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    boxergrrlie's wild ride

    I bundled up and went with friends to watch some ice races on a frozen pond yesterday. Notice the 'official' on the right - instead of a flag he has a bottle of Newcastle.
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    Most of the riders are 'a bunch of guys going left' but some semi-pro guys showed up later in the day.
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    These guys are going 50 - 60 mph - it's hard to show through still photo just how crazy these riders are!
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    They put screws into the tires for traction. Here's a CU:
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    Yes, I got out and shaved some ice on the track. Here's me after my wild ride. It was a total blast especially since it's been two months since I've been on a bike! Now just two and a half more to go....
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    Allright for you!

    Most excellent. I haven't watch bike racing on ice in years. Never tried it - Good On You, BG.
    I remember going in the pits and watching them screwing hex head screws into the tires for traction. (Maybe I should do the same to the Rockster - we have quite a bit of snow in the driveway and secondary roads.....)
    Thanks for sharing your pictures. Really like the one with all three leaning into the turn. Yee-hah.
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    So how different is it? I assume it's not so different from any loose traction riding, but I could be very wrong.

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    Cool Looks like Fun

    Great Pics boxergrrlie, bet you had a good adrenaline rush on that ice. Are those knee pads for doing your best Mat Mladin imitation? Ride Safe when you dig out from that snow and ice!

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    Originally posted by knary
    So how different is it? I assume it's not so different from any loose traction riding, but I could be very wrong.
    It's actually the first off-road riding that I've done so I don't know. The front tire sticks right where you put it, and the back tire slides around, but in a controlled way if you know what I mean.
    Originally posted by IRONHORSECOWBOY
    bet you had a good adrenaline rush on that ice.
    Downright giddy!

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    Re: boxergrrlie's wild ride

    Originally posted by boxergrrlie
    Notice the 'official' on the right - instead of a flag he has a bottle of Newcastle.
    MMMM Newcastle.



    Plus you don't have to worry about it getting warm.....
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    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

    Remind me to pay the frozen north a visit some time, I'd like to try that! Looks like MUCH FUN!!!!
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again - Boxergrrlie RAWKS!
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    I've said it before and I'll say it again - Boxergrrlie RAWKS!
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    Brad, didja check the pics

    Plus you don't have to worry about it getting warm.....

    Yup, when you have brews out on a frozen lake with a few inches of snow the FIRST thing you gotta worry about is the beer getting warm.
    I think I spotted a cooler in the waaaay back of the pic, so they were probably okay.
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    Ice-Racing --- YaHoo!

    Great Pictures, BG. What a BLAST!!!

    This is a great way to blow-out the winter doldrums here in the land of the Frozen Tundra.

    More pictures are posted on the Beemer Hill Site.

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    Unlike BikerGirlie, I have experienced the joy of crashing on the ice and prefer to heckle from the sidelines.

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