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Offline Ken

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West Virginia Trip
« on: December 19, 2009, 01:55:48 PM »
Heys Guys, hope you all are well. Haven't been dropping by lately, my bad! Me and the fam are going to WV. to see my wifes family for Christmas. I'm taking my Mt. Bike along so I have a few questions........
 
1  What to use for chain lube
2  Besides layering, what type of clothing and gear to 
    wear to be still able to ride. Tempatures are 40 -
    11 degrees with snow.
3  Any other helpful tips would be appreciated, first   
    time riding in snow and they really got hit hard     
    with it. Trails are paved and  a couple of MTB
    trails.
 
 
Hope you all are having a great Holiday!! Cya Soon!         
 
 
If you don't crash occassionaly, you're not riding hard enough!!

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2009, 04:25:55 PM »
Heys Guys, hope you all are well. Haven't been dropping by lately, my bad! Me and the fam are going to WV. to see my wifes family for Christmas. I'm taking my Mt. Bike along so I have a few questions........
 
1  What to use for chain lube
2  Besides layering, what type of clothing and gear to 
    wear to be still able to ride. Tempatures are 40 -
    11 degrees with snow.
3  Any other helpful tips would be appreciated, first   
    time riding in snow and they really got hit hard     
    with it. Trails are paved and  a couple of MTB
    trails.
 
 
Hope you all are having a great Holiday!! Cya Soon!       

Who are you? :P   

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009, 04:59:59 PM »
Thanks Gregg! I'm still trying to find that out! ;D
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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2009, 09:31:17 PM »
Thanks Gregg! I'm still trying to find that out! ;D

Imagine that, over 50 and still searching.... :o

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2009, 05:24:13 AM »
So THAT's what happened to you, you went crazy and now you want to ride in the Snow! (Casue only crazy people do that!LOL!).. Have a great trip and hope to see you on the trails again soon.

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2009, 11:00:45 AM »
That's the response I'd expect from a closet Psychologist. Now where's the help on the trip ole great one of great ones? LOL! Wadda I have to do, google it?
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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2009, 11:02:55 AM »
That was for Gregg Darrin. and for you, yes I am crazy, even for considering riding in 6 - 38 degree weather, what am I thinking?
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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2009, 02:25:26 PM »
That's the response I'd expect from a closet Psychologist. Now where's the help on the trip ole great one of great ones? LOL! Wadda I have to do, google it?

More like a closet psycho...... 8)

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 01:38:32 PM »
Ski or snowboard at Snowshoe and pick up mtn bike info for warm weather trip. Meet bikers in ski lodge, talk about how nice it is to be able to ride in shorts in December in Florida.

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Re: West Virginia Trip
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2009, 07:15:58 PM »
I used to ride all winter in NJ.  Some great rides in snow.  Anything more than 6 inches is almost impossible, like deep mud- hard work.  Best riding in frozen snow, like ice but rough surface for some traction.  A lot of fun with friends especially when they start sliding down a hill - like a farmers field - not like Roller Coaster where you have no where to go but straight down.  White Lightning wax base is OK for chain.  If you have any moisture in freehub then it will freeze up and you have no drive.  Disc brakes made things a lot better.  Rim brakes did not work well with ice chunks frozen to rim.  If you are used to Florida, get some hand and foot warmers from WalMart to overcome the cold.  Use real gloves not biking gloves. I used to have neoprene shoe covers for insulation and to keep feet dry.  Chemical heaters worked for an hour until feet would sweat.  Make sure you put on outside of socks.  Don't fall - frozen ground is just as hard as concrete.
 
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