Riding Fat Bikes in CO
Written by: Greg Kopecky
Added: Tue Jan 08 2013
This gallery details two rides that I did aboard my fat bike in Colorado Springs, CO. The first ride was looking to be a great snowy success, as flakes were falling all night. In true Colorado fashion, however, nearly all of it melted by the time I got to the trail at noon the following day.
The second ride turned out to be as snowy as I’d hoped, as a very cold weather system blew through for several days. I packed extra clothes, hand and foot warmers, strapped on my winter cycling shoes, and headed out for some snowy fun.
Why would you want a fat bike? For those who dislike riding the trainer, they can be a great option in the winter. Are they only for winter time? Au contraire – many fat bike riders use their machines year-round to ride in sand, gravel, or just about anywhere.
All images © Greg Kopecky / slowtwitch.com
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