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    still commuting...... Brian T's Avatar
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    idiabike challenge

    Does anybody here do this race?

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    Last edited by Brian T; 10-30-08 at 04:28 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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    I haven't done it yet, but I have been eyeing the Susitna for years. Maybe one day!!

    http://www.susitna100.com/

    Are you doing it?

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    That looks cool. I've always wanted to do a winter race. Too bad I live in So Cal.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian T View Post
    That looks cool. I've always wanted to do a winter race. Too bad I live in So Cal.
    There's nothing that says you can travel up there!

    If you haven't spent much time cycling in winter conditions, I'd recommend going with the Susitna before trying the Iditabike (http://www.alaskaultrasport.com/) The Iditabike is either 350 or 1100 miles long. The Susitna is only 100 miles.

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    100 miles sounds a lot better to start with. I haven't rode in the snow or ice, so I'm sure I would suck. I've ridden in lots of rain, but that’s two extremely different environments.
    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    I saw a guy riding without bars the other day. Cheapo MTB. He was riding holding onto the stem.
    Now that i think about, he couldnt have had any brakes working either.
    Nothing safer than no bars, no brakes on a freewheeled bike.

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