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Riding over the hills and through the woods on a familiar hiking trail in a county far from here..... Iron Maiden blaring on the Ipod...(RUN TO THE HILLS.:cool: ) All was well with my soul.:) Then, I came upon a snow covered creek bed. Only one option stood out, and it was the "all mountain" thing to do. So I decided to venture across the snow and ice, when the front wheel slid out from under me, disappearing into the water...

KASPLOOSH!:eekster:

Both feet in the water, quickly followed by the feeling of ten thousand needles sticking my legs and feet, along with much associated swearing for knowing better. I literally pulled myself and the bike out of the water and sit on the bank laughing as hard as I could laugh:D

I am still laughing, because no matter what, I still had a great ride. What do I care? I was on my bike and it was damned well worth it. I'll die one day, and the one memory I will always have is the one where my dumba$$ decided to cross a frozen creek on my bike:thumbsup: :D :D :D
 

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Sounds like you had an excellent adventure :thumbsup: and a vid would have neen nice.

If you dunked the bike, and the bottom bracket was submerged, it would be a good idea to remove the cranks and bottom bracket to get rid of moisture that can turn the bottom bracket bearings into a rusted pile of dookie.
 

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Classic, thanks for sharing. Reminds me of the time I came down hard, front wheel first, on my old solid-fork MTB. I quickly learned the value of padded bike shorts. I was able to laugh after my voice came back down a few octaves and the feeling came back. As far as I know, no one saw.
 

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I'm glad that I discovered MTB. It has been a barrel of laughs and truckloads of fun. Seriously, every ride is an adventure for me.:)
 
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