Author Archive | Steve

Event Spotlight – Sweaty Yeti Fatbike Race

Sweaty Yeti = Old School By Steve Meurette “Old School” : Anything that is from an earlier era and looked upon with high regard or respect. 2014 signals the maturing and legitimizing of the fatbike phenomenon.  What?  Well, when the bike world mega companies like Trek and Specialized finally give in, one knows this isn’t […]

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Salsa Mukluk 2 – Mid-Term Review

It seems in some ways like I’ve had this bike forever, but yet, the first time it hit the trail was early December, just six months ago.  The Mukluk 2 somehow has become my defacto mountain bike.  I’ve come to believe that this fat bike is what all other mountain bikes,  really want to be […]

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The Shak Classic from Ibex

“Classic” used in titles of just about everything, tends to be a bit overused, but in the case of the Ibis Shak Classic-it fits the bill perfectly. I’ve grown to love this sweater? Jersey? Shell? Tough to describe exactly-I’ve worn it as outerwear on breezy fatbike treks and also as a midlayer for added warmth […]

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Frozen Water Ride

With each passing ride, I discover why I’m loving this bike so much…it takes me places I normally couldn’t explore. The lack of snow this “winter” has been a blessing and curse in many ways.  I am a cross country skier and if a snow-less December had happened in previous years (it has) I’d be […]

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Mukluk 2 Second Ride

Mukluk 2 Second Ride

As luck (and Mother Nature) would have it, nearly all the beautiful snow we had a week ago, had withered away from three days of incessant rain. Not that I really needed snow to ride the Mukluk, now named Fatty Bo Batty, but it’s at least a feature of enjoying these fat bikes. Instead, and […]

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First Ride-Mukluk 2

I doubt I could have picked a better day to really dive into the Fat Bike scene- 27 degrees, no wind, 2-3 inches of snow, some virgin singletrack, some packed ski trail, all the while basking under a clear morning sky at my favorite trail-Levis Mound. Oh, and atop a brand spankin new Salsa Mukluk […]

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