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Old 01-22-05, 12:18 PM   #1
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Learned something new

Ok this morning we got hit with a major dump of snow I work for my brother he came over early to offer me a ride to work I thought this was kinda weird because he rides his bike rain snow sleet and has for 10 plus years me this is my first real winter season so I tell him hes a sissy and IM going to ride my bike well my ride was half ride half walk and a lot of work I guess I should listen to my elder from now on I will

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How far did you have to go? What happened? It seems like it should be slow going but very doable.
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i only had to go 2.5 miles but the rodes where not plowed yet but all cut up by cars i let a bunch of air out of my tires still it was hard
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What kind of bike?

Who knows, maybe I'll be singing a different tune by tomorrow. We're supposed to get a couple of feet or so overnight and I'm putting together a group ride for tomorrow afternoon. It's gonna be a small group as you might guess.
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i ride a old gt pantara that i made single speed i rode it last night when the storm stared no problem but this morning was a whole new thing now its super windy here and i think im going to take the ride home good luck tomarrow its a good storm
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I got out to try and ride after getting aride last night, and wound up pushing the bike more than riding, so I am grateful for the ride home, cause I'd still be out there walking the 15 miles home. Add to it the wind had kicked up. Wasn't at all fun. I was riding a 48x18 fixie with Nokians on front and back. By the time I got home there was 7-9 inches of the white stuff.
This morning it was beautiful, but impossible, with the wind still blowing tough. Tonight would be a beaut of a ride with the Hunter's moon out.
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Yeah, we got some snow yesterday too. In the morning with about 2~3 inches it was definitely doable. But in the afternoon I went out again with about 7~10 inches of unplowed snow. I tried it for about 40 minutes, and but got to a hill I couldn't ride up. No traction whatsoever.

I was a trip though. The front wheel would be pointing to the side 70 degrees, but I'd still be going straight. The bike was just all over the place.
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