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Phat on the Old Erie Canal Towpath

Old 12-23-17, 04:08 PM
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Phat on the Old Erie Canal Towpath

Snow and slush in the rain today. Supposed to get real cold tonight so glare ice tomorrow.

A couple of shots from the towpath in Camillus, NY - midway between Albany and Buffalo. The last one is at the aqueduct. Kind of cool - Nine mile creek goes beneath the canal at the iron fencing:
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That's a lovely looking bike.
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My wife and I have ridden the Erie Canal for the last two summers..I recognize the half way point. Will be back hopefully next July...
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Nice ride you got there.

The all black frame with the red accents makes for a nice ride.
Even better with the red rims set off by the black tires.

I am an older rider looking at fat bikes. Riding on badly cleared roads is an issue.
How does your bike handle snow/ice like the tracks in the second picture?
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
I am an older rider looking at fat bikes. Riding on badly cleared roads is an issue.
How does your bike handle snow/ice like the tracks in the second picture?
These were pretty difficult conditions. It was wet heavy snow and raining. Kind of slippery except when riding in other's tracks. The tracks in that picture were good. Soft but not icy. I rode it several days earlier when there was several inches of fresh snow and it handled great. Also, it was good on the roads getting to the canal.

Am pretty excited about getting it. Very fun ride in the snow and my skills are improving (I am primarily a roadie not a mtb'er).
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Here's a better shot of the aqueduct. Only 10F. Much better snow.
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