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    Clearing ice off trails?

    Is any one so anxious to ride that they have started clearing snow off their trails just to ride them? If you do how do you go about doing it?

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    we don't

    after every snow, we go out with snowshoes and pound it down.

    then ride studs all winter...repeat.

    fatbikes are good in them conditions.

    we stop riding in mud season on trails that take a long time to dry
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    Ok that make sense thanks.

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    Ya clearing snow and ice isnt exactly doable, just exposes the dirt and then shuts trails down because of mud. If snow is deep then plenty of fun to be had on a regular mountain bike. Ice means get studs, deeper snow, fat bikes.

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    I've seen machine built flow trails cleared with a snowblower.

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    Trails that have been packed all season sometimes turn into the anti-singletrack. When they get like this you can often remove the ice in large chunks.
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    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...C619&FORM=VIRE


    OK, so it's not snow and it's not riding but it is a single track trail.

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    I spent 3 and 1/2 hours clear about 100 feet of my homemadw trail just for it to snow 5 inches the next day so Iím a little sad.

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    Just wait for spring like everyone else? I ride my fatty on the beach during swing season.

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    Dirty snow melts faster in the sun. I suppose you could sprinkle ashes or dirt on the trail. Not sure it would make much difference in shady areas, though. Also, if you drive your car more often, instead of riding the bike, it might help contribute to global warming, and more snow free trails.

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    This thread is seriously retahdid. Remove ice from trails lol. Good gawd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rto_11 View Post
    I spent 3 and 1/2 hours clear about 100 feet of my homemadw trail just for it to snow 5 inches the next day so Iím a little sad.
    Patience!

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    yep...I just ride on/in snow. Prefer that to any other type of riding honestly.

    I hate this time of year wen the trails are thawing out because they are all unridable, unless you want to be the d*&k who rides wet trails and ruts them up.
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