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    Stopped by Snow

    Sometimes things just don't work out. A month ago I wanted to show Adam another loop through slick granites and several gorgeous alpine lakes. Forty five or so miles later we were getting close when stopped by too much snow on the road. So close, another quarter mile and we would be over a ridge into melted out south facing slopes. Oh well, was a fun ride anyways, just had to backtrack. Scenery was so nice I didn't mind seeing it twice. By the way my Duro tire was only marginally better clawing through rotten icy snow than Adams TrailWing, we would have needed Admiral's chains to conquer summit.
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    You two are having so much fun. Chains may have worked...to a point. They do work better is this type of spring/summer snow than the deep powdery stuff mid winter. Having said that, I wouldn't even have thought to bring chains along this time of year and would have turned around too at some "I ain't gonna make it" point!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    By the way my Duro tire was only marginally better clawing through rotten icy snow than Adams TrailWing, we would have needed Admiral's chains to conquer summit.
    Fred, I fully agree with your assessment of the Duro in spring snow conditions!

    I encountered a patch of snow about 100 yards in length similar to that in your video. Fortunately it was on level ground and I was able to make it across. I really think that if I had needed come back the same way I would have just shut the engine off and pushed my bike through that stretch of snow.
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    Incredible scenery, I'm jealous.
    ...but that KTM looks an awful lot like a TW. .
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    My TWMistress is a pretentious thing,isn't she? Imagine a TW imitating a KTM, scandalous! Oh well, she picked the color.
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