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03-10-22, 06:46 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

After a six week break for some wonderful...

After a six week break for some wonderful mountain hiking and snowshoeing, I managed to get to ride twice in the last two days. Alas it's March and the snow went from looking like this:

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01-30-22, 07:48 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

It hasn't been a great week for riding. ...

It hasn't been a great week for riding. Temperatures as low as -25C plus wind chills down to -35C, some snow, and unsafe road surfaces. Not wanting to land in an Omicron infested hospital, I...
01-12-22, 07:14 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Eastern Townships, not far from the Vermont...

Eastern Townships, not far from the Vermont border!

Yesterday I managed 20 km @ -22C, my coldest ever ride. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. Mostly toes and fingers, the rest was OK,...
01-09-22, 03:22 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Managed 27.9 km and 445 m yesterday on "gravel"...

Managed 27.9 km and 445 m yesterday on "gravel" roads that were covered in hard-packed snow. Temperature was -15C, -22C with wind chill standing still. Variable on the bike depending on speed and...
12-05-21, 07:12 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

25 cold km with a light dusting of fresh snow,...

25 cold km with a light dusting of fresh snow, temp. -4C, light winds. Some icy patches as it rained last week and then it froze the next day. I walked 9 km on Friday in what turned out to be...
12-01-21, 09:10 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Broke 10,000 km for the year yesterday (to be...

Broke 10,000 km for the year yesterday (to be precise, 10,003 km); total elevation change 128,965 metres (423,000 ft). And the year ain't over yet! It is getting tougher out there, winter weather is...
11-28-21, 07:50 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

We had a nice little dump of snow in the night...

We had a nice little dump of snow in the night between Friday and Saturday. I rode indoors on the trainer on Saturday, and on the tractor outdoors just before blowing out the driveway. Today, it...
11-24-21, 08:21 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

35 km test of my winter beater. Not much snow...

35 km test of my winter beater. Not much snow where I live at 160 m elevation but my ride took me up to 350 m where there was a light dusting on the roads. The studded tires reminded me of why my...
11-21-21, 08:16 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

I've been steadily building up the kilometres. I...

I've been steadily building up the kilometres. I beat last year's record (8703.5 km, 121k metres climbing) by well over 1000 km, now up to 9785 km of mostly gravel, 126k metres climbing. I've been...
02-21-21, 07:37 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

A short 22 km on the winter beater in conditions...

A short 22 km on the winter beater in conditions ranging from this:


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01-10-21, 06:53 PM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Same tires that I run on my 1995 beater Rocky...

Same tires that I run on my 1995 beater Rocky Mountain mountain bike. A week ago here in Southern Québec we got a good dump of snow (about 20 cm) and it stuck around all week with tolerably cold...
11-30-20, 09:16 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

In spite of capricious weather I had a pretty...

In spite of capricious weather I had a pretty good week for late November.

Fortunately I had equipped my 25 y.o beater Rocky Mountain mountain bike for the season. With snow and -5C weather last...
10-15-19, 07:11 AM
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Posted By beechnutC23

Update: got an email from WTB yesterday, they...

Update: got an email from WTB yesterday, they will cover it under warranty. Kudos for a quick resolution, I sent in the claim on Saturday and got a satisfactory reply on Monday.
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