How are you affected by the winter/snow?

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1/30/2010 6:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:10 PM

What do you do and how do you feel when you are not able to ride your bike because of the snow or other factors due to winter.

I live in the north of sweden, we have between 3-7h(depending on which month it is) of sunlight here in the winter, temperatures are between -5*c to -30*c and the snow is knee deep in the woods.

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1/30/2010 7:31 AM

Lifting, riding a trainer and watching bike videos should keep you stoked on the sport. I would highly suggest finding a hobby in the winter though. When I can't ride my bike I start going a little crazy, but I can ride my bike more or less year round here.

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1/30/2010 8:41 AM

Strength training, freerunning, and snowboarding. Occasionally (like right now) I can ride my bike on perfect dirt.

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1/30/2010 10:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

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1/30/2010 6:18 PM

simple live in australia. its really good here cause like winter is about 18 degrees Celsius which is fucken sick for riding cause its like flanos and hoodies. summer is like 35 which u ride in the morning and arvo and dig in the mid day or go beach

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1/30/2010 7:02 PM

Forgive my 'Merican ignorance, but arvo? Is that Australian for "masterbate"?

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1/30/2010 8:09 PM

Fenders and rain gear all winter.No snow here this winter.

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1/30/2010 9:38 PM

Dig out our trails and ride em. Build new stuff for summer

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1/31/2010 4:27 AM

I train for the summer, do alot of photography, ski, upgrade my bikes and ride my bmx in the winter.

Hahaha 18*c in the winter, that is like an average summers day up here. maybe I should just move to australia.

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1/31/2010 6:57 AM

Keep in mind its summer in Australia right now

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1/31/2010 8:27 AM

FYI, there will be an announcement on Monday about the Video of the Month contest for February that will level out the playing field for those stuck in the snow/winter...here's a sunrise shot from about an hour ago (not to rub it in or anything : )

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1/31/2010 6:13 PM

Nice shot spomer. Ahhhh here on the east coast, I spend a fair amount of time skiing or going to Rye Airfield,or just getting crazy and doing for a salt encrusted road ride .it is miserable but rewarding.

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2/5/2010 5:54 AM

Africa is a cheap option for Northern hemi winter blues. Cheaper than the Aussie alternative at least. So is mexico, costa rica, chile, brazil and NZ.

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2/5/2010 10:59 AM

I Ski, Snow 4 X (we have a great 4 race series), Snow track for minis around house, ride at Knights private park, talent skate park, home gym Swiss ball, medicine ball, and tower of power, tramp bike, and go on trips to wood ward east.

How does winter affect me? I go f ing crazy! We have no day light, witch promotes cabin fever and makes people fat and crazy. We need to stop daylight saving in the north east.

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2/5/2010 11:35 AM

E bot wrote:

I Ski, Snow 4 X (we have a great 4 race series), Snow track for minis around house, ride at Knights private park, talent skate park, home gym Swiss ball, medicine ball, and tower of power, tramp bike, and go on trips to wood ward east.

How does winter affect me? I go f ing crazy! We have no day light, witch promotes cabin fever and makes people fat and crazy. We need to stop daylight saving in the north east.

Meet me at Rays this weekend

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2/5/2010 7:47 PM

I have yet to truly find anything at all that keeps me sane. Yes there is work, working out, snowboarding, and what not but none of it is a good substitute for biking.

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2/5/2010 9:04 PM

i sit at home and cut my wrists

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two-six-4-life

2/7/2010 9:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2010 9:52 PM

dank season in Texas

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Pwest

2/8/2010 10:43 AM

We find ways to deal


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2/13/2010 12:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/10/2011 11:57 AM

Winter training: it's snowing outside so let's have a kart session !!!






FreeSince1979 webisode 1 - More Mountain Bike Videos

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2/13/2010 12:36 PM

I built this:





Usual winters aren't too snowy around here, and I've typically been able to ride or dig most months of the year...Not so much this year.

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2/13/2010 12:54 PM

sofa king slow wrote:

Forgive my 'Merican ignorance, but arvo? Is that Australian for "masterbate"?

Think about it for a second, servo is service station ( ...or in yank, gas station), so what begins with aft (and sounds like arv when pronounced) and could be shortened??? Hhhhmmm. I sure hope your being a sarcastic wanker and not a complete tosser (seeing you like to relate things to masturbation).

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Why walk when you can ride? I hate walking!

2/13/2010 1:06 PM

I play Modern Warfare 2 and eat.

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2/13/2010 5:09 PM

sofa king slow wrote:

Forgive my 'Merican ignorance, but arvo? Is that Australian for "masterbate"?

nah dude its like short for afternoon haha

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2/13/2010 5:09 PM

live in cali :D

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2/13/2010 5:17 PM

I install mud tires on my 4x bike, find a park with a decent hill, set up a series of small orange cones, and ride snow slalom!

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2/13/2010 9:03 PM

ski bike like nobodies business, it combines my snowboard jibbyness with my trials suckiness for a weird man child creation the likes of which no one has seen

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2/14/2010 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

Play video games until yesterday - went and rode yesterday





Blackrock first day of the season, 2010 from ryan daugherty on Vimeo.

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I'm Slow

2/14/2010 9:04 AM

love it. it makes when you can ride almost like a special occasion and you throw it down way harder.

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2/14/2010 11:14 AM

Normally I can ride some pretty burly all mountain trails for all but 2 or 3 weeks of winter but so far this year the trails have either been covered in snow or flooded. Last time I rode a bike that wasn't stationary was November. Fuck this winter.

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