Pigs in the snow?


23 replies to this topic
  • pigryder

Posted December 04, 2006 - 04:12 PM

#1

Hey guys how many of you enjoy rolling your piggys around in the snow?

  • cleonard

Posted December 04, 2006 - 04:36 PM

#2

I love to, but I only do it a few times a year. It's a little different experience here in SoCal. You have to ride up to the snow. Here we can just visit, we don't have to live in the stuff. I also like to go while it's snowing. Fourty degrees and raining at the bottom and snow up high.

I've discovered an advantage to the air cooled bike. The head makes a great handwarmer.

  • loufish

Posted December 04, 2006 - 07:02 PM

#3

I didn't roll the piggy....it rolled me!
Hit snow up at Gorman, about 12 inches deep, was not fun for me, the BRP just spun a lot of tire and dug its own grave.
The romantic notion of riding thru a white Christmas blanket of snow fell a little short of reality while I kept having to dig out my bike, ride 15 ft and start all over again...at one time it sat there upright in the packed snow under the skidplate and idled in gear...going nowhere.

Another time I hit light snow (again at Gorman) and it was a little more fun. It was about 30 degs outside and lightly snowing and very cold on the hands. The only problem that time was the snow would cover across a trail and you couldn't see the rocks & ruts hidden below the fluffy stuff...We rode for about an hour, and the cold just got to us. It was much better, we got there real early and the quad squids didn't show up...
Man did it feel good to get the cold wet boots off and have the heater in the truck toasting the toes back up :worthy:

  • Max Power

Posted December 04, 2006 - 07:05 PM

#4

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  • Ferdinand

Posted December 04, 2006 - 10:22 PM

#5

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  • calxi

Posted December 05, 2006 - 08:16 AM

#6

Had a very similar ride as Maxpower regarding terrain. Our first hill was steep and down with the rest of the trail dropping in elevation. We figured the snow was only at the top and we would pop out of it quickly. 5 hours later and 10 miles further down we were still in 3' to 5' deep snow. I should have known that the N-E slopes hold snow much later in the year! Stayed the night (cold) and ended up leaving the bikes. We found that 3/4 throttle in third gear produced a ground speed of about 5mph to 10mph enabling the front tire to "plane" on top of the snow. Yeah, good times.

  • pigryder

Posted December 05, 2006 - 08:39 AM

#7

I love to, but I only do it a few times a year. It's a little different experience here in SoCal. You have to ride up to the snow. Here we can just visit, we don't have to live in the stuff. I also like to go while it's snowing. Fourty degrees and raining at the bottom and snow up high.

I've discovered an advantage to the air cooled bike. The head makes a great handwarmer.

lets try this again....I wish I had to drive to the snow.......sorry frankstr :worthy:

  • Kinsman

Posted December 05, 2006 - 09:51 AM

#8

I only do it for three reasons:

1) I haven't been riding in two months because of snow, and I just can't stand it anymore
2) My son is bugging me to ride because he hasn't ridden in two months
3) The passes aren't open yet and I want to know for sure how much snow is on top......

  • Beelzeboss

Posted December 05, 2006 - 12:58 PM

#9

I really cant wait untill the lakes starts to freeze over here. I`ve got a set of brand spanking new Enduro Studded tires(10mm studs) to try out.:worthy:

  • pigryder

Posted December 05, 2006 - 03:27 PM

#10

I really cant wait untill the lakes starts to freeze over here. I`ve got a set of brand spanking new Enduro Studded tires(10mm studs) to try out.:worthy:


sweet, you got to let us know how they work for ya. Ive always wanted a set but could never see spending the money for as little riding that I do in the snow....would probally do more if I had a set though:thumbsup:

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  • loufish

Posted December 05, 2006 - 07:52 PM

#11

MaxPower...Great pictures! Got a little flash-back going on with those...

  • DualSport650

Posted December 05, 2006 - 11:23 PM

#12

Oh, Yeah!

I have some piggy snow pics. Check this out... :D

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Read our "Riding Cascade Winters' Edge" ride report here...

http://www.advrider....ad.php?t=180095

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  • pigryder

Posted December 06, 2006 - 04:41 AM

#13

Great pics guys!

  • motopsycho650

Posted December 06, 2006 - 05:32 PM

#14

I took a brand new set of D739's, drilled holes in the tread, and had them studded with #16 light truck studs. I used #12's for the front. The studs started popping out at around 150 miles, but I had some fun for a few weekends.

I did wipe out a few times, but I still love when you nail a power slide in the snow.

  • pigryder

Posted December 06, 2006 - 05:50 PM

#15

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  • zackary

Posted December 06, 2006 - 08:14 PM

#16

I ride mine in snow sometimes but favor the Suzi Vinson Atv this time of year for trail riding in CO. It is really tough to ride ice and snow and every year we need to refresh the snow skills or eat it big time. I'm gonna try and run it in the Elephant ride coming up in Co this winter as well. Just hurts to hit the ground form as high up as the XR650r ;-)

Ed

  • lhark

Posted December 07, 2006 - 04:35 PM

#17

Studded tires are a hoot, for sure. Especially with a big bore 4 stroke on a peaceful winter day. Up here, no one expects to hear that sound on a lake, ever. Snowmobiles, trucks, yes, but not a thumper...
Way too much fun....I'm looking forward to it, the ice should be getting thick enough in a week or so.

  • pigryder

Posted December 07, 2006 - 04:50 PM

#18

hey ihark get some pics of that :worthy:

  • frankstr

Posted December 08, 2006 - 06:22 AM

#19

Sounds like a lot of fun in the white stuff.....:worthy:


:D :prof:

  • zackary

Posted December 08, 2006 - 01:38 PM

#20

Well, I'm gonna do it tomorrow out here in Boulder Colorado! If I fall off too early I'll just come ride back and get the ATV with the ice chest full of beer on back.





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