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    who else like riding in winter

    i love riding in these cold/snow filled days , in canada we got the best weather to really see what a bike can go through,anyone else like it, and if possible post pics of your ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colonel77
    i love riding in these cold/snow filled days , in canada we got the best weather to really see what a bike can go through,anyone else like it, and if possible post pics of your ride.


    Nobody.....?? OK, I'll be your Huckleberry

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    It can be miserable when the snow gets deep, but the past few weeks have been great. Lots of 10-20f days with clear skies



    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    winter riding

    great pics thanx for sharin

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    i didnt have a winter this year. so far
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    i love riding in the snow. The cold is tolerable with the right clothing. and the trails and parks are empty

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    I hate riding in snow -- in fact, if I have a choice, I won't do it -- but I love riding in winter

    ...although I love riding in warm weather more!

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    Winter riding is different - so it's a great break from the routine of summer. For my dollar, riding in the cold/snow beats riding the trainer every time. You can also work on your handling skills on the slick stuff. It's really win/win!

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    Nice pictures from Alaska Cosmoline Looks like a beautiful place!
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    I'm completely spoiled. This morning I went back through an alley and there's a cow moose with her calf in tow, munching on garden shrubs.
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    A cold crisp day with the sun shinning is good enough day for me.

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    On the down side sometimes my eyes freeze shut.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    I've been really appreciating the "inadvertant training" I'm getting from riding throughout the New York winter. I kept riding, only missed one weekend since September, averaging 100 miles a week...and feeling like I suck, because my average speed has dropped by 2 or 3 mph ever since the weather got cold.

    Then I read about how air density at low tempeartures can slow you down by 15 to 30% (!?!?!)

    And sure enough, on a vacation to the Arizona desert two weeks ago, my average speed was 3-5 mph FASTER than it had been back in November! So now when I go out in the cold & have what seems like a crappy ride, I just remind myself that I'm getting stronger.

    Still doesn't make me love winter riding though.

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    I love snow!

    I'll go singletrack and mountain biking in the snow.


    I'll commute in the snow (with boulders!)


    I'll even go shopping for groceries (and TP) in the snow.
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    During the last Cleveland storm I was passing traffic all the way home.
    I thought about stopping and riding the bus because the head wind and deep snow were making it very difficult to pedal (fixed gear) then I passed the bus and decided to finish the ride.

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    It's all about the wind for me.
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    I dont mind riding in the winter, or the snow. The only thing that annoys me is the days I have to take off riding due to the fact that the cars can't handle the snow. Me being able to stop on a dime on studded tires is no good if the car behind me is gonna slide and slam into me

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    Hey does this count? I just got a new road bike after a 3 year absence.
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    Riding to work today in a blizzard, was spectacular. I loved how the bright snow caped the dark branches of the trees. Sounds were muffled, and most everything was still, as I looped around an area lake. All of my favorite rides have been in the winter. Alas, some of the worst have been too. I may die, riding home through thick snow,tonight, but it will have been worth it.

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    Yo

    Sometimes i like it. Sometimes i do not .I live near chicago and ride a 16 inch wheeled Dahon classic 3 converted to a fixie with a BMx wheel a 13 t track cog and loctite red. Tires are 16 X 1.75 knobbies inflatable to 65 psi.It can be fun.

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    I'll even go shopping for groceries (and TP) in the snow.


    Great minds and all that:



    When you need to get a mass quantity of Scott tissue, you do what you gotta do.
    ''On a bicycle you're not insulated. You're in contact with the landscape and all manner of people you'd never meet if you were in a car. A fat man on a bicycle is nobody's enemy.''

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    I ride all winter long outdoors ... and now have 30 inches of snow to deal with. Woo-hoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmoline


    Great minds and all that:



    When you need to get a mass quantity of Scott tissue, you do what you gotta do.
    this is just awsome lol.

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    I like it just fine! (sorry no digital camera)

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    Winter rider here!!!!! I love to ride in a few inches of snow..makes it fun..anything past 6" makes the technical sections a bit too much (on uphills) for me!

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