    He's not dressed in shorts and short sleeve t-shirts like me. I only own closets full those two clothing items and I wear them year round. I have the tan lines to prove it on any given day of the year.

    So, I say BURRRRRR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    He's not dressed in shorts and short sleeve t-shirts like me. I only own closets full those two clothing items and I wear them year round. I have the tan lines to prove it on any given day of the year.

    So, I say BURRRRRR.
    You are not helping the OP with your sunny day mentality. I get some sun and tan lines in the winter. Here I am checking the mail on a nice Saturday afternoon.
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    Winter?! Delaware?! No skiing?!

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    Cold is cold... we layer up and do cool stuff too

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyyall View Post
    You are not helping the OP with your sunny day mentality. I get some sun and tan lines in the winter. Here I am checking the mail on a nice Saturday afternoon.
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    That's at least as crazy as my handling live rattlesnakes is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Winter?! Delaware?! No skiing?!

    Hockey!

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    I thought sex was a year round activity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Cold is cold... we layer up and do cool stuff too

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    Is Chris dancing in the snow in the top pic? Looks like he's bustin' a move. I imagine in my mind that he dropped onto his back and did 3 full spins then jumped back onto his feet and caught his bike before it fell over. Am I close???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I thought sex was a year round activity?
    I have no idea what those snow people do year round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I have no idea what those snow people do year round.
    I guess I misunderstood you. It seemed as though you were suggesting it as though it were a cold weather specific activity. That's what the OP is asking for, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    I thought sex was a year round activity?
    Apparently in the NE its only in sub zero temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Apparently in the NE its only in sub zero temps.
    Sounds so auto-"mated".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Is Chris dancing in the snow in the top pic? Looks like he's bustin' a move. I imagine in my mind that he dropped onto his back and did 3 full spins then jumped back onto his feet and caught his bike before it fell over. Am I close???
    He also howls at the moon. Winter brings out strange activies
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    Looking for stuff to do just in the winter months, I may look at some supplies. I do have a snowboard but last time I tried I failed pretty bad, though I thought about trying just skis.
    Unless I can put fat tires on my trek xcaliber a new bike is def out of the question. I tend to get fairly lazy in the winter months and just looking for something to keep me busy.

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    Ice fishing seems like it might be fun...










    ...perhaps not...







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    You could look into xc skiing or snowshoeing. Both have relatively small overhead, are fun and provide a decent workout (or not if you want it that way).
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    xc skiiing

    Spin class

    Various other gym classes such as yoga, HIIT, lifting, etc.

    Or, get a winter beater and hit the roads and parks in the snow. There may be some group of guys nearby that ride throughout the sh*t months.
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    Yeah but not very avtive


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    When it's really nasty out there, you could settle down with a nice cup of tea to some pleasant hours reading thru the Recycle Bin here... A long winter might give you time to check out all of theMeat's Global Warming links! Maybe even 2 or 3 winters! By the time you're done, winter will probably be a thing of the past
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    If I lived in that I would do the fat bike route. Here in Central Cal I am back to On Season (hopefully the 100deg weather is gone for good) and I'm looking forward to some mud trails or wet ground riding NO MORE HEAT!!!!
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    Id like too but cant afford another bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockerc View Post
    Ice fishing seems like it might be fun..
    If you like sitting in a shack getting sh*t-faced all day then sure it's a hoot! No thank you....

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