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Obviously taken this evening. Nice. Been there, done that. Can't beat a night ride on a warm snowy evening.
Where did you find snow? We still look like late September down here. Did you ride the not so cold epica?
It was February 20th and by all rights it should be an honest -40C, but it was a miraculous +2C and after sundown at that. At this rate it will soon be time to get the wet bike out and hang the anorexic fat bike up for the season. The snowmobile trails within the city limits were still fast; well packed in most spots with only a few muddy patches. Sadly there is no new snow, and any flurries in SummerPeg will turn the streets into a mini lake Winnipeg.
Lincoin,What are the trails like in Mordern...Is the 2011 Back 40 course packed? I want to try it on my Fatbike?
Well done at Epica Jon. Lincoln it was my plan to race and I was excited, but an injury and prudence won the day. JP, Paul L and others hammering in a pace line almost right up the very end of the race! Surely I missed a special and memorable event. Next year it will be -40C and I will give it a go. You?
I don't know if my winter training will prep me for that long a ride while I have kids at home. Sounds like a great long term goal though.Jon - I haven't been to Tinker at all. I'd suggest posting a question at tinkercreekcycle.ca and see if the guys are listening.
Lincoin..looking forward to riding Epica 2013 with you!
Which Fat Bike did you get Jon?
Hi Dave...I purchased the Pugsley. It is awesome and the best investment I have made in a long time. The Pugsley rides like a MTB and is a modest build. I had Olympia build mine up...80 mm wheels etc. It truly changed winter for me especially this year as I have not used my skis or snow shoes! Look into it...ride sandy trails all summer and chase down deer on snow covered single track...next year I want to pack down Mordern on snow shoes and ride it:)
I was thinking of getting a fatback http://shop.fatbackbikes.com/Aluminum-Bikes-5551.htm for winter training. Maybe next year since this year never came.
That would be a nice bike...lighter. I think a fatbike will be good for spring and wet days to...weather will not stop it and with the extra 15-20 lbs of a bike it will be good for training? Winter is here now...going snow shoe running Sunday morning at Bur Oak!