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Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #110 – Interbike News with Gomez plus Tim Krueger

Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 110 for Friday, September 23th, 2016

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Fatbassador, Travis, found some sea ice in Barrow, AK!

Join us this week for our fabulous Interbike edition #1 of the Weekly Dose of Fat with Gomez calling in from Las Vegas and Tim Krueger talking a bunch of fat-bike and plus bike news.

Thanks to Surly for sponsoring our show! Surly makes bikes and parts that don’t suck. Learn more at http://surlybikes.com.

On this week’s show:

  • We’ll talk to Wisconsin BikeFed’s Dave Schlabowske about Chris’ Slow Roll to Celebrate bike industry veteran Chris Kegel.
  • Our Special Guest is Gomez as he calls in from Las Vegas with news from the Interbike Outdoor Dirt Demo in Boulder City plus a peek at what was happening on the Show Floor.
  • We talk beards and beer
  • We discuss the ten best essentials to keep in your frame pack
  • We share Links from the internet

The Somber Event of the Week

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Folks, sometimes we get some news we’d rather not get. Chris’ Slow Roll is a ride to celebrate the life of Chris Kegel, a bike industry legend, who was recently diagnosed with a rare and fast-paced form of cancer that originates in the bile ducts and affects liver function. Chris’ Slow Roll is happening this Sunday, September 25th in Milwaukee.

http://chriskegel.com

#kegelstrong

This week’s beer, Founders Mosaic Promise, rates a solid 91 on Beer Advocate and Carries a 5.5% ABV along with 50 IBUs

This week’s Beards and Beer was sponsored by Uncle Dicks Bead Slip. http://uncledicksbikeshop.com.

Special Guest – Gomez!

Fatty Farm Field Report

The Fatty Farm Field Report is brought to by Ritchey. The folks at Ritchey have a special offer to our readers and listeners on their Commando Frame and fork for just $375. Just use the discount code “Julio” at checkout.

We’d like to hear from our readers about what you’ve found indispensable to your fat-bike lifestyle. Think of something that you’ve used and abused over the last few seasons and would go out and buy again. Then take a good clear picture of that item and write a paragraph that describes your reasoning behind presenting the highest honor that can be given – the Gnome-Proof Seal of Approval! Place your words and pixels in an email to gomez@fat-bike.com and we’ll compile the best stories in the next series of Episodes.

Special Segment – The 10 most important things we carry in our frame bags.

JK

  • Tool pencil bag
  • Kryptonite chain lock
  • Flask
  • Pump
  • Bluetooth speaker, usually a Boombotix of some sort
  • Layer
  • Sock set
  • Sweat rag
  • Bottle opener
  • Charging materials

Sven

  • Camera – gots to capture the moment.
  • Tool kit with Multi-tool, Power Links, Valve stem tool
  • A tube or two, of course
  • Pump, Patch Kit in case there are multiple flats
  • Bordo Lite Lock for quick hitch ups
  • Lighting –
  • A Koozy and something to keep it properly expanded
  • A shell or packable down coat depending on the time of year.
  • Battery to charge lights, phones, Boombotix, etc. and associated cord
  • Perhaps a small glass object and flame

Tupper has a list!

Links

How many tire sizes do we need?
http://singletrackworld.com/2016/09/eurobike-trends-2-6-wide-tyres/

Fat-bike Links

Flow Convertible Kid’s Fat-bike.
http://www.pinkbike.com/news/flow-convertible-kids-bike-outdoor-demo-2016.html

Daytrip to the Central Belt
http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/09/daytrip-to-central-belt-callender-to.html

Lost Coast Dreaming
http://salsacycles.com/culture/realizing_a_dream_on_the_lost_coast_part_one

Hard to Fathom Tour in 4 Parts

Ride to Seacliff
http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/09/harvest-field-cycle-to-seacliff.html

Fat-biking in Dubai Desert
http://sport360.com/video/regional-article/192247/fatbikes-a-different-view-of-the-dubai-desert

And now for something completely different…The Tall Fat-bike
http://www.singletracks.com/blog/mtb-videos/watch-behold-the-tallgoose-dolomite-tall-fat-bike/

Plus Bike Links

Hutchinson’s tubeless-ready Koloss 27.5-plus tire will be available in two tread patterns in a 2.8-inch width. http://www.bicycleretailer.com/new-products/2016/09/20/hutchinson-introduces-first-gravel-and-275-plus-tires#.V-KTnaOZNE4

Our show this evening has been brought to you by the Bikes, Parts & Chaos of Surly Bikes – Learn more at  http://surlybikes.com

Call 818-918-2453 any time, day or night, and leave us a message.

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We’ve got a new T-Shirt Design coming to the shop this week! We are just waiting for the sample before we release it to you fine folks! Check it out! – http://shop.fat-bike.com 

Join us next time for the Weekly Dose of Fat where we will wrap up our coverage of all things Plus and Fat from the Show Floor at Interbike!

2 Responses to Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #110 – Interbike News with Gomez plus Tim Krueger

  1. Wade September 23, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

    Prayers goin out to Chris, let us all pray for him at this time.

    Best wishes your way, Chris!!

  2. John A October 3, 2016 at 6:22 am #

    Sorry to hear about Chris…Prayers from across the lake in Wales are being said for him.
    Bad times 🙁