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    Snowtastic!!!!

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    Yes, I'm as surprised as you guys are, but we got our first snowfall in Northern'ish Alberta. My wife took a few blackmail photos

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    I'm happy for you.

    And I'm happy for me that we don't.
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    i love snow its so pretty makes everything look clean we only get it once per year or so

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    So... have you gone for a winter ride yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    So... have you gone for a winter ride yet ?
    No, but I was just checking out the Winter riding Workshop on the 14th. Looks interesting. Are they going to show how to install tire studs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    No, but I was just checking out the Winter riding Workshop on the 14th. Looks interesting. Are they going to show how to install tire studs?
    "They" would be me and a few of the old timers who have been doing this workshop for years... tyre studding class is a week after the cycling worksop.

    You should sign up for both.

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    Alfster, if you can take the chute off the blower you might want to cut a couple of extra notches on both sides to allow you to throw the snow "over your shoulder" more. This comes in handy when you are throwing from in front of something like a garage or outbuilding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "They" would be me and a few of the old timers who have been doing this workshop for years... tyre studding class is a week after the cycling worksop.

    You should sign up for both.
    I'll try. I can never commit to anything more than a few days out, because there's a good chance I'll be traveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    Alfster, if you can take the chute off the blower you might want to cut a couple of extra notches on both sides to allow you to throw the snow "over your shoulder" more. This comes in handy when you are throwing from in front of something like a garage or outbuilding.
    Actually it does a pretty good job of throwing snow behind me ... well still off to the side, but behind me. Like you said, it comes in handy when I drove up to the garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    I'll try. I can never commit to anything more than a few days out, because there's a good chance I'll be traveling.
    We can always save an extra seat for the winter cycling workshop if you can make it... it is usually a pretty enjoyable and sociable evening and my wife will be coming as well.

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    Cool

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    Yay!


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    Will that thing work on manure or cactus?
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    The season is always good for w plus one, I picked up a new old hybrid last night that will run some fatties and should be good for winter riding.

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    Forget the snowblower, go for a ride.
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    My wife really enjoyed the first snowfall...

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    I see she's rocking the toque and Sorels but you need to get her a good pair of mitts to keep her hands warm.

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    Her shoulders, hands and back will probably be happy too. She will probably need a little massage after that.
    I know someone that will have some fun tonight

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    Quote Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
    I see she's rocking the toque and Sorels but you need to get her a good pair of mitts to keep her hands warm.
    It was only -2C... and my wife is so hot she just has to stand in one place and the snow just melts.


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    I'm in Phoenix. What's snow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squeakyschwinn View Post
    I'm in Phoenix. What's snow?
    You're living in a dream sequence.

    Caveman Skipper: Is very cold on other side of hill. Gilligan say they have thing called snow.
    Cavewoman Ginger: What is snow?
    Caveman Skipper: Is white lumpy rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    "They" would be me and a few of the old timers who have been doing this........... tyre studding class.
    Hey Thanks! I just bought an old but nicer mountain bike to try a little winter cycling (also hoping to try gravel grinding). I hadn't realized I could stud the tires myself. I searched and found a YouTube Video or two on the subject. You should consider uploading a similar [and probability better] instructional video as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    Hey Thanks! I just bought an old but nicer mountain bike to try a little winter cycling (also hoping to try gravel grinding). I hadn't realized I could stud the tires myself. I searched and found a YouTube Video or two on the subject. You should consider uploading a similar [and probability better] instructional video as well.
    People keep telling me I need to do some videos with my clothes on... for a change.

    The process is very simple and if my blog was not out of order I'd direct you there but the same written instructional is in the winter cycling forum.

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    Blah. I gave up and had to turn the A/C on again last night.

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