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Old 12-29-2012, 06:30 PM   #16
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You need to get some sheet metal screws or snow rivets in those tires! That was funny watching you slide backwards!
Ha .... your not kidding..... I was clueless as to the ice underneath. I drove in snow....through drifts in my young days, in the Danish winter...... but I guess I was happy plugging along, on this one. It was fairly steep... 10-15%, and it roared.... and decided it was better to lay her down, while I was still in control..... uhhhmmmmm... somewhat.....
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:35 PM   #17
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Colorado is fantastic in the way they clear the road, and then gravels it. I am in Leadville, CO, and my brother is visiting from Denmark, and he was stumped how good the traction is on snow and ice. So careful of how south you need to go for the clear. Southern NM is all year around riding....except for a few days, but then you just grab your mountain bike....
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:38 PM   #18
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There is a reason why we all have broken windshields in CO.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #19
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I hate the sand and gravel in it.... Jeez just use nacl and be done with it!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #20
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There is a reason why we all have broken windshields in CO.
I feel your pain..... We got a few nicks on our way up here..... But I will personally take those good control..... But that's just me. A windshield is easier to replace than more expensive parts.... Including us clowns behind the wheel.....
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #21
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I'd rather replace 5 windshields before having to torch out every bolt on my 07 Toyota. Friggin salt. Also, it makes the roads more icy and slushy than normal. I find it worse driving than the sand.
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #22
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Yes every winter...


Bike was only a few weeks old in these pics. Not even any engine bars yet.



A few weeks ago


Deep knobbies help.

Stay smooth and hope for no ice underneath (I've been there too ebrabaek!) unless you stud 'em.

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Old 12-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #23
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Ride in the snow?

Yes.

Ouch.

OOOOOHHHHH.....ouch

not stopping......ouch

snow covered fallen tree branch......ouch

downhill off camber frozen clay corner.....oh god no.....ouch

I wonder if I can make it across this frozen puddle......crack.....uh oh.....ouch

I'll just stop in this clear patch for a break.....oh for the love of......ouch



Yeah you can ride in the snow and ice........ouch.....but do you NEED to?
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:32 AM   #24
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:34 AM   #25
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Sooooo... These chains.... where can I buy them?
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:37 PM   #26
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Sooooo... These chains.... where can I buy them?

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/9002197.html



Been contemplating getting them, and then I realize that I have a 4x4 and an AWD car, and I own my own business so I cant afford to mis much work, lol...

But then I think it would be totally BA, so....

Decisions decisions.....

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:08 AM   #27
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http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/9002197.html



Been contemplating getting them, and then I realize that I have a 4x4 and an AWD car, and I own my own business so I cant afford to mis much work, lol...

But then I think it would be totally BA, so....

Decisions decisions.....

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Nice tyvm!

They say it won't work with the original mudguard... What modification did you made?
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:33 PM   #28
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:37 AM   #29
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All these bikes are yummy! nice pics!

How many drops? :o)
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #30
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No snow here in south Maryland, just cold!
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