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Old 12-31-17, 04:35 PM
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Nice ride in the snow.

Took my new Trek Stache 5 out for it's first winter ride. I decided to get a bike a little better at handling the snow so I could get away from spending time on the indoor trainer. Man what a blast and can't wait to play out in the snow this winter.
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Love winter riding, it's like biking a different planet. For me it's a break from road riding in the summer, just tractoring around and exploring! You seem to be located next to primo snow biking territory!!

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How long is that sheltered trail towards the end? Getting out of the wind is key to a really good winter ride.
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Love winter riding, it's like biking a different planet. For me it's a break from road riding in the summer, just tractoring around and exploring! You seem to be located next to primo snow biking territory!!
lake Dennison has 100+ miles of trails, and during the winter a lot of the roads and trails are groomed for the snowmobiles. This is a big snowmobile region so it also makes for some good riding.
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How long is that sheltered trail towards the end? Getting out of the wind is key to a really good winter ride.
I have plenty of sheltered trails that I can play on if I want to duck out of the wind. The one at the end is at least 5 miles, but other a far longer.
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not so much about distance, but rather time, right?

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no so much about distance, but rather time, right?
I've been out the last 3 out of 4 days and am averaging about 2 1/2 hours per ride. It was harder today because I raced home from work and was able to roll out a tad over 2 hours before darkness came. Will be looking at several different lights for possible later rides.
My goal from the start was to do at least 2 hours each time out, but I'm having way to much fun. The weekday rides are without lights so a tad over 2 hours is good, hoping to be out longer as I regain my legs. I was off the bike for almost 40 days, so right now they are toast after my rides.
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they are toast after my rides
give them 48 hrs
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give them 48 hrs
I'll be on the treadmill Thursday for an hour of very brisk walking to keep-em moving.
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