Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sunday, February 05, 2017
It happened again... Another bike seems to have wandered into my bike shed. I keep telling myself that I have to stop doing this, but my addiction consumes my strongest super powers. Yeah I know I can't believe it either.
Amazingly this is my 4th (yes fourth) Fatback that I've owned. I've tried many other fat bikes, but all seemed to have inherent flaws in their geometry. And in comparison to the Fatback they quite frankly suck on snow (which is where I ride a fat bike).
The Fatback Corvus attracted me for several reasons, primarily I love the geometry for snow biking. Next it has rack mounts and the fork has mounts ready for pure adventure. Also the Corvus can take 29+ wheels which greatly appeal to me (coincidentally there is a new wheelset waiting to be built in my saintly bike lab). I'm always looking for the do-everything bike and I believe that the Corvus will meet that challenge.
In the meantime I am looking at selling my Fatback Titanium. I'm reluctant to do that because I like it so much, but I do need to downsize my bike collection. I'm also looking at getting rid of my Trek Stache 7 (29+ bike) since the Corvus will take it's place too.
Get out and enjoy the winter, ride your bike
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Falling Cow Wine...I'm sure this was named after the cow that fell off a cliff landing mere inches away from my rear tire April 10th 2011.
Hey this was not funny, it nearly killed me...I've got PTSD from that near death experience but now I can't get any disbility bcaus Billary didn't win. Whhhaaaaa...
Think I'll buy a bottle of that wine and celebrate the beefy life!
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
This has been a great snow year in North Central Idaho which means continuous adventure on the Fatback titanium. Getting out in the back country during winter is so incredible, it's simply amazing. Trying to describe what I see is not possible without taking you there. I've been a back country person all my life and winter experiences are my most memorable in both fun adventure and hard learning experiences. You learn what works and what to do in a hurry by putting yourself in survival training every time you venture out.
Can you survive overnight with what you carry with you? I can probably survive many days without issue. Be prepared to pay for the unexpected and keep it in your mind at all times (even in the summer).
Get out and enjoy the world around you, go on an adventure!
Monday, January 02, 2017
This was the last day of 2016, but my first ride in over a month. In the latter part of November a fuel container exploded next to me lighting me up. For the most part I was miraculously OK. I did have severe burns to my left hand, minor burns to my face, left side and right hand. Plus a few of my favorite outdoor jacket layers were charcoal. The good part is that I'm alive, I didn't have to go to a burn center, or need anything drastic. But my left hand was a mess.
A month later and I can finally ride. My hand is sensitive to cold, but otherwise nearly new except for the very pink color.
I'm so happy that we have snow (and lots of it) and that I could end the year Fat!