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Offline Chaos

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Dumped my bike today
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:32:02 PM »
A couple times, actually. In retrospect, probably should have taken the mtn bike with wider knobbies, but it was back in the shed and most of the bike paths had been cleared.  All is well, got in 19 miles and made it home for refreshments.
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Offline Martin

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 08:06:46 PM »
You need outrigger ski's.
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Offline natalena

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 11:34:44 PM »
Dumping the HED's ... oh, the humanity! Glad you're ok.
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Offline Rcgreaves

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 08:03:24 AM »
Ok, I'm not the only whack job out pedaling in the snow!!  Yeah you got me with the subject line.....

A couple times, actually. In retrospect, probably should have taken the mtn bike with wider knobbies, but it was back in the shed and most of the bike paths had been cleared.  All is well, got in 19 miles and made it home for refreshments.
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Offline Chaos

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2019, 09:51:27 AM »
Ok, I'm not the only whack job out pedaling in the snow!!

I get lots of flack for riding my Ural all winter, sub zero weather and snow.  Used to snow ski, it's good fun and while freezing your ass off.  Using cold weather gear from Motorcycling and skiing I'm good bicycling for a couple hours in the high 20s, then my toes start to freeze.  Need to look into electric socks.  I can see the advantages to a fat bike, I might have made it 3 more feet to the pavement :eek:
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
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2012 Ural 2WD sidecar (BMW's bastard step child)

Offline natalena

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2019, 01:57:53 PM »
I can see the advantages to a fat bike, I might have made it 3 more feet to the pavement :eek:

Great to see you aren't timid about weather, and skinny tires can still climb.
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Offline Mongrel

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Re: Dumped my bike today
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 04:08:31 PM »
Hell yeah. Two wheels all year... one way or another!
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