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The Weekly Dose of Fat – Sept. 30th, 2016

It’s officially Autumn so let’s put summer in the rear view mirror and take a look at what’s new and exciting in the world of Omni-Terrain Cycling – aka the Weekly Dose of Fat. For the past five years, we’ve shared fat-bike news from around the web that eventually evolved into an online radio show / podcast that still happens now and then. The next show is the numerologically significant, triple aces, show number one hundred and eleven and will air on I-Tunes and right here next Friday. If you’re a fan of the show and have a suggestion for a potential guest, please send me an email gomez@fat-bike.com and we’ll try to make it happen!

This week, we’ll try to fill you in on the latest reviews that we’re working on and share some plus & fat-bike news!

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BBR/Test Pilot Dustin Carlson is about mid-way through his review of the Kona WoZo out in Utah.

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GnomeFest 13 took place last weekend at the Levis Mound Trails. That’s Puck, drinking the beer and Dr. James T. Huber along with Butch and Sam-D up on the Clarence overlook (photo above). I’m entering the third trimester of the Blackjack Fate (the red bike above) review (now with the Wren Inverted Suspension Fork {also under review}). Next week I’ll be riding the Fate with a new set of Borealis Carbondale 27.5+ wheels and a pair of Vee Tire’s new B+ Crown Gem Knobbies. We have a flat bed trailer from Burley, in the test kitchen,  that the Spinner Ryerson will be reporting on very soon. Greg aka: Sven is testing some Showers Pass gear and we’re just starting a review of the Specialized Evo.

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Where in the world are Sven and JK?

Speaking of Sven! He and JK rode in the Chris’ Slow Roll, a celebration of the cycling life of Chris Kegel, last weekend in MKE. JK’s testing some new whiskey he was tell’n me about, called Sluurrr. I know there’s more in the pipeline, but for brevity’s sake, I’ll spare your waning attention span and keep things moving along.

Global Fat-Bike Celebrations

Fat-bike Links

Gastaad Snow Bike Festival
https://www.snowbikefestival.com

Crested Butte is proposing over 46 miles of groomed trails to make a “Fat-bike paradise”
http://crestedbuttenews.com/2016/09/cbmba-proposing-to-make-a-fat-bike-paradise/

Jill Homer’s photo book, Into the North Wind: A thousand-mile bicycle adventure across frozen Alaska, will be available soon.
http://www.jilloutside.com/2016/09/into-north-wind.html

Realizing a Dream on the Lost Coast

Racing the high tide
http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/09/racing-high-tide.html

What Bruce is packing for the Capital Trail event
http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/09/bike-packed-for-capital-trail-event_29.html

Tom from Momentum Bikes in Platteville is Bullish on fat-bikes.
http://www.thonline.com/news/dubuque/article_2d8ec1c8-41c6-59e6-9841-1f14dd4f7ac1.html

Fort McMurray wildlife researchers ditch ATVs for fat-bikes!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/fort-mcmurray-wildlife-researchers-ditch-atvs-for-fat-bikes-1.3776821

ATV ban? No problem. U of A biologists turn to fat-bikes for field work
http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/u-of-a-biologists-turn-to-fat-bikes-for-field-work

How wide should my rims be for what and why? http://www.chrismurraywheelworks.com/blog/fatbike-rim-width-how-to-choose-the-right-one

Plus Bike Links

Enve offers 27.5+ carbon wheelset
http://www.bicycleretailer.com/new-products/2016/09/28/enve-offers-carbon-275-plus-wheelset#.V-0x3qOZNE4

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New sticker packs are in the works, but until then we have a limited number of Yeti Von Wheelie stickers for the first 40 people that call 818-918-2453 and leave a message for Sven & Gomez. Please tell us your favorite thing about fat-biking and your address so we can mail you some beautiful stickerage. We’ll share the best messages on our Weekly Dose of Fat Show #111…..but we won’t share your address with anyone.

2 Responses to The Weekly Dose of Fat – Sept. 30th, 2016

  1. Max September 30, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    Hey Gomez,

    I think you meant 2017 in the title. Correct me if I’m wrong and I missed a whole year of your content though lol.

    Thanks.

    • Gomez September 30, 2016 at 3:14 pm #

      It came from the future past.