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    Creekin'

    Anyone else in the northern regions of the world ride frozen creeks/rivers in the winter?


    Just did one of the best rides of my life, ~3 miles of frozen creek/snowshoe trail and a couple hundred feet of vert. drop at night solo.

    Crashed twice, both were foot-downs off the trail into 3' of powder at less than 5mph.

    We are going to hopefully bring the video cameras out on Sat. and capture it.



    ^^^^^^^^^
    this same creek, but frozen

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    Make sure to post that video, I would love to see it!

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    that rules.

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    No but it sounds like a blast! Are you doing it fixed or ss?
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    so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    No but it sounds like a blast! Are you doing it fixed or ss?
    I did it on my fixed cross bike, with 35c studded tires. Running 38x17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    I did it on my fixed cross bike, with 35c studded tires. Running 38x17.
    lol, should be 35mm.

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    i'm so glad this thread is about this and not someone misspelling and whining about a creak in the cranks or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    i'm so glad this thread is about this and not someone misspelling and whining about a creak in the cranks or something.
    That's what I expected as well, but this is so much more awesome.

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    i expected the same too, ha!

    man, that looks like some fun ****. i'm thinking about an mtb trip to the upper peninsula of michigan this summer, but this idea makes me want to go right now!

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    This looks like the most fun thing ever. I think I'm going to need to take a trip out to Pennsylvania where this would be a possibility...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post



    ^^^^^^^^^
    this same creek, but frozen
    are you sure that's frozen? it just looks like a long exposure...

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    i think he's saying that's a picture of the creek, he's riding it when it's frozen
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    Bad-Ass

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    daaang, that sounds amazing. difficult but amazing. props, cant wait to see a vid
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    i think he's saying that's a picture of the creek, he's riding it when it's frozen
    lol good call.

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    Yes, video please.

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    Definitely video--that sounds so cool I'm almost sorry it's 50F and sunny here today.

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    50? psh. mid 60s here. I did get insanely muddy riding cx in the rain last friday.

    either way, this is the best thread in ss/fg right now for the sole fact it makes me jealous that you get to ride through things I never do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
    are you sure that's frozen? it just looks like a long exposure...
    A bit hard to mistake long exposure with ice when you're riding it.

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    how slick is it riding on a frozen creek? looks fun regardless.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXif6IwPcc&fmt=18


    Temps jumped about 30F from last ride, did it anyway in the sloppy snow.
    Last edited by ianjk; 01-31-09 at 07:07 PM.

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    haha that looks like a blast! I think I may have to find some frozen creeks near me to bomb down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianjk View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXif6IwPcc&fmt=18


    Temps jumped about 30F from last ride, did it anyway in the sloppy snow.
    love the riverdales theme

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    Quote Originally Posted by plaq View Post
    love the riverdales theme
    Thanks. Once the temps drop, we will do some high speed runs... yesterday was like trying to ride through 2 inches sand on top of glass. Once it drops around 0F it is like riding on a dirt road.

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