Winter Conditions? Strangely enough, this happens every year 🤔

Winter “Fat” Biking Tips
-Keep tire pressure around 5 psi ( no gauge?  apply pressure on seat and handle bars; if the tires start to flatten – you are good to go!
-Use your front brake!  Too many riders neglect using their front brake and loose control of their bikes because the rear tire slides out.
-When climbing hills, stay in your saddle and pull straight back on the handlebars (towards your saddle).  Do not pull up or use them for leverage for your pedaling.
-Look where you want to go, it’s best to look at least 15 to 20 feet ahead of the bike.
-Remember that most of the trail is two-way, be sure to call out “RIDER!” when approaching a blind section of trail.

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Ah winter riding, such a conundrum when it comes to hitting the dirt. It’s not an exact science due to multiple factors (i.e. soil type, moisture content, grades, temperature, sun exposure, leaf cover, etc.) therefore black & white steadfast rules don’t really exist, it’s ultimately up to the best (and hopefully educated) judgment of each trail user. WinterConditionsDo know this… if you’re leaving an impression on the trail more than a half inch deep, you are causing problems that will require volunteer time and attention; not cool. winter_rutsPeople want to get out on the trails, a good thing! However, we address this problem every spring, throughout the “normal” riding season, and now in the winter… I could go on and on, but won’t. Instead, check out this regionally similar post with more details, it is one of the better / more accurate ones I’ve come across. And here is another from our FORC’n Quad Cities friends, who are awesome. Thank for reading and clicking every single link 🙂 Ken, the LAMBA guy who is really into trails

*edit / UPDATE (2015):  Our friends to the south (ICORR) recently posted about Winter Conditions as well, very important as we enter the thaw – freeze cycles of spring…


February 20, 2017 · Ken · Comments Closed
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