- Red Deer
A sunny Tuesday morning ride in spring-like conditions. +3 C, lovely trails and even managed to go for a spin on freshly flooded pond ice. Couldn’t ask for more.
Its a Salsa Bucksaw but heavily upgraded Only original parts are the frame, Rockshox Bluto fork (upgraded damper), headset and seat clamp I also use the original 26" fat wheels with 45NRTH Dillinger 4" studded tires for when there is now / ice otherwise I run a custom build 27.5x3" wheels with Hope hubs for the rest of the riding. I keep a cassette and rotors on both wheel sets so its a quick swap and adjust brake calipers. I actually sold my hardtail fat bike once I got this one.What’s the bike, Darius?
Tell us again about how you collected a paycheck from Eric Hicks @ LUNA Cycle who you now defame regularly.I’ve worked outdoors most of my working life. From 122F to -30F. And in far more varied conditions than your uppity city butt has ever experienced. Why ever do you need to be so self aggrandizing. Again some of us don’t need to tally our trips about the globe to somehow complete with your idiotic blather. Ever been snow cave camping, flew off a cliff, piloted an aircraft, dirt boated at 70mph, rappelled down a ZA escarpment, or had a kind moment where you allowed anyone else to have experienced life’s adventures you’re to much of a pansy to have experienced? Always the “Richard”. Dick
Thankfully you’re anything but a typical European. Just a spoiled keyboard warrior buying his way through life’s thrills.
Warm winter here too. It’s been around 15-20C here n Northern Virginia for much of February. Good for riding. which is good for my heart health.I never thought I'd say one day, "It's so warm outside..." +4 C. Warm!
You write like an old man, son.Come on stefan you always seem to be the spelling nazi yet you screw up 'behavior', just playing by your rules.
Interesting statements Stefan, your just projecting like usual. I have many PMs from you where you where quite the bully (according to you namecalling = bully). I would love to share them.
Narcissistic Snobby Europeans are not tolerated here in the US.
There is a reason for the saying "Dont be a Stefan", and you have confirmed it yet again
What tires are those? How do you like them compared to the stock Ground Controls?Here in the Chicago suburbs, cold weather is just around the corner. This will be my first winter owning an ebike and using it as my primary method of transportation. I bike my son 3 miles to daycare every morning and also bike for general errands, grocery runs, etc. I won't need to do long rides when it's really cold, and I do have access to a car when there's too much snow on the ground. I'd appreciate any tips to prepare for winter riding!
Prepping my bike:
- I have the stock Specialized Pathfinder Sport tires that came on the bike. Should I get knobby tires for winter? Would it even be safe to do that while pulling a trailer or should I just drive the car when the roads are snowy?
- At what temp should I start taking my battery inside vs. leaving in the bike in the garage? I'm thinking temps below 40F?
- My hands get cold super easily. I'm planning on getting the Bar Mitts Extreme cold weather
- I have a lighter winter coat and am thinking I'll try just using that with layers underneath. Any recommendations for base layers? Or should I go for a super warm coat?
- Any recommendations for warm pants?
- Recommendations for keeping my face and ears warm? Maybe a ski mask and cycling winter hat under my helmet?
- I have a rain cover for the trailer which will block the wind. That coupled with a winter coat and a blanket should keep my son plenty warm
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So true. It’s created some precarious conditions so bad that I wouldn’t recommend riding on without appropriate tires. The ice here on city streets tends to be smooth and hard like this section I came across as I exited one of the trails today. Fortunately, the woman coming down this icy stretch of hill had enough sense to install studded tires on her bike.We're seeing a lot more of the freeze/thaw rollercoaster this winter ... which brings with it a lot of different conditions to ride in. Yesterday was +11C and sunny, today is -4 and rain (and now because of the temps it's freezing rain which is really nasty). Even the dog (greyhound) with her 4 wheel/paw drive isn't happy in this.
Interestingly right now with the thin ice layer being quite wet and soft (but still really nasty to walk on) it's not bad biking with good studded winter tires (took a little tour down the driveway and around the block). No pedestrians are out and only a few car drivers with their associated wide eyes and white knuckles on the steering wheels.