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...Was gorgeous weather to ride today in NorCal. Adventuregirl and her hubby and myself took off for a couple of hours around Chabot - get a ride in before the "family duties" intruded... I hope you all got a chance to get out and enjoy the incredible day we got for Christmas!
 

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A beewt of a day it was!

ATBScott said:
...Was gorgeous weather to ride today in NorCal. Adventuregirl and her hubby and myself took off for a couple of hours around Chabot - get a ride in before the "family duties" intruded... I hope you all got a chance to get out and enjoy the incredible day we got for Christmas!
Hey Scott I got a chance ride in up in guess where? 3 guess's, first 2 don't count.

Tacky sweetness abound in Annadel with a few humbling slippery spots.:eekster: Amazing what skinny tires with nobs can get a bite into though.
 

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yup
 

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JMac47 - were you on a 'cross bike today, or just running narrow-ish stuff on your MTB..?
 

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No cc bike in my stable

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JMac47 - were you on a 'cross bike today, or just running narrow-ish stuff on your MTB..?
Although I do have a set of 700 disc wheels that I run on the 26" once and awhile. No I just switched to some 1.95's from the 2.55/2.4 WTB setup I put on end of summer. The LT WW up front really "isn't" a good wet/mud tire as others have attested. Had to find out first hand. They'll be nice and fresh for early summer though.
 

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I'll agree with you on a "low tread" tire not being good in the mud - well, at least the mud that I get to ride in... Need some taller knobs to penetrate down and get to the harder stuff underneath. Had a set of MutanoRaptors on a bike a few years ago, and it started raining while I was riding Chabot. 20 minutes later I was riding down Honker Bay to the lake, and the little short knob/square-profile had me "diggin in" only far enough to bite into the slick layer... Put on a set of rounder-profiled, bigger knobs and ran OK the rest of the winter. Michelins seem to always work well in the winter for me. I guess those Euro-types have a lot of experience in the mud.
 

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what a difference a day makes. fogged in at 2900 on hwy 35, temp is 40* and a 10-15mph wind is blowing

heading out to go ride before the rain hits
 
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