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Revelate Designs Handlebar Pocket

A review by the Professor Shortly after getting my fatbike (Surly Pugsley) I began to think about bikepacking. I have been backpacking since I was 11 years old and combining that with bikes is quite appealing to me. I looked around at all the options for carrying things on your handlebars and began experimenting. I […]

A Ride up the Mirror Lake Highway

It’s only two weeks until the 60K race I am riding up in Island Park, ID. I needed to get out for a long ride in the snow today. The problem is that we have received so much snow in the past 10 days that the avalanche hazard is extreme just about everywhere. And you […]

Fat Bike Summit 2014: The Activities

An article by the Professor. The biggest event of the summit was the fat bike races. There was an advanced/elite category which did four laps on the course and was about 13 miles, and a beginner category that did three laps. The course was fairly challenging as we have had warm weather for the past […]

Fat Bike Summit 2014: The Bikes

An article by the Professor. The 3rd Annual Fat Bike Summit was held in Ogden, Utah on January 24-25, 2014. Bullet and I went up on Saturday to check it out. I’ve never seen so many fat bikes in one place at the same time. I think there were about 150 people racing, and add […]

A Fat Bike Race Report

A repost by the Professor. I have been following the cycling adventures of a young couple for the past year or so. They basically work for six months, then spend the rest of the year cycling. They recently completed a ride from Grand Junction, CO to Tuscon, AZ, mostly on dirt. They are now in […]

A Ride up to Mineral Basin—American Fork Canyon

A ride report by the Professor. I went for a ride today up American Fork Canyon, looking for snow. I missed the last group ride in the snow because I was out of town on business. I also enjoy riding solo—lots of time to think. I drove up to Tibble Fork Reservoir and started my […]

Available Fat Bike Tires

A repost by the Professor. I came across this list of available fat bike tires on the mtbr fat bike forum. The options are getting better. It will be even better when the big boys like Trek/Bontrager and Specialized offer fat tires. I wonder if other MTB tire manufacturers will offer fat tires in the […]

Bunyan Velo Online Magazine

A Repost by the Professor. Bunyan Velo is a new online quarterly cycling journal. They describe it as “A quarterly collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle.” So far three issues have been published. The content, both the writing and photography, is top notch and there have been […]

Trek Farley: Detailed Review

A Review by Bullet. I’ve had my Farley for a month now and have put about 150 miles on it in just about every imaginable trail condition. I feel I am ready to deliver a competent, informed review. Let’s start with the easy stuff. Cosmetics and Style I’m not crazy about a black paint job on my […]

First Fat Snow Ride: Coyote Canyon Loop

Today was our first Fat Bike Brigade group ride and we had a total of seven riders ranging in age from 14 to 54. I would call that a success. And we woke up to our first significant snowfall of the season.  Though it was snowing this morning it was not really sticking to anything […]