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Old 03-08-08, 05:20 AM   #1
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Holy Guacamole!

Holy Guacamole! Bat Man, its up over my bottom bracket! i don't even think i can turn the crank? now what do i do?????
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Old 03-08-08, 06:51 AM   #2
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Holy Guacamole! Bat Man, its up over my bottom bracket! i don't even think i can turn the crank? now what do i do?????
drink coffee, eat chilli, watch movie's....that's my plan.
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Thats it, im getting my cross country ski's out, gonna dust them off and go out and buggie!! hope i still remember how!!!
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Easy for you

Easy for you to say(walk) you can always go out with HANNU or ALPO and go kickbiking!!!!! or Kicksleading/you got all those choices!!!
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Low gear, lean back, spin, sweat, give up in a 1/4 mile, fall over, make snow angel.
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Low gear, lean back, spin, sweat, give up in a 1/4 mile, fall over, make snow angel.
I did just that earlier this year. I must say though that making the now angel did make me feel better. Thankfully we only had snow like that on one of my commuting days this year
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Easy for you to say(walk) you can always go out with HANNU or ALPO and go kickbiking!!!!! or Kicksleading/you got all those choices!!!
Look, I ride in pretty rad conditions sometimes in the winter (I really do invest in my equip), but if the snow is up to the BB and is actually that soft, well, I fold up my pride and do the good 'ol walk and push (the bike), until I reach a more cyclible spot.

It sucks orangutan balls, I know, but it's the only way to get from point A to point B in the conditions described


EDIT: I wholeheartedly support the "make snow angel" approach. Won't get you far, but it's sometimes the last resort to salvage sanity. And you kinda need that.

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tHE SKI'S WORKED OUT PRETTY GOOD, OF COURSE IT FEELS LIKE MY ARMS ARE GOING TO FALL OFF! LEGS FEEL GOOD,IM GONNA HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN TOMORROW.
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[Holy Guacamole! ]

I'm taking my folder to Cabo.
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the ski"s did there job again today,went about an hour...looks like the snow is melting late today so i can get my mountain bike tomorrow( the footbike is in the lbs getting a new carbon fork)when it gets warmer all __ll is gonna break loose!!
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Major beating oin Montreal, QC.... not going to even try it on the bike tomorrow....
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