Tuesday, November 22, 2011

MK Fenders

 Everyone who owns a Fatbike needs fenders at some point in the slushy beginning or end of the winter. I know last year i made some really nice ones out of aluminum but not too many options are available for purchase, untill now. Introducing MK Fenders out Iowa. These are beautifully handcrafted out of  fine woods of you choice and they give good coverage to keep the slush and muck out of your face and off your back. You can visit them at www.mkfenders.com

Monday, November 21, 2011

Salsa Mukluk Frame Bag and Revelate Designs

 If you do not already have a custom fit frame bag for you Mukluk then you better get to local Salsa dealer for one now! These bags are made for Salsa by Revelate Designs out of Alaska. Revelate Designs also has pre-made bags for Surly and Fatback available through retailers of those brands. Revelate Designs fabricates other waterproof storage accessories for you bicycle such as the Gas Tank for your top tube, the Viscacha seat bag that expands from 6-14L, the Harnes to carry large dry bags on you bars, Tangle bags (smaller frame bags), and custom frame bags made to order.

 I am the proud owner of a few Revelate Designs bags and will be writing up a review shortly.

Iditabike 1988 Video

Heres a few videos to make you thankful for all the new Fatbike technology!!

Team Growler Snowbike Race

February 11  Team Growler Snowbike Relay Race.  
Snow bikes only.  Must have 3.7 size tire or more t
snowbikeo participate.
No FatBike? - No Problem! - Join the rider pool
Teams can share a fatbike (or ride their own)
Teams are formed the day of the race or you can bring your own team. Riders that bring a sno
wbike sign up as Team Captains or be part of the rider pool. Team Captains pick riders from the rider pool to form a team - 3 people per team minimum Teams race for 3 hours - Team with the most laps wins! $25 per rider - Helmets Required,  Chili or pizza, Awards, prizes, bonfire, and Fun,  Bring skis and snowshoes to enjoy more of the trails.

Bear Paw Outdoor Adventure ResortN3494 Hwy 55 ~ White Lake, WI 54491
715-882-3502 ~ info@bearpawoutdoors.com
Located on Hwy 55 ~ 3.5 miles south of Langlade

CORBA Powder Keg Snowshoe and Fatbike race

Taken from CORBA's site

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Eau Claire Expo Center & Lowes Creek County Park

Join us for another year of Powder Keg fun, as we explore the scenic trails of Lowes Creek County Park.  Choose from a 5-mile snowshoe race, 2-mile snowshoe run/walk or, new this year, a challenging 1-hour snow bike race.  We’re also bringing back the fun-filled Kids & Mascots Sprint for children 12 and under (FREE this year)!  And when you’re not on the trails, warm up with free s’mores and a crackling fire.  Whether you’re a veteran racer, a complete beginner of just a spectator, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Chippewa Valley Powder Keg, brought to you by CORBA and Eau Claire Bike & Sport.

Snowshoers can expect a mix of groomed and ungroomed singletrack and doubletrack, with a handful of short-but-steep hills thrown in for good measure.  Medals will be awarded to overall male and female winners and top male and female racers in each age group of the 5 and 2-mile snowshoe races.  Don’t have your own snowshoes?  Don’t let that stop you.  We’ll have some snowshoes on-hand for those who want to try the sport or just join in the fun with their snowshoeing friends. Snowshoes are first-come-first-served, though, so don’t dawdle.
The Snow Bike race will last approximately one hour.  Race format may change depending on conditions, but expect short laps mainly on the trails packed down by the snowshoers who proceed you.  There will be two race categories:  one for fat bikes (with tires 3″ wide or bigger) and one for nonfat bikes (tires less than 3″ wide).  Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category.
8:00 am – Registration for Snowshoe Race OPENS
9:30 am – Registration for Snowshoe Race CLOSES
10:00 am – 5-Mile Snowshoe Race
10:05 am – 2-Mile Snowshoe Race
11:00 am – Registration for Snow Bike Race OPENS
11:30 am – Kids & Mascots Snowshoe Sprint
12:00 noon – Snowshoe Race Awards & Prize Drawing
12:30 pm – Registration for Snow Bike Race CLOSES
1:00 pm – Snow Bike Race
2:30 pm – Snow Bike Race Awards & Prize Drawing
- 5-Mile & 2-Mile Snowshoe Race (Adult) – $25
- 5-Mile & 2-Mile Snowshoe Race (Child 12 & under) – $15
- Kids & Mascots Snowshoe Sprint – FREE
- Snow Bike Race – $15
- Racers who pre-register for the 5 or 2-mile snowshoe race or bike race by January 22 will receive a long-sleeve Powder Keg T-shirt
- Food, beverage and racer bag SWAG
- A chance to win door prizes from local business, including a pair of Elite Racer Snowshoes from Northern Lites and a 2-night stay at Bear Paw Outdoor Adventures Resort.
Pre-register by January 22 online at Active.com
or pre-register by mail using this registration form (must be received by January 22)
or register onsite the day of the event (a very limited number of T-shirts may be available on race day, first-come-first-served)
Registration, race start and race finish will all take place at the Eau Claire County Expo Center.  For directions, click here.
Invite your friends, get race updates & join the conversation at our Facebook Event Page!
Have a question for the race director?  Email jereme@chippewaoffroad.org.
Event will be held regardless of weather.  If snow cover is inadequate, snowshoe portion will be a trail run/hike instead.  Bike race format may change based on conditions.  Sorry, no refunds.  Must be present to win prize drawings.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Team Snowbike Enduro

www.fat-bike.com presents the
Team SnowBike Enduro
January 21st – 2012 @ High Noon
Lake Geneva Canopy Tours – Lake Genevea, WI
Snow bikes only (3.7″ minimum tire width)
No FatBike? – No Problem! – Join the rider pool
Teams can share a snowbike (or ride their own)
Teams are formed the day of the race or you can bring your own team. If you bring your own team, you may have to put a team mate into the draft for other teams to aquire in the rider draft.
Riders that bring a snowbike sign up as Team Captains or be part of the rider pool.
Team Captains pick riders from the rider pool to form a team – 3 people per team minimum
Captain’s draft order determined by pre-race, Derby
Teams race for 3 hours – Team with the most laps wins!
$35 per rider – Helmets Required
No Facial Hair Requirements*

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Limited Edition Rolling Darryl's

These rims look hot in the three Limited Edition Colors China White, Kawasaki Green, and Eds Dead Red! 66 of each color were made so contact your local Surly dealer ASAP if you want a set.

New Fat Bike Trails Cut In Madison!!

Tim And I have been working on some trails in the Madison East area. We have two locations that are great for some fun in the winter. At one of the locations I am working on building a shelter with a wood stove/fire pit to keep us warm between laps. Here are two very un-revealing photos of the new trails.

45north Fatbike Tires

“QBP announces the creation of 45North, a brand delivering unparalleled performance in cold-weather conditions. The initial product mix will feature a line of tires developed for use on snow and ice, including one 26-inch and one 700c studded model, and the Hüsker Dü, a proprietary fat tire for all-terrain bikes. Prototypes will be available for viewing at Interbike. The studded tires will be in stock at QBP and available to bike retailers in October, with the Husker Dü following in November.

These look like they will be a great all around tread pattern, can't wait to try them!!

Check them out at 45nrth.com

First Event in Wisconsin!!

December 4th – 2011 @ 10:00 am – Rain, Snow, Sleet, Gale or Shine!
Veteran’s Memorial Park Bandshell - Lake Street, Port Washington, Wisconsin, WI
fat-bikes only (3.7″ minimum tire width)
No FatBike? – Go Shopping!
Riders (Male or Female) must sport a mustache to race – Females or Males (with boyfriends that don’t allow mustaches) can draw or glue mustaches on the upper lip area. No Beards or Goatees – Rideburns (patent pending) are allowed.
Best Mustaches will be provided Preferred Starting Positions.
This is an out and back race of ~16 miles of sand and rock beach. Cash Prizes for the top 3 finishers in Men’s and Women’s Division.
A portion of the proceeds will go to http://us.movember.com/ and the fight to cure prostate cancer.
$20 (cash only) per racer – Helmets Required

Taken from FAT-BIKE.COM