Pinkbike Poll: How Will You Be Spending Your Winter?

Nov 15, 2014 at 7:01
by Matt Wragg  
There comes a day each year when you have to admit that summer is gone. We all try to hold onto it, fool ourselves into believing that maybe this time the long, golden evenings and perfect trail conditions are going to stay with us. But they aren't, they can't. Sooner or later that day will come when you realise you need to throw on an extra layer or two to ride, light up the heaters to warm the house or de-ice the car. Eventually we all need to concede that winter is come and as peak riding season fades into the past in the northern hemisphere, how do you cope with it?

Photos from our trip to re last week.

This is one way of dealing with the winter...


Do you simply dig out your waterproofs, mudguards and nightlights to keep riding no matter how bad the weather is, or how dark it is when you leave work each evening? What about escaping to the warmer climes of the southern hemisphere? Right about now New Zealand and Chile are starting to warm up nicely for prime riding conditions... What about taking a break from the bike for a while? If you've spent the last six months riding most days, maybe it's high time to stop and rest, recover and let yourself go in front of the television for a little while. If you're that way inclined do you start training for next year? There are other sports too: Skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing, motos or lawn bowls, if that's what takes your fancy. Is it time to devote some time to your other interests, so as the time comes next spring when the days lighten and the temperatures rise you're keener than ever to get out and hit the trails?

Getting the road bikes ready for the winter...

So now that the days are getting darker, the temperatures are dropping and those little patches of water on the trails are forming deep, winter-long puddles what are you going to be doing?

There's just one poll this week, but choose as many answers that fit you.


How Will You Be Spending Your Winter?




268 Comments

  • + 221
 this is when i start throwing parts at my bike and work alot of overtime to pay for them. come spring, my bike is about 2 lbs lighter but im about 5 lbs heavier.
  • + 8
 Ha haaa ! Yes, that exactly how it goes for me too Big Grin
  • - 124
flag keystonebikes (Nov 21, 2014 at 1:09) (Below Threshold)
 i knew when i put this on here it was gonna get propped to the top haha. but seriously it is the honest truth
  • + 46
 winter time is for the boards and skis, time to go shred the gnar
  • + 4
 i always wanted to get out and try boarding in the winter, but i always scare myself into thinking what if i hurt myself and cant ride next spring? i would never forgive me
  • - 3
 this is the time i probably need to be hqving work but i work in the season so i dont have much time for riding in the season now i am without work... but i dont care i live with my parents maybe i am profitating a little but i dont care i can ride my bike all day now and thats what i love to do. i still leed to learn so much... winter tough is the bet time for riding here sand is covered with leaves and when it snows i can ride the sand like its dirt
  • + 13
 Shame to have a job during season. What was it? Copywriter?
  • + 7
 Just go to the gym in winter (if your area has a winter...), you'll come out in the spring faster on the bike
  • + 38
 Digging & building
  • + 6
 The same way I spent my summer, shredding, it's always summer in the caribbean...
  • + 5
 FAT BIKE! Indoor skate park DJ riding, Winter getaway bike trip to Sedona to visit a buddy, virtual road bike training at LBS, Snowboard, tinkering on the bikes, and basketball... Plenty of things to keep busy with and is all fun.. keeps things fresh
  • + 77
 I'll be on Youporn until May.
  • + 4
 MEXICO......endless Spring Cheers
  • + 1
 at stevezbxl no working for the city... 6 on 7 have some days that i only work till noon and we have a dirtpark here so thumbs up for that. been very Lucky with that they have been working on it this year and it just getting better and better
  • + 17
 Where's the option for playing video games and looking at pinkbike for six months straight?
  • + 2
 work, it sucks but its how i afford this sport. and alot of complaining about how its winter.
  • + 1
 me too. i needed to buy a go pro, a new helmet or 2. i new dj bike or 2. and a few new parts other then that also the few trips i made. still i need to service my freeride. its an expensive sport i have almost nothing left of te 7000 i had, and i want to have a motocross but thats even more expensive,,, looks like there are a few jealous people that need to work to much and putting their time in thumbing me down,,, you should better be riding your bikes... instead of putting 3 seconds in thumbs you could have learned tuck no handers in that time
  • - 1
 CGP…
  • + 5
 I go to Rays MTB park!
  • - 2
 yaaaaa no
  • + 5
 Physio, recovering from 4 fractured vertebrae, then, back to the pedals
  • + 2
 ^props cuz that sucks huge
  • + 55
 Come on pinkbike, we aren’t all from USA. South of france has no really winter to for exemple :p
  • + 5
 Hang on last year Marseille got snow in the vieux port and I burnt 16 Cubic mètres of wood.......I'd call that a winter
  • + 55
 I have never felt, seen, licked, caressed, stomped on, touched, eaten etc snow.
  • + 10
 It's sad but you have tarantulas, boas and etc. It's sick you still live hehehe xD
  • + 3
 Please, Cyrain, for us, for you, wake up glad every day -- then think what it is like to ride in -7 celsius with piles of frozen water all around.....
  • + 5
 This holds for all mediterranean region, season simply never ends here!
  • + 1
 I don't evem have close to that temperatures!
  • + 6
 I do not like riding in winter. But when temperature increases up to -15°C I'm ready to go! Big Grin
  • + 0
 Blue mountains
  • + 4
 Burgundy: 1 month of winter, 1 month of summer, 10 months of sprintomn
  • + 4
 Winter in Greece is the best season for mtb! Also time for skiing, ski tour and mountaineering skiing. So, 12 months bike and 6 months skiing. Love winter!
  • + 14
 Pinkbike isn't from the USA.....
  • + 3
 and not everyone has warm weather winters
  • - 1
 Stewartluxton fallait venir à Montpellier, pas de neige peu de gelés, un belle hivers doux Wink
  • + 7
 Nohyphens The north of England doesn't even have warm weather summers xD
  • + 4
 Winter's 6 months away...way easier riding in winter here...Sunday rides gotta begin at 6am ...41 degrees forecast....and not even summer yet
  • + 4
 Don't eat the yellow snow!
  • + 43
 You forgot about Phoenix Arizona, where winter IS riding season and summer is hell!
  • + 14
 Welcome to Western Australia, winter is the same here as it's waaaaay to damn hot to ride in summer!
  • + 6
 Move 2 hours south, where summer is riding the top of Mt. Lemmon season, & winter is riding the desert season.

Just don't expect to, ya know, find work.
  • + 2
 Love me a Lemmon drop!!
  • + 4
 I actually live in San Tan Valley and sneak over to Mount Lemmon a few times a year. Since moving here from Northern Utah, Lemmon has been an absolute haven for us. I love it.
  • + 1
 @ Blackers : western australia is the best place to ride in winter (but we are not talking about bikes)
  • + 1
 Perfect weather, the new bike park in Mesa, plus all the usual gnarly trails to ride. Life's good in the Phoenix area right now!
  • + 2
 Yup. Rode South Mountain this week while the weather in Utah was utter shit, and it MADE MY MONTH. There's some pretty killer riding out on National/Mormon Trail.
  • + 28
 what is this winter you are talking about?
  • + 17
 Yeah! Are us Australians allowed to pick the California option?
  • + 7
 No.
  • + 10
 It's the same as summer, only darker for longer.
  • + 1
 Warm rain, red clay starts eating bushings, bearings and paint here in Hi. Tuna fishing on my boat, hugging whales and freediving till rainbowseason is over.
  • + 1
 Is it just me or does a hot dry climate not get really boring? As an irish man i have no such problems but godammit i appreciate it when we get good weather.
  • + 5
 What is that summer thing they are talking about?
  • + 23
 Where is the "weep softly" option because that is what I'll be doing...
  • + 4
 Sissy. Man up!
  • + 3
 Dont't do that, hit the gym and get stronger over winter. The more work you put in there, the faster you'll go in the spring
  • + 7
 i go into hibernation
  • + 3
 What? You have some of the best skiing in the US out your back door. Shut up.
  • + 10
 Actually the best skiing is in Canada. Better mountains and if you stub your toe you wont be paying it off for the rest of your life.
  • + 1
 I never said anything about US being any better than Canadia. I've never skied there, so I have no basis to make such a claim.
  • + 18
 You didn't put BUILDING TRAIL as an option, I would have thought that was an obvious one but I guess not..... Now that I'm getting paid to build trail the trees where I have been working have finally shed their leaves and I am BEYOND excited to start digging in and get some DH going, its going to be EPIC!
  • + 6
 Definitely expected to see this on the list. I'm not paid for it, but I'm still digging every chance I get!
  • + 2
 I was surprised to not see digging as an option , seeming as winter is when 90 percent of tracks get built for me !
  • + 2
 Apparently you don't live where the ground turns to concrete because it gets so cold.
  • + 18
 One word.... Fatbike.



A couple buddies got some , and they look like a blast!!
4.5 inch tires............Smile
  • + 3
 Roughly 200 fat bikes in the Ottawa/Gatineau capital region already now with probably another hundred and fifty to be sold this winter just amongst the independant bike dealers.
  • + 3
 Yep. I can't wait for it to snow. In the past it was a real downer. Now? Vortex me bro!
  • + 1
 its all about the fat bikes for the next 6 months in Alberta
getfattogetskinny!

why was fatbiking not an option? im guessing the bike companies would have been curious about that poll
  • + 1
 Been fatbiking with lights after work. It's better than nothing. When the resorts get some respectable base I'll start snowboarding.
  • + 3
 I've still been hitting the jumps with ~2" of snow. Just gotta trust the fat tires. The best part? No tripping over jr. high kids in skinny jeans or mullets with their rc cars.
  • + 10
 I can't believe the poll doesn't include snowmobiles. I'm just prepping my sleds right now for the winter. Not sure which one I'm more stoked to ride, the turbo sled or my brand new spare. Hmmm...
  • + 2
 turbo sled just sounds like you need to ride it
  • + 13
 I cry myself to sleep and dream of New Zealand .
  • - 11
flag Sontator (Nov 21, 2014 at 4:38) (Below Threshold)
 Pussy!
  • + 7
 i cry myself to sleep and dream of canada
  • + 3
 I cry myself to sleep and think of Canada .
  • + 2
 You kiwis are mad. Canada is very similar to NZ. Just bigger, way way way bigger. NZ is an awesome place to live. Either way, winter for me has the whole family skiing front or back country.
  • + 2
 Went to Vancouver for a week and got a day riding in whistler, love it. Where I live though, in Wellington the trails are all really xc to enduro trails and I love downhill. But Queenstown or roto would be sick to live.
  • + 2
 I thought Wellington was great. Vancouver and whistler are awesome for sure. Happy trails.
  • + 2
 We are lucky for sure but it's not really the best place for downhill.
  • + 1
 Why can't I just live in whistler
  • + 1
 Josh you can't because the liftee jobs and the barista demand has been filled already by your friends across the Tasman. Haha. The secret Canadians aren't telling you is that where you really want to live is in the okanagan. But the first rule of the okanagan is that you don't tell anyone about the okanagan.
  • + 1
 The first guy I met in whistler was from Wellington, I want to go over there in 2016 to work and ride and film for a year
  • + 8
 There should be an option that says, i had a crash and i am injured right now so i feel better that i am not the only one that can't ride right now. When the season starts again i'll be ready.
  • + 2
 Plate and screws in the collarbone. Should be ready to hit the slopes in January though
  • + 2
 I broke the tenth thoracic vertebra at the end of the season, but I am able to do most movements again and look forward to catch the last bit of austrias ski season :-) and then being 100% back on the bike.
  • + 1
 Oh man. That's no joke. Glad to hear you'll be back to 100%
  • + 6
 Amazing to see how in a lot of people's mind “winter=stop MTB”. I mean, riding in the snow is a hell of a lot of fun. It can be very tough when snow gets too deep but it is also so awesome. Going downhill on snowy tracks can be so fun!

I can see that in some area like Canada for example the amount of snow gets too big for riding. But then ski stations should make some MTB tracks. Not to mention Fatbikes can also help you continue riding during the so-called off season…

No matter the weather conditions, you can almost always go out and ride your bike if you have the will to do so. Even when the weather turned real shitty, I never regretted it…
  • + 1
 I think it's just that in places like you mention with a lot of snow, many people just choose to ski or snowboard instead and really there is nothing wrong with that. Those sports are equally as fun if you are at an equal skill level so you can't blame people for choosing the proper weapon for the given conditions.
  • + 5
 wow, I didnt realise there were any other options. I'll be riding my bike, getting soaked in the torrential rain, replacing disc brake pads every other ride, regreasing the king BB every 5th ride, loosing sensation in my hands & feet & riding trails that are mostly underwater.... & loving it Big Grin

luckily a welsh winter is only 6months long
  • + 3
 Sounds like welsh riding all year.
  • + 1
 I guess canada would know all about wet winters.. but seriously wales just had the dryest september since records began. I did 280 offroad miles the last week of september Smile
  • + 4
 At this time of year I always wonder why anyone colonised this horrible little island. It's wet, cold and dark. I'm not afraid to say I hate winter and I used to be snowsports instructor. But you muddle through, mix it up a bit, get out on the bike when you can and then come next spring it makes it all the better and I start to remember why I love the UK.
  • + 3
 If your country wasn't so horrible to live in, your ancestors wouldn't have sought to colonize/invade the rest of the world. That wet, damp overpopulated hunk of rock is basically history's springboard of unsolicited occupation.
  • + 0
 Lol. I'm not sure what your point/ beef is? I think 'unsolicited occupation' was going on long before anybody here started doing it. My ancestors are probably the same as your ancestors..? And they didn't colonise anywhere because of the weather! So...yeah what's happening here?
  • + 0
 Nah mate I was just having a laugh piggybacking on your quote " horrible little island". My ancestors and your ancestors did a great job, but the internet doesn't always translate humour effectively.
  • + 4
 Floodlit BMX tracks at it her Redditch or Birmingham all do midweek sessions here in the UK. Increases skill sets 100% aus we'll as sprinting and upper body strength. Plus it's more fun than the gym.
  • + 4
 Your too old for BMX Si, nice blanket and a cup of coco. ;-)
  • + 1
 Si, with what bike? BMX, hardtail 26?, trailbike? What do you use?
  • + 4
 This poll is proof that the world effectively ends in North America. Ever heard of the Southern Hemi guys. Its that place far away, down south where summer happens now. Naaah nah nah naaah nah :-)
  • + 5
 Move to Australia !!! dust summer, hero dirt autumn, mud winter, hero dirt spring, dust summer, and so on
  • + 4
 Which bit are you in? Its forecast 43 degrees for Sydney on Sunday. But hey, we'll be starting Summer in a few days!!
  • + 2
 Victoria is king. Not to hot in summer and just pull through the cold with a hoodie
  • + 1
 I'm moving to Victoria in about a month (Geelong)! Psyched to check out Australia and skip a few winters in Vancouver but not seeing west coast riding is gonna be tough.
  • + 1
 You gotta check out Maldon
  • + 2
 Well i'm off to Revolution Bike Park in Wales on the 30th, had an uplift ticket as a birthday surprise off a few of my mates. It'll be my last uplift of the year tho', Will be Boarding in the 1st few months of next year too!!
  • + 2
 its always winter conditions in the 'Nog
  • + 2
 I live within the 1/3 of California that gets substantial snow. Last winter we didn't get any snow what so ever due to drought. Been riding for nearly 20 months straight now. the bike is getting beat down and so are the trails. Im actually looking forward to snow and a big nasty winter this year. will give me time to overhaul the bike and do some other sports I like.
  • + 5
 Not gonna lie, I'd rather be skiing than biking. As much as I lover biking, I do it in the off-season.
  • + 2
 Why isn't there an option for "Drink"? To quote Rogers Hornsby, "People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." Pretty much the same goes for me and riding.
  • + 2
 What is winter anyway? here in Brazil all we know is sweat and bad smell because of the sweat. I remember the guy from Coastal Crew or Not Bad, complaining of the too hot weather, when they where in Rio de Janeiro filming. They where with their faces all red and could not work building the features they need to build.
As I once mention on Pinkbike: Endless summer sound romantic, but spend your life in unbearable hot conditions can be grueling.
I wish there was some kind of seasons too, so we coul sees changes in weather and not only dry season or wet.
  • + 1
 Since you did not put in the option of "Flying to Thailand to ride Doi Suthep with X-Biking Chiang Mai" (same guys that took Ratboy on a tour), I have to type that here. Fortunately (and unfortunately as the same time), we spend the month of December in Thailand. Too bad we do not spend the entire Winter there...yet.
  • + 5
 Where is the answer : "winter is the perfect time to dig your trail" ?
  • + 4
 Riding my bike in the wettest, coldest, muddiest and shittiest of conditions. What else would I do?
  • + 1
 Ever tried skibiking? It is really good fun and very close to mountainbiking (for sure going DH). Yes sure sounds like I want to push my own Company right now but honestly I developed it because I have this cool hills surrounding me and was missing the bike-feeling in winter. It does not have to mean to go to the next skiing Resort. You can push it up the hill and ride your beloved trails down but in white.
  • + 1
 We have no option up here on the edge of the peaks. It's wet, even in summer,just darker and colder. Us Uk lot just crack on regardless. Nothing better than washing a bike down in the dark, and pissed wet through. It's the log fire and beer in the pub après ride that get us through. Oh and Orange Single pivot simplicity
Rick, GX Syndicate
  • + 1
 I'm still waiting for a computer geek to invent something to the effect of a projector screen trail/freeride semi video gamish concept that allows you to attach your own bike to a system that allows not just pedaling but a full on session just like riding in real time as you go. Jumps, wheelies, whatever. One hour of that a day would keep you in shape and be the best part of your day all winter.
  • + 1
 Winters time for me to go trail building. I've found a free hack bike for when I do ride, Argos special from 10 years ago. Going to prove I can be quick on any bike, though I see me crashing a lot and possibly hurting myself. All in the name of it.......
  • + 2
 Mostly boarding around BC/Alberta and doing Ski Patrol at Lake Louise. Other than that, maintaince on the DH bike, change a few things and then shopping around for a new am bike.
  • + 2
 I'm in Alberta Canada, I'm still riding my MTB even temperatures plumet to -30 deg cels. But I go to the gym do weights and cardio, maybe this year it is time to do snowboarding and skiing for me, lets see.
  • + 1
 I live in the northern part of Denmark, and we sure do have a lot of winter, luckily for me though, I love it.
Everything changes, the trails you used to ride become way different, and by different i mean more fun, it´s so much more exciting, challenging and of course a lot colder.
Nothing beats night riding in a foot of snow, drifting around and just havin´ fun.

Oh, and you know what, snow works great as a foam pit!
  • + 3
 my winter time activites: (in no particular order)

-shred on the snowboard
-have sex
-eat good food and drink fancy micro brews
  • + 1
 I pretty much stop riding freestyle at the end of October, doing tricks in the cold is just not fun. Than it's onto my dads old CCM bike for the rest of the winter, riding around on a ten year old shitty bike in the snow all winter makes you feel like a wizard by the time spring comes around....nevermind snowboarding. Fuck I love winter.
  • + 5
 Eventually fit that kitchen that I promised to do 2 years riding ago.
  • + 5
 This is the uk. The weather's crap most of the year!
  • + 4
 I like to watch the world burn

i.imgur.com/R2kDfpt.png
  • + 5
 no ride, go dig
  • + 0
 yeah, with minus 20 degrees celcius and six feet of snow ! hell yeah !!
  • + 1
 Just got a road bike and a trainer to prevent becoming a complete fatass, winters in New England can be a bit tough so you gotta do what you can. Plus lift tickets to go snowboarding are ridiculously expensive nowadays.
  • + 1
 When the winter comes its time to get up to the hills and dig those trails for next year. I look forward to building in winter then look forward to riding the trails in the summer. Then : REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT
  • + 4
 Reimburse all the times you did not with your family and loved ones.
  • + 1
 He pink bike, they make these things called fat bikes now. Have you seen those? I live in Lake Tahoe California, and will be riding on my fatty as well as boarding and skiing.
  • + 1
 Very simple. Went to the other side of the world and I'm now enjoying the summer here in Cape Town. Tomorrow 30 degrees Celsius / 86 degrees Fahrenheit Smile

It's not listed in the poll-options tho Frown
  • + 1
 Just noticed it is actually listed in the poll Razz
  • + 1
 Winter in Southern California is when it rains a little more and gets 15-20 degrees colder.. It's like saying its summer time in the North Pole haha not much different than any other time of the year.
  • + 1
 I live in a hot country. Winter means milder temps, and gives us the chance to ride longer without getting dehydrated, so its a good time to train on endurance, exploring new trails and so on.
  • + 3
 I'm from France, went to QUEENSTOWN (NZ), so seasons inverted, no winter for me, more shredding haha.
  • + 3
 Why no trail building on the list? It's gonna be pissing it down tomorrow so I am getting the spade out
  • + 4
 Joyride150, fatbiking, and velodrome racing
  • + 1
 I'm gonna keep riding/training 5 days a week...perks of living in California! Also going to go trail building 1-2 times a week.
  • + 1
 Fontana DH series and riding my backyard trails! Occasional road trips for skiing/snowboarding. Can ski, surf and ride in the same day. Sorry. Don't move here.
  • + 1
 Spend some time travelling to the indoor bike park a few times a month and to keep comfortable sending it we get out our sbowboards on the down time to keep sane
  • + 1
 This is what my ride will look like tomorrow. These dudes get it. north cackalacky braaaap!
www.pinkbike.com/news/north-carolina-dbinline-canecreek-video-2014.html
  • + 1
 I live in the Pacific Northwest. Fall and winter riding here is snowy peaks all the way down to a wet forest. This is my favorite time of year to ride
  • + 1
 its great to live in a place that you can pretty much mtn bike year round and get all the snow you want up at baker. bellingham rocks!
  • + 1
 I'm gonna be doing something a little bit different to my normal winter routine this year. I'm going to build a bike park.........not kidding either!
  • + 3
 what winter?? today 20 degrees in portugal´s almost winter
  • + 0
 That's cold...
  • + 3
 In Portugal the good MTB starts in Winter! Pack and drop by! :-D
  • + 2
 None of the above. Movin wheelbarrows, stackin dirt, and breakin boulders.
  • + 1
 I'll be going to the gym,hit that snow with my ski ladies,sometimes sit on my bike seat just because ass pain and ofc hit some trails.
  • + 2
 I'm CANADIAN - NOKIAN STUDDED TYRES AND KEEP GOING! Oh yes - on my older bike for now!
  • + 1
 Riding my north legion smx snow bikes is what i look forward too all summer long, mountain biking simply gets me through waiting for winter Razz
  • + 2
 Same here! I'll be riding my North Legion Smx all winter long. Nov 1st I was riding mine
  • + 2
 We had a crazy storm this morning in San Diego. It rained for about 20 mins.
  • + 1
 Are you OK? State of emergency? "Ron, I'm standing outside here where just minutes ago, there appeared to be water coming right out of the sky, causing panic in the streets, car crashes and a run on Gucci umbrellas. Details at 11:00."
  • + 1
 cheap 9 days riding in the South of Spain please Smile
oh, and night lights are for night building, gotta have prime tracks to ride at the weekend.
  • + 1
 I live in Brazil, our winter is no colder than 10 ºC on most of the country... And also it does not rain a lot in winter here...
  • + 3
 Where's the build/work on trails option ?
  • + 1
 I'm taking this winter as an opportunity to improve my hockey, curling, and rock climbing skills. Love picking up new hobbies
  • + 0
 snowing right now in Estonia. Going for an XC spin on Sat, then some season-closing DH laps on Sun; then its time to dig up my skis!

I think it is cool to have 4 seasons and a multitude of sports.
  • + 1
 We're here to help. The world's 1st indoor MTB park of over 140k sq ft in Cleveland, OH and 110k sq ft in Milwaukee, WI. www.raysmtb.com
  • + 2
 The weather is shit in the summer in england so it doesn't make that much difference...
  • + 1
 @timmeh2k Was thinking the same lol, its just darker.
  • + 1
 Buy gloves and smash a couple of warm up beers down
  • + 1
 @Swindlehurst yepp and smash a few cool down/warm back up beers in the pub after!

@HankBizzle especially for us in the frozen north
  • + 2
 i just stick some bumpier tyres and a front brake on my dirt jump bike and hit the woods Smile
  • + 1
 Where's the option to fix the damage I've done to my body this last season and give my orthopedist a shit ton of money during the offseason?
  • + 1
 Winter time is trail building time round here. Its also riding time since its Ireland and the weathers almost always the same Big Grin
  • + 1
 It's missing the option "I live in Victoria BC, what is the winter of which you speak?"
  • + 1
 Work over time until spring to buy new part. Than in spring work even more to replace the same part
  • + 1
 Sitting on the couch recovering from a broken leg so I can shred again in the spring!!
  • + 1
 pfft i live in Melbourne and we have 4 seasons in one day. still shred the gnar on a daily.
  • + 1
 Keep riding DH in snow very fun. white loam Big Grin

And skiing of course... and sideways with the car.
  • + 1
 Trying to figure out what to do. The fat biking sucks and all of the dirt has a glaze of ice. Watch movies. - Alaska
  • + 1
 Move? Razz
  • + 1
 I believe I'll be doing my fair share of first person mtb in gta v for ps4.
  • + 1
 Come to Maui!!! We shred year round!!! And we have the manly non frozen waves!!
  • + 2
 Where the f*ck is the dig trail option?
  • + 2
 Why is there option that says......it's time to dig...???
  • + 1
 Winter is when I dig new trail . Service my machines and in the case of this year build up a new trail rig.
  • + 1
 Braaap Braaap, winters time for the sled! And a few Squamton bike days here and there.
  • + 2
 Here in Scotland there's nothing but winter...
  • + 1
 Uh...Summer officially ended 2 months ago in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is still 1 month away.
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 I ride the indoor bike park, hit the spin bike a bit to keep the legs up, and keep the jump skills up on my ski bike.
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 just come to Tenerife, Canary Islands, and ride with us at www.fluyendo.net...
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 I live in belgium, it's winter all year long... so no choice, forced to ride in the bad rainy cold weather
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 I live in Brazil, what is the winter of which you speak?
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 It's not that cold here and you can always eat a gyros sandwich post-ride to warm up and get some much needed protein...
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 It's time to telemark. When spring comes around I am psyched to ride again.
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 Aside from living in california, i will be saving towards a new frame after just cracking my brand-fucking-new ns surge evo.
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 Uhhhhhmmmm I Don't live in California but stil..... what is this winter you speak of?
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 Indoor skate park for jumps, trail tours for fun and some other sports! Keep riding.
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 Last year, East of England
Not 1 snow flake all winter........
:/
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 There was hardly even a frost, mild and muddy
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 How about rehab injuries? I've got a bulging disc that's kept me off the bike since July.
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 I just purchased a XC skate skiing kit. Hopefully I'll be in good shape to get on the bike next spring! Smile
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 Resting from knee surgery because of going too big at the end of the season.
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 Well I keep riding of course.... what kind of mountain bike rider would stop riding for a few months.
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 Training at the gym, riding my trials bike indoors, upgrading the bikes while dreaming of dusty trails in the summer sun.
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 I must inform you that there are direct flights to Lisbon from Oslo! :-D
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 I can imagine riding trials inside a typical 35m2 apartment in Amsterdam. + the walls are thin so the neighbours would go crazy from all the bonking and would probably think the building is about to collapse.
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 There is a local activity center with a skate- and trials park in an old military complex, so its rather nice.
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 That sounds really good indeed Smile
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 trying not to get murdered by my snowskate, or leash. bindings=training wheels
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 Answer is simple when Rays MTB is 20 minutes away !
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 Where is the box to check for trail building?
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 Colombia! summer all year round!
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 I will be riding tomorrow morning. Forecast is 28 degrees F and wind chill of 20 degrees F. All good.
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 I just introduce the whitewater over the winter, something near a 50/50 split.
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 No indoor bike park choice for riding?
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 The choice is simple Smile
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 RIDING MY BIKE in the 10s-20sF on the trail...after my clavicle heals Frown
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 tucson does not have snow suckers we ride all year long here.
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 snowboarding because to much of anything becomes boring for me!!!
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 Go out then get soaked then think of the dusty days in summer!
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 What the heck is winter???
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 working. sleeping. resting
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 Digging, building and trail maint.
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 Is "sit in a corner and cry until the bike park opens" an option?
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 Um, dig?! Duh...
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 theres no sitting on my Todd because I injured myself button? Smile
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 No option for winter drift star?!
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 They should have a poll on whether all these polls are super lame...
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 ill be riding the gravity park
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 Injured... Recuperating time for next season!
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 My Fat Bike is ready and the gym too, just waiting for the snow
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 Pisgah forest here I come!
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 Can ride all year round Razz
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 its either dry or wet in my home town Smile
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 that question doesn't apply when you live in peru Big Grin riding bikes all year round here !
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 Racing strathpuffer so training like a beast
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 Snow night rides are best
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 cry cause i killed my bike Frown
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 go coastal gravity ride threw the winter
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 winter means online bike sales!!!
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 I love to ski....but just got some studded tires!
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 I'm going to spend the whole winter critiquing lame Pinkbike edits.
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 Living in Colombia means that we can ride all year long, what's winter?
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 FATBIKE time and some snowboarding when it bails.
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 I spend my winters pissed at the cold tempatures and snow.
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 Snowboards and Joyride 150..
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 I just moved from socal to Portland so on still figuring it out
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 Prime mtb(2days after rain), surf, mx/atv season is underway in socal!
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 Ice hockey season!
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 What is this winter thing you are talking about? I live in Guadalajara, Mexico Big Grin
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 Rehabbing my ACL construction & torn MCL.
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 I live in Australia......
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 There is no Burlington Bike Park option
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 I thumbed up all of them
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 no sledding option!!!????
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 Get fat'n sassy
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 Throwing up and missing dry dirt.
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 I have a strict regiment of curling up in the corner and crying like a little girl !!
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 Save money for summer
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 time too buy a snow bike bryce Wink
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 Nope #1 priority is saving for a carbon operator for next season
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 Canada
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 Crying into my beer?
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 Drink
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 Riding Malaga with Thebikeshuttle XD
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 Hard tellin not knowin
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 in socal
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 NorCal
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