Saturday, December 14, 2013

Saturday Sun and Snow

Seems like it's been forever since I rode with Amy.
Snowy and sloppy today. Amy finally just took control of the ride (yeah, like that's never happened before) and got us out on the road. I was content just bumping along on the trail, but she was not having any of that. Sun surprised us with a visit and even though the temp was about 10 degrees we stayed plenty warm.
I put a new chain and derailleur on the Beast last night and quickly found that I should have replaced the front chain ring too...started skipping if I turned up the watts.
Good 3 hrs in the saddle today, with good friends. 36/12.2


Anonymous said...

What kind of bicycle/tires do you have to have to ride on ice/snow the way you do? Thanks.

tainterturtles said...

Nice icicles on the facial hairs!!! So Miss Amy took the lead today? She is one awesome lady.....

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I use studded tires. Here is a link that gives you an example of what is out there. There are 4 or 5 good brands now. I like Nokian the best. 45 North also has a line of studded tires that is good.
I have two bikes I use in the winter. One is a mountain bike I’ve called the Beast, that I’ve put drop bars on. The other is a cyclocross bike, which is more like a road bike, but has the room for the larger tire profile needed for knobby studded tires.