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Prairie Moustache

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Biking and Cross Country Skiing Combo
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:46:03 PM »
The other day I biked to the cross country ski track with my skis tied to my back like an arrow quiver... Received some weird looks from the general public.

Does anyone else feel slightly guilty whenever driving is traditionally involved in any sort of exercise activity? I always had that feeling but when I found this blog it just made sense.

BrakeForTurtles

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Re: Biking and Cross Country Skiing Combo
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 08:49:35 PM »
It is one of my major life goals to live somewhere I can cycle to the ski hill/trails with my skis attached to my bike. I was thinking it would involve rigging some sort of ski harness, but your system with the quiver-style transport seems to do the trick.

I also sometimes feel guilty/dumb for driving to exercise. Once I drove an hour with a friend to go on a hike for maybe 1-2 hours and then drove back and it just didn't seem worth it. Now I would rather camp overnight or do a longer hike if travelling that far, or just stay closer to home and do different trails.

Prairie Moustache

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Re: Biking and Cross Country Skiing Combo
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 09:29:30 PM »
I use the velcro strap from a yoga mat and fasten my skis and poles together in a bunch and cinch up the velcro then sling it over my back - it's a pretty simple solution! I just throw my boots in my crate and I'm good to go. It would probably be a bit more tricky with down hill skis given that they weigh considerably more.

I definitely have had similar experiences. I'd like to make use of the river that runs through my city at some point to explore upstream and do an overnight/hike combo. I live about two blocks from the river and recently inherited a canoe so it would be a pretty simple venture.

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Re: Biking and Cross Country Skiing Combo
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 08:51:46 PM »
I love this @Prairie Moustache ..I live near a mountain and saw a fellow commuting to the lift with his downhill skis strapped to the side of his fat tire e-bike.

I am lucky enough to be close enough walk for alpine skiing but not for X-C, it's pretty deadly on our hwy in winter so that's not an option.

A friend recently walked her baby in a chariot to her local nordic trails (using the wheels, with her skis sticking out the back, then swapped the chariot wheels for mini-skis)
Long live the creative commuters!

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Re: Biking and Cross Country Skiing Combo
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 01:43:36 PM »
I was invited to a group bike ride tonight. First time out with everyone, don't know what to expect and whether I will be able to keep up. I am a middle aged guy just starting to get more involved with biking again. Normally I just poke around town or commute alone so I can set my own pace.

Anyhow, the ride starts from a point just a few miles from home. I COULD just bike there and start the group ride but then I potnetially consume enough energy that I can't keep up later. I live in a hilly place.

I think I'll just have my wife drop me and the bike off, and I'll ride home. I know I can do that much because I can go as slowly as I need to.