The best for last. Well the best piece of singletrack I filmed on the day I took these vids. This is a new piece of trail I recently discovered. Oodles of fun. The 5inch wide front tire is almost too fat for some sections....
Went and seeked out one of the most brutal climbs in the area. Last fall when I first got my fat bike I tried to climb it. I had really let my fitness go at the tail end of the season and I only made it 75% up. Do I make it up this time?
Global Fat Bike Day 2013! Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada Edition!
Well. 6 Fat Bikers were supposed to show up. But the first really cold day of winter (-20c) plus the accompanying wind chill kept 3 riders away. So me and 2 other Fat Bikers headed out on some snowy trails at a Centennial Park. 2 Moonlanders and 1 Necro Pug. That is probably a record for a Fat Bike ride gathering in this city!
The Fat Biker who organized the ride wasn't feeling well and went home after 30mins. He was a trooper for even showing up! So me and my fellow Moonlander rider continued on.
The results of the ride are found here......
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One of the most fun and beautiful things you can do on a Fat Bike is ride frozen rivers, creeks and streams. Me and my brother. Aka The Fat Bike Bros went out for a spin on a winding frozen river just on the edge of town. I used snowshoes to make a trail going upstream the day before. Downstream from our starting point a snowmachine had done the work for us.
I've lived in this area all my life. Save for one year. I'm always surprised when I discover a new interesting place just a hop, skip and pedal stroke away from the city that I didn't know about. This is one of them.
Me and my brother. The Fat Bike Bros went to visit the Lost Mountain Lookout.....
Just a short clip from my ride last weekend. The snowmobile trails were almost in perfect condition in the area I rode. Nice and firm but not crusty. The days are getting longer and the sun is shining stronger. I think it is having a positive affect on the riding conditions...
Me and my brother. The Fat Bike Bros. Went to visit the Flett Railway Tunnel a couple of weeks ago. It is a cool place to visit winter, spring, summer and fall. But it is particularly beautiful in the winter.
It has been a few weeks since I have ridden my Fat Bike. The snow is almost all gone. I've been enjoying riding my other 'faster' bikes. Plus it is that in between time of the season where the off road trails are still wet and muddy and there is even snow left in some places.
This weekend I went out to our family camp/cottage to help my dad cut firewood for the cooking stove and sauna. I brought my Moonie along and did the ride to Mountain Lake. The ride takes a bit over 2 hours. It is a occasionally maintained out and back gravel road with some tough climbs and super fun downhills.
I would have to say that it was the most enjoyable ride I have done on my Fat Bike yet. Yes I would have been faster overall on one of my other bikes. The Fat Bike was great on the climbs. All the traction you need. You can just focus on your effort rather than looking for the lines with more traction.
The downhills were awesome. There are numerous washouts from spring run off. Again I would probably have been faster one of my other bikes. But it would been that edge of control sketchiness feeling. The Fat Bike was very confidence inspiring on the downhills. In fact I hit a new Fat Bike top speed record on this ride.
I present to you another one of my patented 20min boring vlogs. My ride to Moutain Lake...