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Muddy bike pics thread?

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Muddy bike pics thread?

Is there already one?

just shots of beautiful temporary patina?

Here’s mine today.

it was 70°F/21.1°C here today in February when it’s usually -20 to 20°F. The trails were packed, so I didn’t do any pics there. There were some dry leaf patches on some of the climbs, but some of it was soft enough that even 60mm tire riders were leaving ruts.




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After Sunday’s ride. 40° and sunny. “Gravel” was a mix of mud, soup, gritty snow and ice. 30 miles and 3500ft of gain and had a blast

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Originally Posted by Jedneck

After Sunday’s ride. 400° and sunny. “Gravel” was a mix of mud, soup, gritty snow and ice. 30 miles and 3500ft of gain and had a blast
Were you on Mercury?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
Were you on Mercury?
😱fat thumbs and no proof read. Oops. Fixed it
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Originally Posted by Jedneck
😱fat thumbs and no proof read. Oops. Fixed it
Darn. I was going to ask what the best tires are for the inner planets.
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The torrential rain washed away most of the mud...
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The torrential rain washed away most of the mud...
‘soupy’ mud in the rain can often be better than the thicker / stickier stuff - of course it can vary … depends on the surface and amount of precip and temps etc
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Darn. I was going to ask what the best tires are for the inner planets.
well that’s simple : Surley ExtraTerrestrial tires
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I’m a wuss - avoid mud when I’m riding gravel bike

on one ride last year took a detour off the dirt / gravel road into high grass and weeds to avoid the mud and puddles … found a hidden hole and almost went down

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I’m a wuss - avoid mud when I’m riding gravel bike

on one ride last year took a detour off the dirt / gravel road into high grass and weeds to avoid the mud and puddles … found a hidden hole and almost went down
”Never walk where you can’t see your feet”.

Similar applies to riding bicycles.
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We decided to try out a new road and opps
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Originally Posted by t2p
‘soupy’ mud in the rain can often be better than the thicker / stickier stuff - of course it can vary … depends on the surface and amount of precip and temps etc
4°C, and it's been raining for months. Water levels are at max, and there's been lots of flooding
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