With the right tires and a frozen lake winter is much more fun. If you like in the snow belt, chances are you put your dirt bike away months ago to wait out the winter, but maybe you don’t have to. Ice Riding Really? Guess Those Ice Spikes Need to Be Really Sharp. Last week it was snow bikes this week, it’s ice riding what’s next? I don’t think I wanna know lol.
AMERiders recently found this video of a couple of guys having a blast riding their summer off-road bikes on a frozen lake, after mounting up spiked tires specifically designed for ice. Redditor “solitudechirs” posted the helmet cam footage of his antics on the frozen surface of Lake Wisconsin and Lake Winnebago.
Take a look.
Those used to driving fast in rear-engined cars will understand the technique because the most important thing on the ice is to stay on the throttle. Quoting from the original poster “It’s a totally different kind of riding, especially with good tires… with properly built, good condition tires, you have more grip than you know what to do with, as long as you’re on the gas. As soon as you let off though, the rear suspension/tire is unloaded and ready to slide around.” If you don’t mind the cold, and love getting sideways, ice riding may be just the winter hobby you are looking for.
We’ve run stories about winterizing your bike if you aren’t going to ride it, and conversely, there are kits that will convert it into a snow bike, but this seems more fun, and less expensive. Why buy a snowmobile, when a couple of tires can make any motorcycle into a four season, all surface fun-mobile? If you consider the cost of a lift ticket, not to mention all the equipment, compared to a weekend skiing a pair of ice tires looks like a total bargain.
So bundle up, be sure to wear some armor (ice is a lot harder than dirt), and find yourself a local lake that freezes good and solid, and isn’t overrun with kids playing hockey.
12 days of Biker Christmas continued
On the seventh day of Christmas, my Old Lady sent to me:
Seven leather jackets, six Kamikazes, five dancing strippers, four icy cold ones, three pairs of goggles, and with all that consumption I have really, really got to go pee.
$8,000 to pay for her own boob job!!, seven leather jackets, six Kamikazes, five dancing strippers, four icy cold ones, three pairs of goggles, two “Bitch Fell Off” shirts, and the gift of a new bike key.
A bachelor party even though I’m married, $8,000 to pay for her own boob job!!, seven leather jackets, six Kamikazes, five dancing strippers, four icy cold ones, three pairs of goggles, two “Bitch Fell Off” shirts, and the gift of a new bike key.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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