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.
Currie and Miles led the Woodcock Friday Fatbike ride around southern Winnipeg last night, and it was a blast! There was a group meeting prior to riding and it was generally accepted that tonight nobody really wanted to get muddy, and that we should stick to paved trails/limestone as much as possible. We were also informed that the Friday rides are supposed to be a little more ‘low-key’ than the Thursday night’s single track rides, which can be intense.
Riding at night with lights was super fun, and it was a great way to spend the Friday evening with some friends and tear up the tarmac!
Thankyou Miles, Currie, and Curt! Curt’s strava of the ride is here
Posted for the Woodcock Cycle Works (WCW) Fat Bike Club Ride Leaders:
“What is the Fat Bike Club?
We can always use someone to ride with and that’s what Fat Bike Ride Club is all about. It’s a chance for us to get on our bikes, enjoy the company of familiar faces and share that experience with you. Our rides are suitable for any cyclist and make it easy to get in your 2-hour training ride. Led by trained and experienced ride leaders, club rides are insured for your safety through the Manitoba Cycling Association. And when you register as a member of the WCW Ride Club you get a whole host of perks in store. Our first Fat Bike Ride Clubs will commence on November 15th and will run Thursdays and Fridays every week. For more info get in touch with us email@example.com”
Now if you haven’t been on a WCW Fat Bike Club Ride then just click on the FBM Website Blog Posts Category “Woodcock Fat Bike Group Rides” on the right column of the website.
You may also want to check out a little video called “Hang Loose” I made from one of WCW’s Rides last winter:
Posted for Nicolas Robitaille (Woodcock Cycle Works Fat Bike Club Ride Leader):
Spotted a wild herd of fatties tonight! They had to set those tire pressures lowww this evening. The monkey trails were still mostly passable… with effort. A bit of a walk-a-thon in spots but we did get a lot of mount/dismount action! Great gang, perfect weather, and good times!
Posted for Nicolas Robitaille – WCW FB Ride Leader:
“Had another great WCW fatbike ride tonight! It was sub-tropical today, so you might expect the trails to be quite icy/muddy/slushy, but no! They were super hardpacked with minimal ice! So long as we avoided roads and sidewalks it was perfect, so we stuck to the monkey trails.”
Another fun Woodcock Cycle Fatbike Group Ride done & dusted! A hardy group of six made it out tonight, along with newcomer Stephane. The monkey trails were passable but the new snow made some sections challenging and different. Made for an adventurous night on the monkey trails.
Had a pretty great Fatbike club ride tonight … until I snapped my chain… twice in a row! 😦 Besides that, all the trails were in great condition and we gave the singletrack in the Royalwood Forest a good shred! Another cold one, but this group doesn’t let it stop them!
Posted for WCW’s Fat Bike Club Ride Coordinator (say thanks to Nic!):
Man, this weather’s got us stoked. So stoked in fact that Marcus couldn’t help but practice his technical maneuvers in preparation for Thursday night’s Fat Bike Club Ride (6 Bells – 25 Jan 2018 – meet at the shop).
Seriously, ya need to get out to Woodcock Cycle Works on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM for a snappy and fun group fat bike ride. All ya need (besides a fatbike and some lights) is to be a WCW club member or have an MCA license and sign a waiver.
I had a blast ‘Hanging Loose’ with them on the trails and paths for a few hours and following Nicolas’ lead … check it out:
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