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The Ice is Here

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Watch your pressures. Husker Dus 3.8s are good on the summer pavement, good in winter in a straight line, but on an off-camber descent, be careful, because there is ice on the trail.

Yes I wiped out. Nothing major. No broken bones. I feel it’s good to wipe out, for if you do not get hurt too badly, it keeps your ego in check.

I will be switching to 4.8s Lou/Lou unstudded combo that came with my 2015 Blackborow. Great tires. Now is the time for the winter gear.

The Thursday night ride with the Woodcock Cycle club was a blast! Tim made sure everyone was safe, and the ride was short and brisk. We traveled North from the shop, first on Gabrielle Roy, then Whittier, Forks, and then back South down Churchill, over the St. Vital bridge, and back to the shop. It was a no drop ride so we stopped and chatted. Everyone was in good spirits.

Thankyou Coach Nic! See you next Thursday!

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Having some Fatbike Fun Again: Thank You 2WR – Birch Race was Great!

Having fun again … we raced our fatbikes on the sweet flowing trails at Birch in the beautiful Pembina Valley … paused after the race to remember Alfred in silence and raised our glasses in his honour … then raised more glasses and enjoyed the spice of life!
Thanks Gregory ‘G-Mac’ McNeill for this great picture and all your support bud!

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Here’s G-Mac in action as viewed from my GoPro:
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Birch Fatbike Race was awesome today!Β  Β Excellent flow, well groomed and yes, steep trails; along with great folks and good fun times! Thanks Wayne Bishop, 2WR and all the volunteers for making it a success … just what we all needed after a week plus of sadness after the tragic loss of our friend Alfred.

Leaders at race start

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Gregory at finish line
G-Mac … always at the right spot at the right time!Β  Thanks bud! πŸ™‚

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My heart is still hurts, but my lungs and legs feel better and my soul is uplifted!Β  Thank you all for being such a great fatbiking community and terrific people!

Cheers, Fat Tom K

 

 

2WR’s Fort Whyte Fatbike Race was a Blast!

Wow!!!Β  That was a Blast!Β  Wayne Bishop, his 2 Wheel Revolution Team and a bunch of volunteers just served up a huge Fatty Race and Fun Fest!Β  Many local fatty racers and some just out to ride and check it out had a great day of racing, socializing and building community! I enjoyed myself immensely! πŸ™‚

Thanks Wayne, your excellent family and 2WR Team!

Check it out in pics:

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Wayne out for one last sweep of the course.
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It’s a family endeavour with 2 Wheel Revolution. πŸ™‚

 

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Large crowd of excited Fatties! πŸ™‚
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Lou checking to ensure tire pressures are low enough to roll and ‘float’ on the groomed trails – not rutting allowed here.
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Robert Paige and his Xtreme Sports Medics Safety Team are THE GO-TO Medic Team for outdoor sporting events in Manitoba and the cycling community depend on them – always!
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Giddy up!
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No pressure … really! πŸ˜‰
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Race time. πŸ™‚
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30K Experts ready to roll.Β  Adrian & Liam (Fat Levels Team) in the spot light.
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‘Lou Fatinski’ Rolling His Fatty’ …
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Jonathan’s all smiles! πŸ™‚
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Speedsters!
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Marty!!!!!
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Keith knows how to pop a wheelie (and ride a unicycle for that matter)!
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Seriously, half a second later I was pop’n just like Keith! πŸ˜‰
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Gregory ‘G-Mac’ McNeill doing what he does best – himself! πŸ™‚
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When the Race Organizer, Groomer and Director serves you free beer … you know you are spoiled and arrived in Fatty Bike Heaven!Β  Thanks Wayne! πŸ™‚
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Stojak!!!!!!!!
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Right on Janice! πŸ™‚
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Well done Christa!
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G-Mac and Wayne … you can feel the love!
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Well dressed Champions!

Yup – a total Blast indeed!Β  Can’t wait until Race three in the series … next up Birch on March 19th 2017 …

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Trophies are on the line! πŸ™‚

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Cheers, Fat Tom K