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Who was the D.C. rider on Fox5 news last night?(6 posts)

Who was the D.C. rider on Fox5 news last night?Fignons_ponytail
Jan 27, 2004 7:41 AM
While doing a bit on the icy, slushy, nasty streets of Washington, D.C. on the 10:00 news last night, they interviewed a bike rider who stated he commuted in on his "studded tires."

If I were a betting man, I would put my money on MB1...
It was pretty funny.MB1
Jan 27, 2004 7:50 AM
There I was just about done clearing our alley entrance from where the snow plows had piled up all the slop from the street and these 2 bozos came along....

I was in no mood and was pretty grumpy with them.

Miss M laughed and laughed when she saw the bit at 10.
It is funnycyclopathic
Jan 27, 2004 9:08 AM
what tires do you use? I think I am ready to get a pair ;)
Nokian Hakkapelitta 106 (26X1.9) on our ATBs.MB1
Jan 27, 2004 9:29 AM
Although they are fairly expensive we have gotten 4 winters out of them and they show few signs of wear. I'll point out that totally suck on dry pavement-they really have a lot of rolling resistance.

They are wonderful on ice.

Peter White Cycles has them available on line.
re: Who was the D.C. rider on Fox5 news last night?Fignons_ponytail
Jan 27, 2004 12:41 PM
I knew it! How many other cyclists in the D.C. area would actually be out riding on a day like that. With studded tires to boot (I've followed many of your Nokian threads and have considered a set). You didn't seem grumpy, but your rant about the MD and VA commuters made me chuckle.

You are definitely an inspiration--as much as I can't stand riding the rollers, I call it quits when the ice hits, or when the snow is over 2". Maybe I will have to get those tires after all.
I rode my FG the last two daysOverStuffed
Jan 27, 2004 1:43 PM
Last year I rode my mountain bike on snowy days. This year, armed with a pair of touring tires, I managed to slide my way down my hill in the morning without falling. If I'd left an hour later than I did today (3:30) I wouldn't have been able to make it back up the hill this afternoon, though. Does anyone make 27" studded tires?

--Kevin