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Old 11-27-19, 09:47 AM
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Who is getting a snow storm right now?

heard the US "mid-west" is getting hammered right now. hope everyone is off the road & OK. would love to see some current snow pics tho

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Old 11-27-19, 10:05 AM
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We might get 5cm tomorrow, I'd like to get back to the fat bike. There was rain that transitioned into snow Sunday evening here, so we have a very thin layer of snow / ice on the MUP. The snow is bonded to rough ice so it provides pretty good grip. The roads were very wet yesterday with a thin accumulation of slush on the edge of the road. My bike needed some maintenance last night so it gave me a chance to wash all the sand off. -5C today, so the roads shouldn't be wet.

I rode past a spot where city crews were activating a new set of traffic lights. 2 guys were in the middle of the road slowing / stopping traffic. As I went by one of the guys said to the other, "I'd feel a lot safer if everyone that passed us was on a bike."
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Old 11-27-19, 01:17 PM
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We've got 3-4 inches in the last hour. Expecting a bit more, and it's supposed to pretty much keep snowing through saturday.

I had to drive to work today for other reasons. I am going to take the velo out this afternoon for a 'spin' and see how it handles the snow. I actually hope they haven't plowed my neighborhood by then (the county is really good about plowing roads around here).
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Old 11-27-19, 01:35 PM
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Got a bit of snow and ice last night. Already melted off and just wet now. Then again My Fair City was basically right at the snow line of the storm, worst of it was to the west.
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Old 11-27-19, 01:49 PM
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10-12 inches of wet/heavy snow outside Minneapolis. I'd love to post a pic of me and Pugsley playing in the snow, but snow-removal and work have kept me tied up all day.
Tomorrow is all family stuff ...

Forecasting more snow on Friday - I'm looking forward to opting outside on Friday.
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Old 11-27-19, 01:53 PM
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shout out from central O...snowing since yesterday afternoon. 5-6" so far....but I feel bad for the folks stuck on the 5 in north Cali. 19 hours and counting....

Hundreds Stranded
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Old 11-27-19, 10:02 PM
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We're under a snowfall warning in Calgary, and most of the province actually. It started yesterday, light but persistent snowfall that built up to about 10 cm; this afternoon it started coming down in earnest and it's likely to accumulate another 15 to 25. Areas closer to the mountains are looking at 50cm or more. All of that on top of the partially melted and refrozen remnants of LAST week's snow, which is making it extra squirrelly out there. I am taking the bus.
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Old 11-28-19, 06:18 PM
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Just cool and clear up here, but Southern Oregon and Northern California are taking a beating. I-5 was shut down for a few hours. It's bad down there.
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Old 11-29-19, 03:46 AM
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So far we're all out of luck here in the Western Treasure Valley of SW Idaho and Eastern Oregon.
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60ish and sunny in the E. TN river valley.
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Solid 5 cm of snow last night, a nice even blanket that conceals all the ice hazards that were previously visible. Back alleys have ice ruts in random spots, and since you can't see them its always an unpleasant surprise when your tire finds one. An unofficial dog walking trail was particularly icy since all the packed snow turned to ice during the last warm spell. Will be nicer once all the snow on the roads gets packed.
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We got 18” Tuesday and then it has been cold since then which is rare for Denver. Currently (Saturday), the wind is blowing at about 30 mph gusting to about 50. Again that’s not unusual but it’s a cold wind...aka Boreal wind...rather than the more common warming winds we get this time of year. Winds out of the west are what we call “down slope” winds that heat up as they flow down our mountains due to friction. This can cause the temperature to jump from 30°F to 70°F in a matter of minutes to hours. They are also called “snow eaters” because they melt the snow rapidly.

Perhaps the most extreme example of the snow eaters I can remember happened in 2003. We got 36” of snow in a single Wednesday in March. By Friday, there wasn’t any snow on the ground.

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Solid 5 cm of snow last night, a nice even blanket that conceals all the ice hazards that were previously visible. Back alleys have ice ruts in random spots, and since you can't see them its always an unpleasant surprise when your tire finds one. An unofficial dog walking trail was particularly icy since all the packed snow turned to ice during the last warm spell. Will be nicer once all the snow on the roads gets packed.
I’ve said this before and I say it again, suspension goes a long way to making those unpleasant surprise ruts less surprising. Add studs and you’ll have a bike that can almost go anywhere at any time. Just front suspension will make a huge difference. Rear suspension will give you marvelous traction.
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Old 12-01-19, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
I’ve said this before and I say it again, suspension goes a long way to making those unpleasant surprise ruts less surprising. Add studs and you’ll have a bike that can almost go anywhere at any time. Just front suspension will make a huge difference. Rear suspension will give you marvelous traction.
Now are you describing a bicycle or a tank?
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Sunday into Tuesday, the Northeast is getting "winter storm Ezekiel," a "Southwester" of Biblical proportions!
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Old 12-01-19, 11:06 AM
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We just had freezing rain and ice pellets and everything is coated with ice. The wind is very strong. I was planning to do a gravel ride today but at the last minute decided not to because the winds are too strong...If it wasn't for the wind I would of definitely gone out to enjoy some ice riding.
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Old 12-01-19, 11:19 AM
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Now are you describing a bicycle or a tank?
My dual suspension bikes aren’t significantly heavier than my other bikes. A good cross country dually can be very light.
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It's 2:23pm EST on Sunday, Dec 1. Here in New York City, we're getting rain and sleet. It might change to snow but then back to rain. North and east of us, it will snow significantly.
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Old 12-01-19, 04:23 PM
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It's snowing now in the Boston area, but it is predicted to turn to rain and then back to snow. Today was a nice cold day for riding. The roads were very clean, but they've started to put down salt; I don't like salt.
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We got a little snow last night and this morning.
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It snowed overnight here at the OR/ID border and I'm not ready to cope with that yet on a cruiser. Not any of the seven I have running are ready and the drivers haven't relearn3ed how ro drive in it yet. The road crews haven't been around here yet either.
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8.5” w/ a little more on the way





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We got few centimeters of snow last night. All the ice which we got yesterday is now covered with snow.
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8.5” w/ a little more on the way

Hi @rumrunn6,

Knowing that you post from Maynard, MA, about 25 miles northwest of Boston, are those photos taken from the current storm (Sunday 12/1)? South of the city, about 15 miles we have about 3 inches with a lot of sleet.

This Saturday prompted by the forecast I took my beater bike in to the shop to have the studded tires put on, kept on for the entire winter. My carbon fiber bike had been in the shop for a couple weeks, and I picked that up, probably only to put it in storage for the winter.
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...As for the bicycle, the definitive transition to winter is mounting the studded tires, early in December, and removal signals winter is over, usually in late March.

I transition entirely to the beater bike with the studded tires until a late winter storm thoroughly rinses off the road salt; then I bring out the pristine carbon fiber road bike.
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Protecting bike from salt and rust in commutes”

So too I don’t bother cleaning my beater either. We live in a small downtown condo, and I don’t have easily accessible facilities, like a garage.

If the bike, mainly the drive train is particularly filthy, my bike shop one block away does a good cleaning.

My beater is a good quality aluminum Specialized Diverge, and I bought it as a good-riding beater that I would nonetheless subject to the elements, without the distress of messing up my high end Specialized S-Works.
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…Carbide studs are reputed to last a long time. I ride studded tires all winter from December to March, nearly entirely on bare, wet, and/or salted pavement. However, now my beater bike is an aluminum Diverge Elite road bike and I have 30 C Schwalbe Marathon studded tires, the narrowest I know of.

I've not had a significant snow challenge with them since I ride well-plowed roads, but the previous (?) 35 C tires were good up to about 3 inches of new snow.

I really like the Schwalbe tires because I don't seem to feel the increased rolling resistance many claim for more aggressively treaded studded tires.
On Sunday, about an hour into the storm with some snow and sleet ground cover I did ride a short distance with no problems.
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Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
My dual suspension bikes aren’t significantly heavier than my other bikes. A good cross country dually can be very light.
I'm sorry, I see that my post made you a little upset and that wasn't my purpose. I'm just joking around.

I should have added that I frequently refer to my winter bike as a "tank" because the studs just storm right through the winter ice.
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rumrunn6, Knowing that you post from about 25 miles northwest of Boston, are those photos taken from the current storm (Sunday 12/1)?
yes. had a night-cap before bed after the Pat's lost, then went to bed
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