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Anyone try riding their bike in this stuff (on the trails)?

I took the xc skis around the neighborhood on Saturday, but it was pretty deep and soft, not a lot of fun except on the unplowed roads that had been packed down some. I'm taking out the snowshoes tomorrow for some bushwhacking in the mountains.
 

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Been riding around Frederick City the last two days. Plenty deep in the alleys to fee like you are on the trail. Went snowshoeing at Gambrill today. It was knee deep. No trail riding going on for a bit.



 

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I was having fun trying to make some jumps out of snowbanks. but really I was just having fun pedaling as fast as I could down my driveway and trying to blast through the huge snowpiles from plowing my driveway. I wound up buried under about a ft of snow going through a 7ft tall snow bank.
 

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We only got a couple inches where I live, but I definitly did some riding. Went for a sweet night ride on the trails behind my house while it was still snowing. One of the most fun rides I've had all year:thumbsup:.
 

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I rode some on friday goofing off. it was fun that afternoon - drifting around and whatnot.

spent saturday making a oval for the four-wheeler to pull an inner tube. quite fun - maybe i should get some pics of that!

I want to go riding pretty bad. I will try by the end of the week :)
 

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Does shoveling out a small circuit in the backyard count? I did this and had a blast. The snow was nice and soft to fall in. Once I nailed down a couple of turns I could actually make a few laps at a time. It was a hard work pedaling a 33/18 SS in the snow.
 

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BikerJen said:
Does shoveling out a small circuit in the backyard count? I did this and had a blast. The snow was nice and soft to fall in. Once I nailed down a couple of turns I could actually make a few laps at a time. It was a hard work pedaling a 33/18 SS in the snow.
you're a beast!

dedication at its finest :thumbsup:
 

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BikerJen said:
Does shoveling out a small circuit in the backyard count? I did this and had a blast. The snow was nice and soft to fall in. Once I nailed down a couple of turns I could actually make a few laps at a time. It was a hard work pedaling a 33/18 SS in the snow.
Abso-freaking-lutely counts!
 

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Headed out to the boatdock at the Cove today. The black ice there nearly took me out before I could get to the fireroad. Smacked the brain bucket on the pavement, but got up and slid on over to the fireroad anyway. Seems I was the first to attempt this feat as was shown by the lack of tire tracks in the snow. There is still about 3 inches of snow, sometimes more all along the fireroad. There are a few places where the snow is gone leaving a wet, muddy surface. I struggled through 4 miles of riding and walking today. Hopefully these pictures will show up.






 

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rode it till it got hub deep

We road the snow early in the AM. There was great traction until the snow became so deep that during every pedal stroke the foot was under the snow. After that it was a little harder to say the least. Three hours, ten miles at most, very tired, and very worth it.

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Went for a ride at the seminary trails today. Suuuuper muddy, some of the trail has now turned into a stream-ish area/mudpit. Soaked my shoes and socks and had to turn back after the first bit of singletrack before the river crossing because my feet were going numb.

Also, what tires/pressure/shoes is everyone else rocking this time of year? I'm using some enduro 2.1's/40psi/garneau trailgrips and I am getting downright frustrated with riding because of the aforementioned issues.
 

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I usually switch to platform pedals and winter hiking boots for cold and wet conditions. Works pretty well for me. I can't give any tips on mud tires. I don't like to ride trails when they are that bad.
 
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