Fat Biking


Fat Biking in Alaska

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Fat Bike (noun): An off-road bike with wide tires allowing for maximum traction and float over all types of terrain including but not limited to sand, riverbeds, mud, rocks and snow.  In other words, it’s a bike that lets you go where no one else can go while having a ton of fun in the process.

Nowadays Fat Bikes are pretty mainstream, however, back in 2014 when they were just starting to  reach beyond their fringe followers Ryan and I had the to opportunity to ride Fat Bikes in the low tide zones of Resurrection Bay, near Seward Alaska.  We went on a ride with Karl from Seward Bike Tours and had a blast.  So many things about our trip to Alaska changed me, but this ride definitely rekindled my affection for off road cycling and had me jump head first into fat biking!  Take a look…


New Adventures Ahead



Ryan and I have been planning a new adventure for a few weeks now and its finally starting to take shape.  Next month we will embark on our first bikepacking trip.  For those that don’t know, bikepacking is essentially backpacking on a mountain bike.  We have been doing a lot of research on different blogs and websites to find out what to expect, what gear to use and how to plan for a trip. Thus far, everything we have read suggests starting out with a short, low mileage, overnight bikepacking trip. So naturally, we planned a ride from our house in Cave Creek to Prescott, which will likely be around 105 miles, with just shy of 11,000 feet of climbing!  I’m pretty sure that doesn’t qualify as a short, low mileage trip, but neither of us are known to shy away from a challenge. (more…)