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Winter Cycling Don't let snow and ice discourage you this winter. The key element to year-round cycling is proper attire! Check out this winter cycling forum to chat with other ice bike fanatics.

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Old 12-26-10, 01:56 PM   #476
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Awesome. Is that your regular winter commuter, or do you also use two-wheeled bikes? I've been intrigued with 'bent trikes ever since I read Sheldon Brown's article on his Greenspeed GT3: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/greenspeed/
I absolutely love riding it. It's my primary winter commuter for up to about 2" of snow on the roads. Over 2" or so the trike pretty much becomes a snow plow, so I use a hybrid bike with studded tires. I haven't had to resort to the bike yet because they usually do a good job keeping the roads clear.
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Old 12-26-10, 02:37 PM   #477
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Cool, do you get a lot of snow?
Usually not, but this year it started to snow early. Then the snow melted this week and now it started snowing again.
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Old 12-26-10, 08:37 PM   #478
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[video=youtube;QYQqSp7HHSc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYQqSp7HHSc[/video] [video=youtube;PJB1gMaB2aQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJB1gMaB2aQ[/video] Spent about 4 hours riding around in the snow, first time for me. Richard : )
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Old 12-27-10, 02:12 PM   #479
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My route this morning


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Old 12-27-10, 07:56 PM   #480
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My first winter build

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29er Single Speed
Used the stock Kenda tires for snow, but switched to the nokian hakkapelitta w240 for the two ice covered bridges on my commute
SKS Shockblade fenders
Shimano M324 Dual Sided SPD/Platform Pedals
Dinotte 300R Taillight with built in battery
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Old 12-27-10, 08:05 PM   #481
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Man I wish I still had my Impulse!
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Old 12-29-10, 10:19 AM   #482
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Just built this up with a SA AW hub. Works great! Probably would benefit from some studded tires though once the ice sets in.





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Old 12-29-10, 12:36 PM   #483
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Nice build, and a very nice-looking bike path. Where is that, if I may ask, and where did you buy those BikeWrappers?
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Old 12-29-10, 02:52 PM   #484
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Nice build, and a very nice-looking bike path. Where is that, if I may ask, and where did you buy those BikeWrappers?
Thanks for the compliment on my bike. The path is actually a closed road near my apartment in Columbus, Ohio. The bikewrappers were a Christmas present that I had asked for. Their website is www.bikewrappers.com and they sell three different ones with different designs on the flip side of the reflective side. They're 45.00 US.
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Old 12-31-10, 09:26 PM   #485
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haves started my blue ridge parkway tour

haves started my blue ridge parkway tour. Still in Ohio today. But have already started posting some good snow biking photos.

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Old 01-01-11, 10:35 PM   #486
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Old 01-01-11, 11:37 PM   #487
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Just about to head home after spending the evening riding... a little fresh snow and some warm winds made for a wonderful ride down but it looks like a blizzard is brewing.

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Standlight on the bike... not so bright.



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A little oasis of light...


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Old 01-04-11, 12:29 PM   #488
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Old 01-04-11, 12:37 PM   #489
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frozen eyeballs?

Oh, and I'm jealous of all your snow.
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Old 01-04-11, 12:41 PM   #490
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frozen eyeballs?

Oh, and I'm jealous of all your snow.
It has been downright balmy this week... almost got up to freezing yesterday.
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Old 01-04-11, 03:00 PM   #491
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Here is the progress on my bike;









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Old 01-04-11, 09:19 PM   #492
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Old 01-04-11, 11:15 PM   #493
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Oh, and I'm jealous of all your snow.
No envy for my mad trackstanding abilities ?

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Old 01-04-11, 11:16 PM   #494
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Old 01-05-11, 07:45 AM   #495
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I thought you were prepping yourself for Bodyworlds
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Old 01-05-11, 10:03 AM   #496
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No real change from last year. I usually take the fenders off but I was lazy.
Wherever that photo was taken is just beautiful. Can we get some more pictures of the area? (and the bike too).
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Old 01-05-11, 01:17 PM   #497
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Wherever that photo was taken is just beautiful. Can we get some more pictures of the area? (and the bike too).
Well since I'm home sick and completely bored so here ya go!










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Old 01-05-11, 02:29 PM   #498
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heres the bike i have been using this winter. it has worked good.
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Old 01-05-11, 02:46 PM   #499
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Old 01-05-11, 03:17 PM   #500
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lol. that is pretty much what it is right now. a whole bunch of rust. would you believe that most of the parts on this bike were installed brand new before winter?
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