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Old 01-09-18, 01:36 PM   #1
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Send me warm thoughts today

Commute into work wasn't bad. Temperature this afternoon has dropped precipitously to -2F and wind at 22mph with blowing snow. I'm on a Fargo with 3" Minions - will be a long 10 mile ride.
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Yikes! 77f here today.
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Ouch!! It was 35° F here today. It felt like a heat wave after Saturday's 2°.
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Commute into work wasn't bad
you make it home?
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you make it home?
Yes, wasn't quite as bad as I imagined. Just took it slow trying not to sweat too badly. The 3" tires at 15 psi in a few inches of snow are much better than 2.1 MTB tires, and the Minions have a lot of grip, but wow the rolling resistance is off the charts.
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I've heard some people use as little as 5 psi on fat bikes. I'd be curious to know how that works, if you ever try it.
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