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    just had to stop and say hi to the boy's

    (http://s170.photobucket.com/albums/u...=easylivun.jpg) just had to stop and say hi to the boys and tell them i would see them more often in a few short months, when i go by them now it's still dark and i don't think they see me! enjoy!

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    That's a Kickbike, right? What kind of winter do you have there, is it possible for you to kick your way throughout the year?

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    Um, wow. Is that one of those sub-15 pound bikes?
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha
    That's a Kickbike, right? What kind of winter do you have there, is it possible for you to kick your way throughout the year?

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    Yes, it's a kickbike, my summer ride,as far a kicking in the winter,if you had the cross country model and are 40 years younger than i am, you could probably do it! You are in contack with the road all the time with your feet, so if its slippery its not a smart thing to do,also the wind in the winter will kill you because your in a stand up configuration,you catch it all/but for summer, they are great..i have a little over 7,000 miles on mine and love it, ive did two MS150's with it and go 40 mile routes on a regular outing.They have a new one this year called the G4, but i haven't seen it yet! You think a single speed is tough? jump on one of these bad boys!My heart rate stayes in the 150-160 range for 2+hours, and im 62!

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    Formerly Known as Newbie Juha's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vger285
    You are in contack with the road all the time with your feet, so if its slippery its not a smart thing to do[...]
    Fortunately, the same company makes the Kickspark: http://www.kickbike.fi/index.php?mid=93. You do need some kind of studs in your soles though, especially if you're going to race on ice (which is FUN from what I hear).

    I'm impressed at your mileage. Maybe I'll get there one day... on my regular bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vger285
    they are great..i have a little over 7,000 miles on mine and love it, ive did two MS150's with it and go 40 mile routes on a regular outing.
    Holy cow! Got any pictures of you riding it?

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    I saw the title to this thread & thought this was going to be a question about male parts!

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    Somebody help me with the Winter Cycling part of this thread. I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    Somebody help me with the Winter Cycling part of this thread. I don't get it.
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    (when i go by them now it's still dark and i don't think they see me! enjoy!) AS in Winter riding/no sunlight/as in same time same place but riding in the dark! as in winter riding! Some people see the trees, some people see the forest! Is the water bottle half full? or half empty?dosen's matter, it's still winter riding!

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    Is that a fancy scooter?

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    It's a scooter,i don't know about fancy,but it is the real deal,no seat on this baby! you push ,it goes,you don't work,it stay's put! that simple!

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    See the Kickbike site for details:

    http://www.kickbike.fi

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    I have seen kick-sleds like this on frozen lakes and ponds here. they had large skate like blades on them. I think they bought them in Finland? looks like fun to me.
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    Yep, the kick-sled has been in use here since late 19th century. It was originally developed in Sweden. These guys however have upgraded the design, making it less utility oriented and gearing it towards exercise. The record for a (metric) century is a bit over 3,5 hours. The thin skate like blade you saw is for pure ice, there's also a tad wider general blade for ice and hard packed snow, and a plastic "ski" attachment to the blade for softer snow.

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    Why not ride a bike? Seems like a bike would be a lot more efficient.

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    Why crosscountry ski? why not just downhill? lot more efficient,must be something else?hummmm?

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