Category Archives: Fat SKills Clinic

Thursday Night Fatbike Rides from Woodcock Cycle Shop

Everyone had a great ride last Thursday night! We left the Woodcock shop at about 7 p.m. (after showing up for 6:30), rode North shadowing the Seine (because the river is not frozen yet), through Whittier heading East, over Esplande Riel, to the Forks, then back south on the East side of the Red River to the St. Vital Bridge, and back to the shop on St. Mary’s. Check with Woodcock Cycle, but there should be consistent rides every Thursday leaving the Shop at 6:30 PM (or 6:00 – check with them), with varying routes. woodcockcycle.com

Another fantastic Sunday!

Liam and ALine Alphonso held another great day of skills development last Sunday. Riders met at the Forks and rode up the Churchill drive trails learning how to tackle steep climbs and general riding through wooded areas. Some of the group went home and others continued back to the Forks via the trails by the Seine River and Whittier Park. Next week’s training will take place at the excellent St. Norbert trails, selflessly maintained by Kevin Braun and friends.

Check the rest of my pictures on flickr:  HERE

FAT LEVELS SKILLS CLINIC #3 – SUNDAY 20 NOV 2016

Since 25+ of us had such a good time the last two Sundays, we have called for a third!

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To Quote Jason’s Plan:

“Masters of Mud: Fat Levels Skill Clinic #3
Sunday NOVEMBER 20 at 1:00 p.m. at THE FORKS – MEET ON THE GREEN BRIDGE
Late Comers: Go to the Paddling Club on Churchill Drive and Redboine, then follow your nose to find us.

Liam Moham will instruct using the south bound trail route towards BDI, with lots of stopping to “segment” the trails into challenging parts that inhibit the elusive “flow”.

No set cost, but bring some cash for the Pros. BYO food, hot drink, and/or cash for post clinic java brew. Fat bikes only, please (borrow, don’t steal, one if you have to).  RSVP pls on this thread so that we have an idea of numbers.”

* Check out the FaceBook Event Page over at
our FatBike Manitoba Closed Group

 

FAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK …

Thanks again to Gregory McNeill’s photographer skills (while riding his fatbike no-less!),we have a winner for our new weekly contest …  FAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

Here it is: Guy ‘Muddy Guy’ Anthony in the lead as 25+ of us fatbikers are about to cross the Louis Reil Esplande Bridge (Cdn Museum for Human Rights behind) during our 2nd FatBike Skills Clinic of 2016 on 13 Nov 2016.  Will that be our last ride before the snow flies???  It’s all good to us! 🙂

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A nice Sunday afternoon ride with Good People :)

Adrian Alphonso took today’s Nov 13th Fatbike Free Clinic riders through skill building techniques and shared his lifetime of experience of riding safely and correctly. Adrian, Tom Kolesnik, and Wayne Bishop from Two Wheel Revolution were on hand to talk about coming events this winter and how we can participate and support the local Fatbike scene here in Manitoba. It was a glorious day weather wise, and the trails in Whittier Park did not disappoint this large crew. Many happy faces out there 🙂

FAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK …

Thanks to Gregory McNeill’s ‘photo-ambush’ skills and the beautiful weather at last Sunday’s FatBike Skills Clinic, we have a winner for our new weekly contest …  FAT PHOTO OF THE WEEK!

Here it is:  Gregory’s pic of David Gerrard showing off his newly honed balance skills … thanks Fat Levels! 🙂

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David Gerrard ‘riding the rail’ (bonus points for wearing a poppy)! 🙂

 

FatBike Skills Clinic – Sunday 13 Nov 2016

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So we had so much fun at our 2nd Annual FatBike Skills Clinic this past Sunday that we decided to do it again this Sunday 13 Nov 2016 at 1:30 PM … this time we will meet at The Forks (Canopy/Atrium Tower).
Good times will be had and we can enjoy food/bevies after at the Forks Market.
Hosted by again by The Fat Levels Biketrials Team:
Adrian Alphonso and Liam Mohan will again instruct, help and cajole us into the groovy side of riding fat – the sweet spot of skills that maximize big tires and gob-smack your significant others.
Things like:
– track standing forever
– hoppity-hop-hops
– wheels to the sky
– Everest-pitch hill climbs
– logs, boulders and blocks of steel
– drop-of-doom
– Jordan jumps
– trick-escape moves
– bad-habit-busting drills
and lots more.
* No set cost, but bring some cash to say thanks to the Pros.
** Fat bikes only, please (bring, borrow or rent from WhitePineBicycleCo – in the Forks Terminal Bldg)
Check out the FBook event page over at our FatBike Manitoba Closed Group

A Dozen or So gettin ready for Winter

8-1-of-1Fatbike Manitoba’s Tom Kolesnik and Jason Carter organized a Sunday afternoon skills education seminar with local trials riders Liam Mohan and Adrian Alphonso. Liam and Adrian took us through skill developing assignments involving handling the bikes at low speeds, trackstands and balance drills, how to safely dismount from obstacles when things go wrong, and other confidence inspiring tasks including tackling large drop offs. The event was free, and was a great way to spend the afternoon and meet some new local people interesting in riding the local trails this winter. To top off the day we stopped for a cafe by Assiniboine Forest.

Fun times at our 2nd Annual FatBike Skills Clinic

Well that was a bunch of FatBike Skills learning FUN!

Thanks to Jason Carter for coordinating, our Fat Levels pro instructors Adrian Alphonso and Liam Mohan, who made it fun to learn new skills, Gregory McNeill for snapping pics (look forward to seeing them) and to those who joined us on a wonderful +15C day on November! Here’s a few of my pics.

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Here’s also to more fun next Sunday Nov 13th (1:30 PM) at The Forks (Canopy by the Atrium), when we meet again with the Fat Levels duo.

2nd Annual FatBike Skills Clinic – 6 Nov 2016

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Dust off your fat steeds and come out and enjoy our 2nd Annual Fatbike-Skills Clinic:
Sunday November 6th 2016 at 12:00 Noon.
Meet at Woodhaven Park at the Top of the hill by the Big Rock.
Best to ride there or park on Assiniboine Ave by the park or at the Woodhaven Community Centre.
Hosted by The Fat Levels Biketrials Team:
Adrian Alphonso and Liam Moham will instruct, help and cajole us into the groovy side of riding fat – the sweet spot of skills that maximize big tires and gob-smack your significant others.
Things like:
– track standing forever
– hoppity-hop-hops
– wheels to the sky
– Everest-pitch hill climbs
– logs, boulders and blocks of steel
– drop-of-doom
– J jumps
– trick-escape moves
– bad-habit-busting drills
and lots more.

No set cost, but bring some cash to say thanks to the Pros.


BYO food, hot drink, and/or cash for post clinic java.

Fat bikes only, please (borrow, don’t steal, one if you have to).

Thanks Ultra, Actif Epica and Fat Bike presenters – nice mtg!

Tom Kolesnik’s Post:

Pete McAdams at Olympia Ultra-Actif Epica mtg 14 Jan 16

Thanks to Ian Hall, Dwayne Sandall, Pete McAdams, Wayne Bishop and all those who took part in an informative evening chat tonight at Olympia Cycle & Ski. Lots of hard-earned skills, techniques, lessons learned and upcoming race discussions about Winnipeg Whyteout Fat Forty Festival and Actif Epica. Bring on the races and adventure fun!

Winter Ultra/Actif Epica: Free Clinic 14 Jan 16

Tom Kolesnik posted for Ian Hall:

Inspired by the valiant efforts at Tuscobia? Want to try something similar close to home?

Reminder – Free winter ultra/Actif Epica clinic this Thursday (Jan 14) at 7:30 p.m. at Olympia Cycle, 1813 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

*Wayne Bishop will fill us on the Winnipeg Whyteout Fat Forty Festival event coming up Jan 24, 2016 at Fort Whyte
*Dwayne Sandall from Trail Run Manitoba will talk about the news on Actif Epica – new course sections, relay options, and more
*Pete McAdams will share tips for packing light and staying safe on days like… February 13, if you’re ready to sign up for the Actif Epica adventure

See you there!