33 Degrees

Some might say: Bike ride? Nutty idea. But others …

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11 Responses to “33 Degrees”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:42 am on January 28th, 2022

    Greetings!

    As long as you get the ride in before it snows Spence, sounds like a good idea to me! :^)

    The weather forecast calls for 6-9″ of snow in this neck of the woods.

    Create a good day!

  2. B. Stover
    10:33 am on January 28th, 2022

    Good day to all.

  3. mlaiuppa
    2:53 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Do they make snow tires for bicycles?

  4. Hobbit
    4:02 pm on January 28th, 2022

    MLAIUPPA: Alaskans have long used studded tires for winter bike riding. However, a few years ago we became the hot hub of the “fat wheel bike” phenomenon. I invite OFA to come and check them out.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    5:37 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Good day all.
    We have seen the fat wheel bikes when in AK for
    Iditarod races. They seem to work well and if we lived up
    north, we’d have them. Much more sensible than chains
    on car tires.

  6. mlaiuppa
    6:00 pm on January 28th, 2022

    I saw a fat wheel bike when I got my second Covid shot. Had never seen one before.

    Now, how about chains for bike tires?

  7. Herd of Hounds
    6:53 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Mlaiuppa, apparently with the width of the tire and the amount of weight on it, it holds it down so that it has traction. I’ve seen it on roads in Alaska and it seems to really work well.

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Yeeep!…Even if the Charming Mr Abrahams had a basket on the front with my warm soft blanket innit…I would say NO!NO!NO! to the Ride….gasp!shiver!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Fat Tire!….Isn’t that a brand of Beer?…sniff!sniff!..I could be coaxed into some of that stuff!…chuffle!burp!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on January 28th, 2022

    Degrees!…33 degrees sounds like Spring around here…grump!…I thought the North East was going to get a big snowstorm soon?….yelp!….I hope our author takes provisions along in case he is stranded and can’t get home on his skinny tires….wheeze!

  11. dawson
    10:09 pm on January 28th, 2022

    When I was much much younger I rode my one-speed Schwinn cruiser bike year round in Montana. The tires were maybe half as wide as today’s fat tired bikes. The trick was to let a little of the air out so the tires were a tad soft and that helped with slippage. Also, you were always ready to bail if you started going over, meaning you would jump off out of the way of bike or traffic.
    Normally I did not ride in much traffic. Riding a bike in slippery conditions can be safer than walking in the same (when you are young). It was a lot of fun! For snowy conditions, not icy conditions.

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