Category Ride Report

December Winter Randonnee Ride: Soapstone Basin—Wolf Creek Pass

What: The Fatbike Brigade Winter Randonnee Series December ride When: Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 am. Where: Soapstone Basin (14 miles up the Mirror Lake Highway from Kamas; this is the end of the road, as far as it is plowed in the Winter. The Soapstone Basin Road (FS 037) takes off to the right). […]

First Snow of the Season

Outside of a few years of ice climbing I’ve never been much for winter sports. Perhaps growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area played into that a bit. So finding myself anxious for the snow this year was unusual. We have had the warmest fall I can remember in my more than 20 years […]

Fatbiking at Chicken Creek, UT

Last week Doc and his old childhood friend Daryn and I, took a short trip up to Chicken Creek, just east of Levan, UT. I had read about this area in an off-roading guidebook to Utah.  It described a 14 mile forest service road between Levan and Wales crossing the San Pitch Mountain Range. With several side […]

Early Autumn on the Coyote Canyon Trail

Bullet and I snuck away from work a bit early last Thursday and went for a nice fat bike ride. We rode the fantastic Coyote Canyon Trail up in Heber Valley. We started at the trailhead right next to the highway heading up to Jordanelle Dam and rode the loop counter-clockwise. At the time it seemed […]

Strawberry Narrows—an S24O trip on fatbikes

I had never spent much time at Strawberry Reservoir, except driving by on several occasions. My impression was not great as all you see from the highway (40) is a big body of water surrounded by a lot of nothing, except sagebrush. Bullet, Doc, and I were pleasantly surprised to find this wonderful place to […]

Fat Biking Bolivia’s Altiplano

Here is another nice post about fatbiking Bolivia’s famous Altiplano. Seems like a fat bike is the perfect weapon for this kind of riding. This is from Cass Gilbert’s blog—one of those famous world bike travelers, often a fat bike. http://www.whileoutriding.com/south-america/bolivia/lagunas-route

Fat Bike South Africa

Here is a nice post about fatbiking in South Africa. Joe Cruz is passionate about fat bikes being the ultimate expedition ride. http://joecruz.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/fat-bike-south-africa/

First fat bikepacking trip—Strawberry Peak

I’ve been wanting to take a bikepacking trip for quite awhile now, so with nothing too pressing on my schedule I decided to go for it. I couldn’t get any of the boys to go with me, and it was probably a good thing as it turned into a very difficult ride.  I’m not the […]

Exploring the House Range on a fat bike

This past Friday and Saturday, my two boys and I decided to explore a new area for us—the House Range, out in the West Desert of Utah. This is a very remote mountain range in the Great Basin, 50 miles west of Delta, Utah. The highlight of this range is Notch Peak, at 9,654′ with a […]

True Grit Epic—A Fat Bike Race Report

A race report by Bullet.  Our morning of March 15, 2014 began before the sun came up over the mountains in the west. We had an hour drive ahead of us to get to the starting area in St. George Utah. There was a little league baseball tournament going on in St George this same […]