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Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 9:09 Quote
Winters not so bad where I am with skiing. Backcountry skiing is my mountain biking when it's cold. It makes me appreciate the biking season more too since there's no risk of getting taken out by an avalanche.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 9:11 Quote
tom666 wrote:
titaniumtit wrote:
Yh Tom in middle of no where stuck out back with no way of getting supplies really

order what u need on amazon lol, they'll find a way

Thanks for pro tip bud!

However I boycotted Amazon a looooong time ago

Thank f I live in civilisation nowadays however without a radiator in my bedroom just a portable one which oddly enough is on full blast at 2000kw iirc and it is like I might aswell have not bothered

Think i left it on from 11pm to 12pm last night ooooops!!

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 9:14 Quote
We get a bit of that in the Strathcona park a few hours north on the island..but no where near as good of snow as you get in Nelson. That place is a winter paradise!!

Oh yeah..topic!


Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 9:24 Quote
Yeah it gets deep here. The resort is supposed to average 40ft a year. We get a nice almost coastal climate down low too so normally you can be biking into late November and back on the trails by March.


My BC Alloy Instinct. Hoping to swap it out for a carbon model next season.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 11:07 Quote
Why the want for carbon ?

Genuine question ...

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 11:11 Quote
Temperature doesn't tell the full story. I've spent a lot of time in the mountains of Europe, Canada and NZ. The temperatures are generally much lower than the UK, but there's usually a lot more sunshine and a lot less moisture. Personally I find dry cold much easier to tolerate than wet. Having said that, when it gets below -15c I don't want to be out there long.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 11:17 Quote
Yhrightwet cold and wet warm here in blightyisutterly miserable

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 11:37 Quote
titaniumtit wrote:
Why the want for carbon ?

Genuine question ...
Can't speak for him but, personally, I don't have any hate for alloy but I definitely feel like carbon rides better in general and, given my druthers, I'd always go carbon.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 11:47 Quote
Maybe... :/ to get too anal on vs merits but cba putting up with creaking cracking noises when I put load thru a carbon frame

That is ime obvs

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 15:58 Quote
metaam wrote:
Temperature doesn't tell the full story. I've spent a lot of time in the mountains of Europe, Canada and NZ. The temperatures are generally much lower than the UK, but there's usually a lot more sunshine and a lot less moisture. Personally I find dry cold much easier to tolerate than wet. Having said that, when it gets below -15c I don't want to be out there long.

You can't generalize 'the mountains of Canada' into one climate. Canada is very, very large. Interior of Canada gets extremely cold and dry, but where I live is virtually the same sort of climate much of the UK experiences. Mild, but damp. When it's close to 0* C it's less bearable than a dry -10*C.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 at 16:14 Quote
titaniumtit wrote:
Why the want for carbon ?

Genuine question ...

Mainly for weight. I'm actually most likely going to the regular Instinct too instead of the BC edition. I had fun riding hard and going for times this past season on this bike but my favourite rides were the big 40+ km epics. The new Instinct C70 is 28lbs and other than 20 and 10mm less travel it'll feel pretty much the same.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 0:00 Quote
gnarnaimo wrote:
metaam wrote:
Temperature doesn't tell the full story. I've spent a lot of time in the mountains of Europe, Canada and NZ. The temperatures are generally much lower than the UK, but there's usually a lot more sunshine and a lot less moisture. Personally I find dry cold much easier to tolerate than wet. Having said that, when it gets below -15c I don't want to be out there long.

You can't generalize 'the mountains of Canada' into one climate. Canada is very, very large. Interior of Canada gets extremely cold and dry, but where I live is virtually the same sort of climate much of the UK experiences. Mild, but damp. When it's close to 0* C it's less bearable than a dry -10*C.

Yes, just to clarify, I wasn't saying the whole of The Canadian Rockies has the same climate. I was saying I'd spent time in a mountain environment in Canada (Nelson), where it was a dry cold. I know temperatures vary greatly, Fernie is much colder and Whistler is much wetter (as a couple of examples) than where I was.

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 7:34 Quote
God I love the Selkirks..

Whistler is no where near the Rockies though, so of course the climate is incredibly different. It is still much drier than the Mountains here on the island.. I'll stop being Pedantic now Big Grin

Posted: Dec 16, 2019 at 7:43 Quote
gnarnaimo wrote:
I was riding all winter through here on the island last year. Might have been a couple of weeks riding in some shallow snow but I made it work! Today is sunny with a high of 4 and it's barely rained in the last two days, shall be a good day for a rip!

I live just south of that island and we have taken it up the ass with snow for the last three winters, as low as like 500 ft sticking around for weeks or months. It must stay a little warmer up there or something.


 
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