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    Gravel Rash King Zanzibar's Avatar
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    More Ice & Snow!

    Cancelled my planned Cwmcarn visit yesterday due to daytime temps of -4 to -5 & loads of Ice.

    I took to my local trails instead for a slide...I mean ride? I think???

    Chuffed I didn't crash as I spent half the ride on sheet ice and it was ****** cold in my shorts!!! No leggings, they're on my Santa list with luck.

    My only problem was when I needed a drink at the top of the climb, my Camelbak pipe was frozen solid!!!

    And now last night its snowed on top of the ice

    Anyone else had snow & Ice problems this weekend?

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    car related - yes
    decided to finish off some crimbo shopping yesterday, drove slowly to the end of my road which is on a hill and at the bottom of the hill is a main road with a massive roundabout. applied my breaks slowly and began to slide towards the roundabout totally out of controll, tried dabbing my breaks - nothing... ended up having to mount the curb to stop from sliding into the main road. not good

    bike related - No, I'm ashamed to say I jibbed my weekly ride because of the snow

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    I ventured out on local trails on Saturday.
    It was the first time I have worn my Endura Air Defence jacket and it was toasty even with just a base layer.
    It was an experience to say the least, and I only saw one other cyclist out.
    I also had problems with Camelbak freezing

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    Not really. Broke the bigger tyres out for the snow and lowered the tyre pressure to account for the ice.

    One tip for the pipe. When I laid my parket floor down, one of the things that I had a bit of left over is that white plastic foam sheeting. I find if I wrap that a few times around my camelback pipe and use electrical tape to secure it, this acts as a really good cladding and stops the pipe from freezing up.

    Your other solution is to take more sips of drink, keeping the water moving. But I like my cladding (Or flooring white stuff).

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    ...or just fill the Camelbak with a nice drop of white wine - will benefit from a good chilling, plus the alcohol content will stop it freezing until it's really cold. And if you buy Austrian wine, it will have a bit of ethylene glycol (aka anti-freeze) added for free - or have they stopped doing that now?

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    camelback with hot vimto would surley be a winner in this weather!

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    Minus 9 (yes nine) here this morning...so no riding today.

    I'd ave to put Brandy in the Camelbak today if I was stupid enough to venture out!

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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    He didn't tell you what scale.. Kelvin? Now that would be chilly.
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    Re: More Ice & Snow!

    The highest temperature we've had here all day has been minus 2.5 and that was with the sun shining!!

    Its ****** cold for sure!

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