|How far do you want to ride on the big lake?|
|Gaddo getting rad|
Since this is the second coldest winter ever recorded in Duluth (yes there was a colder one) the standing joke is how warm sane temps like anything above zero are going to feel. The old adage is that once your used to -20, you can do -10 in your T-shirt.
Well after months of this, I have to say its true.
The Lester River was the go to playground for Fat Biking this week. 8 days past a blizzard the adventurous citizens of Duluth had already stomped, snowshoed, skied, dog walked and otherwise crushed in a trail the length of the Lester River and the new single track along it.
Its a stunning place and worth your time if you have it...
However Sunday was by far the best conditions we had seen.
Getting ready to roll John had mentioned his concern about how long he would be able to ride in -12 degree weather. I shrugged it off as the norm.
Once we started pedaling up the Lester, the lack of wind the amazing amount of solar gain kicked in. So despite the registered air temp of -12, I was down to a single layer of poly pew in no time, literally bare handing it and sweating like a pig as I wheeled up the trail.
After our ride we joined the legions to check out Lake Superior. The ice is safe and hundreds of people have taken to it to fish and to experience what has not happened in over a decade. It was awe inspiring to ride out past all the ice houses. The vast open space, the heaving ice and the groan of the pack itself was humbling. The temptation to ride to Bayfield was palpable......
This is going to be the best spring ever, for a lot of reasons, not just because its going to be warm again either!!!
|The Fat Bike Flop.....it happens! Often.|