Long story short: I WANT THEM ALL!!!!
This will surprise no one when I say that fat bikes are a ton of fun. I didn't think it was possible for them to become more fun then they already are...but then I rode the Bucksaw.
|Please, can I have it???|
This bike will ride over anything and almost everything. I took this out just as it was getting dark and spent the entire time laughing. It was seriously the most fun I've ever had on a bike and I felt like I could just CRUSH anything in front of me.
|100% fun. 200% BadAss.|
My little sister took out the Blackborow and our friend Rolanda rode the Beargrease. Both were fat bike first-timers and both had a blast on them. My favorite part of the ride was hearing my little sister giggling as she bombed down hills on the Blackborow. It's designed for 5-inch tires...and actually made the Beargrease look tiny.
The demo was packed with happy riders and I never got to ride the Carbon Spearfish or the Carbon Horsethief but I heard nothing but good things about them. My Spearfish is by far the best bike I've ever ridden/raced, and word on the street is that the carbon version is lighter, stiffer and snappier. Naturally I want it.
Carbon Horsethief is absolutely beautiful. Out of all of the bikes, I really wish I could have tried this one out. I heard that it's fast, fast, fast.
|My friend Tara (farm team racing) whipped past me so fast on the Horsethief I could barely snap a picture!|
Below are some of my favorite pics from the demo...
Luckily I had today completely off because my legs are completely cooked. Not so much from Monday, but because I put in 12.5 hours between Saturday and Sunday. They definitely needed a rest day.
I have a feeling that the rest of this month is going to fly by and really I need time to just STOP moving so fast for a day or two. Tomorrow evening (Wednesday) I'll be leading the GRBC ladies ride from Merrell trail at 6 p.m. (as long as it's dry), and then on Saturday I'll be teaching a ladies skills clinic at Cannonsburg ski area at 1 p.m. And then Sunday will be Skirts in the Dirt!
PS. There is still time to sign up for Skirts in the Dirt. It's going to be a blast so spread the word!
PPS. I did a blog post for Salsa about the 10 things I learned in 10 years of racing Lumberjack. Click Here to read it :-)