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    when it's NOT riding season, what do you do?

    well i guess there's not much off season for mountain biking here in colorado, but when it's really dumping snow...anyone else head to the high country?

    here's a little snow riding stoke movie put together by a good friend of mine... enjoy

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/93_vhJqg_ug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    there's a season you don't ride?

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18212113" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/18212113">humber river ride dec 26 2010</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    It's always riding season in California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    It's always riding season in California.
    **** yeah it is!!!

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    up here in ontario also... a little cold weather does not stop the ride...
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    This..............
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-051q1fqGbE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    build trail!

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    I went for a good ride with 1km vertical gain on December 27 this winter. The crazies are the ones paying for spinning class rather than enjoying winter fun !

    when it's NOT riding season, what do you do?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1339039800.856043.jpg
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Like some of the others I live in
    SoCal and we ride all year.

    Best, John

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    Come on, I live in Sweden and riding season never ends (for me).


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    I dont see an end to a season, I would suppose the only real season is that of your life.

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    We can ride year round in Ontario.The winter conditions are diverse

    Sometimes its very cold (-20c on this ride!)


    Sometimes the ponds are perfect


    Sometimes the snow is deep


    Sometimes there is very little snow


    Sometimes just right


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    Seems like it's always riding season here. But when I lived in WA state snowboarding was the sport of choice for the winter months.

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    You should add to your original post that So. Californians and So. Arizonians need not reply because it never rains or snows there... sorry!

    Someone should start a new thread titled, "What do you also like to do during riding season?"
    life is... "All About Bikes"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Like some of the others I live in
    SoCal and we ride all year.
    +1. But when it's "rainy season" I'll do trail work, even if it means skipping a weekend ride. I get only so many kitchen passes.

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    guitars and mindlessly window shopping for stuff that may look cool or help me ride my bike better when the season does come.

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    I like mixing it up in the MN winter. Trainer rides in front of tv in the basement. Shorter (<1hr) rides outdoors on the MTB. But my favorite winter activity is cross country skiing. But as said above, the biking is year round.

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    Make bike parts for the next season.


    Magura

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    nice pics and videos

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    Still ride.

    There's some midwinter weather conditions I won't ride mountain bikes in - slush is awful! And there's some midwinter weather conditions I won't ride road bikes in - sheet ice, or snow covering the road. But there's no weather conditions that won't permit one or the other.

    Also, skiing.
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    ski. not a lot of that in new england this winter though.

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    Always riding season in California. We get something for the expense I guess.

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    Last year there was a mild winter so all year riding here but on the off days, I lift things up and put them down. Don't support planet fitness, they are a joke.

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    Among other things, I ride my bike inside my house. Certainly not as fun, but helps me keep my biking legs.
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    "foot to pedal, wheel to dirt, there is no substitute for the act of riding "

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul View Post
    ski. not a lot of that in new england this winter though.
    You aren't kidding. Did more riding than skiing this past "winter"

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    When I can't ride I play drums and snowboard

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    SoCal here, so it's not a problem. Have you thought about building a Fat Bike?

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    So peeps in socal actually never saw snow ? Like they don't even know how it works and never touched any ?

    That's pretty boring IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    So peeps in socal actually never saw snow ? Like they don't even know how it works and never touched any ?

    That's pretty boring IMO.

    Born and raised in central Illinois....FUKC SNOW!!! LOL

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    I snowboard non-stop in the Winter. Even this past Winter in Jersey, while I should have been training since I race cat 1 xc, but I spent most of my time on the mtn. And my biker friends yell at me. Either Jersey or Vermont. Each year, I get out west too. Love riding in the woods in pow. Tahoe was one of my favorites. Great videos & pics above.
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    Riding season in fla is winter, it's the only time it isn't 95*
    During the summer I ski, wakeboard, fish and try to stay as cool as possible by riding at night or early morning

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    For me snow is a four letter word.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    I went for a good ride with 1km vertical gain on December 27 this winter. The crazies are the ones paying for spinning class rather than enjoying winter fun !

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    i know where that pic was taken

    here's one a little further up...

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    Nice one, but you need to go back there next winter and we'll ride together

    See, I'm right by the mountain

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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoleB28 View Post
    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    So peeps in socal actually never saw snow ? Like they don't even know how it works and never touched any ?

    That's pretty boring IMO.

    California has lots of snow in the mountains, but most of us just don't live in it. We can enjoy it on the weekends in the winter and then go home to civilized living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS Hack View Post
    California has lots of snow in the mountains, but most of us just don't live in it. We can enjoy it on the weekends in the winter and then go home to civilized living.
    Here it's fun since we live in igloos, snow is in our house
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Here it's fun since we live in igloos, snow is in our house
    Igloos would be fun.

    At least you get a reason to build a fat bike; I'd look like an idiot with one.

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    No such thing as ”not riding season”. Riding is a year-round thing for me, come rain, sleet, hail, wind, snow, sand, heatwave, SUVs, etc.
    goodbye cruel world. I am leaving you today.

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    Every season is riding season, but I like to mix it up with this...
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    Not much down time here in North Texas either. Rain is our worst enemy since we have clay soil and it sticks to your frame and locks up your wheels, not mention tearing up the trails. When it's wet, I hit the growing trail system here. Not too hard to get in a half century right out of my driveway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    For me snow is a four letter word.

    Best, John
    I think it is for everyone else too.

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    Worthy Bump.
    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    Quote Originally Posted by p_DuBs View Post
    well i guess there's not much off season for mountain biking here in colorado, but when it's really dumping snow...anyone else head to the high country?

    here's a little snow riding stoke movie put together by a good friend of mine... enjoy

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/93_vhJqg_ug" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    i ride...
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    It's always riding season.
    Winter is also new trail flagging season.
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