Saturday, December 25, 2010

Studs, City streets, and Merry Christmas.

<-----------------------The Stud Muffin Tire.

Thinking the trails are still too snow deep, I brought out my HardTail with the studs for a city street ride. She hadn't been rode since last winter and was missing vital body parts, like pedals, rack, hand covers, and needed some vital tender care like air in the tires for instance, brake adjustment etc.
After bringing her up to speed she was ready to go.
It always amazes me how well the Nokian Studs hook up on ice, rode around town, up to parks and around the river walks and through the large cemeteries in my neighborhood.
It was fun, and what surprised me was how light a almost 40 lb bike with gear and 2.3 studded snow tires felt. The reason being I've been snow plowing with the FatBack, and it's 4 inch tires alot lately. I think it would feel like a rocket ship riding my road bike now on pavement. But good, bad, or indifferent, that ain't gonna happen for a long time, unless I drop down and ride with Mr. Bill in Texas.
Here is a view looking out over the frozen Mississippi River.
Up at the entrance to Eagle Point Park, my bike was disappointed with 'no pets allowed' and realizing she could not bring me into the park.
Ended the day at my sister's Dawn for Christmas with a  feeding frenzy and about a 100 types of treats and feeds, along with lotz of family yik-yak'n.
Tomorrow I am hoping to get down and dirty and spend some grind time on the trails. Snow Mobilers get out there and ride, and make me a path, pleasessssssss and thank you.

Hope your Christmas was good to you, and you had good time with the people in your life.



Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Winter in the city calls for studs.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Dave.

tainterturtles said...

Merry Christmas Mr DG. Nice snow pic. Thank heavens for sisters! Was there really 100 Christmas treats?

dawn marie giegerich said...

101 snacks. I found the shrimp ring still in the fridge after everyone left. That tire looks like something at the bottom of the ocean, covered with barnacles.

Steph said...

Merry Belated Christmas :)