Monday Motivation: Snow

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Parked by a drift on a sunny afternoon in Iowa circa 2011.

Snow: While much of the country has escaped the effects of Winter for the bulk of 2014/2015’s season, we are seeing an appearance of snow across much of the nation right now. While for some this means fat biking in the woods, there are a few intrepid Winter cyclists that will still brave the wind-swept expanses of open fields on the bike of their choice. This Monday Motivation is a salute to those who won’t let a little white stuff slow them down.


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Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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3 thoughts on “Monday Motivation: Snow

  1. I did 45km on the snow covered trails Sunday, I saw 2 other people on bikes in the time. I should have used my 45Nrth tire but the conti snow tires did remarkably well!

    1. Are those the 700-37 winter tires (no spikes, but lots of rubber grippy “things”)? I have them, but haven’t used them on snow covered roads/trails.

      1. @Jason- The 45NRTH Gravdal tires are sold in non-studded and studded versions. The non-studded ones have stud pockets should you decide later to stud them.

        Many tires are listed as Winter use tires that utilize a “million little grippers” idea instead of studs. The Continental Winter Contact and Michelin Star Grip tires are a couple examples of these kinds of Winter tires.

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