Sunday, 25 January 2015

Night Riding

Group night rides are really fun. Not only do you get the comradery of fellow fatbikers, but you also see the terrain in an entirely different light. Its sort of eerie having darkness framing the small section of trail that we can see. When the trail is good and everyone is cruising along . . . 

Its sort of hypnotic. Gotta love the night rides.

We start this ride with 16 riders representing most major brand of fatbikes - Surly, Norco, Salsa, 9Zero7, Specialized, Kona and even a Borealis. There was carbon, aluminum, steel, blutos, 3.8s, 4.8s, studs and studless . . . a great mix. Tire pressure seemed to be critical with many airing down so they could float on the thin white line. A great 2.5 hour run.

I hope you enjoy the video.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Tire Pressure - The Squeeze Method

On a recent fatbike run with 15 of my fatbike breathern I realised shortly after starting the run that there was to much air in the tires. 

I did not use my gauge, but did the “squeeze test”. I guessed I had about 3lbs per tire . . . I started with 5lbs. Others aired down while some did not. 

The traction and steering increased dramatically. I checked the pressure when I got home . . . I think I need to re-calibrate my squeezer.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Downhill and Swoopy

Its May 26, 2014 and this is a short snippet of probably one of the most fun fat bike rides I had all winter 2013\2014. Me and two fellow fat bikers hit some trails in the Goulds in Newfoundland, Canada. I could have sworn he was on my tire the entire time and the screaming didn't help much. Mucho fun though.

Parkers Pond Road

Its December 15, 2014 and we head out for a little spin on the trails. Much more ice than expected. A little challenging without studs. Note to self - if going on an afternoon run, take lighting.

Urban Fatbiking

Its mid March 2014 and the snow is turning to slush and ice. The weather is drizzly and we head out to the Rennies River Trail and Bowering Park in the City of St. John's for a spin. We hit ice, snow, pavement, gravel and grass during our urban journey.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Northern Pond Road

In March 2014 a group of us tackle Norther Pond Road and the slick ice of the pond itself.