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Old 01-29-09, 01:30 AM
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Creekin'

Anyone else in the northern regions of the world ride frozen creeks/rivers in the winter?


Just did one of the best rides of my life, ~3 miles of frozen creek/snowshoe trail and a couple hundred feet of vert. drop at night solo.

Crashed twice, both were foot-downs off the trail into 3' of powder at less than 5mph.

We are going to hopefully bring the video cameras out on Sat. and capture it.



^^^^^^^^^
this same creek, but frozen
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Old 01-29-09, 01:37 AM
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Make sure to post that video, I would love to see it!
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that rules.
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No but it sounds like a blast! Are you doing it fixed or ss?
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Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
No but it sounds like a blast! Are you doing it fixed or ss?
I did it on my fixed cross bike, with 35c studded tires. Running 38x17.
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Old 01-29-09, 10:38 AM
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I did it on my fixed cross bike, with 35c studded tires. Running 38x17.
lol, should be 35mm.
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Old 01-29-09, 11:34 AM
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i'm so glad this thread is about this and not someone misspelling and whining about a creak in the cranks or something.
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
i'm so glad this thread is about this and not someone misspelling and whining about a creak in the cranks or something.
That's what I expected as well, but this is so much more awesome.
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i expected the same too, ha!

man, that looks like some fun ****. i'm thinking about an mtb trip to the upper peninsula of michigan this summer, but this idea makes me want to go right now!
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This looks like the most fun thing ever. I think I'm going to need to take a trip out to Pennsylvania where this would be a possibility...
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Originally Posted by ianjk View Post



^^^^^^^^^
this same creek, but frozen
are you sure that's frozen? it just looks like a long exposure...
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i think he's saying that's a picture of the creek, he's riding it when it's frozen
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Bad-Ass

Nothing more to be said
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daaang, that sounds amazing. difficult but amazing. props, cant wait to see a vid
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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
i think he's saying that's a picture of the creek, he's riding it when it's frozen
lol good call.
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Yes, video please.
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Definitely video--that sounds so cool I'm almost sorry it's 50F and sunny here today.
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50? psh. mid 60s here. I did get insanely muddy riding cx in the rain last friday.

either way, this is the best thread in ss/fg right now for the sole fact it makes me jealous that you get to ride through things I never do.

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Originally Posted by roastbeef View Post
are you sure that's frozen? it just looks like a long exposure...
A bit hard to mistake long exposure with ice when you're riding it.
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how slick is it riding on a frozen creek? looks fun regardless.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXif6IwPcc&fmt=18


Temps jumped about 30F from last ride, did it anyway in the sloppy snow.

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haha that looks like a blast! I think I may have to find some frozen creeks near me to bomb down.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EXif6IwPcc&fmt=18


Temps jumped about 30F from last ride, did it anyway in the sloppy snow.
love the riverdales theme
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love the riverdales theme
Thanks. Once the temps drop, we will do some high speed runs... yesterday was like trying to ride through 2 inches sand on top of glass. Once it drops around 0F it is like riding on a dirt road.
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