Let's check out the bike path !

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  1. zipp2001

    zipp2001 Well-Known Member

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    Today after service it was off to see what shape the bike paths were in and if they were passable. A side benefit was having a nice little stinging headwind for 3/4 of the ride which made it feel even chiller that what it was. Found the first bike path had a section that still wasn't passable but hopefully in a week with no snow it should be better. The second path section was passable and great to see plenty of people out and about on it.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6VRGZpmoto
     
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  2. Corzhens

    Corzhens Well-Known Member

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    This video of your ride is very interesting to me especially when the road starts to show the white trimmings on the side. I am really amused with snow although I know that it is cold. And when the snow became prevalent on the road, I think that is already a risky ride. I guess you need to use a different wheel for that and even ordinary shoes can be slippery. I experienced snow in Beijing and I almost slipped on my way to the Great Wall of China due to the snow on the cobblestone pathway. .
     
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    zipp2001 Well-Known Member

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    It's like any other riding just after 40+ years riding in winter conditions you learn what to look for and how to handle the conditions. It beats riding the trainer indoors.
     
  4. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Where do you get all the crazy funky outfits? :D
     
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  5. zipp2001

    zipp2001 Well-Known Member

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    I have several chef coats and pants from Loud Mouth Golf. The colorful cycling kit I designed and had custom made, and I painted my helmet and cycling shoes to match. I have also done several pairs of golf shoes and tennis shoes with the splash paint job for friends.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRCYgyHpEz0
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Ah! Pretty cool! :D
     
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    Froze Well-Known Member

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    It must have been extremely windy that day, those telephone poles and sign poles were bending like crazy...
     
  8. Steve5

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    It's fun to have snow while riding. I just find it hard to cycle whenever it's snowing. The ride can get tricky along the way.
     
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