Old 12-13-17, 08:18 AM
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Bikes: 2011 Surly Troll, 2015 Borealis Yampa, 1985 Trek 720

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I've been a committed cyclist for nearly 40 years. As a Minnesotan, I had seen them around for years, but I always thought they were just a silly niche bike. Four years ago, in late September, my sister-in-law, who works in the bike industry, got me on a fat bike. Within the first few minutes of that first ride I was hooked. It felt like I was seven years old again, riding dirt paths in the neighborhood. I picked up a demo Framed Minnesota 2.0 the following week. One of the first things I did was sell my indoor trainer. I also signed up for the Arrowhead Ultra (I was accepted, but couldn't ride that first year because of a family emergency, but I've ridden it the two years since). I spend a lot of time just knocking around in the woods on my fatty. I also commute with it in the winter. I'm on my second upgrade now, a 2015 Borealis Yampa. The used market, and what you can get for your money, is astounding, almost as good as 26er MTBs.
Don't complain about the weather and cower in fear. It's all good weather. Just different.
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