Ridin' in the Snow !



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  • RodH

Posted June 06, 2000 - 12:47 AM

#1

Last Saturday myslef and regular riding buddy ventured off into the mountains that only 6 days before was completley covered in snow. Now this isn't a regular occurance around here, so we were super keen to get out there and roost in it :)

Now was I in for a big shock ! Damn that white stuff is slippery when it's almost a week old, but the worst was the frost bit on the toes when walking around in it. We took some awesome pics, but the bloody cheap **** digital camera stuffed up and I lost them all, time for a new me thinks.

Just curious if anyone else rides in the snow on a regular basis ?



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  • fershy

Posted June 06, 2000 - 06:53 AM

#2

This time of year, yeah, I see snow on my favourite riding trails in B.C. Canada all the time. It is more of an annoyance than a novelty though. Usually stops forward progress at higher elevations. I am trying to breach a few mountain passes and no amount of determination is going to get you much further than the snow line. Riding down it is not such a problem. Note to myself, try again in August!
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  • Bryan Bosch

Posted June 06, 2000 - 06:07 PM

#3

I've ridden quite a bit of snow during Oregon winters. Lots of fun at lower elevations when it is only a few inches thick however, beyond this, it just becomes a lot of work. If you ride something like a heavy XR 600 you can plow through. I think the WR/YZF would boil pretty quickly. Also, seal your boots with "Snow Seal". My toes always stayed dry and warm.

  • Dougie

Posted June 07, 2000 - 02:04 PM

#4

Here in CO, we get to ride in the snow quite a bit. I actually enjoy it on a some what warm day.

In the early summer, I will hit the mountains above Idaho Springs CO a couple of times. The snow is just about melted but not enough to make it a crappy experience. I've got some great pics of me and Mike playing in this stuff.

Of course I have been caught in some nasty snow storms in late summer in the mountains when a freak storm sneaks up on you. Can't say those are fun at all.

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  • abn21

Posted June 07, 2000 - 10:27 PM

#5

Originally posted by Dougie:
Here in CO, we get to ride in the snow quite a bit. I actually enjoy it on a some what warm day.

In the early summer, I will hit the mountains above Idaho Springs CO a couple of times. The snow is just about melted but not enough to make it a crappy experience. I've got some great pics of me and Mike playing in this stuff.

Of course I have been caught in some nasty snow storms in late summer in the mountains when a freak storm sneaks up on you. Can't say those are fun at all.



  • abn21

Posted June 07, 2000 - 10:32 PM

#6

A ride in the snow sucks! During the winter all I do is think about summer.....(I live and ride in Alaska) If anyone has advice on how to make roosting in the snow fun let me in on it; the winters are long here.

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  • Howard_Robbins

Posted June 08, 2000 - 02:25 AM

#7

Ya yust gota tape that twisty thing
on the right side of your bar
to the open position. :)

  • Kris_Stratton

Posted June 08, 2000 - 03:54 AM

#8

I think it involves a rubber track, two skiis and 1000cc. Every winter I pray for more snow than we get.

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