Have you recently experienced the “wobble, wobble, stop?” Have you been having difficulty getting riding again out on the trail? How about extended periods of hike-a-bike? Are you getting tired of riding the “inverted balance beam?” Maybe you have just been feeling a vague longing for speed or a general lack of flow in your riding?
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms you may be suffering from a condition known as “Powder Fatigue.” Powder Fatigue can occur to any normal fat biker when there has been extended periods of heavy snow, a lack of snowmobile traffic, a lack of trail grooming in your area, or local singletrack is under a foot or more of snow.
I suffered for years through these symptoms and know how difficult it can be to have this affliction. Sometimes heavy snow can make you feel hopeless but I didn’t give up, and neither should you. Many individuals have devoted their time and and ingenuity finding a solution to Powder Fatigue and I want their solutions to be your solution. Grooming can mean something as simple as snowshoeing your favorite trail. Any activity that compacts the the loose powdery snow that has fallen on the trail, can be called grooming. Grooming trail has cured my Powder Fatigue and changed my life. Grooming has helped thousands and it will help you!
Over the coming months Fat-Bike.com will share the secrets to finding happiness and getting your life back on singletrack. On January 9th and 10th the Midwest Fat Bike Access and Grooming Workshop will be held on the CAMBA Trail System in Cable, Wisconsin. Fat-Bike.com will be on the scene with a full report from this great event. We will also be publishing a series of articles about different aspects of grooming. This will include easy ways most riders can start grooming local trails using human power, but also highlighting some of the various ways trail systems are using mechanized grooming equipment to make sweet winter singletrack.