Fat Video Time: Bivy A Month (BAM) Challenge – South Snowdon, UK

Check this Bivy A Month (BAM) video from South Snowdon, UK that I picked up from Fat-Bike.com’s MAM Challenge:
https://fat-bike.com/2018/07/bivvy-a-month-challenge-7/

Here’s a few photos from the Fat-Bike.com BAM post:

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BAM - 1 Aug 2018 UK - 2

There you go, more motivation to get out and adventure with your fatbike!

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Aerial Views of Bison Butte Trails Development

Here a few drone view pictures shared by Wayne Bishop of 2 Wheel Revolution showing some of the recent development at Bison Butte (located at Fort Whyte Alive in Winnipeg) that he has been helping Alex Man and others accomplish recently.

Check it out:

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Bison Butte Aerial Views 19 Jul 2018 - 2

Bison Butte Aerial Views 19 Jul 2018 - 3

If you see Wayne, Alex or any of the volunteers; make sure you say a huge thanks!

For those not familiar with Bison Butte, check out this TrailForks weblink:
https://www.trailforks.com/region/bison-butte-recreational-trails-23081/map/

Bison Butte TrailForks Map - Sat View

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Fat Photo of the Month: Dave’s Back Rolling Fat on the Beach

Alrighty then … it’s confirmed that Dave Cushnie loves riding his fatbike – everywhere!  He is single-handedly schooling us on exactly where we should also be riding our fatbikes – right now!

That’s three months in a row … our “Fat Photo of the Month” goes to Dave as he’s back Rolling Fat on the Beach – Grand Beach that is!

Dave Cushnie Fatbike - Lake Wpg Grand Beach 29 Jun 2018

Thanks for sharing Dave!

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Fat Video Time: Expert Fatbiker Shreds MTB Trail

I spotted this video thanks to Fat-Bike.com and their recent ‘Fat (video) Tuesday‘ post and it got me thinking of our very own Wayne Bishop and his super trail riding/stunts skills!

Check out this expert fatbiker (Pat Smudge) shredding some challenging MTB trail on this YouTube video “Exploring NEW Bentonville, AR Area MTB Trails!!“:

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Fat Photo of the Month: Rolling His Fatty on the Beach

Well now, it appears Dave Cushnie is our Manitoba ‘Poster Fat Boy’ for really riding his fatbike all year!  This recent picture he shared of him ‘Rolling His Fatty on the Beach” near Grand Marais gets the honours this month (again) for “Fat Photo of the Month“:

Dave Cushnie Fatbike - Lake Wpg 15 May 2018

Btw, check out the mini ‘icebergs’ still remaining in Lake Winnipeg!

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Fat Photo of the Month: Rider and his Dog

* So it’s been quite a while since I posted a Fat Photo of the “Week” and it’s been a busy winter; I believe it’s time to move to a new sustainable posting category – the Fat Photo of the “Month”.

So here you are … the “Fat Photo of the Month“: ‘Rider and his Dog‘ – Our very own prolific Grand Marais area fatbiker Dave Cushnie with his dog on Lake Winnipeg – beauty!

Dave Cushnie Fatbike - Lake Wpg 20 Apr 2018
Here’s Dave Cushnie and his dog out today on still frozen Lake Winnipeg near Grand Marais.

Terrific picture Dave!  Thanks for the motivation to keep Rolling our Fatties! 🙂

Cheers, Fat Tom K

Still Fatbiking on Lake Winnipeg

So Dave Cushnie (local fatbiker and avid fatbike single-track groomer – we appreciate his efforts at Grand Beach especially) has been posting some saweet pictures online as he continues to ride in the Grand Marais, Manitoba area including on still frozen Lake Winnipeg …

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Dave Cushnie Fatbike - Lake Wpg by Grand Marais 2018

Dave Cushnie Fatbike - Lake Wpg 15 Apr 2018
Here a picture from today of Christian Rothney, Gord Buhr, Marty Roy and Dave Cushnie fatbiking on Lake Winnipeg near Grand Marais.

Thanks for sharing your rides Dave – looks pretty inviting to me!

Keep rolling your Fatties! 🙂

The Gear Polar Explorer Eric Larson uses to Survive Fat Biking in Antarctica

Check out the ‘Bicycling Magazine‘ article by Polar Explorer Eric Larson, who I met in our local MEC store a few months ago and chatted out fatbiking and possible future adventures …

Eric Larson & Tom Kolesnik at MEC Wpg Jan 2018
Eric Larson and Tom Kolesnik in Winnipeg MEC store – Jan 2018

Eric was in town to pick up some gear and then head out onto Lake Winnipeg to be Lead Instructor on his 2018 “Polar Travel Training Course” (which included our American fatbiking friend Bradley D. Paul, who took part in our “2017 Lake Winnipeg Fatbike Crossing & Campover” adventure).

Check out Eric’s video of that training course:


Back to the Bicycling Magazine article – check it out online HERE and below:

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Wpg Free Press Article: “A Reason to Ride”

The Winnipeg Free Press newspaper on 31 Mar 2018 included an article called “A Reason to Ride” using some of Blake Anderson‘s excellent pictures he took during our “2018 ‘Alfred Barr’ Lake Winnipeg Fatbike Crossing & Campover“.

Here the link to the digital version of the article:  WFP 31 Mar 2018 – A Reason to Ride

Wpg Free Press Article 31 Mar 18 - Lake Wpg Alfred Barr FB Adventure - Blake Anderson Pics 1

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17 Wing Air Base Newspaper: “Fatbikers Ride to Remember SAR Tech MCpl Alfred Barr”

The 17 Wing Winnipeg Air Base “Voxair” Newspaper 21 Mar 18 Edition has an article called “Fatbikers Ride to Remember SAR Tech MCpl Alfred Barr” based on the reporter Martin Zeilig interviewing me and using a few of my pictures.Voxair 21 Mar 18 - Fatbikers Ride to Remember SAR Tech Sgt Alfred Barr - 1Among the quotes he used were references to our excellent Leaders Team (including our British friend Patrick Stevens from Sweden) and key supporters Robert Paige of Xtreme Sports Medics and Dave MacDonald of ICSOS.

He did not quote my mentioning of how important was Kevin Champagne‘s snowmobile and sled support for transporting key supplies out to our camp and back!   He also mentioned our American friend Thomas Woods who joined us, but obviously misplaced your specifics Thomas).

The Voxair also included a colour picture with a double line of fatbikers riding across the lake.
Voxair 21 Mar 18 - Fatbikers Ride to Remember SAR Tech Sgt Alfred Barr - 2
They mistakenly mention in the caption that “Major Tom Kolesnik ‘leads’ the fatbikers …”, when in fact at the lead of the line of riders is Kurt Lehmann and Rick Shone.


Here’s the direct link to the Voxair article in Pdf format:
http://www.thevoxair.ca/…/Web%20Voxair%20Issue%2006%202018.…

Oak Ridge Fatbike Trail at BHPP is groomed and open: Thanks 2WR

Posted for Wayne Bishop of 2 Wheel Revolution:

Thanks to Wayne Bishop of 2WR and supporters the Oak Ridge Fatbike Winter Trail (it’s a summer MTB Trail) is groomed and open again after the recent snowfall!

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Thanks Wayne for getting out there and grooming with your sweet SnowDog groomer (he has BHPP MOU approval to groom Oak Ridge)!

SnowDog at Falcon 2

The results are perfect!

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Of note, after the recent big snowfall the trail was drifted in a lot and it took “C. Linton” getting out there snowshoeing around to begin the packing process.

Result was this – a good start at packing:

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Of note:  If you and a partner are ever out snowshoeing on a winter multi-use Fatbike & Snowshoe trail (just like Oak Ridge is at BHPP), you might want to snowshoe together on the left & right of the trail to pack it properly:

SNOW-SHOE-FATBIKE-GROOMING-SIGN

Also, when you get ready to ride on the groomed trail, make sure your tire pressure is low (8 PSI or less) so you only compress the snow pack a small amount and ‘float’ along as opposed to making ruts and riding slower – YES LESS PRESSURE EQUALS FASTER!

FatBike Winter Trail Tire Pressure Poster copy

Btw, the Oak Ridge Trail has been commonly called Bur Oak in the past (because it starts at the Bur Oak Trailhead parking area where the Bur Oak paved Interpretive Path starts as well) – yah, I know – complicated.  But since that is what the BHPP Staff call it, so shall we and it makes a clear distinction between the Bur Oak paved self-guiding interpretive trail and Oak Ridge:

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Check out the Oak Ridge Trail Forks Map and Info – HERE and below:

Oak Ridge MTB - FB Trail Forks Map

There is MB Parks official signage displayed at the Oak Ridge Trail Head.  Below, I have added in Red some Letters & Bordering to emphasize that OAK RIDGE IS A WINTER FAT BIKE TRAIL and that lower tire pressure will keep the trails free of ruts!

Oak Ridge MTB - Fatbike Trail at BHPP - Sign 2 FB Notes

So get out there and enjoy some sweet groomed singletrack fatbiking! 🙂

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Cheers, Fat Tom K

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