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    Biscuit Boy Cosmoline's Avatar
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    For Those Who Don't Think You Can Bike In Winter

    There's a bunch of people racing on the FRICKING IDITAROD TRAIL right now.

    http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/alas...home_page.html

    so quit your complaining and RIDE.

    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    All you need to do is to pop over to the winter cycling forum.

    Those folks are nuts.


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    I suppose the presence of wolves is a good motivator for speed.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    Those people on that trail don't have to worry about SUVs and bad drivers that go too fast and don't leave you a lot of room on slushy streets.

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    Sorry. My vascular system isn't up to it.

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    Cold sucks! One of my favorite sayings that I made up, hehe.,,,,BD
    "Whale. Oil. Beef. Hooked!" The Rumjacks

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    I don't mind biking during Winter when there is a good base of snow. When it is half snow half concrete then you get into danger-ville. And the town drunk is me.

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    I've been cycling around Anchorage all winter, and if I can do it anyone can. Just get good studs on the mountain bike.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

    Tom Vernon.

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    that's just sick. in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmoline View Post
    I've been cycling around Anchorage all winter, and if I can do it anyone can. Just get good studs on the mountain bike.
    You are an inspiration!

    As for me, 52 years old, had a heart attack 7 years ago, lifelong obese couch potato....and I biked to work every day of the last several winters in Michigan.

    (Also on a MTB with studs...3 studs....the 2 tires and me)


    "Think Outside the Cage"

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    My dad had a heart attack three years younger than me now. I've been riding for around 7 years and my heart doesn't even work hard. He was an avid driver never got out of the car. I count biking & walking and semi-car free for this. My doctor hates me because I drink & smoke and i'm healthier than her 5 years younger than me. Guess cancer is my big worry but heck I'm having fun

    That picture is awsome! Thanks... Oh yea, I try to ride through the winter..just hate having to clean the bike every other week..

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    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by heywood View Post
    ... Oh yea, I try to ride through the winter..just hate having to clean the bike every other week..
    Better than cleaning ice off the car windows three times a day!


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