Archive | January, 2016

Plan B

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A planned solo fat bike ride in the woods earlier this week needed to be aborted due to several inches of fresh snow and a lack of recent grooming. Knowing this was a real possibility I threw my snowshoes in the car just in case conditions turned pear shaped; my “Plan B.”

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Quick Update: Farmhand Fat Bike Race

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Yesterday I drove down to take in some of the 2016 Brewery Vivant Farmhand Fat Bike Race and snap a few photos. My photos were hit and miss, with some of them being downright crap, but I managed to get a few shots that I dig. The JPEG version of Men’s Solo winner Bradley White (seen above) was one of my faves.

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Winter Rambling

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After a November and December that looked as if winter might be choosing to bypass Michigan, the new year has already brought some decent snow fall. Not enough to satisfy my cross-country skiing friends, not sure there’s ever enough for them, but enough to allow those of us with access to girthly wheeled fat bikes to enjoy riding over snowy fat bike trails in the woods or, in this case, on snow packed dirt roads (also knows as snirt roads) that surround many small towns in rural Michigan like mine.

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A Fat Morning Ride

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I recently got out for a midmorning fat bike ride on a local trail loop. I wasn’t out for all that long, just a little over an hour, but it was enough to stretch the legs out and enjoy the crisp winter temperatures and fresh snow. Of course that fresh snow made it hard to find the trail at times! Thank goodness for those orange markers on the trees!

Here are a few pics that I took with the Fuji X-T10.

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Winter & The In Between

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The first of the year brought snow and good fat biking conditions in the woods. That was soon followed by warming temperatures, ice, rain and fog. Trail conditions took a turn for the worse and the dirt roads became covered with mud, ruts and long solid sheets of ice. Not to be deterred from riding altogether I changed my fat bike tires over to the studs and squeezed a couple of rides in. I also was able to get out for quick road ride on my cross bike before another round of snow moved in the night before last.

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