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06-17-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By MudSplattered

I use Nokian studded tires for ice, they are...

I use Nokian studded tires for ice, they are great, just like riding on pavement.

Here is a link to Speedway Cycles in Anchorage Alaska, USA. They are some pretty tough winter snow and ice...
01-06-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,166
Posted By MudSplattered

I have one on my Santa Cruz Juliana and it's...

I have one on my Santa Cruz Juliana and it's perfect...but I'm a girl who weighs in at 130 lbs. I ride a lot and on rough back country but not drops. Adjusting the 3 air chambers isn't hard, a pump...
01-06-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By MudSplattered

Ok Guys, Here is a woman's perspective who was...

Ok Guys, Here is a woman's perspective who was pretty much in the same postition as the OP's wife.

Riding a piece of crap is NOT the way to inspire the love of this sport. That is how I started...
01-05-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,965
Posted By MudSplattered

Responding to the posts about contact lenses: ...

Responding to the posts about contact lenses: Only good if you are in "warmer" temps. I have had my contacts FREEZE TO MY EYES twice when I took my glasses off due to fog. It's pretty painful and...
01-05-08, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,498
Posted By MudSplattered

I have CliMitts and go bare handed in about 15...

I have CliMitts and go bare handed in about 15 degree temps with nothing else needed.
12-04-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,835
Posted By MudSplattered

ski goggles, fit them over your helmet. They are...

ski goggles, fit them over your helmet. They are made to fit over snowboarding and snowmachine helmets, you shouldn't have any problems.

Just this weekend, my contacts freeze-dried to my eyes...
11-13-07, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By MudSplattered

I actually have found some decent stuff at...

I actually have found some decent stuff at Walmart in the women's sports section. As for a windproof/waterproof jacket with pit zips, that higher end stuff and probably no real way around a higher...
11-12-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,712
Posted By MudSplattered

Well...I'm Alaskan born and raised...more used to...

Well...I'm Alaskan born and raised...more used to cold than heat. Plus, you only feel the cold for a few seconds, then numbness takes over and all is good :roflmao:
11-07-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,127
Posted By MudSplattered

Yep, it's call Cat Crap (really). And if you do...

Yep, it's call Cat Crap (really). And if you do stop, take off your glasses, goggles immediately. Just be sure not to breath on them as you do it or they will frost over. Or you could get an...
11-07-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By MudSplattered

Or you can make your own studded tires with...

Or you can make your own studded tires with longer studs than the Nokian, such as sheet rock screws or something like that. I think there are posts here about homemade studded tires.

I have...
11-05-07, 08:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By MudSplattered

I always have a balaclava or neck gator in cold...

I always have a balaclava or neck gator in cold weather, breathing through that warms the air before it gets to the lung, no problems unless the fabric freezes over from the moisture in my breath....
11-05-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By MudSplattered

I like cold better than hot. It's much easier to...

I like cold better than hot. It's much easier to get/stay warm than it is to cool off.

But when it comes to tubing, warmer is better

...
11-05-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By MudSplattered

Yeah, things don't work right in those temps, a...

Yeah, things don't work right in those temps, a geared bike becomes a single speed. People become Abominable Snowmen

I have some may layers on in this picture, I could hardly pedal. Also, the...
11-05-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By MudSplattered

did you have goggles on?? Don't go out without...

did you have goggles on?? Don't go out without them. That sounds awful!! I had my contact freeze in my eyes this fall. I didn't really feel anything until I got into work, I took them out and had...
11-05-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By MudSplattered

The Matanuska Winds are GREAT when they are at...

The Matanuska Winds are GREAT when they are at your back, no need to pedal. Into the wind is an excercise in pain and insanity.
11-05-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,188
Posted By MudSplattered

I have CliMitts. I used a lightweight glove...

I have CliMitts. I used a lightweight glove under them. Sometimes I use just those cheap Xmart stretch gloves as my hands can occasionally get too warm with the CliMitts. I found a post from a...
11-04-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,236
Posted By MudSplattered

North Pole is a town below Fairbanks Alaska ...

North Pole is a town below Fairbanks Alaska

I'm in Palmer Alaska, Matuanuska Valley. It is a drier than Anchorage as it's more inland and a little colder. We get to about 30 below sometimes. ...
11-04-07, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,712
Posted By MudSplattered

I'm not really hardcore, I'm pretty wimpy...

I'm not really hardcore, I'm pretty wimpy compared to the guys, but being a girl, I can get away with it.

I don't know if there are any made specifically for drop bars. There are pogies used for...
11-04-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,712
Posted By MudSplattered

Just a group of insane locals who ride in the...

Just a group of insane locals who ride in the cold, then drink beer and tell lies around a custom made burn barrel which has bicycle cut-outs for airflow. Fun is had by all
11-03-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,712
Posted By MudSplattered

Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect...

Ovenmitt, chuckle! They're POGIES, man! Perfect for temps below freezing. Maybe it's just an Alaskan/Canadian thang.
11-03-07, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,712
Posted By MudSplattered

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/jovian7/cr...

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd74/jovian7/croppedmoosedrewlride.jpg

My Kona with studded Nokian tires. I'm getting wider wheels built for better snow floatation
11-03-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By MudSplattered

I use regular hiking boots with think wool socks....

I use regular hiking boots with think wool socks. As stated before, you really must have adequete room, loose is better than tight. Putting chemical handwarmers at the base of your ankle/top of your...
01-06-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,317
Posted By MudSplattered

The owner of the local bike shop has set up you...

The owner of the local bike shop has set up you up on a direct deposit account: a portion of your paycheck automatically goes to the bike shop

The owner of the bike shop and his wife give you...
12-31-06, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,485
Posted By MudSplattered

I use pogies, down to negative temps with a light...

I use pogies, down to negative temps with a light glove underneath. My pogies are made to be used with bar ends or not. Heavier gloves if necessary, but normally just a light insulated pair of...
12-31-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By MudSplattered

Very nice pictures! Looks like a GREAT ride! We...

Very nice pictures! Looks like a GREAT ride! We are buried under snow where I live (Alaska)
11-29-06, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By MudSplattered

Only in Alaska: Bikes and Guns :)

Only in Alaska: Bikes and Guns :)
11-28-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By MudSplattered

Which chain for Which Bike?

I'm replacing chains for the 1st time on 2 bikes and purchase new chains a few days ago: HG90 and IG50. Now I can't remember which chain goes with which bike. Bikes are 8 speed road bike and 8 speed...
11-04-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By MudSplattered

Totally Awesome! I love Electra, where did you...

Totally Awesome! I love Electra, where did you buy it from?
11-03-06, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,206
Posted By MudSplattered

Snowcats are VERY heavy. I think they require...

Snowcats are VERY heavy. I think they require modified forks. I know people who don't think the snowcats and extra fat tires make any difference in the snow over a good winter tire like Nokians....
11-03-06, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,829
Posted By MudSplattered

Nice set up, nokian's are great. Electra's are...

Nice set up, nokian's are great. Electra's are cool!

Just FYI, the muni mixes salt into the road sand. Shouldn't be a problem if you give your bike a quick wash occasionally.

My Ice Bike is...
11-03-06, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By MudSplattered

Damn, I was just there for a mini vacation, now...

Damn, I was just there for a mini vacation, now I'm back in Alaska. Great cycling community you have there!
11-02-06, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By MudSplattered

Aside from the Walmart issue, which I totally...

Aside from the Walmart issue, which I totally agree to stay away from, here are some practical reasons for NOT getting this bike for winter riding.

It's too heavy - 46 fricking pounds!
Full...
11-02-06, 11:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,996
Posted By MudSplattered

I have FSA carbon bars and seatpost on my Santa...

I have FSA carbon bars and seatpost on my Santa Cruz Juliana. They are great, no problem. I put also put FSA bars on my son's bike. My bike guy said to just be sure not to overtorque or use solvents...
10-01-06, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By MudSplattered

No scratches, dents or any visable damage. Seems...

No scratches, dents or any visable damage. Seems to be holding pressure ok.
09-30-06, 04:58 PM
09-30-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By MudSplattered

Rock Shox Tora 302 Solo Air Loud CLICK when Compressed

My son's bike has the Tora 302 Solo air front suspension fork. It makes a loud click noise when it has a deep compression. We checked the pressure, it was low, pumped it back up but the click is...
09-30-06, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By MudSplattered

Purchased in June 2006, so not even 6 months old...

Purchased in June 2006, so not even 6 months old yet. I don't know if it can be felt, I will have to grab his bike and take it for a ride - :)
09-30-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By MudSplattered

Rock Shox 302 Solo Air lound click when compressed

My son's bike has the Tora 302 Solo air front suspension fork. It makes a loud click noise when it has a deep compression. We checked the pressure, it was low, pumped it back up but the click is...
09-26-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,502
Posted By MudSplattered

Nice!!! Enjoy it!

Nice!!! Enjoy it!
09-26-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

I'm going to have to try and find that Vanilla...

I'm going to have to try and find that Vanilla Porter...looks good!
And yet another use for a camelback!

Pony Keg on the top tube, you rock!

Great pictures everyone.

I have a new pict...
09-22-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Great Pics!!!

I LOVE this!!!!!!!!! Great Pics!!!
09-19-06, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By MudSplattered

I would question the clipless pedals also. It may...

I would question the clipless pedals also. It may be fine on the "controlled" riding you do, but it may be setting her up for failure on more techical stuff.

Get her some padded cycling shorts...
09-18-06, 07:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

So far it's mostly all talk and no pix. Come on...

So far it's mostly all talk and no pix. Come on guys....don't make Afterthenap do all the work :)
09-17-06, 01:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

Sure would be cool if they came to Alaska. They...

Sure would be cool if they came to Alaska. They probably have more people attending 1 of their concerts than the population of most Alaskan towns. Civilization has it's privleges.
09-16-06, 10:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

Skiahh - You got lots of pretty ribbons :) Nice...

Skiahh - You got lots of pretty ribbons :) Nice pix

free Pizza, I love U2...lucky dawg!
Forum: Commuting
09-16-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,461
Posted By MudSplattered

Maybe you should rethink this commuting...

Maybe you should rethink this commuting thing...ouch!!!
Forum: Commuting
09-16-06, 09:57 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,461
Posted By MudSplattered

:eek: Thank God you started commuting!!! :D

:eek: Thank God you started commuting!!!
:D
09-16-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

I have to laugh at how "deep" this post has...

I have to laugh at how "deep" this post has become.

I'm suprised I wasn't "psychoanalyzed" for the possibility that my bike "speaks" to me. Now that I have brought that to your attention, go...
09-15-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,535
Posted By MudSplattered

The dangers of drinking and riding...darn it. I...

The dangers of drinking and riding...darn it. I generally like to have a cold one while I am cleaning my bike after the ride. :D
09-15-06, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By MudSplattered

The OP must be one of the guys involved. There's...

The OP must be one of the guys involved. There's hardly ANYTHING to the site.
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