Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

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Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby AllMountin' » December 14th, 2013, 9:41 pm

It's cold. It's windy. When conditions are at their worst, it's easy not to ride, but so worth it when you do. This thread is for stoke, to keep the fire burning. Motivation to just get out there and ride.

Whatever you're riding local, put it here. Pics, vids, fat, skinny, road? It's all good. I'll start it up:

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It's the first major snow of the season. The roads are slop. Cars slipping and sliding everywhere. Multiple inches of fresh, dry pow on the ground, and it's still comin'. Bring it, I say.

So I head to the local spot and unload the beast. The steeps and cambers are trouble. It's not the grippiest snow ever, but it'll do...

First tracks??? Don't mind if I do:

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Fat; getting skinny:

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Fatty approved panorama- Hopkins Lake from the ridge:

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Snow frosted cats:

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This bike is a poser:

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Sometimes, the best trails... aren't trails at all:

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It's a bit early for riding over water, but this is shallow, and static. It seems frozen well, and the consequences are small. A few cracks, but no problems:

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Just a local ride at the edge of the city limits, but winter unlocks possibilities. Soon I'll be able to ride the lake as well.

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Your turn. Get out and ride. Take a camera, or use your phone. Post what you got, and keep the fire burnin'!
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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby LuckyCharm4x4 » December 15th, 2013, 10:16 pm

I need a fat bike. We have a ton of snow out here by GR!
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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby xcrdr » December 22nd, 2013, 12:39 pm

[quote="SteveF"]Knocked around a bit in the green space north of my house this morning, post ice storm. The red, iced over berries and blue bike really pop against the black branches and white snow.

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Beautiful shot. Makes me want to ride today instead of getting that huge tree off of my shed. :(
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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby ChrisInYpsi » January 6th, 2014, 10:28 pm

First trail ride of the new year was a memorable one:
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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby trebron » January 23rd, 2014, 10:04 pm

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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby AllMountin' » March 10th, 2014, 10:48 pm

Not sure exactly what you're looking to do, but in the past, I've done self supported kayak trips on the Shiawassee River. I haven't done it in a few years, though. I'd stash a bike, or lock up a kayak at one end, and have a truck on the other. The Shiawassee is so twisty in these parts that a few hours in the kayak wasn't very big of a bike ride back to the start by road.

Haven't tried the Maple, as it's small where I'm at. The Bad River gets smaller quickly upstream of St Charles, and got choked off by deadfall inside of 3/4 mile.
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Re: Local Winter Ride Stoke- All styles accepted!

Postby AllMountin' » March 11th, 2014, 9:16 am

Probably. :smile:
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