1. ODSC rides are planned with specific Covid-19 restrictions
  1. darryl

    darryl Limited User

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    is there anyone interested in winter trail riding. You can ride virtually all year round if theres not too much snow. Tires arent too expensive about $250 a set. Just looking up hook up with since riding by yourself isnt too much fun.
  2. Randy_K

    Randy_K Limited User

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    Most trail areas are closed after Dec 1.
  3. Relic Rick

    Relic Rick Limited User

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    As Randy stated, our public lands are closed to us during late fall through to late spring. There is a very good reason for this and unless we want to send the situation into the crapper, it is advised you not even think about it. If the OFSC catches you on one of their winter snow routes, you can expect a ton of grief from the authorities and not an ounce of pity or support from the OFTR and your fellow riders.
    If you have private land at your disposal, ride away to your hearts content and then take a real good look at your trails next spring. Studded tires can make a real mess (frozen ground or not)and since you are doubling the traffic season and doing so during frost cycles, the land never gets a chance to heal.
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    WOW! Bet you're happy you asked that question.
  5. 3BeeJay3

    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    Is this Darryl F.?
    Putting aside the large public forests mentioned, there are lots of areas available over the winter, depending on where you live. I'm sure Darryl has his own areas & I can think of a few myself. A few guys out on some frozen ground a couple times in the winter won't hurt anything as long as they don't crash(that hurts!).
    I was out a bit last winter on plain knobbies in shallow snow. It was a good way to get the cobwebs out - a lot like riding on mud without the mess. A few guys out screwing around in a couple inches of snow would be a blast.
    Depending on conditions, I'll likely get out once or twice this winter.
  6. Canadaler

    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    No need to be spending $ on studded tires.

    A cordless drill and a few boxes of hex head sheet metal screws will work if you're not a competitive racer.

    If you've got the land to ride on, your bike will handle just like it's on dry dirt. When you fall it hurts and you need to change your jetting for cold weather.
  7. Dogger

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    I usually go out a few times with regular knobbys. If the weather's nice I'll run some of the local back roads. Stay away from the OFSC trails (this is their time of year to play). There's always ice riding! I would like to try that this winter! =D>