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Old 01-15-18, 08:46 AM
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I feel like a hunter stalking prey some mornings when I get to a particular path, where cyclists are known to frequent. and I see tire tracks in the snow. I stop, quietly crouch down to examine the patterns in the snow, and try to discern, from the tread pattern, what type of tires are on these elusive beasts.

Today, there was a superwide tread in the shallow snow. It looked like it could be evidence of a rare Dillinger running low PSI as it was easily 6" wide. Other than the tracks, I didn't see this beast but, assuming the tires were installed correctly, it had gone in the opposite direction as I was and would have left the path before I even arrived.

Next time, I should bring my camera so if I run across one of these mighty beasts again, perhaps I can shoot it as it moves silently through the snow.
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You should learn some mating calls. For example:

"I run tubeless, how about you?"
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Hunting

Hunting is fine as long as it is catch and release.
One good method for determining how old the track is is to lay your ear on the trail and listen.
If you get run over you know it is fresh.

Seriously though that sounds like fun.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
Hunting is fine as long as it is catch and release.
One good method for determining how old the track is is to lay your ear on the trail and listen.
If you get run over you know it is fresh.

Seriously though that sounds like fun.
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Old 01-15-18, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by MarcusT
You should learn some mating calls. For example:

"I run tubeless, how about you?"
Or

"What PSI are you running?"
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You need to install some trail cams if you really want to catch the elusive beast. It may well be nocturnal...
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Originally Posted by MarcusT
You should learn some mating calls. For example:

"I run tubeless, how about you?"
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Smell for fresh rubber, taste for road salt, rookie.
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Originally Posted by Leebo
Smell for fresh rubber, taste for road salt, rookie.


... and always carry camera to shoot them too!
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I know the feeling. still wonder who set this track

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I know the feeling. still wonder who set this track

That was me.

Seriously,you fat bikers have all the fun.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I know the feeling. still wonder who set this track

I wish the photo was little wider, that way I could see if there is your saddle in the image or your handlebars. That might help us answer the question
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no no I'm just a fellow tracker! some day maybe I hope to have one myself
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I know the feeling. still wonder who set this track

It's good you didn't follow that track.
It belongs to the dreaded Snow Snake.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
It's good you didn't follow that track
you're right, when I got to it, I turned off


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If you really calling want to be heard (herd?) a long way away, cup your hands around your mouth and stretch out that last syllable:

"I run tubeless, how about youuuuuu"
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That last video looks like the riding is so peaceful.
Do you ever see any wildlife?
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What snow?


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Originally Posted by Howard70
What snow?

Wow, your pollution is so bad your snow is brown!
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Wow, your pollution is so bad your snow is brown!
And it's likely to get a lot worse!
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Originally Posted by Howard70
What snow?

The reason there is no snow is that is the track of a sand snake.

Sand snakes eat snow.
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Originally Posted by PdalPowr
The reason there is no snow is that is the track of a sand snake.

Sand snakes eat snow.
Here's the same sand snake crossing tracks with a sand turtle....

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