the bright side of winter?

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sspomer

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11/15/2011 7:30 AM

watching the weather this morning, it looks like winter is here for most of the country (and has been for some of you for a while). rain, snow, cold, lack of daylight...how do you make it through the short days and less-than-favorable conditions with your bike?

speech bubbles were barely funny in 2003

Scott_Townes

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11/15/2011 7:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2011 7:40 AM

SKI!!!

Hiking up Alta the other day, saw some guy hiking up with a snowbike in the distance... I really would like one...

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11/15/2011 7:53 AM

Just put a few more layers on, lower tyre pressures, man up and go for it! Yes conditions aren't the same as in summer, but push yourself through winter and the next summer season will be ace

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11/15/2011 8:03 AM

eventually, you have to give in and either snowboard, or just work, or watch a movie, play guitar or something. today though, it's gonna be in the 50's and sunny in denver. so after i meet with a client, i'm going to ride white ranch. if you can get it, get it while you can...

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11/15/2011 8:12 AM

For me, I just go snowboard. But i'm also at school where it doesn't really snow so I can almost always get some riding in.

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11/15/2011 8:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2011 8:22 AM

For me winter is my favorite riding season. No summer allergies to deal with. Just dress warmer and get a good headlight, it'a all good.

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11/15/2011 10:29 AM

Scope new trails, Dig new trails, Improve existing trails. Next summer is much better that way.

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11/15/2011 12:23 PM

Being in California, I just keep riding. Most of the weekends are full of fall house projects now so it's less mtb, but I am getting out and riding the road bike for base miles just about every day.

Who wants to make robot costumes?

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11/15/2011 2:01 PM

Get fat. Cry about it.

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11/15/2011 4:47 PM

So much snow, so little bikes. It's snowing right now!

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11/15/2011 5:17 PM

90supra wrote:

For me, I just go snowboard. But i'm also at school where it doesn't really snow so I can almost always get some riding in.

AIR THE DUB!!!

Air the dub

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11/15/2011 5:42 PM

If the weather has got you trapped inside, just click here and go throw down some triple flips at the whistler bike park.

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11/15/2011 5:53 PM

EDIT ALL MY SICK FOOTAGE FROM THE YEAR TO FAT DUBSTEP BRO.

WORKS FOR FREE.

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11/15/2011 6:13 PM

I live in Saskatchewan, where long hard winters have killed thousands of pioneers!
People have been getting lost in the barrens for centuries here, and then die from the 8 month long and hard winters.

But all you need is to get creative:


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11/15/2011 8:22 PM

Winter for me in Vancouver consist of tons of training and heading up for skiing as much as possible. Winter for me is good times, good down time and time to focus and train to do my best next season.

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11/15/2011 9:57 PM

Snow stunts!

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11/15/2011 10:13 PM

Laynehip wrote:

I live in Saskatchewan, where long hard winters have killed thousands of pioneers!
People have been getting lost in the barrens for centuries here, and then die from the 8 month long and hard winters.

But all you need is to get creative:


Wow that is really creative hope it works haha!

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11/15/2011 10:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/15/2011 10:41 PM

Laynehip wins.

Although I think we should have a contest to determine who's winter has killed more pioneers :D


I just got one of these.


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11/15/2011 11:25 PM

Here, winter is the best riding time. Rain, tacky trails, dirt you can actually dig and shape, and optimal riding temperatures (like 10-15C, most of the time). After 6 months of sun and heat (and quite literally NO rain), it's a blessing when winter finally gets here. This year it's even a bit early (been raining for the last 3 days straight) - here's hoping this means we're in for a good year!

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11/16/2011 10:09 AM

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