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    The weather is finally nice now but I can't...

    The weather is finally nice now but I can't commute yet because of projects out of town. My commute has changed again due to moving the office to another part of the city. It is much better for me...
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    ^I find this is a really good way to look at. It...

    ^I find this is a really good way to look at. It makes a lot of sense. I share the lane all the time and filter up to the front in straight ahead lanes only if possible. Even if I stop at a light and...
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    Absolutely. I have the PB Cascadias too and they...

    Absolutely. I have the PB Cascadias too and they have lived through a few Maine winters. Tough, no rattles, stay in place and best of all keeps me dry and clean.
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    I don't like riding crappy bikes so I use full...

    I don't like riding crappy bikes so I use full coverage fenders which helps keep most of the crud off my winter commuter. If I ride in slush then it gets all over the bike anyway. I rinse it off with...
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    The January thaw continues. Black ice in places...

    The January thaw continues. Black ice in places but mostly just wet. The shoulders of the road have returned to almost normal and the MUP section is clean of snow. 33degF and a very pleasant commute...
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    Your doing better than I am. With either hard...

    Your doing better than I am. With either hard rain or well below 0degF and having to drive to remote sites for job assignments, I haven't commuted much yet this year. Planning on it tomorrow morning...
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    Same thing for me. We are so close that our...

    Same thing for me. We are so close that our weather is exactly the same. I think I can try it again tomorrow also as it looks like another decent day. Salut' my friend.
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    The shoulder of the roadways and bike lanes are...

    The shoulder of the roadways and bike lanes are now covered by large snow banks and the MUP and sidewalks in the city are closed or in very bad shape. No more commuting for now. I can only ride in...
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    I never have felt the drag in the morning...

    I never have felt the drag in the morning commute. I arrive in good shape almost every time except if I had to ride in snow. The trip home at night is all together a different thing. I start to feel...
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    Oh, not so good. Still not riding, wind chill is...

    Oh, not so good. Still not riding, wind chill is 29 deg. below 0 right now and more snow again. I am not kidding around, more snow again, really?. We are knee deep in it now. I thought I left that...
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    The fastest rolling tires I found are the Nokian...

    The fastest rolling tires I found are the Nokian W106 studded tires. As far as studded tires goes, these are about the best for ice and feature minimal rolling resistance as compared to other more...
  12. Thread: Record Lows

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    I also have gone in as low as 0F but its not much...

    I also have gone in as low as 0F but its not much fun anymore below that. I haven't taken the bike out for over 2 weeks now.
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    Thanks and good to hear you didn't lose power....

    Thanks and good to hear you didn't lose power. Can you remember back in 98 how bad that was? I think in your area it was devastating. Very bad here too. Doesn't look good here for the rest of this...
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    Ever since the 23rd its been a nightmare here....

    Ever since the 23rd its been a nightmare here. Lost power due to ice storm and spent the whole week tending a portable generator just to keep the house from freezing and we stayed comfortable for the...
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    I use the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 26in on a...

    I use the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 26in on a rigid MTB for winter use. I love them so far, used 2 seasons, and still perform like new.
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    Last nights commute took on a slightly different...

    Last nights commute took on a slightly different route. The MUP/sidewalk I generally use for a 2 mile stretch in a high traffic area was not passable with the bike. The city ran the snowblower over...
  17. Thread: Winter Footwear

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    I fully understand your perspective. I experience...

    I fully understand your perspective. I experience that on occasion also. The 10pm ride through small town streets with all the Christmas lights, a light fresh snow and not a car in sight comes to...
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    Finally a decent ride in today. 15F and calm....

    Finally a decent ride in today. 15F and calm. That time of year has arrived where I have to ride in the traveled lane as there is snow on the shoulder. The traffic was fairly forgiving allowing me...
  19. Thread: Ice! Ice! Baby!

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    Vanilla Ice has gone Amish. Heh Heh

    Vanilla Ice has gone Amish. Heh Heh
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    A light dry snow is manageable up to an inch or...

    A light dry snow is manageable up to an inch or so. Any more than that if tracked down by cars etc. gets very treacherous. You can be going along and your front wheel darts all over and floats then...
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    The winter cycling boots are very expensive. If...

    The winter cycling boots are very expensive. If you have a long commute 10+ miles one way and you plan to go all winter in very cold temps then they are worth it. I broke down and got some this year...
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    I hear ya. I really do not go below 0F. I'm...

    I hear ya. I really do not go below 0F. I'm impressed you even attempted it. I tried that once last winter when it was that cold and I never made it. If I had all my snowmobiling gear on, it would...
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    This is the longest and coldest and snowiest...

    This is the longest and coldest and snowiest stretch of weather I have seen in these parts in over 5 years. Global Warming, (Only on the polar cap I guess). Anyway, enough complaining, No commuting...
  24. Yes, it is and a brutal one to say the least....

    Yes, it is and a brutal one to say the least. 12in of fresh snow and -4degF, much lower wind chill to boot. Terrible if not outright dangerous commuting weather today. Put the bike away for now....
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    Its not your tires. Those are very good with the...

    Its not your tires. Those are very good with the Kevlar and the extra Kevlar strip. So, the area your in is the problem, I don't really have an answer for that but I would hate to ride in an area...
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