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    Ice Racing

    The lean angles these guys hit around the corners is almost unbelievable!!

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    That is amazing!
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    I think I'm really leaning into a turn when a floorboard on the 1600 drags.
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    WOW, really something to see.
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    In the long burned out days of my youth when I was in my twenties in 19 sixties, a bunch of us would go out on the frozen Illinois river a couple of times each winter
    and do that in informal races. Only a few of us had spiked tires and we out classed all the rest. Later in the nineties and early 21st century in Washington state I would put ice studs in one of my sidecar machines and my TW and have a ball each winter. The TW excelled in this with fat tires AND ice studs I had better control than even 4 wheel drive vehicles with studded tires. My advantage was that with body English I could bias my weight where it was needed. One day I was nearly hit by a car sliding on ice.
    I easily maneuvered away and stopped, watching him slide past and stop in a drift. He stuck his head out and cussed me for a crazy loon for riding a motorcycle on ice and snow.
    I smiled and pointed out to him that it was not me who lost control of his vehicle.
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    Not much of that down here.
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    Some day I'm going to stud up the TW or get a bike just for the lake across the street. Nice thing on the lake is you don't require plates or insurance so it would be nice to find a beater bike just for that. Some winters its just like a skating rink then some years there is just to much snow.
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