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Old 01-22-05, 12:58 PM   #1
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A Freaking COLD pre-blizzard ride

We are suppose to have a blizzrd tonight with 2 + feet of snow so Instead of our usual Sunday ride we roade today . only thing is it was COLD , really really cold !! When i go up this morning it was -9 out side by the time riding time had come it was up to -4. So i Got dressed, and put layer after layer after layer. took about 40 minutes just to get dressed .


but yes I'm ready for Battle !



IF_rider had his own little Method for keeping his hands warm.



Anyway BAck to Riding it was Me, IF_rider , Berkshire rider and Dave.

Here is Berkshire_rider coming down a fun Hill.



IF_rider Coming Down the fire wall





Dave was riding his BIG HIT which has 24 inch wheels and they don't make studded tires for 24 inch wheels , so Dave was doing a little slip sliding away.

he was having Mucho trouble climbing little moab




Coming down the other side was interesting even with studs on.




Berkshire_rider




Dave Hucking a rock, who cares if the landing is slippery as .....




Houston we have a problem , just a wee bit slippery



Bershire rider approaching an Ice Step , None of us made it today



Berkshire_rider down a Rock incline




IF_rider hucking a rock




and Finally the Big Swamp is frozen , since a quad went through it while it was slushy made it rough ice , which made it possible for dave to ride it with out studs , but very slowly. US with Studs had a fun time with this . it is about 100 Yards long .


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Old 01-22-05, 01:20 PM   #2
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Nice pics.

On the other hand, we're gonna have a Sunday ride BECAUSE we're supposed to be getting 2+ feet!
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Hey! You guys are hardcore! I live in Florence, Mass, so I know how cold it was here this morning....really penetrating! I took my dogs for a walk....that was enough for me. Great pics.....I was there with you & didn't leave my computer!

Don't undress....You can go out tonight at 3 AM when the blizzard"s at full-tilt boogie (predicted 3 in/hr 35 mph wind about 10 degrees F)....Show 'em what Mass guys & gals are made of......
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Hey! You guys are hardcore! I live in Florence, Mass, so I know how cold it was here this morning....really penetrating! I took my dogs for a walk....that was enough for me. Great pics.....I was there with you & didn't leave my computer!

Don't undress....You can go out tonight at 3 AM when the blizzard"s at full-tilt boogie (predicted 3 in/hr 35 mph wind about 10 degrees F)....Show 'em what Mass guys & gals are made of......
We thought about !!! But my Wife has to work tonight so I have Kid duty.

but here
Night Rides are good food
toward the bottom of this thread , my Thursday Night pics .
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I knew it!
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Those are indeed awesome pictures. I ride road and I thought it was cold when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. You guys rock.
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Hey, that one with the wheels pointing up... You know you're riding that incorrectly, right? Rubber side down!

Cool pictures. We didn't get any of the big snow up north.
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Thanks for sharing your ride story and pictures.. Its great to not let the elements slow ya down! Im getting ready to head out for a ride now. Its 42 degrees! so no temperature excuses here..
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Where were you guys riding? Upton? Milford?
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Don't undress....You can go out tonight at 3 AM when the blizzard"s at full-tilt boogie (predicted 3 in/hr 35 mph wind about 10 degrees F)....Show 'em what Mass guys & gals are made of......

It was an extreme challenge but the Ohio guys have you beat doing this in complete white out conditions:


Here we are just before sunrise starting out.




































ehenz catching some big AIR!!



























































It really started to come down here:





















Hucking over the igloo:




























ehenz


ps. Great Pics!
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Some pretty scarey sites! Great action shots!
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Where were you guys riding? Upton? Milford?
Milford/Holliston MAss ,the Vietnam
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It was an extreme challenge but the Ohio guys have you beat doing this in complete white out conditions:

ps. Great Pics!
HAHAHAHA - That's great!
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