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  1. I use Nokian studded tires for ice, they are...

    I use Nokian studded tires for ice, they are great, just like riding on pavement.

    Here is a link to Speedway Cycles in Anchorage Alaska, USA. They are some pretty tough winter snow and ice...
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    I have one on my Santa Cruz Juliana and it's...

    I have one on my Santa Cruz Juliana and it's perfect...but I'm a girl who weighs in at 130 lbs. I ride a lot and on rough back country but not drops. Adjusting the 3 air chambers isn't hard, a pump...
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    Ok Guys, Here is a woman's perspective who was...

    Ok Guys, Here is a woman's perspective who was pretty much in the same postition as the OP's wife.

    Riding a piece of crap is NOT the way to inspire the love of this sport. That is how I started...
  4. Responding to the posts about contact lenses: ...

    Responding to the posts about contact lenses: Only good if you are in "warmer" temps. I have had my contacts FREEZE TO MY EYES twice when I took my glasses off due to fog. It's pretty painful and...
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    I have CliMitts and go bare handed in about 15...

    I have CliMitts and go bare handed in about 15 degree temps with nothing else needed.
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    ski goggles, fit them over your helmet. They are...

    ski goggles, fit them over your helmet. They are made to fit over snowboarding and snowmachine helmets, you shouldn't have any problems.

    Just this weekend, my contacts freeze-dried to my eyes...
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    I actually have found some decent stuff at...

    I actually have found some decent stuff at Walmart in the women's sports section. As for a windproof/waterproof jacket with pit zips, that higher end stuff and probably no real way around a higher...
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    Sticky: Well...I'm Alaskan born and raised...more used to...

    Well...I'm Alaskan born and raised...more used to cold than heat. Plus, you only feel the cold for a few seconds, then numbness takes over and all is good :roflmao:
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    Yep, it's call Cat Crap (really). And if you do...

    Yep, it's call Cat Crap (really). And if you do stop, take off your glasses, goggles immediately. Just be sure not to breath on them as you do it or they will frost over. Or you could get an...
  10. Or you can make your own studded tires with...

    Or you can make your own studded tires with longer studs than the Nokian, such as sheet rock screws or something like that. I think there are posts here about homemade studded tires.

    I have...
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    I always have a balaclava or neck gator in cold...

    I always have a balaclava or neck gator in cold weather, breathing through that warms the air before it gets to the lung, no problems unless the fabric freezes over from the moisture in my breath....
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    I like cold better than hot. It's much easier to...

    I like cold better than hot. It's much easier to get/stay warm than it is to cool off.

    But when it comes to tubing, warmer is better

    ...
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    Yeah, things don't work right in those temps, a...

    Yeah, things don't work right in those temps, a geared bike becomes a single speed. People become Abominable Snowmen

    I have some may layers on in this picture, I could hardly pedal. Also, the...
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    did you have goggles on?? Don't go out without...

    did you have goggles on?? Don't go out without them. That sounds awful!! I had my contact freeze in my eyes this fall. I didn't really feel anything until I got into work, I took them out and had...
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    The Matanuska Winds are GREAT when they are at...

    The Matanuska Winds are GREAT when they are at your back, no need to pedal. Into the wind is an excercise in pain and insanity.
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    I have CliMitts. I used a lightweight glove...

    I have CliMitts. I used a lightweight glove under them. Sometimes I use just those cheap Xmart stretch gloves as my hands can occasionally get too warm with the CliMitts. I found a post from a...
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    North Pole is a town below Fairbanks Alaska ...

    North Pole is a town below Fairbanks Alaska

    I'm in Palmer Alaska, Matuanuska Valley. It is a drier than Anchorage as it's more inland and a little colder. We get to about 30 below sometimes. ...
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    Sticky: I'm not really hardcore, I'm pretty wimpy...

    I'm not really hardcore, I'm pretty wimpy compared to the guys, but being a girl, I can get away with it.

    I don't know if there are any made specifically for drop bars. There are pogies used for...
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    Sticky: Just a group of insane locals who ride in the...

    Just a group of insane locals who ride in the cold, then drink beer and tell lies around a custom made burn barrel which has bicycle cut-outs for airflow. Fun is had by all
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    Sticky: Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect...

    Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect for temps below freezing. Maybe it's just an Alaskan/Canadian thang.
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    Sticky: http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/jovian7/cr...

    http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/jovian7/croppedmoosedrewlride.jpg

    My Kona with studded Nokian tires. I'm getting wider wheels built for better snow floatation
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    I use regular hiking boots with think wool socks....

    I use regular hiking boots with think wool socks. As stated before, you really must have adequete room, loose is better than tight. Putting chemical handwarmers at the base of your ankle/top of your...
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    The owner of the local bike shop has set up you...

    The owner of the local bike shop has set up you up on a direct deposit account: a portion of your paycheck automatically goes to the bike shop

    The owner of the bike shop and his wife give you...
  24. Thread: gloves

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    I use pogies, down to negative temps with a light...

    I use pogies, down to negative temps with a light glove underneath. My pogies are made to be used with bar ends or not. Heavier gloves if necessary, but normally just a light insulated pair of...
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    Very nice pictures! Looks like a GREAT ride! We...

    Very nice pictures! Looks like a GREAT ride! We are buried under snow where I live (Alaska)
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