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    This biking thing is becoming a black hole to throw money into.
    Might be better to spend it on a plane ticket south with the bike

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    Get a decent pair, something like the Dogwood Design Pogies (made in AK) and you can use them on your snowmachine too. Worth their weight in gold.
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    Pogies, while I want to get some of the dogwood designs, all last winter I used some cheap snowmachine pogies for @$30. I use a light liner glove and am typically fine. The original snowbike pogies were thriftstore sourced winter jacket hoods that went over the grips and we're either stapled or sewn.

    If you are in the snow and feel like you are wrestling and fighting the bike let air out.

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    Good idea
    I have a couple fur lined carhart hoods from my working days, they'd work !

    Stayed on top most of the ride (1 - 2") , a few drifts & deep spots (hard to see coming) caught me off guard
    Didn't wreck but real close.
    Still learning

    Having a Blizzard here now
    Couple feet would be nice, eh?

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    Yep a couple of feet with a nice base would be awesome

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    I used to use #6 sheet metal screws in the tires. Worked perfectly, but there was significant increase in rolling resistance.
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    I know that works for ATV tires & shoes

    Are bike tires thick enough for screws ?
    Mine are pretty thin with pretty small nubs.
    Do you put glue on the threads ?

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    Default 20 mi ride today

    30°, 20 mph winds / now snow or ice on roads & paved paths
    Rode the flatbar road bike to Palmer & back via PWH/ Trnk/Bog to bike store
    PWH to Trnk / Bluelupine home

    Had to dodge a couple snow piles but 99.9% snow & ice free

    Dressed almost to warm with the wind. Average slower than summer.
    But it did feel good to get some blood pumping
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    Hit near 35 mph with the wind, down hill on trunk, near hospital round-a-bout
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