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UNCW snow ride ~ video ~

(updated: Apr 5, 2012)

When we had that surprise snow in January, I convinced Ed and Michael to go to UNCW to ride the trails in the snow. You just don't get to do that very often around these parts. However, snow like this for two consecutive years...perhaps it's the start of a trend.

We took the fat bikes - two Pugsleys and a Fatback - although any old mountain bike would work.

Turned out further south got a lot less snow than I did living at the north end of town. In fact, Blue Clay would have been a better choice because it got about 6 inches or so, whereas UNCW had about 3 inches on the ground.

It was great except for the driving. Not my driving but the people who don't know how to drive in the snow, including all the people that think just because they have a 4x4 or all wheel drive or a truck or jeep means they can just go normal speed. Except when they need to stop. I saw all kinds of crazy people sliding around and making bee lines for ditches. Fun to watch but also the reason I decided not to ride my Pugsley to the trails. Go ahead and hit my car, but do not hit my Pugsley. Plus I took Luna the trail dog.

Given this rare weather occurrence and the fact that I haven't made a video of UNCW since 2005 when I made the UNCW night ride video (UNCW video archive), and also because we're on fat bikes, I decided to film the ride.

So here's the video I put together...enjoy. In the video you can hear the freezing rain hitting the camera. Other than that there isn't much in the way of trail noise - snow makes things nice and quiet.

Snow Riding @ UNCW 2011 from Sir Bikes on Vimeo.

Music: E=MC2 by Big Audio Dynamite

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And as always, some video stills...

Riders Ed, Michael.
Surly Pugsley

Where the Cross-City Trail will be going through.
Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley

Surly Pugsley

Luna the trail dog.

Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Wilmington

Google Earth (.kml) files and GPS eXchange (.gpx) files.


1. sir futz-a-lot said...

good stuff, thanks for sharing!

Feb 9, 2011 @ 9:15 AM


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