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I am so glad that Mountain Biking is my primary sport...

post #1 of 6
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...otherwise I'd be rather grumpy. "Rather" being the operative word here.

 

It would be nice if my skis could see some snow. The good news is that I haven't had to scrape off the off season wax. A bit messy. But you knew that.smile.gif

 

I got a new ski jacket for Christmas. Ya know...when you get a new jacket... you really hate it when it gets stained from lift grease the first day. So far not a problem. Still looks as good as the day it was purchased. yahoo.gif

 

Over Christmas vacation I really hate it...hate the inexperienced snowboarding flatlanders (and out of control skiiers) who cause me to ski defensively at my local hill. Not a problem this season. duel.gif

 

And I hate how my car gets so dirty from the snow sand mix I have drive on during the winter. Speaking of which...flatlanders who drive 15MPH because there is snow NEXT to the road. nonono2.gif Happy to say I have not experience these problems this season. The Subaru hasn't needed a wash in the last 10 days. Can't say that was the case last year at this time...gads! biggrin.gif

 

Primo stuff: we had and have family from out of town from 12-20 thru the New Year's eve  and I haven't missed a day of skiing!!! And probably won't--now how cool is that??? cool.gif

 

Best of all, my Mtn Bike doesn't even get muddy when I ride! Life is good! icon14.gif

 

 

(pray for snow)

post #2 of 6

And chain control isn't a problem either. 

post #3 of 6

I ride everyday and I'd still take skiing any day!  Your bike doesn't get muddy, ever?

post #4 of 6

Cycling was my main sport until I moved up to the mountains.

 

That first season, I remember thinking: how nice to do a sport that doesn't make my crotch uncomfortable.

 

Then my feet began to hurt.

 

 

 

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by SHREDHEAD View Post

Your bike doesn't get muddy, ever?

Gets muddy when it has rained-so yes my bike can get muddy, but that's usually post resort ski season. If it rains this time of year it means snow at the local hill(s). If there is snow at the local hill, I tend to be skiing. Often I find that I don't ride my bike from December thru the beginning of April.

 

The reason for this tongue-in-cheek thread is there is basically no snow at the resorts in the Sierras and none (of any consequence) in the 10 day forecast. So I ride my bike on dry trails.

post #6 of 6

I'm just jealous of your arid climate, smooth flowy single track and proximity to great skiing.  Chicago was built on a swamp and were closing out of our 2nd wettest year in history.   Mud is a fact of life here and the snow skiing sucks.

This morning at 6am it was 32f w/freezing rain. It was hard to get motivated and out the door.  But once out, I never regret going. 

I love MTBing, but I'll still take skiing any day.

 

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