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12 Things to Consider When Buying a Fat Bike

12 Things to Consider When Buying a Fat Bike

Buying a fattie? Congrats on your gateway to winter fun! There are so many fat bikes on the market, the best thing that you can do is take some test drives. Borrow bikes from friends. Try different brands from different shops.  In addition to how a bike feels, the type of riding you plan to do is your biggest consideration.  If you are a beach rider in Florida then a fully-rigid (no suspension) fat bike is a great option. If your fattie will be your year-round rig for every type of terrain consider suspension. 

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Fat Bike Race Calendar

Fat Bike Race Calendar

Want to challenge yourself in the snow and have fun at the same time? Here is a list of fat bike races in the West. Race. Train. Smile. Repeat.

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Winter Cycling Boots for Fat Biking

Winter Cycling Boots for Fat Biking

The biggest challenge with winter cycling on my fat bike is finding the right winter cycling boot to keep my feet warm.  I’ve been riding a fat bike in the snow since 2012 and I’ve noticed that, on the whole, my feet get colder than my partner’s. It’s not just in my head.  Women’s feet really do get colder than men’s.

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7 Women’s Winter Cycling Pants for Fat Biking Bliss

7 Women’s Winter Cycling Pants for Fat Biking Bliss

Drumroll please, here is a list of women-specific winter cycling pants ideal for fat biking.  Whenever I read a gear review I have to look up each item to see if it comes in a women’s version or if the men’s size might be workable.  My goal was to find a range of winter cycling pants for the woman fat biker that would be ideal for the weekend warrior to the hero endurance athlete.  The list comes from recommendations from both.

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Bikepacking Peace on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail

Bikepacking Peace on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Trail

In the middle of the pandemic, I found a rhythm to the summer.  Following the phases of the moon my partner and I filled our weekends with beauty, peace and adventure.  I don’t usually leave our uncrowded and beautiful state of Wyoming on purpose but we were surprised to find an undeveloped and peaceful corner of Colorado just south of the border.

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Cycling to the Top of Mt. Evans at 14,262 feet

Cycling to the Top of Mt. Evans at 14,262 feet

Yesterday I rode my bike up a mountain. It wasn’t just any mountain. Mt. Evans is one of Colorado’s 14’ers – mountains that are over 14,000 feet in elevation. The road to the top of Mt. Evans happens to be the highest paved road in North America. I rode as high as a person can ride on the continent!

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The Yin and Yang of Biking the Continental Divide

The Yin and Yang of Biking the Continental Divide

I want to ride the ride where the west commences, and gaze at the moon till I lose my senses. I can’t look at hobbles and I can’t stand fences. Don’t fence me in. – Roy Rogers

I thought I knew where I wanted to be but I ended up where I was supposed to be.

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Hiking the Oregon Buttes Under a Full Moon

Hiking the Oregon Buttes Under a Full Moon

I don’t mind being alone and most of the time I prefer it (except for a few select humans!) but I’m going to admit that I have felt lonely during the pandemic. And there’s no cure for loneliness like being in Mother Nature. On a whim I headed out to the Red Desert on a whim to hike the Oregon Buttes, something I’ve wanted to do for years.

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One Night Stand – First Time Winter Bikepacking

One Night Stand – First Time Winter Bikepacking

Winter bikepacking was on my bucket list but I have no idea why. Camping in the cold doesn’t sound like fun to me. After all, camping is about relaxing in a hammock – not worrying about if my toes will freeze and fall off. But here I was, not only winter camping for the first time but doing it by bike.

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50 Miles of Single Speed Racing and Standing on the Cancer Podium

50 Miles of Single Speed Racing and Standing on the Cancer Podium

The Iron Horse Race was a bright spot in my summer and just what I needed before breast cancer treatment started. I wore my medal a lot – enough to embarrass my kids. I wore it to my lumpectomy the week after the race and I wore it sometimes around the house when I was scared. It was a reminder that with a little bit of faith and a whole lot of support from my tribe, I could dig deep and keep going the next mile.

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