Mountain Biking - Can't wait for spring?
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01-31-03, 10:03 AM
Man this is weird. Usually I want the winter to last as long as possible but having just bought a new bike just recently, I can't wait for the snow to melt. I'm an avid snowboarder so I usually enjoy the snow. But I took the board out yesterday and found my highback was busted. Bummmer. And I don't have the cash to replace high back because all funds going towards the bike. This is too wierd man. So no equipment to snowboard and too much snow to bike.:( Well atleast I have a sport to look forward to every season of the year now.
01-31-03, 12:19 PM
I know that feeling. I live in Snoboard / ski meca and I can't afford equipment because I want to make my bike better. I hope this winter is going to be as short as it has been warm. :)
I'm dying to ride my new bike. Every ride on my old beater is painful, I dream of being on the Rocky. Only 2 more months to go... :rolleyes:
I'm dying to ride my old bike...I was deployed to Afghanistan last April and returned the middle of December. I pined for my bike the whole time. The last few years it's been easily possible to get a ride or so in each week here in Soutwestern Pennsylvania. This year has been cold (typically in the teens the last couple of weeks) and snowy/slushy. I've been on the trainer, but not as much as I 'should' be. I'm dying to get out in the breeze. Hurry Spring!
01-31-03, 10:19 PM
Dude its practically spring over here... oh wait you' re in Canada... down here, anyway we should have atleast 2-3 ft. at our house and right now there is no snow, zero, zilch. The temp is 50 degrees farenheit it should be about 30 or less. I love snowboarding almost as much as I love my bike but right now its in repair and theres no freaking snow to board in!!! IT SUCKS.:mad:
I couldn't wait to ride also, so I bought warm biking clothes and started to ride on snow - although it is not as much fun as biking in summer - but still is interesting. I ride down to -8 degrees Celsius. Just be careful with your new bikes as riding in winter is though on bikes.
02-03-03, 08:33 AM
Man, it is so odd to hear everyone talk of snow. Here in Tucson it is about 68 - 72 degrees everyday!!! I have been biking as much as I can. Are you jealous? j/k
02-03-03, 08:40 AM
Hey Brahman, I'm down in Florida, and high's today supposed to be around 72, this is awesome riding weather.
I've done some snow riding a few times this year. Its actually really fun when the snow is fresh. When the snow is a few days old however, it gets really dry and icy. Not really slippery but it slows you down because you have to ride through a thin layer of ice on top of the snow.
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