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>>1239854
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How is he riding through snow without fat tires? Non cyclist here
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>>1262121
Skinny tires cut through the snow. But that only work up to a few cm of snow.
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>>1262121
>Non cyclist here
You should fix that.
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>>1262141
I'm moving to Chicago next month and may start bike committing since I hear the infrastructure is pretty good (for North America)
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>that saddlebar drop
>skinny slicks
>cages
>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
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>>1262121
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.
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>>1262038
that picture was taken three seconds before he hit snow-covered ice and broke his collarbone
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>>1262835
Looks comfy as fuck
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>>1262835
mystery animal tracks on the left
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>>1262510
wasn't randall's island where they used to quarantine their TB cases back in the day?
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>>1262912
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.
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>>1262856
Keep your hands on the bars until you hit the ground and you'll be fine.
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>>1262986
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.

>>1262990
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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>>1262121
if the ground underneath isnt icy its no issue
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>>1262038
i ride through denver.
nothing pretty to share :(
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>>1262038
Montreal on ste catherine in front of the old forum
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I found a perfect 5 mile loop that runs through one of the neighborhoods in my suburb. Now it's a lot easier to count miles in my head.

The lake is frozen over but only with a thin layer of ice. Now is the time of year for dumb/bad dogs and children to fall through to the depths below.
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Temperatures are drifting back above freezing during the day, so I'm back to riding at night again when the roads start freezing over and get less wet. Decided to wander around looking at Christmas lights last night. This place is done up the same as last year and was the best I came across, though my camera sucks in the dark.

I'll probably keep doing those kinds of rides the next few days. I need to see if I can find an area with a good concentration of nice displays. Areas with high % of rental housing seems to be the worst.
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>>1264461
>Temperatures are drifting back above freezing during the day, so I'm back to riding at night again
haha wat
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>>1264461
>This place is done up the same as last year and was the best I came across, though my camera sucks in the dark.

looks like it came out pretty good to me. /drt/ needs more xmas light pics to prove we aren't all zwift faggotis
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>>1264471
what's that 80s SI models' name again? In exchange here's a rare Brooke from a Vogue shoot.
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>>1264612
i think it's a schwinn of some kind
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>>1264616
he was talking about the babe on top of the steel. her name is kathy ireland. she's now 55 and is a billionaire. her husband is one of the luckiest motherfuckers in history
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I went to add the distance from tonight's ride into my Excel log and noticed it was 100 meters different from last night. Look at the moving times, 4 seconds different. Totally different routes, weird.
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Just picked up a Surly Krampus, very excited to make that my winter commuter. Hopefully it will be good for midwest!
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Santa Krampus.
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>throw out underbiker's manifesto and get first fully modern mtb
>picked up today
>ride it about 20 miles
>bomb it down a hill with tarmac so fucked up it's almost unridable on my road bikes regardless of tire width
>oh that's why cushy tubeless tires and shocks are nice
>did some fun singletrack
>oh that's why dropper posts are nice
>bike is fast as shit through corners that used to be sphincter clenchers on my rigid 26er
christmas came early lads
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I rode in the snow for the first time in years today. Was easier than I expected. I guess once you've grown accostumed to riding in any weather, you just never unlearn it.

My shitty unreliable city bike did a very good job today. That made me happy.

>>1263959
>>1264276
>>1264910
Beautiful

>>1262938
Nice

>>1263110
Outlandish. I bet this would have made for some quality ASMR.
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>>1264995
I only had sunglasses on me to keep the snow out of my eyes. My sight was still so bad, I never even noticed this huge fence next to me.
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Its 50 degrees in KC. I rode out to the President Harry Truman family farm and back approx 26 miles. Most of the 80 acre farm was developed in the 60s but the Dept of Interior cares for the farmhouse and remaining acres. Posting pics now
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Harry lived here until Ww1. Quit a bank job to care for the farm. This is his garage.
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Special for BaconRider: Holsmann horse farm on the way to Truman Farm.
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Giant white elephant mansion that has been 15 years in the building. Everytime someone new buys it and restarts construction a bubble bursts.

If it ever gets finished it'll be one of the biggest houses in the metro. IF it gets finished...
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>>1264995
What kind of bike are we talking about exactly? I want to get a bike which is useable in most situations, including snow, and I'm looking for ideas.
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>>1265138
At least it's tasteful and not a mcmansion
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>>1265251
It's fucking hideous
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>>1264920
This post makes me happy to read, have fun shredding dog



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