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    Today's lesson was 28mm slicks, ice & snow don't get along to well!!!!

    I, err... was practicing my "ice handling skillz," yup, that's the ticket, I meant to unceremoniously land on my ass whilst skittering about the bike paths.

    On a positive note... BIBS!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!!! HOW I LOVE THEE!!!!!

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    As a lad I used to ride in snow and ice, but as I aged I developed a sense of mortality.

    I do recall it being a bit of an adventure delivering newspapers, especially because the thing I usually did when losing balance at low speed was to put down a foot, which did little good on ice.

    The good part (at least where/when I grew up) is that the cars slowed down significantly when driving on packed snow and ice, so I was probably actually safer than during dry weather. And as I think about it now... if you have to fall, it is nice to not worry about road rash!!!

    And I agree on the bibs!!!
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    I discovered this yesterday with my 23's. The spot I slid yesterday was actually worse this morning, but this time I had the foresight to dismount and walk around it.

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    I know a rider who swears up and down that riding 23mm tires in the snow is the preferred method. Said person also crashes quite a bit.
    I prefer my cross or mountain bike. A fat bike looks like a blast if we ever had a decent amount of snow.

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    I guess everyone has to learn this for themselves...
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    I have to go to work everyday. If I break something I don't work . Studded snow tires , nuff said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    I guess everyone has to learn this for themselves...

    I touched the stove when I was little...twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
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    We use studded tires here in New England, they work well. Cheaper than a collar bone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    We use studded tires here in New England, they work well. Cheaper than a collar bone.

    What is it about cycling wrecks & collar bones? Seriously, what makes riders prone to breaking them in a wreck?

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    I am also curious. Every time I land on something, it's typically my ribs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
    What is it about cycling wrecks & collar bones? Seriously, what makes riders prone to breaking them in a wreck?
    In a regular slide-out you land on your side, often striking your shoulder against the ground. All the other bones are more or less parallel with the ground when they strike. The collar bone is perpendicular. The hip bone is also somewhat perpendicular to the ground but it is much less fragile. This question is a little like asking why people end up with road rash on their thighs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    In a regular slide-out you land on your side, often striking your shoulder against the ground. All the other bones are more or less parallel with the ground when they strike. The collar bone is perpendicular. The hip bone is also somewhat perpendicular to the ground but it is much less fragile. This question is a little like asking why people end up with road rash on their thighs.
    Makes sense...Although I went flying with my arms out yesterday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
    What is it about cycling wrecks & collar bones? Seriously, what makes riders prone to breaking them in a wreck?
    In mountain biking, people fall with their outstretched arms and the force transmits to the collarbone. Need to practice the shoulder roll.

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