• 12-27-2012
    CptSydor
    The fatties were great in Hilton, loads of fun. But you had to man/woman handle them.

    It was quite the contrast however, the day before I was riding my 21-22 lb carbon hardtail, the 37 lb fattie was a little more sluggish!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    how did fatties handle Hilton Falls/Agreement Forest... we watched you man-handling that rock wall at the beginning of the ride... :thumbsup:

    it appears you've been working on your technical skills lately. what's up with that?

    did you get sponsored again? i didn't see Rapha hat on?

  • 12-27-2012
    14Stone
    Thanks guys :)

    Though I don't want to derail the thread :)
  • 12-27-2012
    saturnine
    well, i'm out.
  • 12-27-2012
    Enduramil
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    We got a pretty descent amount of snow yesterday. More than I think we'll be able to plow through in the single track. I suspect will be just playing around more locally in the Dundas Valley where the locals have been out trampling a bit.

    Thank you dog walkers. Last night took a evening spin just as a the leading storm edge hit us and it was definitely a wee bit crunchy under the snow.


    This morning chickened out and drove the car in to work... it would have been easier to ride the 10 minutes then have driven.
  • 12-27-2012
    osokolo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    The fatties were great in Hilton, loads of fun. But you had to man/woman handle them.

    It was quite the contrast however, the day before I was riding my 21-22 lb carbon hardtail, the 37 lb fattie was a little more sluggish!

    lol, they did look fun riding though... planning on taking them into deeper snow this winter i suspect?
  • 12-28-2012
    VVagabond
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    lol, they did look fun riding though... planning on taking them into deeper snow this winter i suspect?

    The fatbikes are so freaking fun and were surprisingly awesome at Hilton... once I got used to the handling. It rolled easily over the rock and climbed pretty well too, considering.

    That said, the goal will be riding them in snow, wherever it may be!
  • 12-28-2012
    Unglued
    Thanks to everyone who made it out for a great, if shambolic, ride!
  • 12-28-2012
    Dover
    Great ride guys. Thanks
  • 12-28-2012
    CptSydor
    Thanks to everyone who came out. Great ride, great company.

    Definitely felt the advantages of the fatbike today, conditions were great for it. Lots of local foot traffic that provide a solid base to get out. I even went out for another 1.5 hours this afternoon!
  • 12-28-2012
    aerius
    Thanks the guys for organizing and leading the ride, and waiting up for my slow ass. I had a great time out there even though it was more hike than bike for me. And there were some epic wipeouts, including a couple of my own.
  • 12-29-2012
    CptSydor
    Went back out today and did essentially the same route (with minor tweaks), even with the new 3-4 cm of snow, the extra 24 hours of walkers allowed me to clean essentially all the climbs. Though I did have a couple comical dismounts into the fluffy white stuff.

    I think this area has huge potential for fatbikes to make riding for everyone truly year around!

  • 12-30-2012
    angryx
    @CptSydor, we should organize a fatbike ride. If youre interested we have some fatbikers here in Brantford and we have about 40km+ of riding. Let me know if youre interested.
  • 01-02-2013
    garage monster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    Thanks guys :)

    Though I don't want to derail the thread :)

    Wow, I leave for holidays and miss all sorts of stuff! :)

    Excellent news! :thumbsup: