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Old 11-30-06, 07:30 PM   #1
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This crappy weather makes me wonder...

If we would ever be able to live the dream of no cars. Sure, I still bike in it, but I ride in the ruts that cars have made on the road or I ride downtown where the roads will surely have melted. How would we get through winter without cars to pave the way? Wait for the plows? wait, those are cars too!!
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Old 11-30-06, 08:02 PM   #2
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I find the fresh powder was easy to ride in compared to the ruts. I fell down on some ice today... if everyone rode bikes instead of cars it would have been packed powder and I wouldn't have fallen. That being said... if we had no cars maybe we would be more likely to just take a snow day and go play instead of driving on ice and snow running into each other. We need more snow days and cars have taken them all away!
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If you didn't have to worry about the cars, you could easily XC Ski in the roads...

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Old 11-30-06, 09:59 PM   #4
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That reminds me... I know there are SkiBikes which are used for downhill travel and as far as I can tell are propelled by gravity but are there SkiBikes that are self-propelled like a bike? Has anyone rigged this up? It would be sweet.
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Old 11-30-06, 10:04 PM   #5
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I'd imagine a 4" - 6" wide snowmobile tread on back would be fun as hell.
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I can tell you that Calgary's winter roads would be much nicer to ride on if the cars weren't messing up the snow - I *loathe* that 'chocolate mousse' froth that cars make out of nice hardpack snow when it warms up - like riding in deep sand.
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