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 Post subject: Sno? We gotz it
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Sno? We gotz it
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:52 pm 
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I like the drinks bottle! That trike might have got me to work this morning, a total absence of ploughs and gritters made it a no-no with the bike. Flats and slight uphills are possible on snow, 1 in 6 up and down with black ice thrown in just isn't. ](*,)

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 Post subject: Re: Sno? We gotz it
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:59 pm 
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Heretic wrote:
I like the drinks bottle!


It's currently loaded with Bowmore in case of "difficulties"

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 Post subject: Re: Sno? We gotz it
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I'd use Lagavulin - if stopped you can tell the copper that peaty smell is exhaust fumes! :drunk:

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 Post subject: Re: Sno? We gotz it
PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:03 pm 
Hehehehehehe...

The lad looks cracking! Love the practical cycling kit... :supz: :supz:

...and the grin :wink:


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Snow? We gots it too!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:05 pm 
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It's just stopped snowing here in Northern Finland after 6 days non-stop!!! :shock: :shock:

Snowboarding last weekend in Lapland was awesome. 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:48 pm 
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So... is the trike easier to ride in the snow than on smooth tarmac? Odd thinking that the ruts may help keep it in a straight line..

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:28 am 
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Easier? Ha ha ha, I don't that (upright) trike riding could ever be described with any sentence containing any form or variant of the word easy. Unless you were upside down in a ditch, pissed.

It was a "different" experience. Grab too much brake and the front wheel looks and trike slides in some random direction. Put in too much power and one or more rear wheels spin, back of trike goes sideways, but it mostly follows where the front wheel is pointing, so it's not too bad.

On the icy bits, falling off wasn't a worry, but fillings dropping out due to the shaking being in two planes at once was.

On the night that the snow started I went out for a ride. I was having loads of fun, until I realised that I had been going uphill because I had plenty of grip at the back, now I was going to have to get back down half the grip.

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