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Old 01-06-11, 11:58 PM
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Old 01-07-11, 01:50 AM
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I use to know someone who would ride in the snow. He said it was the most fun he had on a bike. Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.
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Riding IN the snow would require a bit more snow. It's fun, tough but fun.

Glare ice (frozen sea / lake / river) is even more fun, though a bit upsetting at first. We've had too much snow this year, but a couple of years ago conditions were perfect for ice riding. No snow at all, freshly frozen sea. It only lasted for a couple of days before snowfall. It was tricky to get going, even with studded tyres, but once you got a bit of speed it was a blast. Braking and especially turning took the better half of a medium sized bay.
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Originally Posted by 531phile
I use to know someone who would ride in the snow. He said it was the most fun he had on a bike. Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.
Morbid is in the eye of the beholder...circle of life
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Old 01-07-11, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by 531phile
Sorta a morbid place to ride don't use think? The music really don't go with the scenery.
Not at all.

In the three seasons I commute through the cemetery a couple of days a week--it's just off the bike path. Nicest part of my ride. No traffic, any sort of terrain I want (I choose the hills), and it's quiet. We have groups who ride through it, and the cemetery's Friends group gives both walking and bike tours.

My plot in a different cemetery is also just off the MUP. I've been thinking of getting a stone that says "Reserved", but I'm afraid it will attract thieves or vandals.
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Are you on 700cc tires?
I have no luck on them in snow.
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Are you on 700cc tires?
I have no luck on them in snow.
look at 3:15 in the video. he shows his bike tires. and to OP i love riding in the winter in my cemetary its the best ever.
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Originally Posted by Paul Y.
Are you on 700cc tires?
I have no luck on them in snow.
26x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Winters. They are a decent all around tire but the wash out a bit in the deeper stuff.
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Nice video.
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Originally Posted by iforgotmename
26x 1.75 Schwalbe Marathon Winters. They are a decent all around tire but the wash out a bit in the deeper stuff.
Just watch out for the Drifts

26x1.8 Mud Pro tyres- they cut through the soft stuff and give grip.
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