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    Night Rides are good food

    Air Temp = 7F
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    Riding @ night in the snow on singletrack = priceless!


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    Priceless indeed:


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    That looks like it would be fun. Too bad it rarely snows like that here in Atlanta.

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    You are correct Sir!

    Those who have know

    Those who haven't don't know what they're missing and should

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    not to be a detail stickler, but that chain looks awful rusty. Anyway, night rides are a blast. I did one a little bit ago in a city park where they were having horse drawn carriage rides through the park to look at Christmas lights. Talk about the funny looks, as a bunch of guys in tights on mountain bikes with lights strapped to their heads goes riding by. Oh, and it was about 20 degrees out, adding to their confusion.

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    One of my favourite parts of winter riding are the trips through the woods. I often do these trips in the dark with lights. Most of the time I ride around 6 or 7 o'clock at night on the way home so I met the rare person walking their dog or someone just taking a second to have a peaceful moment by themselves.

    One ride that comes to mind was one I did about 3 years ago at 2 o'clock in the morning. It was well around -15 celsius but the river hadn't frozen over completely yet. I recall going by a flock of geese that were hidden in the woods near the river. As they heard me coming they took off and landed in the water. I can still vividly recall the sound of one particular goose "yelling" at me as I went by. He/She wasn't pleased AT ALL with their cold awakening.

    Of course this was later balanced off by the sudden adrenaline rush of almost going swimming just before I reached the pavement for the last little bit home.

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    I'm fortunate in that I work until midnight. There is nothing more wonderful than riding on deserted streets and lakes with only the crunch of snow under tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trekkie820
    not to be a detail stickler, but that chain looks awful rusty.
    Damn, I was hoping that nobody would notice! I neglected to wipe it down after my last ride, and that's what you get ... ugly! The simplicity of the single speed kept it going! She really needs a little work, I just can't bear to have her down.

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    Nice Pics , Riding in the Snow and Ice is awesome

    Being thursday , means we were out Mt Biking . there were 4 of us tonight , Me , IF_rider , Steve_B and Ben-o .Steve_b and Ben-o had just gotten some studded snow tires so we made sure we found some ice !

    But it was a Balmy 18 degrees when we started , but once we got moving we didn't feel cold anymore.

    while we got ready to go , My son loves to come out and ride around with us till we leave he even rides up the hill with us be fore returning home and off to bed.

    any way here he is playing in the snow before we hoit the trails




    well we entered the woods and since it has been cold ,we took th e swamp enterance 100 Yards of YUcky swap usually , tonight choppy ice . the studs were put to the test early .

    any way I didn't get a lot of pictures we kept moving so as to stay warm. any way this rock is usually not that challenging , tonight covered with snow it was a little tougher .

    Ben-o goes on up .



    Steve _b's turn



    The Nemba rock Bridge was a LOT mpre challenging tonight !

    IF_rider , try One



    Try 2



    Steve _B doing a little roller .



    Ben-o on a small decent.



    And those are al the pics I have for tonights riide it was 15 degrees when we got back. and we had a blast.

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    Awesome dude! I’ve ridden in snow yesterday on my MTB slicks. That was one dumb idea. Fell once, was ok though…

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    I noticed the camel pack.Does the "liquid" freeze on you? Looks like you're well geared up.Are you wearing a snow board helmet and winter bike shoes? Looks like you had fun, great pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristoff
    I noticed the camel pack.Does the "liquid" freeze on you? Looks like you're well geared up.Are you wearing a snow board helmet and winter bike shoes? Looks like you had fun, great pics.
    Yes the Camel Back freezing is a problem , you have to remeber to blow the water back through the hose into the pack. and when the water level in the ballder get low it does start to freeze on you.


    Actually that is not a Snowboard helmet , we find using BMX helmets is better in the winter, and duct tape covering what little venting they have.

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    Awesome pix, Splat! I'm waiting for the day when I'll be successful in convincing some of my mtb crew to ride with me in the snow so that I can get some action shots also.

    Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat
    Yes the Camel Back freezing is a problem , you have to remeber to blow the water back through the hose into the pack. and when the water level in the ballder get low it does start to freeze on you.


    Actually that is not a Snowboard helmet , we find using BMX helmets is better in the winter, and duct tape covering what little venting they have.
    You must of been happy you wore the shin guards and does your wife think you're nuts like mine for riding in he winter?

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    Cool pix by all!

    i just knocked down a nasty cold and the day i decide to have major oral surgery, boom,Chicago gets hit with a major snow storm........And, i am forbidden to do any biking for the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cristoff
    You must of been happy you wore the shin guards and does your wife think you're nuts like mine for riding in he winter?

    Yes Shin Gaurds == Good !

    My wife and My Neighbors think we are all nuts !!( we start out from in front of my house )

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    Quote Originally Posted by splat
    Yes Shin Gaurds == Good !
    My wife and My Neighbors think we are all nuts !!
    Quote Originally Posted by splat
    we find using BMX helmets is better in the winter, and duct tape covering what little venting they have.
    Yeah, I love my BMX helmet! No breezes on the head. Hey at least you have some protective gear on. If it keeps snowing, I'm sure more people will come out! Enjoy!
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