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    crzylry
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    Snow/Ice Racing techniques

    Tomorrow will be my 3rd cross race. The weather calls for 2-4 inches of snow on top of 2-3 already down with temps. of 24f. The course appears to be mainly flat with alot of grass humps. I just picked up some spikes for the shoes. Anybody have some tricks and techniques? Help me out.
    Thanks

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    crzylry
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    Okay, so no answers. Race over. What did I learn? Spikes, low tire pressure, the soft snow sucks you in, lean the bike more than you think. Every one I spoke with had at least one crash. Bikes flying sideways all the time, wild race, frozen fingers and toes. Mid-pack finish 31 of 78. Season is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyvalley View Post
    Okay, so no answers. Race over. What did I learn? Spikes, low tire pressure, the soft snow sucks you in, lean the bike more than you think. Every one I spoke with had at least one crash. Bikes flying sideways all the time, wild race, frozen fingers and toes. Mid-pack finish 31 of 78. Season is done.
    sounds like you had fun. Too bad the season's over - at least here in Ohio it is. Boo Hoo

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    crzylry
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    There is still Nationals if you hurry. Starts tomorrow and not too far from Ohio

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