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The Weekly Dose of Fat 8/10/2018

I was talking to Steve Meurette the last time I was up at Levis and since he’s been the trail steward there since I met him somewhere back in the 90’s our conversation naturally turned to trail building. He mentioned that the Levis crew recently started benching and de-berming singletrack with a small (2 tine) gas-powered tiller. The key to the success of the new machine is the easily removed/cleared/re-installed tilling tines. Larger tillers tend to get clogged by the tendrils of roots that lie near the surface of the forest floor. This small, lightweight tiller’s tines can be removed and cleared of the roots by removing two pins. Steve shared that the little machine does the task of breaking a rough bench cut and works equally well at de-berming singletrack. Anyone that’s ever benched trail with a Pulaski will appreciate the possibility of reducing the time spent leaned over whacking away at the dirt/rocks/roots.

NEWS

REGISTRATION WILL  OPEN AUGUST 15th 2018 for ROVANIEMI’s ARCTIC WINTER RACES
The race takes place on – 22.-28 February 2019 above the Arctic Circle among the forests of  Finnish Lapland. 66/150/300 K for Foot/Ski/Bike.

https://www.rovaniemi150.com/

Vintage MTB – Boulder cyclist to ride Leadville 100 on 35-year-old, vintage mountain bike. (1983 Stumpjumper)

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_32050240/boulder-cyclist-leadville-100-vintage-bike

Around the World Tour

The man who cycled around the world on less than $5 a day

Dirty Does SSKC

Singlespeed Kansas City

200 Mile Fat Pursuit Story about Lt. Col. Daniel Sweeney US Air Force

https://www.militarytimes.com/ off-duty/military-fitness/ 2018/01/19/air-force-officer- one-of-20-finishers-in-200- mile-winter-bike-race/

25% e-bike tariff will take effect August 23

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2018/08/07/25-e-bike-tariff-confirmed-ustr-will-take-effect-august-23#.W226XNJKiUk

NEXT DOSE of FAT PODCAST

Leia Talks about MTB Nationals Ore 2 Shore and The New Beargrease – Spinner reveals a behind the scenes exclusive coverage of SSUSA & Story Time with Tio Gomez (NEXT FRIDAY)

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