Ride 41 – Fat bikes in the snow

Slowly I’m adding to my “50 in 50” rides for my 50th year.  I’ve accepted that I won’t get to 50 by the end of 2016, but today, I had a fantastic ride that will count as ride #41.  With the snow that’s been falling in the past few days, I thought I’d organize a slow fat bike ride in the snow around K-W.

In the past few months, my rides have been short, slow and close to home, but they’ve allowed me to explore new trails and new neighbourhoods.  This afternoon, a small group of 5 (Ana, Sandra, Scott, Ron and me) headed out on the snow roads and trails for a 25 km ride.

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Getting ready to ride!

The pace was slow and social.  We wound our way through some urban trails towards RIM park where we rode past the golf course.  We continued south along the river through Kiwanis park and back through local neighbourhoods.  It took over 2 hours to ride 25 km, but I’d forgotten how much fun it is to ride fat tires in fresh snow.  It looks like the snow is going to stick around for a while, with temperatures staying cold.

The battery on my GoPro doesn’t last much longer than an hour, and it got covered in melted snow drops, but here’s a shot of the group on a trail near RIM park.

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Cutting new singletrack in the snow.

Stay tuned on this blog.  I’ve got a new logo for RideCycleSpin.com that I’ll show soon.  I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to work with a great graphic designer.  I’m also going to blog about some last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the cyclists on your list!

 

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2 thoughts on “Ride 41 – Fat bikes in the snow

  1. Great post Steve! I haven’t gone on nearly as many rides as you have but I know the feeling of riding fat tires through thick snow! Kiwanis Park looks beautiful around this time of the year but I’ve never ridden there so may give it a shot soon! Look forward to your new logo! Also just out of curiosity, which GoPro do you use?

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