‘Fattie Frozen Dozen’ – Tracking Bur Oak Trail

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Oh that was fun!  As Wayne Bishop of2 Wheel Revolutionput it: “Love the work ethic …. -25 windchill not a problem, hiking holes on the trail not a problem, 6 km loops not a problem . Packing the loop with a dozen fatties never a problem! Great community effort!”

Here a few of my GoPro screencaps … video in the works.

Greg Carrigan framed by the sun and snow kicked up by my ‘Bud’ tire!

The track was quite narrow (about two tire widths) for our first few laps, but totally rideable and a blast! With more riders following, Bur Oak should be in perfect condition by now … so giddy up Fatties – let ride 🙂

Video: “Fattie Snowfest Foray”

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Video Time: “Fattie Snowfest Foray” – First Fresh Tracks

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It was the day of our first real snowstorm of winter 2015-16 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada … way overdue, so some of us local Fatbikers did not hesitate to get out there and lay down some fresh tracks. The result was our “Fattie Snowfest Foray”! Great fun … bring on the snow! 🙂

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“Fattie Snowfest Foray” – Oh Yah! :-)

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Let’s just say we’ve been waiting a long time for this snowstorm and were quick to take advantage of the new snow last night … gathers some riders and voila – “Fattie Snowfest Foray”:

Good times were had by ‘Skinny’ Charles Burchill (thanks for the ride idea), David Rustau, Luke Friesen, Keith Holm, Serge Brasseau, Bass Bagayogo and Fat Tom K.  Once the tire pressures were dropped down (like < 6 PSI Low) it was all good and rideable.  Great to be laying down fresh new tracks! 🙂

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Check our Fat Luke’s tire rim ‘snow ribbon’ after spending more than an hour in Fat Tom K’s ‘Fat Cave’:
Fattie Snowfest Foray 16 Dec 15 - 22… there’s some BIG ‘FAT MAGIC’ going on in there 😉

Global Fat Bike Day 2015 – Having a Blast in Winnipeg, Eh!

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Check out my Winnipeg GFBD Ride 2015 VIDEO:

Our 2015 – 4th Annual Global Fat Bike Day ride in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was even BIGGER and BETTER than last year!

Almost 70 Fat Bikers gathered at the Forks in the heart of Winnipeg to start our GFBD ride (or joined us along the way).
Some rode a shorten route, some longer, but all enjoyed a great day of early winter fat biking on a beautiful sunny day.
Our official photographer Gregory McNeill did the honours again on the East side of the Red River at our now standard perfect riverside spot.
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This year Gregory was riding his new Fat Bike and still carrying all his cameras and tripod … hardcore tough that guy … just the way we like him!

Our route this year (after our Prologue across the Red River and back to the Forks) took us west along the Assiniboine River walkway and river=edge trails, through Wolseley, along Wellington Crescent and on the Assiniboine Park ‘Monkey Trails’ to the Park Duck Pond Shelter (no need for it this year). Then we made our way south to Fort Whyte Park via Assiniboine Forest pathways and to our 3/4 route goal of ‘IKEA Hill’ and a short steep up to another group photoshoot.

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Most of the still large crew made a pitstop at the Buffalo Cafe (funny name – since we call them Bison in Manitoba and there are actual Bison at Fort Whyte Park in a large enclosure field).
Onward east now took most either along the MacGillvary pathway or Bishop Grandon Greenway to the Wildwood Park area and north to the Elmpark (BDI) Bridge and the official “Casa Fat Tom K’s” Pit Stop … chili-fest, suds and hot ‘toddies’. Good times! 🙂