The Ice Shredder: Ride All Winter Long?
When at the bike shop yesterday, the mechanic inquired if I mountain biked at all. Hell yeah, I said, and we compared notes on local trails. He rides some of the same ones I do. He joked, fishing a bit “I can put some studded tires on for you!” Not me, but meet my friend Heather, co-blogger, who has been expressing an interest in this for years now. He said the shop does organized rides and goes all winter long: ice & all. The only time it wasn’t fun was when the snow got more than 4 or 5 inches deep, so I guess I’m too late for studded tires–about a foot fell last night. Is this type of riding any good? Or is it scary as hell? I like a little adrenaline once in a while, but I also don’t want to look like I’m auditioning for the next Jack-Ass Movie. What do you think? –Karen