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Fun video.

It might be too wet, too windy, or the snow too deep, but cold can always be outspent on warm gear!
 

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fux said:
Unfortunatly there is too much snow on the trials to get out so I commute, followed by an hour on the trainer when I get home. :rolleyes:

3 reasons why you're NOT bumming:
#1 Cars stop for you.
#2 Horses move over.
#3 Your commute is five minutes.

Not a bad way to start (or end) the day.
 

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Le Duke said:
Where was this filmed, Tranquilo?
It was shot in Connecticut. Stamford, to be specific. Mianus River Park to be even more specific. Temps were around mid 20s, which was balmy compared to the ski lifts in Vermont where I'd normally be after a snowfall.
 

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Poncharelli said:
Studded tires?
No studded tires. I'm running Hutchinson Piranhas tubeless with about 25 psi. I started at 30 but the snow was cold, powdery and slippery. I ride about 8 miles on the road to and from the park so I don't want to give up too much RR.
 

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For some reason I like riding in the winter. Its not to wet here in eastern Washington, but it is cold and we can have plenty of snow and fairly regular ice. I have a set of Nokian studs that I have been using for 4 years now, they are great. If it is patchy snow and ice I'll throw the stud on the front and that works great. If its compact snow and ice, real slick, I'll run studs front and rear. With studs front and rear I can ride confidently on smooth Ice/freezing rain.. its amazing, like a tractor! Up hills, good braking, they really work awesome. The only time things get sketchy is when there has been freezing rain followed by snow, the snow will prevent the studs from reaching the ice and the snow pack under the tire might slip on the ice. But when it gets like that, you know it so you just ride more carefully. Winter training, cold, dark, its what makes spring riding so dang sweet! Plus you get to ride into spring with a good motor!
 

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CB2 said:
This year's snow (in CT) has been ideal for riding. I think the slightly lighter amount of snow, and temperatures consistently below freezing have been key to that.
CB2, where in CT do you ride?
 

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Yes they are.

Although less spooked by a cyclocross bike. ;)

I re-edited this to include an idiot with an I pod stood in the middle of the cycle path, a cute kid on ski`s and a veeery steep hill and moderate desent. Did I mention the fjords?


I commute every day, usualy at a recovery pace but it looks more spectacular in zone 3. :D
 

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fux said:
Yes they are.

I commute every day, usualy at a recovery pace but it looks more spectacular in zone 3. :D
What sort of work hours do you have?! I live a bit south of you (Denmark) and to ride with anysort of day light requires my work day to be cut short. (I assume you have worked yourself into a position to be able to do so? Nice work!)

Your video near the lake reminds me of home (New Zealand), I love Denmark but I do miss the homeland!
 

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For anyone interested I have epic snow rides right out my door. I live in the NY catskills... South West corner, Sullivan county. If any of you have studded tires and love to ride the crunchy icy stuff, then get on over here. The packed snowmobile trails wind all over the county - peaks and valley's, etc....... The climbs can be brutal; but, just soo awesome to climb icy trails with crazy velcro like traction.! Also, I keep a bunch of the singletrack on my property packed down, from beginning of season to end. This insures a packed crunchy base - great riding! I'm all about the Winter riding. You need far less clothing than you think - as long as you got the right materials.
Seriously though, If anyone is itchin to get out and has studded tires... Your invited.
I race Cat1 30-39. But, not in top form right now. I wouldn't recommend these rides if you haven't been on your bike for a while. Even though it's all good fun, you gotta be into the climbs! Also, there is some solid technical singletrack to be had. Really good stuff.:thumbsup:
 

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(I assume you have worked yourself into a position to be able to do so? Nice work!)

Haha! I wish!

I am an industrial mechanic and start work @ 06.00hrs. That means i`m finished at 14.00 and at this time of year I get an hour of sunlight to get myself home. The drawback is getting out of bed at 04.30 for an hours commute in all weathers.

In the sommer we only have a 4 hours of dark, so its light both ways. If you fancy an excursion during the sommer months I would glady guide you either for a road or mtb ride.

Its a lot different to Denmark with the wind and flats and its only a ferry ride away. I have always wonderd if New Zeland was comparable to Norway... Ohh, those are no lakes its just sea. Frggin feezing when the wind whisks in during the winter months.

In the spring I get a beutiful pink sunrise to greet me and that will be the next time I take the gopro camera with me to work, its spectacular.

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