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Old 11-07-2012, 03:12 PM   #1
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2012/2013 Ice riding/Racing thread

Well, it's getting cold outside again, time to start talking about ice riding again. Since I never stop thinking about riding on the ice, I figured I should start a new thread

It would be fun to actually form a club of sorts to maybe start doing races for fun. I have access to some insurance and even a sanctioning body to make this happen. Time trails could be fun on a nice long course but I prefer wheel to wheel racing as do most of you. Having actually competed in a real deal AMA ice race, I can tell you that it's a damn good time mixing it up for 3 hours

I took a little bit of video at the Steel shoe race in January. As you can see it's a great time!



Here is a short video of GBG messing around one Sunday afternoon....




After night riding with Nate Dog a few weeks ago, I think some night ice riding could be fun
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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If this weather is any indication Ice will be right around the corner.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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If this weather is any indication Ice will be right around the corner.
Exactly! We really need to find a pond or lake that's half way between us, so we can meet up more.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Exactly! We really need to find a pond or lake that's half way between us, so we can meet up more.
Less than two months till Ice Box.
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Less than two months till Ice Box.
I've got three sets of tires If you need a set, let me know
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:46 PM   #7
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I've got three sets of tires If you need a set, let me know
Here's my new set up.

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What's the consensus on the ice season.....thickness....this year?
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8' at least
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Wiseass..... I was thinking Farmers Almanac type predictions on weather for the season where last year was so mild and ice was non-existant. Trying to gauge my effort.........


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Old 11-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #11
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Wiseass..... I was thinking Farmers Almanac type predictions on weather for the season where last year was so mild and ice was non-existant. Trying to gauge my effort.........


Yea, you won't be riding with me with those The Almanac claims cold and snow this year. The Key is to get cold before the snow starts, because snow kills thin ice but can recover if we get some sunny cold days. It changes fast, it's amazing to behold.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:42 AM   #12
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This ice riding is something I've been wanting to try a few years, but never had the chance. In fact, I bought a new set of Trelleborg studed tires two years ago and never even got them mounted. What are the requirements on bike setup as far as fenders and other safety items?


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This ice riding is something I've been wanting to try a few years, but never had the chance. In fact, I bought a new set of Trelleborg studed tires two years ago and never even got them mounted. What are the requirements on bike setup as far as fenders and other safety items?


Trellies are great for riding the trails during the winter, but not good for riding/racing on lakes and ponds. For that the right setup is true ice tires with screws. Fenders and tether kill switches are advised, but almost no one that is just riding recreationally runs either.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #14
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I am sooooo ready .

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Actually thinking about picking up a set of those this season.






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