Can’t Keep Me Inside

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With the day off today I was able to get some stuff done around the house. We had light snowfall all day. It started sometime after midnight. Even though it was light, it stayed steady eventually amounting to about 3 inches. Mid-afternoon I ventured outside to shovel the sidewalks and steps. It was so strange to have a temperature right about at the freezing mark this time of year. It felt warm. I was enjoying being outside during this snowy weather I didn’t want to go back inside. So I went in long enough to change into some riding clothes. Then I headed out for a short jaunt on the bicycle.

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It’s conditions like this where my A-train Ultimate commuter really shines. This is exactly the conditions it was designed for with it’s internally geared hub, belt drive, disc brakes, stainless steel frame and wide studded tires. In this kind of weather the city dumps thousands of pounds of sand and salt on the roads. I used to dread taking a bike out in this slop back when my main winter commuter had a chain and derailleur drivetrain and rim brakes. The sand would just destroy it. This bike doesn’t even care. Where the chain used to attract the sand, the belt drive seems to repel it. It’s a great bike

Here’s another one of my Cycliq Fly6 taillight/camera recordings. This one shows how I took a downhill hairpin turn at speed with studded tires. Not for the faint of heart. Watch:

Happy Riding.

5 thoughts on “Can’t Keep Me Inside

  1. Kevin January 26, 2016 / 7:08 am

    Man that Cycliq is great! I agree with David above, though, now you need to start shooting forward 🙂

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    • fourseasoncycling January 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      The only reason I’m shooting video at all is because my LBS loaned me the Cycliq Fly6. Although I do admit, I priced the Go Pros when I saw them in a store this week.

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  2. Joan January 27, 2016 / 11:14 am

    What type of maintenance/cleaning/upkeep do you have to do for the belt drive? Would love some blog posts on your maintenance routines and any information or tips you care to share. I’m getting quite spoiled by your Cycliq recordings. They are sure fun to watch.

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    • fourseasoncycling January 28, 2016 / 9:05 pm

      I’ll do a post like that. It will be a short one. This bike was designed to need minimal maintenance when used in the harshest environments.

      I really didn’t think anyone would watch the videos. I get a kick out of someone watching them.

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