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    I use to know someone who would ride in the snow. He said it was the most fun he had on a bike. Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.

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    Riding IN the snow would require a bit more snow. It's fun, tough but fun.

    Glare ice (frozen sea / lake / river) is even more fun, though a bit upsetting at first. We've had too much snow this year, but a couple of years ago conditions were perfect for ice riding. No snow at all, freshly frozen sea. It only lasted for a couple of days before snowfall. It was tricky to get going, even with studded tyres, but once you got a bit of speed it was a blast. Braking and especially turning took the better half of a medium sized bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    I use to know someone who would ride in the snow. He said it was the most fun he had on a bike. Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.
    Morbid is in the eye of the beholder...circle of life

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile View Post
    Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.
    Not at all.

    In the three seasons I commute through the cemetery a couple of days a week--it's just off the bike path. Nicest part of my ride. No traffic, any sort of terrain I want (I choose the hills), and it's quiet. We have groups who ride through it, and the cemetery's Friends group gives both walking and bike tours.

    My plot in a different cemetery is also just off the MUP. I've been thinking of getting a stone that says "Reserved", but I'm afraid it will attract thieves or vandals.
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    Are you on 700cc tires?
    I have no luck on them in snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Y. View Post
    Are you on 700cc tires?
    I have no luck on them in snow.
    look at 3:15 in the video. he shows his bike tires. and to OP i love riding in the winter in my cemetary its the best ever.
    Just grab a helmet and ride. hmm... cant think of when that wouldnt work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Y. View Post
    Are you on 700cc tires?
    I have no luck on them in snow.
    26x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Winters. They are a decent all around tire but the wash out a bit in the deeper stuff.

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    Nice video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    26x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Winters. They are a decent all around tire but the wash out a bit in the deeper stuff.
    Just watch out for the Drifts

    26x1.8 Mud Pro tyres- they cut through the soft stuff and give grip.
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