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Ice Riding Basics

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    Ice Riding Basics

    I just wanted the basics of ice riding, but Google failed me. So, now that I think I have most of the basics down, I thought I'd write up what I know. Here it is: Ice Riding Basics: Winter Moto-Fun | Riding in the Zone

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    ken rides around on the ice for 15 minutes and now he thinks hes some expert motorcycle riding instructor

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Just did a Google search for ice riding basics and Ken's post is #1.
    So until someone else can write a better article, Google thinks he's an expert.
    And you know the unwashed masses trust Google, so... there it is.

    Nice job Ken

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    I'm a Google certified ice riding expert...after three times riding on ice.

    Actually, if you've ridden dirt for any length of time, ice riding will come kinda easy to most people.

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Sweet. I'm 2 rides from an expert!

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Sweet. I'm 2 rides from an expert!
    Get in the car and bring that shit to NY tomorrow

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    Tires arrive Tuesday. Whatchat doin' next weekend?

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken C View Post
    I'm a Google certified ice riding expert...after three times riding on ice.

    Actually, if you've ridden dirt for any length of time, ice riding will come kinda easy to most people.
    I wish I could write as well as you do Ken, I might be able to convince other riders to drill stud pockets and stud up a set of tires for the street or experiment with the darkside, I'm certainly not an expert rider, but I found it rather easy to ride my V-strom in freezing rain & blizzards

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    I was trying to think of how I can survive another winter without riding for SO long... the answer is clear. I need a second Ducati. I need THIS one!

    HyperIce Bike By Ducati Indianapolis

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Tires arrive Tuesday. Whatchat doin' next weekend?
    Ummm... Probably shredding ice silly...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeer View Post
    I was trying to think of how I can survive another winter without riding for SO long... the answer is clear. I need a second Ducati. I need THIS one!

    HyperIce Bike By Ducati Indianapolis
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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    I've been so happy to be on two wheels in winter. And to have a new genre of riding to learn. I hope this snowstorm doesn't screw up the ice for too long.

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    Ken, don't limit yourself. Options exist.
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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Tires arrive Tuesday.
    I dare ya to go riding tomorrow

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken C View Post
    . I hope this snowstorm doesn't screw up the ice for too long.
    deep snow has a habit of melting on the bottom and or the weight of the snow forcing water thru cracks turning things into a real mess, usually ruining things for the rest of the winter, best way to keep a track usable is to keep up with plowing it out during the storm

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Good news would be that the ice they rode last weekend shouldn't be badly affected by this storm.

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    I'm planning on clearing this storm as soon as it's over to help prevent any ice ruination.

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    I'm planning on clearing this storm as soon as it's over to help prevent any ice ruination.
    Hmmm may have to see about making the trek out there before said ice melts away....................

    Went snowmobiling yesterday so lost out on any ice riding I may have done over the weekend.

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    I'm planning on clearing this storm as soon as it's over to help prevent any ice ruination.
    This may help me to stay in bounds. Maybe. Also thinking of bringing cones for apexes?

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    The lack of reference points was one of the hardest things for me to get used to on my first ice ride. Luckily the ice has had a bit more character since then.

    I hope I can join you fools next time!

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    Eh, my issue was not so much lack of reference points, more finding the right zip code while doing a no-air whip.
    Looking forward to seeing you John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I dare ya to go riding tomorrow
    Challenge accepted!

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    Oh shit, it's Bub-O! Very nice, keep up the craziness!

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    Re: Ice Riding Basics

    My (real) ice tires have arrived. I'm a little concerned that the rear has screws just barely poking through on the inside, through the liner. Maybe the liner used was too thin? Any thoughts on what I can do to prevent the tube from being punctured? Right now I'm thinking dabs of jb-weld. Maybe a couple thick layers of duct tape?

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    These are used via fleabay. Supposedly Fredettes. Kanadian screws. Rear is a Kenda ice and the front is a Dunlop something-something. Supposedly they were used 2-3 times. Screws look barely used.

    I think Roland set me straight via fleabay. Some assembly required, batteries not included.

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