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12-06-21, 12:27 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

My commute in Minneapolis this morning was at, I...

My commute in Minneapolis this morning was at, I think, 8F. Fortunately, it's a short commute (less than 2 miles). I had the bar mitts on, but it still hurt for the stretch directly into that 20 mph...
12-05-21, 03:43 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

The ice made a dramatic reentrance overnight in...

The ice made a dramatic reentrance overnight in the Twin Cities. A small amount of snow falling right around freezing - everywhere the cars compacted it, it became glare ice. I didn't have the...
11-28-21, 05:32 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

Winter conditions have been slow in coming in the...

Winter conditions have been slow in coming in the Twin Cities metro. We had one icy weekend and then a return to dry conditions. We've had some moderate cold, but even that is backing off. It's...
11-22-21, 01:07 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

No, I'm too old and anti-social for a pub crawl,...

No, I'm too old and anti-social for a pub crawl, even on a bike. Some of my younger riding buddies love it.

For those who don't know......
11-22-21, 10:12 AM
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Posted By MinnMan

We've had a respite from icy conditions. It's...

We've had a respite from icy conditions. It's cold and windy in Minnesota, but road bikes and skinny tires are still OK.

I've been thinking about the idea of a spare tire set for studded tires. ...
11-16-21, 01:08 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, thanks. I've been in some of those...

Yeah, thanks. I've been in some of those threads. And as my current studded tires are, in fact Schwalbe Marathons, I have to agree.
Studded tires last for years if the studs don't pop off, and so...
11-16-21, 12:55 PM
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Posted By MinnMan

So, while I'm on the subject.....apart from trial...

So, while I'm on the subject.....apart from trial and error, has anybody got a rule of thumb about rims that mount tires easily? Definitely some rim/tire combinations are easier than others, but...
11-16-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By MinnMan

A dedicated studded tire wheelset sounds like a...

A dedicated studded tire wheelset sounds like a good idea. No reason that it has to be expensive - after all, the tires are so heavy that "light" wheels would be pointless- something bomb proof with...
11-16-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By MinnMan

Yeah, true enough. I go down at least once each...

Yeah, true enough. I go down at least once each winter. I've never been injured during a winter ride, though, beyond maybe a bruise on my hip. The ice is your enemy until you go down, at which...
11-16-21, 08:43 AM
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Posted By MinnMan

Agreed. There are lots of times in Minnesota...

Agreed. There are lots of times in Minnesota when I think, "that's the end of road bike season", but then the weather and roads improve and out comes the road bike again. But even when the roads...
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