Sunday, December 26, 2010

Two FatBacks

Loaded the FatBack on my car's bike rack and headed to Heritage Trail. Riding where the snow mobiles travel, I saw a very rare sight around here. I saw the tracks of another FatTired bike. So thinking I knew who it was, I began to chase and follow. The trail snow was soft, I was sliding around trying to hold 6 mph was a technical ride.
After an hour here comes the Fat that was making the tracks headed at me. It was the snow machine Lance Andre. So I turned around and rode with him. We are both riding FatBacks his Titanium, mine Aluminium. His weighing in the low 30 lbs mine in the low 60 lbs. Lance on a rigid training schedule with major races planed, including Iditatrod, Arrowhead, etc. Me, just riding to ride. Back in my younger life, I would be doing the same, competition would make me push myself to the end of my limits back then. What we totally share in common is our love to ride bikes. We both ride year round as much as we can. That makes us bond easily, and enjoy the biking camaraderie.
Lance offered a lot of good suggestions, and offered some of his bike extra bike parts to lighten me up. He is directing and racing the Triple D this Jan 16th, he won it last year, and my money is on him this year.

Following the Titanium FatBack
The town's only FatTired girls.

Lance dropped off at the town of Durango, and I am headed home, hungry, and well worked, the way it feels the best.



tainterturtles said...

Wow, how fun to have someone to ride with today. The trail looks beautiful.

Dan O said...

That's cool - running into a fellow FatBack rider. Rare bikes.

Steph said...

I've got family that live in Durango, Iowa :)

LOVE the pretty snow pic at the top of your blog.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Cool! I like the new Blog header photo.