"Winter Motorized Bicycling, tips and tricks"

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  1. Dan

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    lol, snork. Ya dingus.

    But the bugs up this way are a lot smaller!

    No kidding, a woman broke up with me and flew home from Puerto Rico because some one told her that in the spring and mating season, the roaches flew. LOL, she was on the next flight and gawn. G A W N gone.

    "This ain't no temporary, typical, tearful good-bye, uh uh uh
    This ain't no breakin' up and wakin' up and makin' up one more time, uh uh uh
    This is gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone

    Gone like a freight-train, gone like yesterday
    Gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang
    Gone like a '59 Cadillac
    Like all the good things that ain't never coming back
    She's gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone, she's gone

    This ain't no give it time, I'm hurtin' but maybe we can work it out, uh uh uh
    Won't be no champagne, red rose, romance, second chance, uh uh uh
    This is gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone

    Gone like a freight-train, gone like yesterday
    Gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang
    Gone like a '59 Cadillac
    Like all the good things that ain't never coming back
    She's gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone
    She's gone

    She's gone (gone) gone (gone) gone (gone) gone, she's gone

    Gone like a freight-train, gone like yesterday
    Gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang
    Gone like a '59 Cadillac
    Like all the good things that ain't never coming back
    She's gone (gone) she's gone (gone) she's gone (gone) she's gone
    She's gone

    Gone like a freight-train, gone like yesterday
    Gone like a soldier in the civil war, bang bang
    Gone like a '59 Cadillac
    Like all the good things
    Well, she's gone

    Long gone, done me wrong
    Never comin' back, my baby's gone
    Lonely at home, sittin' all alone
    She's packed her bags and now she's gone
    Never comin' back, she's gone
    No no never, no no never, no never comin' back" MONTGOMERY GENTRY

    So we got that going for us.

    OK, I got nutton
     
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    that and snow snakes lol. not a lot of bugs when you live on the ocean
    pool felt good. had to get a little tan after.
     
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    I'm sending you a box of snow for Christmas....

    (LOL, Carol just asked why I was laughing at that. I replied it was gonna be from the dog's area. She said "NO!" and now your getting cookies)
     
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    lololol yummmmmy. i like Carol!
     

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    I love the cold. Down here in the panhandle of fl, i don't ride much during the summer cuz it gets so hot. In the hottest days of summer, if you leave a old basketball or old soccer ball out in the sunlight it'll explode from the expanding air inside it!

    Winter...is awesome!

    If its below 55F i usually wear an undershirt, then a nice cotton sweater with a wind breaker jacket that has a thin cotton inner layer and jeans. My feet never get cold so i always wear the ankle socks. For my head i wear a hat that has the fake fur on the ear flaps. For being fake fur, it sure does keep my ears warm. II wear full gloves(not mittens). Ive tried riding without gloves last winter and the fingers got a bit stiff. Hard to use the clutch, and brakes. lol

    We keep getting cold fronts then it'll warm up to like 78 but i think thats going away and winter is finally here. Every morning for the past week its been ~50F then it'll warm up to 55-60. A few times it'll get cooler cuz we get a few rain clouds. The weather specialists can't predict what the highs are. Last friday, they said it would be a low of 48F and a high of 65F. It never got above 55F.

    When my family drove up close to Buffalo New York in the middle of winter years ago(8+years ago), it was the first time us kids had seen snow. My grandma is a yankee. We loved playing in the snow. Our great grandmothers neighbor had a above ground pool, and in the winter, it was a sold cylinder of ice. We'd crawl under the electric fence run across cow pastures, have snow ball fights, make snow angels, attempt to make snowmen. :) We went skiing and tubing for the first time at Kissing Bridge. We all loved it. Good memories. All the places we went, family trips were the greatest times of our young lives.
     
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    Yes Buffalo New York gets feet more snow than us ! we rarely in town now get more than 2 inches. So if you have studs your riding season is very long.
    We are a northern extension of the Sonora desert. Usually our winter in town is about 20f at worst--- last year it went to 0f for a week only
    Everybody thinks if you live in Canada that our weather is worse than the U.S.-- not so in Penticton and Victoria B.C.
     
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    Yeah, winter's not too bad on the we(s)t coast here. This will be my fifth winter in Vancouver, at this point I really don't think I could go back to a southern Ontario winter even though I spent most of my life dealing with it. Although it would be nice to see the sun now and then between November and March.

    I still laugh when we do get snow here, though... you'd think the end of the world was here. I've met people at work who say "If there's snow I won't come in to work." I don't understand it, myself.
     
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    Velodrome found a nice set of chains in another thread, needs to be here too :)

    [​IMG]

    They're from a company called Slipnot - bicycle traction systems. Those prices are for each tire, so compare that price to a single "pro" studded tire...

    Found a review of them, w/vid over here.

    I like the idea of being able to pop them on/off in 5min, might have to check out a pair this winter.
     
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    this year will be my first year with a designated two stroke snow bike, the thumper is too nice to defile with wisconsin salt. I like them tire chains, but im sure with some time and some good needle nose pliers you could make your own set from some small chain from the hardware store.
     
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    Check this out... I recall in another thread here we've talked about the possibilities of the K-Trak set-up..

    http://cheezburger.com/45099009

    Cornering would be tricky at first, but probably no worse than adjusting to studs or those chains.
     
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    And you know the very first day you do not bring all that survival gear will be the very day you will need it . So if your like me and I see a lot of similarities in gear here!! once you start bringing something you cant stop bringing it
     
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    I'd love to see a motorized snow bike
     
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    LOL, post 71 by CTripps (Hey Mon)

    A much better vid. Does look like a wipe out waiting to happen......
     
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    killercanuck? Are you still with us, now, a couple of years later? I've got the answer for your feet.

    Put your bare foot into a plastic grocery sack. Then put a thick sock over that. Your feet still sweat. But the sock stays dry. And that makes a lot of difference.

    If it's really cold, then you can put another grocery sack over the sock. With that, you can wear almost any boots and stay warm.

    For even colder weather you can put a motorcycle boot rain cover over everything.

    And I'll link to another thread that covers a lot of winter cycling ground.

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=52090

    I hope it's not immodest: it's a thread of mine.

    But the more I think about it, I don't really care. I'm not all that modest anyway. I have a healthy supply of cheerful self-appreciation :)

    So read and learn.
    And have fun.
     
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    Great read, Blue Goat. Thanks for taking the time to post.
     
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    studed tires defenetly the way to go i went and bought the solid rubber inserts sick of getting flats dont run tubes anymore haven for years aand have four times the screws in mine they work awsome
    no about frosen brake lines and throttle lines an cluttch lines tha sucks happend to me this week it rained for a day that we had a 20 below blizard for a couple days thinking about how to get lines un froze i guess ill heat them up with a propene torch
     
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    heated handle bars any ideas
     

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