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Old 03-06-07, 09:18 PM
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Itching to ride my new hardtail...

With 2 feet of new snow on the ground this is where I am stuck riding for a while. April can't come soon enough.

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Old 03-06-07, 09:24 PM
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Nice bike.

I see some stairs to the left that you can shred on...
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I hate that kind of itch.
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Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
Nice bike.

I see some stairs to the left that you can shred on...
thats the way to look at it... a perfect line.

-wake up in the morn, shred it down the stairs, straight into the living room, dodge the dogs, into the baby crib.
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Old 03-06-07, 09:43 PM
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Or open the door to the back yard jump down the stairs out the door and dive in the snow.
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Old 03-06-07, 09:48 PM
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Nice, house trials are fun.
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Old 03-07-07, 02:27 AM
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I sessioned our house when we were renovating.

It rocked hard.
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That really does help develop your balance, woohaaa!

Nice bike BTW...I like it.
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Next time, wear a helmet. That brick fireplace looks brutal.
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I would be more afraid of the ceiling fan.
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Originally Posted by gastro
Nice, house trials are fun.
Haha. Pool table took some abuse when my son and I used to do laps around the basement.
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Old 03-07-07, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ymmie
With 2 feet of new snow on the ground this is where I am stuck riding for a while. April can't come soon enough.

Here is kind of a crazy idea....




Seeing it's an off road bike, you should try riding it outside in the snow, it can handle it I think
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Here is kind of a crazy idea....




Seeing it's an off road bike, you should try riding it outside in the snow, it can handle it I think
2 feet of snow is hard to pedal in unless you ridea "true 96'er".
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Or maybe I should put a track on the back and skiis on the front...
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Originally Posted by chelboed
2 feet of snow is hard to pedal in unless you ridea "true 96'er".
I would think not everywhere will have 2 feet of snow, the car paths on the road..... There still should be lots of places to ride.

I have rode a 26'er all winter long, and we have had more than 2 feet of snow.


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Or maybe I should put a track on the back and skiis on the front...
Just head out with the knobbies, you'd be surprized at what a blast it is!
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Old 03-07-07, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Just head out with the knobbies, you'd be surprized at what a blast it is!
It really depends on the trails, snow consistency, etc. Over the winter, I can ride some trails here in the city because they get packed down with foot traffic. Even with less than 2 feet of snow, rides in the mountains generally still require lots of pushing, even on the descents. I did a hike on Sunday along one of my favorite bike trails in the mountains...no way anyone was riding that for quite a while due to the snow.
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Originally Posted by never
It really depends on the trails, snow consistency, etc. Over the winter, I can ride some trails here in the city because they get packed down with foot traffic. Even with less than 2 feet of snow, rides in the mountains generally still require lots of pushing, even on the descents. I did a hike on Sunday along one of my favorite bike trails in the mountains...no way anyone was riding that for quite a while due to the snow.

All Im saying is why wait until April? I'm sure his street in front of his house is clear enough or packed enough now for a quick spin.


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Yeah but that's not trail riding...just not the same thing! I can't wait to get in some real trail rides soon...hopefully this warm weather keeps on going!
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Old 03-07-07, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by never
Yeah but that's not trail riding...just not the same thing! I can't wait to get in some real trail rides soon...hopefully this warm weather keeps on going!
But it's real riding isn't it? Beats the Hamster Mill, or riding 10 feet in a basement I know what that feels like, when I build one of my road bikes last Winter.


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Old 03-07-07, 08:57 PM
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viperz! looks like the white crap will be disappearing soon! i think it hit 0 degrees today! +3 for tomorrow
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Originally Posted by free_pizza
viperz! looks like the white crap will be disappearing soon! i think it hit 0 degrees today! +3 for tomorrow
I know! On my ride home from work today it was as if somebody paid the Power bill. It was bright, sunshiny, warm and the ice was melting!

Unfortunately this is also what I call the mean season as well, for it thaws and gets slushy during the day, then freezes hard and becomes like chopped frozen concrete for the morning rides

Soon....
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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Unfortunately this is also what I call the mean season as well, for it thaws and gets slushy during the day, then freezes hard and becomes like chopped frozen concrete for the morning rides
yeah, even walking on the sidewalks is pretty dangerous... but oh well, at least its bright now when i go to work, and bright when i come home from work
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