Cycling - Just Another Monday
There is snow on the horizon. Anyone reading this blog is excited about that and daydreaming about the first downhill slide, be it on skis or a snowboard. I know I can't wait for that first chairlift ride and the anticipation of strapping into my plush, Burton bindings and dropping in for some long awaited turns. Snowboarding is my first true love, but that's not what I want to talk about today. I have a new love in my life and it's a fat...bike! Like any passionate skier/snowboarder, the end of the season is always a drag. We put our boards away and and reflect on the season. Same goes for mountain biking, every year the leaves fall from the trees, the trails get slippery and muddy and it's time to put the bike in the crawl space. It's always a little bittersweet because at least we'll be snowboarding soon, but those killer summer rides with the crew are gone until the trails dry up in the spring. Well...not this year, this year I'm gettin' fat in the off season!
Fat Bikes are becoming more and more prevalent on the trails and the word on the street is that they rip those same fun summer trails all winter long on the hard packed snow. Off-season no more! Riding bikes all winter long will be a new experience and a really fun, new adventure. Snowboarding will always be my first choice, but I'm pretty stoked to have two options for snowy adventures in the trees and on the slopes.
Here's a little look at one of my first rides on the Norco Bigfoot, shredding the trails in the fall. Stay tuned for more of this once the snow covers the leaves on the ground. Get outside and play!