Fifty Plus (50+) - Urban snowmobile
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12-17-11, 11:00 AM
Winter days in Chicago are moderate. Some snow, some cold, some ice, some sun, some wind.
Today was some snow, mild near-freezing temps, slight breeze.
Bike: Soma Double Cross
Tires: Schwalbe Marathon Cross 37x700
Fenders: Planet Bike 45mm
Lights: Planet bikes 1 watt flasher & Portland Design Works Radbot 1000 1W LED Tail Light
12-17-11, 11:27 AM
I took one look at that and put my slippers on to go get another cup of hot coffee.:lol:
12-17-11, 12:29 PM
How cruel. I have put your bike in the same class as those dogs that take their owners out in the foulest weather just to show how fit they are.
I just hope you gave enough exercise to the bike without causing yourself too much harm.
And mine was a Cognac.
12-17-11, 12:34 PM
Most bikes, like most dogs and some people, can withstand a little damp chill. Practicality & moderation is my winter philosophy.
12-17-11, 01:27 PM
Wow, that looks cold!!! I got a chill just looking at it. Glad I live in the Arizona desert even though its been raining mostly for a week and more for this afternoon. The weather man must have been a transplant from Washington-:0)
12-17-11, 02:06 PM
Thanks for sharing. I love that first shot looking towards Oak Street Beach ... It's a pretty view regardless of the weather.
12-17-11, 05:50 PM
It dawned on me as I was looking at your first photo that I would really, really, really HATE to have a flat in those conditions.
12-17-11, 06:02 PM
I bring an extra pair of gloves in case one pair become wet for any reason.
I had a quick release fail on a winter ride last year. I threw the bike on a city bus and was home in no time. I also had a rear shifter cable freeze, turning the bike into a two speed. No flats during winter so far, but good tires help.
Jean Beetham Smith
12-17-11, 07:07 PM
In the 6 years that I commuted year round I never had a flat in the winter. I think cold rubber is more resistent to punctures.
12-20-11, 05:04 PM
I think you are right about that JBS. And nice snowmobile Barrett.
Mountain biking is more fun in such weather I think!
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