Fat Cats in the dog days of summer – it’s freak’n August!
The news desk heated up this week with several stories coming across the wire(less) that should keep you enthralled and hopefully have you marking your calendars to get out and mingle with other fat-bikers in your neck of the woods. This time of year finds me splitting my time between Fat-Bike.com and my Mayoral responsibilities for Gnome-Fest Nueve’. Gnome-Fest is the largest Fat-Bike Gathering in the Midwest (among other things) and should not be taken on an empty stomach. Check out all of the links and the Wisconsin State Fat-Bike Race Series schedule way down there at the bottom…..and don’t be strangers – drop us a line and tell us a thing or two about your fat-bike fetish, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
https://www.facebook.com/events/412225242147479/ – who wants to demo the new Salsa Beargrease?
http://tonilund.blogspot.com/2012/08/29er-wheelset.html - Toni gets 29′er wheels for his 9:Zero:7
http://salsacycles.com/culture/dream_big/ - Win a complete Mukluk Ti bicycle and all-expenses-paid trip to Alaska for a beach ride adventure with members of the Salsa Crew!
http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/salsa-details-full-2013-bike-lineup - Salsa lineup including new versions of fatbikes.
http://www.yetirides.com/2012/07/the-bikepacking-setup.html - Bikepacking setup on a Mukluk with interactive descriptions!
http://morayfatbike.blogspot.com/2012/07/northwest-highlands-coastriding.html - Riding Scotland on a fatbike.
http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/surly-nate-tire-review/ - Nate tire Review.
http://schlickcycles.com/2012/07/25/rw24-race-bike/ - Schlick Cycles Riverwest24 race bike.
http://www.dirtragmag.com/webrag/first-ride-salsas-racing-fatbike-beargrease - Salsa Beargrease first ride.
http://bikeshopgirl.com/2012/07/surly-krampus-and-the-29-take-over/ - Surly Krampus impressions.
http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/the-amazing-pugsley/ - Different uses for the versatile Pug.
http://thelazyrando.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/surly-moonlander-vs-pugsley/ - Moonlander vs Pugsley
http://fattiremn.blogspot.com/2012/07/custom-fat-bike-front-triangle-pt1.html - Personal fatbike frame building project.
http://fattiremn.blogspot.com/2012/07/custom-fat-bike-front-triangle-pt2.html - Custom building a fatbike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO4ckwsDeIM - Mike Riemer on the Salsa Full Suspension Fatbike Prototype.
The Wisconsin State Fat-Bike Race Series has set their schedule for the upcoming season. Keep up to date with Fat-Bike races from around the world at the Fat-Bike.com Event Calendar sponsored by 45 NRTH.
- 12/29 – Winter Color Festival – Southern Kettle
- 1/5 – New* Cold and Fat (Bike) race - Eau Claire
- 1/20 – BLBBRBK – DeKalb
- 1/26 – Team Snowbike Enduro – Lake Geneva
- 2/2 – ShellTrack – Manitowoc
- 2/9 – New* Snowbound in the Underdown – Merril
- 2/16 – New* Abominable Fat-Bike Race – Tomohawk
- 2/23 – Sweaty Yeti – Levis
- 3/9 – New* Bike the Birkie – Cable(January and February) New* Tuesday Night Downhill Time Trial Races at Alpine Valley Ski Area