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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-18-12, 03:53 PM   #1
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"Cruise" the front range

I have been having a blast in the snow with the Trek but wanted to change it up a little. I took my old cruiser friday. In the morning I went up the asphalt bike path to the top of South Canyon Park and then down the awesome hard packed snow WWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

After work I tried to ride Hidden Mesa. Conditions were horrible so it did not happen (really chunky ice/snow and where there was no snow was very muddy looking), but I will find other areas!

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Old 02-18-12, 05:33 PM   #2
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You using studs at all?
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no studs (Other than the one pedaling that is... LOL). They were just basic tires for a cruiser bike, made the corners really fun with the coaster brake!
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You using studs at all?
Studs are only good for ice, for off roading in the fluffy stuff any MTB tire will do. I haven't had my studs on for quite a while.
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True, but with coaster brakes the ice becomes a lot of fun on the corners!
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Gorgeous scenery!
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Sometimes it's good to just hop on a bike and go for a ride, and leave all the techno-babble gearhead crap behind. Normal clothes, normal shoes, no computers, cadence, heart rate monitors or GPS... just ride for the enjoyment of riding. Having a cruiser bike for that is even better.
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True, but with coaster brakes the ice becomes a lot of fun on the corners!
I like the idea of a coaster brake...that would be a lot of fun.
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Gorgeous scenery!
I love it here and feel lucky to be near it!

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Sometimes it's good to just hop on a bike and go for a ride, and leave all the techno-babble gearhead crap behind. Normal clothes, normal shoes, no computers, cadence, heart rate monitors or GPS... just ride for the enjoyment of riding. Having a cruiser bike for that is even better.
That is how I roll.. LOL. The only thing I have on any bike that is not that way is on my SS I have to clip into my spd pedals hahahaha. Been computer free now for years and won't go back, it took the fun out of the ride.

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I like the idea of a coaster brake...that would be a lot of fun.
Give it a try sometime!
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