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Old 11-19-08, 08:19 AM   #26
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I am all set except for tires. I just looked at some studded tires at the local shop, cheapest ones were 75 a pop. Wow! But I still will get a bit on my frigid ridged. IT a TREK 970. Last summer I put some BMX platforms on it, I really like them for causal riding, think they may be really good with my Sorels too.
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I am all set except for tires. I just looked at some studded tires at the local shop, cheapest ones were 75 a pop. Wow! But I still will get a bit on my frigid ridged. IT a TREK 970. Last summer I put some BMX platforms on it, I really like them for causal riding, think they may be really good with my Sorels too.
Check here http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/studdedtires.asp
I'm runnig Schwalb Marathon Winter tires purchased last year from here and I like
them a lot. Not any price savings but at least there's a good variety.
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Summer shot, but will take some winter shots later. Hasn't been too bad here yet.

You're right where I am right now! I'm down in Conway Springs for a few more days before heading back to Minnesota. I'm comfortable riding in the winter in MN, but I'd be scared to in KS! You guys get ice down there with tons of wind. How do you handle that? You'd think you'd be like an iceboat, just sailing across the winter wheat!
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You're right where I am right now! I'm down in Conway Springs for a few more days before heading back to Minnesota. I'm comfortable riding in the winter in MN, but I'd be scared to in KS! You guys get ice down there with tons of wind. How do you handle that? You'd think you'd be like an iceboat, just sailing across the winter wheat!
Yes, lots of wind, but I would say mild compared to Minnesota! You better stay in Conway Springs! My riding it total recreation/fitness so when it is totally terrible, I can just stay inside, as much as I hate too. I would love to commute, but my job will not allow it.

FYI I am quite familiar with Conway Springs.

By the way, I love your squirrel!

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Yes, lots of wind, but I would say mild compared to Minnesota! You better stay in Conway Springs! My riding it total recreation/fitness so when it is totally terrible, I can just stay inside, as much as I hate too. I would love to commute, but my job will not allow it.

FYI I am quite familiar with Conway Springs.

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That's unexpected! It's got about 300 people in it.

I'll be glad to get home for the winter. It's getting to be barren down here. If I can't have greenery, give me snow. You should read the Pardeeville thread. It's filled with me being amazed at Kansas. Conway Springs has a combination Paint Store/Mortuary.
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Solveg, my "old rigid MTB" that I bought a couple of months ago is almost finished. Fenders and racks go on in a couple of days. I will try to get photos up this weekend...it has been a fun project.

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You should read the Pardeeville thread. It's filled with me being amazed at Kansas. Conway Springs has a combination Paint Store/Mortuary.
I got the first 10 pages read before work of your pardeeville thread. Very entertaining! I guess I should have been looking out for tornados all these years!
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Solveg, my "old rigid MTB" that I bought a couple of months ago is almost finished. Fenders and racks go on in a couple of days. I will try to get photos up this weekend...it has been a fun project.

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I'm excited to see it! I can't wait to get home and be able to wrench. I can really only do it in the winter, and I have my wheelset to finish!
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Took the "new" cross bike out on it's maiden (off road) voyage today. My first time riding off road. What a workout.

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Old 11-21-08, 06:56 PM   #35
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Four days in a row on Ice and Snow. It's almost starting to feel normal again.
Keeping the speed below 12 mph makes the Self Generated Wind Chill (SGWC)
somewhat bearable. All mileage has been strictly commuting so far though I should
get some recreational riding in the near future and I'm hoping for a day without
our typical grey skies and some photo ops.

Happy Trails
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Old 01-20-09, 12:42 PM   #36
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Here's my new-to-me Giant Sedona in Winter dress. More pictures and the story of its tune up are on this page:

http://backroom.hardsdisk.net/giantsedona.html

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I've been riding a knobby tired MTB on snowy winter roads for years. But be SAFE out there boys.

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This old thread has me wondering...where has solveg been hiding lately?
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Old 01-21-09, 01:00 AM   #39
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This old thread has me wondering...where has solveg been hiding lately?
looks like she has only posted to BF twice since Dec 1st, both on 1/9 in the P&R forum.

Perhaps she's been sucked into some kind of Kansas twilight zone. Riding her bike around in some endless circle, not even sensing the passage of time.
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Old 01-21-09, 05:28 AM   #40
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We just have to work on getting him to inflate his tires....

Do you think that Bush left any jerseys with the Presidential seal behind? I suppose that now the Secret Service will need to get road bikes. At least they are in shape.
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