Fat Biking in a New year

Last year at this time, Wisconsin winter was sweltering in record high temperatures and less than stellar snow conditions – all but shutting down most traditional winter activities.  Luckily, a fatbike addition to my stable of bikes made the season more than enjoyable, even if I rode alone on dirt instead of snow.  What a [...]


Gnomefest Nueve

It seems only appropriate that for 2012, the ninth annual Gnome Fest returned to its roots in the Nine Mile Forest near Wausau Wisconsin, back where it all began.  I’m a relatively new participant to Gnome Fest and got my introduction by serving as trail liaison for the past several years when the festival was [...]


Racing or Survival? Wausau 24

It’s been nearly a week since my both-footed jump back into mountain bike racing. “Racing?” Okay, well racing is like when it’s you against the other riders in the race-right? The Wisconsin Off Road Series (WORS) are what most people imagine when they think of mountain bike racing, but for me an endurance event is [...]


A Bike Race on the Calendar Changes Everything

Thanks to guest blogger Steve Meurett for sharing some sage perspective on racing and riding. You can read more of Steve’s thoughts from the shadows of Chatty Belle and see his great nature photography at his personal blog On The Edge . Not counting the Sweaty Yeti last March (and I should, it was a race and [...]


Frost Heave Ride

It’s no secret that fatbikes are known for their prowess in snow, with their heritage in Alaska and winter-time riding.  Sandy beach rides also suit the larger than life tires, and many fat bike owners are finding the shoreline to be a wonderful new riding venue.  After acquiring a Mukluk to my stable of bikes [...]