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Story time: First snow

 Back on riding fixed gear bicycle. It's simply the best type of bicycle for me. For the coming spring and summer I have some bold plans in place. At least one 1200 kilometers fixed gear ride as well as some others. We got our first snow fairly early this year. No better time to test my new, although somewhat incomplete, fixed gear touring bicycle. At the moment I ride Santa Fixie Born frameset. It's s a chromoly steel frame with good tire clearance as well as mounts for mudguards. My plan is to build a long distance fixed gear touring bicycle around this frameset. More about that later this year / early 2022. This time my ride was only about 80km, it was cold, snow and ice was on the ground and I had  a new bicycle so I though that 80km is enough for testing the basics. With studded tires mounted on it was time to start pedaling. Roads in the country side were mix of snow and slush. Some black ice here and there. It did not take long to realize how much rolling resistance ther