Monthly Archives: March 2014

Flatlander at the Fat Pursuit

This is a nice three part post by Christopher Tassava of Minnesota of the Fat Pursuit 200K fat bike race. He was the 7th place finisher at the Arrowhead 135 earlier this year and rode a great race in Idaho.

Good-bye snow, hello dirt

Todays ride had a little bit of everything—snow, mud, dirt, asphalt, gravel, grass, rocks, fisherman’s trail, and a railroad, 3,300 feet 0f climbing, 5,000 of descending and section of 17% grade climbing. It was a reminder that Winter is fading and Spring is here. I wanted to get one last long snow ride in before […]

Fat bikepacking in the Andeas

This is a nice blog, with good photography by a traveling fat bike aficionado. This post is about a trip he is currently doing in the Andeas. And this post lists the gear he uses and how he packs it on his fat bike. Can you tell I’m really itching to get out […]

Mike Curiak’s 2013 Iditatour—Continued

After completing the first 350 miles of the Iditarod Trail to McGrath with two friends, Curiak continued on alone all the way to Nome, a total of over 1,000 miles. This was a leisurely tour for him, meaning he stopped whenever he felt like it and basically took his time. This report is in several […]

Bill Martin’s Fat Pursuit 200K Race Report

Here is a nice report of the 200K Fat Pursuit race. It is in four parts. Below is the link to part one; follow the links on his blog for the rest. He was the fifth place finisher. And I thought the 60K was pretty tough.

A Short Fat Pursuit 60K Report

This is a short report from a Spokane newspaper about the 60K race. The guy in the photo and article is the “Dan” I mentioned in my report. We rode much of the race together. I’m surprised he had problems with his fingers as he had big pogies on his bike and I only had […]

Iditarod Invitational Record Smashed!

Pretty amazing story. Jeff Oatley averages nearly 100 miles a day for 1000 miles to win the 2014 Iditarod Invitational on a fat bike. And he took a week off the old record that was widely considered unbreakable.

Winter bikepacking in Alaska: A Photo essay

Here is a nice photo essay by Glenn Charles. He did a two month bikepacking trip in Alaska in Winter on his Salsa Mukluk. Beautiful photography.

Fat Pursuit 60K Race Report: The view from the back

Spoiler alert: I didn’t win. But I didn’t get last place either. Don’t trust the weather report. I’ve been monitoring the weather in Island Park for the past week. Most all the reports call for high twenties and low thirties with some snow. I’m expecting warm slushy conditions. I’m staying with a friend in Rexburg, […]

Bunyan Velo, Issue No. 4

Check out the latest issue of Bunyan Velo. From their site: “Bunyan Velo is a quarterly collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle.” Great stuff.