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    Have You Ridden in the Snow Yet?

    We got about 3 inches of snow yesterday and went for a ride at Alum Creek State Park. It was awesome. Looking forward to more winter riding. Has anyone else been out in the snow yet? It made me wonder… what's the deepest snow you've tried to ride in?

    Check out some of the photos from our ride!
    http://quickdirt.com/2013/12/15/ridi...overed-trails/
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    The Pug and I have ridden through 8 - 10 inches of snow...

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    Yes.


    And damn you, Sixty Fiver - it was your fat bike pics which drove me over the edge...


    Though I ride every winter we get snow, until the point it gets too deep/crusty/post-holed by hikers. Then the running shoes/snowshoes come out
    The Fatty is looking to shake things up a bit, however.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Only twice, but loved it. Planned a trip up to Wales (6 hour drive for us). It was snowing but we went as time of work and accomodation had already been sorted. The snow was about a foot deep, but the trails over Wales are very wet (moving water, so the trails weren't too frozen) and had already a couple of riders through it, loads more fun than I expected!
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    Had a snow ride Fri, Sat & Sun. Up a bit north of you, near Youngstown. Conditions were great Fri & Sat - not so much today.

    Still, better to get out and ride than to sit on the couch.

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    My very first gravity race, back in 2001, was a dual slalom in the snow . . .




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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Yes.

    Though I ride every winter we get snow, until the point it gets too deep/crusty/post-holed by hikers. Then the running shoes/snowshoes come out
    The Fatty is looking to shake things up a bit, however.
    I love the fat tire bike photo. I am writing an article about fat tire bikes. Can I use that in the article?
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    Snow riding is a fact of life here at this time of the year... I whipped this up over a couple of hours yesterday and today.



    A bike this old needs bullmoose bars, these are Nittos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Snow riding is a fact of life here at this time of the year... I whipped this up over a couple of hours yesterday and today.
    That's a sweet ride. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my rigid frame and fork. Would have been a good use for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayCompass View Post
    That's a sweet ride. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my rigid frame and fork. Would have been a good use for it.
    I built up another old Raleigh at the co-op a few weeks ago and it too had bull moose bars but was really small... this frame had been collecting dust and a little rust and as it was the right size and I had all the parts I needed, I built up a retro mountain bike for winter cruising and in the nicer months I will probably run it as a singlespeed and rock the multi use trails.

    It rides really well and tracks beautifully in the snow and slush... the benefits of a longer wheelbase and slack frame angles.

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    I've had my black bacon fat [bike] for two months now. This past weekend was the first time it's snowed, so I had to get it out. True to the reputation, it's very good in the snow, but not nearly as invincible as I'd expected.

    It's held up quite well so far, other than some small toolfree trim adjustment on the RD, I haven't had to do a thing.

    We got about 6" (my pedals were scraping the top of the snow) on Saturday night, so I took it for a spin around town. Definitely got some weird looks.

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    I just built this Troll up and luckily we have had a bit of snow. http://
    P1090991 by DennisLitto, on Flickr http://
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    P1100210 by DennisLitto, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by iforgotmename View Post
    I just built this Troll up and luckily we have had a bit of snow.
    What city was that in?
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    winter commute







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    Quote Originally Posted by StrayCompass View Post
    What city was that in?
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    Beautiful day on Saturday -- high of 32 with not a cloud in the sky -- after some light snow on Thursday night.

    May your tires or beer never be flat.

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    Tried it for the first time on new years, loved it! 1526211_10152193432822578_1934767935_n.jpg

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    Has anyone tried to ride in the polar vortex? What is the coldest temperature you have ridden in? Post photos. What do you have to wear to ride in these frigid temperatures?
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    Have I ridden in the snow yet?



    I'm sitting here with 8 stitches in my leg from my last snow ride, so I have nothing better to do than post tons of pics to this thread.



    Only a little bit of snow here.



    Fat bike crew is on the prowl in a little more snow.



    Rail trail commuting action



    Taking a break after a long snowy bushwhack



    By some water



    It was 9 deg F when we started this ride, cold for PA!



    Getting some nice interaction between the sun and the ice on the trees.



    At the lake



    Above the lake

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    We have now snow here in Washington :-(
    I ride it -like I stole it :-)

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    Yes!

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