OK...You can stop laughing at my kit. Really though, I am attention whore and don't care what you think of my riding attire. Today is Global Fat-Bike day. In honor of that, I made a little ride. It is still Whitetail Deer hunting season here in Wisconsin, so precautions need to be taken if you are to ride during daylight hours. I am of the belief a person shouldn't have to worry about being shot, but that isn't the case. I think you should be able to wear brown clothing and walk anywhere without being in fear. But there is a saying I have heard numerous times by hunters..."If it's brown, it's down." IMO, the people that say such things shouldn't be allowed to hunt. It would be much safer for everyone if we just shot deer. People get shot every year it seems.
Because of hunting season, I rode only the trails on our land. I felt I still needed to wear orange, because our land borders public hunting area, or there may be trespassers.
I was able to ride over an hour and get in over 4 miles on our woods trails. I made these trails for skiing and biking, but do not use them as much as I should.
I had the tire pressure at 10 pounds today and that worked well. The bike in general works well. It seems to accelerate great, pedal bob is minimal, keeps traction well and all around seems to be working nicely. The brakes seem to make some noise, but I am thinking that has to do with the wet snow. Time will tell.
I didn't ride all our trails as it was raining. The trail that runs below this hill and further out into some swampy area can get a little sloppy. We had about 10" of snow on Thanksgiving night and another couple after that, but it has settled down to a little of nothing now. The deepest spots were maybe 4 or 5 inches.
I am betting it is a good day for building a snowman, as the snow caked on the bike. That means it gets to sleep in the basement tonight to get thawed.
Happy Fat-Bike Day!!
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!
PS...Thanks for reading!