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    The circular ice circles are from openwater...

    The circular ice circles are from openwater smashing the iceflows together. We see them all the time when running diving charters out on Lake Michigan in the winter time. They can go on for miles...
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    MSN tourist, I've ridden all of the trails you...

    MSN tourist,

    I've ridden all of the trails you mentioned with my kids on my 700cc road tandem without incident. The cheese country trail is another animal all together and not rideable without...
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    I tried that this past summer and had to bail on...

    I tried that this past summer and had to bail on the cheese country trail after 11 miles. The trail was too rough for my mountain bike with 1.5" tires and four panniers. I fell a couple times,...
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    Sticky: My new Christmas present - Pugsley necromancer....

    My new Christmas present - Pugsley necromancer. Blows away any other water bike I've used over the years. I won't win any races on this thing, but I'm already riding in way more difficult conditions...
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    Tired out a necro pug at my local shop and...

    Tired out a necro pug at my local shop and compared it to my normal winter ride with studded tires. I was pretty darn impressesed with how it handled in all of our fresh snow, crud, and ice compared...
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    Made my decision! I got a nice price on a surly...

    Made my decision! I got a nice price on a surly necromancer and, along with my trade in, got the price down enough for my wife to agree with me that I deserved a new bike. :love:

    After a few test...
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    I got a chance to try a necro pugsley in the snow...

    I got a chance to try a necro pugsley in the snow today. First I went for a ride on my current winter bike with 2.0 studded tires first and then I went over the route with the Pug. I couldn't believe...
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    MadCityCycilist, How do you find the fatbike...

    MadCityCycilist,

    How do you find the fatbike works on our ice? I'm running 2.0 studded tired right now and am thinking of making the leap to a fatbike for snow, mud, and sand, but was wondering...
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    That's what I had them do with my Big Dummy. I...

    That's what I had them do with my Big Dummy. I planned the same route with any other Surly bike I looked at. If all I need is bigger rubber on a standard mountain bike I guess I could always put some...
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    Seeing as this is Wisconsin, and not Colorado,...

    Seeing as this is Wisconsin, and not Colorado, full squishy seems overkill- especially for touring. If I lived someplace with actual mountains I might think different.

    I'm also not worried about...
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    I used to use a Giant TCX cross bike for some...

    I used to use a Giant TCX cross bike for some light touring and it worked fine for all of the crushed gravel and forest road trails that I would normally ride. What I came across on this ATV trail...
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    ATV trail bike options

    I normally tour (2-3 day jaunts really) with my family. My Big Dummy or the tandem (with child's stoker) seem to fit the bill pretty well for those journeys. However, I found myself with some...
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    OK, it sounds like I shot myself in he foot on...

    OK, it sounds like I shot myself in he foot on this one. My shorts where still wet from washing them the night before when i set off on my ride that day. I guess the quick-dry hiking short/underwear...
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    Interesting thought on that. I've been riding...

    Interesting thought on that. I've been riding Brooks B17's on three different bikes with varying amounts of break-in time for each one. I normally wear quick dry hiking shorts with quick-dry hiking...
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    I'm just wondering what kind of shorts everyone...

    I'm just wondering what kind of shorts everyone else is using with their B17's. I, normally, use hiking shorts with nylon travel underwear with pretty good results, but on a short tour I did last...
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    As soon as school let out a friend of mine and I...

    As soon as school let out a friend of mine and I took our kids on a three day tour across western Wisconsin from Reedsburg to Perrot State park. It was one series of trails after another that all...
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    I was thinking of doing a loop starting in...

    I was thinking of doing a loop starting in Madison along the Military Ridge trail, connecting to the Cheese Country trail, and ending up on the Badger rock trail. I'd be riding either my Big Dummy,...
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    I bought a recumbent tray to attach onto my standard Yakima roof bike rack. That's was long enough to accommodate my big dummy, and since the front wheel comes off an the fork locks in I always felt...
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    I've had a an xtracycle for the past 5 years and...

    I've had a an xtracycle for the past 5 years and upgraded to a Big Dummy this past summer. I used a Burley trailer when my kids were smaller and then moved my daughter up the back of the Xtracycle...
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    I used to use a set of these for XC-skiing: http://www.backcountry.com/patagonia-active-wind-brief-mens
    There's a wind panel in the front to help keep things warm.

    These days I use a nice pair of...
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    I made the same mistake two days ago, but I...

    I made the same mistake two days ago, but I wasn't as lucky as you.

    I decided that it was warm and dry enough to not need my studded tires so I went without. Most of my ride was uneventful, but...
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    Sticky: My wife and I just got back from a 10 day trip to...

    My wife and I just got back from a 10 day trip to Italy. I loved the fact that I never had to drive a car once- and wished we could have suck an efficient train system back here.

    I also was...
  23. I bought an Xtracycle 5 years ago and have used...

    I bought an Xtracycle 5 years ago and have used it so much I decided to upgrade to a Big Dummy a couple of weeks ago. Over the years I've owned plenty of different road and mountain bikes, but the...
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    Finally upgraded to A Big Dummy after 5 years of...

    Finally upgraded to A Big Dummy after 5 years of riding an Xtracycle. 215020

    Jon
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    How wide are you running them??

    How wide are you running them??
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