Pondering the Point of Snow Bikes

Rode Fat Bikes on Snow at about 9 mph, then we saw wolves! The Wired feature on Fat Bikes in the snow is live and here are a few more photographs from all that we shot.

RSVP to this

RSVP to this

*Couples having fun on Fat Bikes*

Couples having fun on Fat Bikes

Where the Wolves at? Asks The Queen of Pain

Where the Wolves at? Asks The Queen of Pain

Single Track in the Snow

Single Track in the Snow

Krampus was taller, thinner, and performed better

Krampus was taller, thinner, and performed better

See more on G+ and Flickr. Fat Bikes are being discussed on Facebook and in a G+ thread too.



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I thought this was a cool article…no matter what those arrogant DB’s commenting on Wired say.  I’ve been fascinated by Fat Bikes since I first saw one a couple of years ago and am eager to try it out.  I can imagine it was a little disconcerting to run into a trio of wolves, but I’m sure they were just curious, not actually stalking you.  I almost ran over a sow black bear and two cubs coming around a corner in north Idaho a couple of years ago…now that was scary…good thing I caught them SO by surprise they just bolted down the hillside.  If Mom had more warning I think she might have kicked my ass right there.  Just subscribed to your blog…keep up the interesting posts!

Appreciate that. On the wolves, they weren’t a threat, but my DNA didn’t know that! What I was saying in the article is a great 1.0 killer app, let’s get to 2.0, and what enthusiast wouldn’t want that? As later commenters said, builders are already working on it, getting the weights down to 27lbs.

Scary stuff on the bears and the stories you hear in Sun Valley are cougars, including trying to scare them off. We had a great time on Fat Bikes and wanted more from them. In a couple revs, they’ll get there.

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