I was meaning snow....what were you thinking?
In all seriousness, I am going through a case of cyclocross withdrawal after watching riders at cyclocross nationals slide down a hill on their bottom. I miss my friends and family from Hartford, CT. and the cyclocross community However, Colorado has been blessed with some artic weather in the past few days and at least about 12 inches of snow. I have also been blessed by support from people in Kenda Tire, Green Mountain Sports, and Van Dessel with the ability to fat bike in the front range. Below is a picture of the Van Dessel's Primo Ballerino set up tubeless with Kenda Tires Juggernaut Pro. The largest width of gorilla tape was used to set up the wheels tubeless as well as the rim strip that Van Dessel supplied with the wheels. Take care when doing this in seriously cold weather since the pressure can change with rapid changes in air temperature ie from garage to house and vice versa. I almost lost my seal putting the bike in the -10F garage after the tires were set in the 65F bike shop.
Some of you may be wondering why on earth is going on with this fat bike rage and why are they so popular. I will show you in the next couple of pictures why a fat bike can make snow days so much fun.
Above is a picture of the prime example I am talking about. It has just snowed about 12 inches and there seems to be this amazing curtain of silence that has descending upon Lakewood. Cars are creeping along in snowy conditions and it is the middle of a normal work week. The trails are totally silent.
The picture above is on the green mountain trail system in Lakewood, CO. The Kenda Juggernaut Pro tires are doing an amazing job gripping the loose, unpacked snow with a psi of about 4.5. No ski traffic to be seen and a good two hours playing outdoors when the trails were too muddy to ride about 24 hours ago. Fresh tracks to be had almost everywhere in the front range at this point and I don't even have to jump in my car. I can literally just roll out my doorstep on the snow and start my ride during my extended lunch break and be back for my next phone meeting.