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    My Saturday Icy "Ride Of Death" (w/pics!)

    I haven't been outdoors on my bike since November and I couldn't take it any more! Plus I bought myself a nice Digital SLR and I've been wanting to get out and take some pictures. This is my first winter in Ohio. I packed up my camera equipment and threw my neglected 10 year old MTB that's never even had a tune up in the back of the SUV and went to the bike trail that I ride on a regular basis in nice weather. It was 19F when I got on the bike. There were a few other people out walking around but I didn't see any other bikes. I was out for about an hour and only rode about 6 miles because I was mostly just wanting to play around with the camera. Had a blast! I dang near killed myself on a large patch of ice on the way back but somehow managed to slide across it sideways and keep myself and the bike upright. Traction was satisfactory as long as I kept on the snow but that wasn't always an option.





    Here's the patch of ice that just about did me in!










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    damn that look cold.
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    Neat pics... thanks! Looks like an invigorating competition.

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    Yeah, way to get out. Keep it up, you'll get used to it!

    I like your closeup of the twig with ice.
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    Looks cold! Swear I see a face with a beard on that icedrop on the twig (5th pic down)

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    Good stuff!

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    Brrrrr! What inspires one to venture out in that weather?
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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    to me it looked like donald duck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Looks cold! Swear I see a face with a beard on that icedrop on the twig (5th pic down)
    it looked like donald duck to me or howard the duck

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    You don't use a cyclocomputer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Rides View Post
    You don't use a cyclocomputer?
    He is not in "Competition" with himself
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazama View Post
    Brrrrr! What inspires one to venture out in that weather?
    When I'm living in a northern climate, I have to get out and about during winter or I get cabin fever. Think Jack Nickolson in the Shining. Redrum! Redrum!

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    Cool pics. Glad you didn't crash! I got to get me a digital camera to take on rides...

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    You don't use a cyclocomputer?
    I have a Garmin Edge 305 on my road bike but I don't use my mountain bike enough right now to justify buying another mount for it.

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    Mmmm snow, nice photos... I too am suffering the effects of central ohio weather only I haven't been brave enough to venture out on any ice. Where were those pictures taken?
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    A new SLR on a bike with ice... yer askin' for it! (careful)

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    Brrrrr! Cold but the ice would worry me more. Nice pics.
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    Mmmm snow, nice photos... I too am suffering the effects of central ohio weather only I haven't been brave enough to venture out on any ice. Where were those pictures taken?
    This was at Three Creeks Park in Groveport. I moved here from the Sacramento area in August so this is definitely not the weather I'm used to.

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