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Old 01-08-22, 05:02 PM
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Finally, Snow !

Finally we have some snow to go play in, was wondering when winter would come around.
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Old 01-08-22, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Finally we have some snow to go play in, was wondering when winter would come around
couldn't play the audio right now, so don't know if you said. looks like you did well on un-groomed trails? or is that a snow mobile track I saw?
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Old 01-08-22, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
couldn't play the audio right now, so don't know if you said. looks like you did well on un-groomed trails? or is that a snow mobile track I saw?
Riding the virgin trails was much easier than the few snowmobile tracks that were out there.
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Old 01-09-22, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Riding the virgin trails was much easier than the few snowmobile tracks that were out there.
heh, every ride is different, huh?
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[QUOTE=rumrunn6;22366929]heh, every ride is different, huh?[/QUOSno

Snow conditions aren't always the same and the snow was better to run on virgin trails if you could. That will change with the freezing rain that's moving in as the trail conditions will change completely. Changing tire pressure is the key when trails conditions change to help with riding.
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Old 11-13-22, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
Finally we have some snow to go play in, was wondering when winter would come around.
First Snow of 2022 ! - YouTube
January last year, eh? heard we might get a light taste this week
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Old 11-15-22, 12:28 PM
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The local fat bike crew got our trail loop snowshoed out last week. Its broken into 8 segments and we throw about 20 people at it in parallel and get it groomed in about an hour. We had enough snow that we are mostly riding on packed snow instead of dirt / grass. Its going to be kind of warm for the next week, the trails should survive but the roads will be full of brown goop. When I rode the trail yesterday nearly the entire length had foot prints on it. At least with the snow pack so thin, it isn't post holing the trail yet.

Following the narrow foot trampled paths is fun too. But when its overcast, the lack of contrast makes the path difficult to see.
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Daytime highs above freezing all week, with 9C forecast for Friday. Its going to be messy. So far the side streets and alleys have been holding up, but the brown snow is spreading.
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When the weather looks awful, I look at the hourly forecast. Got out early today to beat the heat / wind. Over the past few days most of the brown slushy snow just sort of vanished. I think it melted and got absorbed by the snow at the edge of the road. Its weird how the roads can go from good, to bad, to horrible, to great in just a few days. Early in the morning or in the evening the roads aren't even very wet the past few days as the surface crystalizes when the sun sets. 3 more balaclava free days before the cold returns.
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%#*^+<Ä black ice!

Left my house early this morning and the roads were dry. 35 minutes into the ride I decided to take a break, turn into a parking lot and whammo! Rest of the way home those same roads were very icy. Dropped pressure and too it easy. First time Iíve seen a change like that. Usually if I get up and the roads are wet (and sub 0C) I stay home...
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Old 11-27-22, 07:01 AM
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%#*^+<Ä black ice!
w/o studs? no good. I've played & paid
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Old 11-28-22, 08:14 AM
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Yesterday the warm weather melting had progressed to the point where most of the side streets were icy, but they still had enough texture for studs to grab onto. We are getting fresh snow now, so that should reset things, and smooth out the ruts. Without that snow the roads would have gotten very icy over the next few days as the weather turned colder and vehicles polished the ice smooth.
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Old 12-01-22, 07:57 AM
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We just repacked the fat bike trails last night and now they are calling for up to 8 inches of snow overnight. I might be able to squeeze in a ride today before everything get buried.
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saw a frozen puddle at Walmart this morning. walked around it. started me thinking about getting the studded tires on
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