The fat front is finally done and needed testing. So I conned F into coming (never hard) and S came on XC Skis, and we headed up to Grand Mesa....
They say when the skiing is bad, the snow biking is good.... well, today the skiing was good...... thankfully I brought them. One of these days I'll get up there in good snow bike conditions, but for now I'm glad to have had a little taste of real winter weather.
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Thanks to a few great deals I got this fat front setup rolling for about half off retail. This Surly hub last saw hard labor in <a href="http://lacemine29.blogspot.com/2011/07/bikerafting-alaskas-lost-coast.html">Alaska</a>, so I got a killer deal on it - with half dead seized bearings - from <a href="http://lacemine29.com/">Mike Curiak</a>.
The rim is a <a href="http://webcyclery.com/echo-rims-p-1476.php">44mm Echo Trials rim from Webcyclery</a>. Sure its a touch narrow for fat tires, but it is light AND cheap, plus a tougher, narrower rim will be better for rock riding with it. Works for me.
While out skiing today a realization hit me - an idea so incredible for bikepacking bag development I might just have to try it. Classification: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/math/7/3/4/7346610830f79c598ffcd672ddb50c33.png">Top Secret</a> for now. Prototypes need to be designed and tested.
Back to the books. This is gonna be a fun semester.
I probably have the heaviest Jabberwocky on the planet.
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