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Old 12-31-2012, 04:50 PM   #3053
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Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Calgary
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Winter rding the 500

Yesterday and the day before a group of buds got out on our bikes with studded tires and enjoyed some spectacular winter riding west of Calgary here in Alberta.
My buddy Andy "likes" my 500 a bit too much. It was a little awkward...

SeatConcepts seat is a must!

We took a break on this frozen river, it was like a curling rink and really slippery.

The 500 ran flawlessly and winter riding is a blast. I'm going out again next weekend as long as it doesn't get too cold. Today was about -8 celcius. we were riding in areas that you can't ride in summer, marshy bogs and steep slick hills are frozen and easy to navigate with the studs and the 500 tractors really well. I'm still getting to know the bike so I haven't done any suspension setup yet. I'm thinking the bike would benefit from a steering damper as it's quick and light to steer. I ended up making 4 or 5 inadvertant "snow angels" over the last 2 days but it's good fun!

I like bikes...
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