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First Snow Ride

Old 12-26-09, 11:08 PM
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First Snow Ride

I rode 20 miles in 25 degree weather. Did tricks for 2 hours in parking lots, Did Christmas returns, then more tricks. I fell a total of 5 times. How many times do you fall in 3 inches or more of snow?
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Old 12-27-09, 08:41 PM
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dude txt me, lets ride
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Old 12-27-09, 08:50 PM
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Depends. If I'm on the road, I don't fall because cars will run me over. If it's clear, I'll bail constantly doing stupid ****
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I haven't fallen in the snow, on bike or motorcycle.
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This year, never. Using a front studded and a front slick in different conditions, including a 12 inch snowstorm that was so bad we all got 30 dollar bonuses for working through it. Take (your) weight off your front end. I put my track bike away and am riding a touring conversion. A twitchy front end combined with snowy streets and a high saddle to bar will make it more likely for you to lose front end grip. A studded or treaded front tire will help, but there's no replacement for simply being used to riding in the snow.
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Old 12-27-09, 11:48 PM
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Front and back studded tires IMO. Toss in a front brake and no schweeet skidz or tricks and you should be upright all winter.*


*except for offroading, eventually you sink a wheel through the base of the frozen trails and take a little tumble.
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Old 12-28-09, 12:14 AM
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tonight i was driving home from dinner with my friend. I would have felt much safer riding my bike in the snow that was falling really hard then driving my car.

except if i was on a bike the cars wouldn't have seen me.
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Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
tonight i was driving home from dinner with my friend. I would have felt much safer riding my bike in the snow that was falling really hard then driving my car.

except if i was on a bike the cars wouldn't have seen me.

You running knogs?

A decent tail light should be quite visible, even if it is snowing hard.
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Riding in the snow is great fun, but the likelihood of being murdered by terrible drivers is exponentially greater.

That said, 35mm studs front and back on the fixed gear, 42x22. Hard to fall.
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