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How is he riding through snow without fat tires? Non cyclist here
Skinny tires cut through the snow. But that only work up to a few cm of snow.
>Non cyclist here
You should fix that.
I'm moving to Chicago next month and may start bike committing since I hear the infrastructure is pretty good (for North America)
>that saddlebar drop
>skinny slicks
>no brakes
Does he actively wish to die?
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>leave for ride at 9:40pm
>cold night, like single digits F
>hour or two into ride, get a flat
>of course it has to be when I'm passing through the high-crime melain-enriched part of the city, concerned a little bit but it went fine
>manage to change it without fingers going cold despite taking my mittens off, and without being approached by any questionable people, and one passing cyclist even asked if I needed help
>continue riding
>exploring trails I haven't ridden before
>signs say there is a gap in the trail, have to take roads instead
>take the roads, then it turns out the trail did go through so backtrack the whole way cause I want to see the whole stretch of trail, kind of annoying, waste of 30-40 minutes
>sections of trail are covered in snow and ice
>see the brightest or second brightest shooting star of my life
>super tired by end of ride
>don't get home til 7am
>got to explore areas I had been wanting to check out for a really long time though
Mixed feelings, was good to finally do that ride but it was super tiring
fat balls
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decided to extend my commute the other day and ride around randall's island, nyc. took a cute ped bridge over, and rode the perimeter, which included a short gravel section, a bikeway under a viaduct, passing the water processing plant and asylum, over an observation platform/bridge crossing an endangered bird habitat, then back over the ped bridge. was comfy as fuck.
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First snow of the year on my commute home.
that picture was taken three seconds before he hit snow-covered ice and broke his collarbone
Looks comfy as fuck
mystery animal tracks on the left
wasn't randall's island where they used to quarantine their TB cases back in the day?
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It was a kot but I didn't manage to get the phone out and my hand out of the glove to take a good picture.
Keep your hands on the bars until you hit the ground and you'll be fine.
Last time I found a patch of ice I couldn't even move my arms if I wanted to. I went from vertical to horizontal in approximately .25 seconds, still sliding forward.
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I can across some odd snow conditions today on the creek. We had freezing rain about a week and a half ago, then some more snow after that. Earlier in the week I was out and this spot was snowy. Then wind blew most of the snow off the layer of freezing rain. The ice is perfectly clear and you can see the textured snow underneath it. It was actually nice to ride on though my studs made a hell of a noise punching holes in it.

Yeah, front wheel washouts happen really fast on ice. You are practically on the ground before you realize you are falling.
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Since my heated insole pads were a much simpler build than my heated gloves I decided to take another crack at the gloves. Using techniques similar to the insole pads I got rid of the gluing, external heating material, siliconing and external wires. A few more steps are required but overall a faster build since there is no need to wait while stuff dries. I used double sided fabric tape, and a thin layer of fabric on the inside to keep everything hidden. The extra fabric makes the gloves a little smaller, so it would be best to start with a glove liner that is slightly loose.
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Had a break in the weather. 39 and windy. Was able to do 26 miles but came back with windburn all over my face except my glasses area- so now I look like roadie Kenny Powers.

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