First snow ride today.
I like FAT.
I suited up and aired down the tires till they were squishy (technical term) and out the door I went.
The conditions sound like a ski report. 6-9 inches powder/packed powder and the road conditions were mostly packed powder with occasional deep fun stuff.
Immediately I noticed the different handling of the bike. It was very stable in the snow and near wipeouts were in slow motion so able to correct or get a foot down.
After a few miles stopped and had a coffee. The first few miles were like a hard twenty five on the road bike.
Soon learned to become one with the fat and took less effort to get around.
Only real surprise was that after bouncing around on the low pressure ties they stretched out a bit and needed air. Of course I didn't expect this and had to stop at a sporting goods store to get some air.
The ride was good, learning how to handle the varying conditions. Bumps, what bumps...curbs became nonexistant and even went up and down several stairs.
At the end of the ride, after a few hours riding I was tuckered out. My leg muscles and smile muscles were wore out.
This is going to be a fun way to keep in shape this winter....come on snow.