Weekly Dose of Fat – Show #113 – Morgan Lommele from People for Bikes and take calls from our listeners about e-bikes!

[adrotate banner=”141″]

Weekly Dose of Fat Friday November 4th, 2016 Show #113

This week we welcome Morgan Lommele from peopleforbikes.org and take calls from our listeners about, wait for it, e-bikes!


Global Fat Bike Design Winner, Kevin Berger, with his Grand Prize in the form of a Brand New Surly Farmer Ops Moonlander professionally assembled and tuned to a razor’s edge at Revolution Cycles with (owner & bike slinger) Jeff Fitzgerald – Madison, WI


The photo above is from Andy who had a great fall ride in Minneapolis during peak fall colors. The Mammoth Trails are 15 mins from his house in Chaska that are all maintained by local volunteer riders. Andy got hooked on fat-bikes this past winter when his buddy loaned his Pugsly for two months. Once he took it back it was time to go shopping! His other bikes are collecting dust.

On the show this week

  • The event of the week. The Iceman Cometh
  • We to talk to a Morgan from People for Bikes about official e-bike policy from the bicycle advocacy side of the table
  • We take calls from our listeners about what they think about ebikes fat/mtb/cargo
  • We answer a listener question about What Bike Should I Buy?
  • In this evening’s Special Segment we’ll talk about a couple of road shows that we’ll be recording this winter.
  • And we’ve got links for you

Event of the Week


The Iceman Cometh – http://www.iceman.com/

Special Guest – Morgan Lommele from People for Bikes – http://www.peopleforbikes.org/pages/e-bikes

Bike E-Bike Motorcycle Erosion Study – https://fat-bike.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/eMTB-Trail-Study_April-2016.pdf

Calls from our listeners

Listener Question – From Josh

Fat Bike Links

Brother Bjorn – http://www.mjolnirofbjorn.com/journal/2016/10/28/fat-bike-to-the-arctic-gear-review

Saturday Beach Ride – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/10/saturday-beachriding-with-friends.html

An Alaskan Micro-Adventure – http://salsacycles.com/culture/an_alaskan_micro_adventure

Bob Quick Rides His Framed Fat-bike Cross Country to Raise Money to Buy iPads for Kids – http://www.standard.net/Local/2016/10/30/Ogden-s-Forrest-Gump-on-a-bike-Bob-Quick-finishes-cross-country-trek-No-2.html

Kona World and Fat-Bike Galaxy collide on the interwebz – http://cog.konaworld.com/fat-bike-com-is-convinced-i-will-now-buy-a-kona-wozo/

Half a World Away – http://www.theunknownrider.com/2016/10/31/woy-woy-to-kiama/

More Alaskan Beachpacking – https://wanderingbybicycle.com/2016/11/01/beachpacking-nikiski-to-homer/

Lake Superior’s North Shore is planning trail grooming for fat-bikes – http://www.businessnorth.com/businessnorth_exclusives/north-shore-courting-fat-bike-revolution/article_7adfb9c4-9fd6-11e6-aa47-7f411aac0ec2.html

Trek Farley Fork Recall – http://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/news/article/trek-farley-6-fat-bike-recall-48520/

Surly Pugsley & Moonlander Sale – http://surlybikes.com/blog/post/curmudgeon_or_forward_thinking_past_liver

We have two Upcoming Remote Dose of Fat Shows. We’re going to be up at the Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis just before Global Fat-bike Day and January 8th 2017 we are doing a Live Show at Fatter By the Lake in Zion, Illinois.


Global Fatbike Day Events

If you have a Global Fatbike Day event that you are planning, let us know about it and we’ll make sure the word gets out. Shoot us a note to sven@fat-bike.com with the details!

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!


We’ve got new stuff in the show Long Sleeve T’s, Hoodies, heck, even Coffee Mugs, in the shop! Check it out! – http://shop.fat-bike.com

Join us Next Time!

About Greg Smith 1127 Articles
Greg Smith, known to many site visitors as Sven Hammer, founded Fat-bike.com in 2011 and the site quickly became the #1 online community for all things Fat. You can currently find Greg outfitting Everyday Cycles; a Milwaukee, WI retailer of gear for fatbikers, adventure cyclists and urban assault riders.


  1. Another great show guys!

    How about an article to recap what bikes you guts actually own etc. I reckon that’d be interesting.

    Keep up the great work.

    Happy trails from Simon aka SuperSolo here in the UK

    PS. Old Bear is a legend!

  2. congrats Kevin! Revolution is the shop that started my Fat Bike journey through their social rides!

  3. Hey guys!
    Been listening to the show and I am glad I did. I loved the segment on the ‘Ebikes’. Heck the whole show was excellent. Wade was a hoot!!! Anyway I would have loved to ride an Ebike after that nasty fall in May. But, Ryback would not be too happy with me.

Comments are closed.