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Old 02-16-12, 12:05 AM
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so far this week...

Been a good week on the bike.

Monday after work was Quarry Mesa. Made some fresh tracks but the conditions were odd. I am not used to having to crank hard, downhill in only a few inches of snow/ice. Great workout!

Tuesday being Valentines day I only did my lunch ride, quick spin for fun

Today I started at South Valley. Conditions are chunky. It is packed down enough that it is rideable, corners come fast (Whoops).
After work I went over to Ridgeline. Conditions there vary. If you stay on the popular packed down trails you will have a great time. Hit it while it frozen and it's an absolute blast. There were a few sections of exsposed dirt (could be mud quickly if the weather is nice). I did hike a bit on the less used trails. I believe at one point I was just following a random snowshoe trail. I don't quite have that area down yet.

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what kind of cold weather gear do you use? if it gets below 40 even with long finger gloves my hands are freezing? awesome pictures! looks like a lot of fun!!!
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Barely any snow here this year...enjoy.
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Nice pics!

And nice old Mercedes Diesel?
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Originally Posted by rec3036
what kind of cold weather gear do you use? if it gets below 40 even with long finger gloves my hands are freezing? awesome pictures! looks like a lot of fun!!!
Most of these days were just long finger cycle gloves. On cold days I use the Pearl Izume Lobster Gloves (They are great). My typical cold gear is:

Pants: Lined carhart
Bottom Layer Shirt: Breathable Nike or similiar
Mid Layer: Lond sleeve cotton "T"
Vest: Fleece zip up (Timberland from Costco)
Outer: (If needed) Just a wind breaker of some sort. I have a Remmington and a marmot. Both great, remmington hold a lot of moisture in however
Ear Cover: Pearl Izumi balaclave(thin)
Gloves: Lobster claw Pearl Izumi
Socks: Smartwool or wigam wool
Shoes: Old answer MTB
Shoe Cover: Pearl Izumi neoprene(working on something better)

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Barely any snow here this year...enjoy.
It showed up late, but I am loving it!

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Nice pics!

And nice old Mercedes Diesel?
But of course! only 527,000 miles on her! LOL
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But of course! only 527,000 miles on her! LOL
Ahhhh, so shes just starting to break in then?
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