"Life is either a great adventure or nothing." Helen Keller
How do you live your life? Me - my life is all about the adventure. And adventure for me typically means I've walked out the door and am on my way to do something in the great outdoors.
Seasonality doesn't stop me. I do many of the same adventures year round. Summer / Winter Backpacking, Rock and Ice Climbing (I need to more of these), Bicycling, Hiking, Snowshoeing and on and on. I'm always open to trying new sports and activities and this winter is no different. Over the last couple of years I've seen the occasional Fat Bike riding around in the winter and have always been intrigued by them. Being a cyclist both road and mountain bike, this seemed to be a natural progression. Well this was the year.
Fat Bike Leap
|Fyxation Blackhawk - John Muir Mountain Bike Trails (Blue)|
After a couple of days of waiting patiently it was built and ready to come home. Waiting for that first weekend to ride was hard. But once it arrived - I jumped on and never looked back. I was hooked! My bike, my FAT bike. I was riding a bike, in winter, in snow. What could be better?
Fat Bike AdventuresTo quote Dr. Seuss:
"Oh the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all"
That's kind of how I felt (except substitute bike for ball). Adventure awaited.
- I rode in my first ever bike race and took 2nd place. Then I immediately rode in my second race. And I was hooked on the thrill of racing.
- I rode on the John Muir Mountain Bike Trails. In Winter. On Snow. How incredibly fun.
- I took a road trip chasing the last of the snow to Michigan and rode at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and on the NTN Trails in Marquette.
And I've met some of the nicest people along the way. The Fat Biking community is incredible.
The snow may be gone (or do I go in search of more snow?), but the Fyxation Blackhawk will not be going into hibernation. I'm sure there may be a summer adventure along the way where I'll want to ride a fat bike.
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt." John Muir
Or in this case snow. But whatever you do - get outside and find your own adventure.