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    ice biking is awesome!

    i would love to be able to hop on a bike and just ride in the coldest of cold days with wind ripping and snow beating down. thats what i love about bikes unlike crappy cars that wussify winter. Anyone can jump into a heated machine and drive. it takes a MAN to ride a bike in 40 mph gusts and snowing.

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    I'm with you but I think there are some woMEN who do it too.

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    I ultimately find bikes more reliable than cars in the winter. Unless you keep your car in a heated garage, a bike probably has a better chance of working when it's extremely cold outside. They are obviously a lot better on ice (with studded tires), and can manage a similar amount of snow as cars can. If you get stuck or find an impassible part of the road. You can just dismount and go around or through (unlike a car.) The main problem I find in the winter is sharing the narrow, slippery roadways with motorists.

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    Only problem is if you're late for work you can't claim that it wouldn't start!
    Devinci Millenium Roadie with the Flight Deck, wireless OCMC100W Cateye ODO, Garmin 660 GPS,
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanf View Post
    Only problem is if you're late for work you can't claim that it wouldn't start!
    Try "had to take the bike since my car would not start..". for sure they are going to be impressed you did not just stay at home.

    For sure it is a lot easyer to hop on the bike that to get rid of thick layers of ice on the car windows and start it up.

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