Weekly Dose of Fat Friday November 4th, 2016 Show #113
This week we welcome Morgan Lommele from peopleforbikes.org and take calls from our listeners about, wait for it, e-bikes!
Global Fat Bike Design Winner, Kevin Berger, with his Grand Prize in the form of a Brand New Surly Farmer Ops Moonlander professionally assembled and tuned to a razor’s edge at Revolution Cycles with (owner & bike slinger) Jeff Fitzgerald – Madison, WI
The photo above is from Andy who had a great fall ride in Minneapolis during peak fall colors. The Mammoth Trails are 15 mins from his house in Chaska that are all maintained by local volunteer riders. Andy got hooked on fat-bikes this past winter when his buddy loaned his Pugsly for two months. Once he took it back it was time to go shopping! His other bikes are collecting dust.
On the show this week
- The event of the week. The Iceman Cometh
- We to talk to a Morgan from People for Bikes about official e-bike policy from the bicycle advocacy side of the table
- We take calls from our listeners about what they think about ebikes fat/mtb/cargo
- We answer a listener question about What Bike Should I Buy?
- In this evening’s Special Segment we’ll talk about a couple of road shows that we’ll be recording this winter.
- And we’ve got links for you
Event of the Week
The Iceman Cometh – http://www.iceman.com/
Special Guest – Morgan Lommele from People for Bikes – http://www.peopleforbikes.org/pages/e-bikes
Bike E-Bike Motorcycle Erosion Study – http://fat-bike.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/eMTB-Trail-Study_April-2016.pdf
Calls from our listeners
Listener Question – From Josh
Fat Bike Links
Saturday Beach Ride – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2016/10/saturday-beachriding-with-friends.html
An Alaskan Micro-Adventure – http://salsacycles.com/culture/an_alaskan_micro_adventure
Bob Quick Rides His Framed Fat-bike Cross Country to Raise Money to Buy iPads for Kids – http://www.standard.net/Local/2016/10/30/Ogden-s-Forrest-Gump-on-a-bike-Bob-Quick-finishes-cross-country-trek-No-2.html
Kona World and Fat-Bike Galaxy collide on the interwebz – http://cog.konaworld.com/fat-bike-com-is-convinced-i-will-now-buy-a-kona-wozo/
Half a World Away – http://www.theunknownrider.com/2016/10/31/woy-woy-to-kiama/
More Alaskan Beachpacking – https://wanderingbybicycle.com/2016/11/01/beachpacking-nikiski-to-homer/
Lake Superior’s North Shore is planning trail grooming for fat-bikes – http://www.businessnorth.com/businessnorth_exclusives/north-shore-courting-fat-bike-revolution/article_7adfb9c4-9fd6-11e6-aa47-7f411aac0ec2.html
Trek Farley Fork Recall – http://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/news/article/trek-farley-6-fat-bike-recall-48520/
Surly Pugsley & Moonlander Sale – http://surlybikes.com/blog/post/curmudgeon_or_forward_thinking_past_liver
We have two Upcoming Remote Dose of Fat Shows. We’re going to be up at the Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis just before Global Fat-bike Day and January 8th 2017 we are doing a Live Show at Fatter By the Lake in Zion, Illinois.
Global Fatbike Day Events
- Levis Mound – Wisconsin – https://www.facebook.com/events/355169551540464/
- Two Rivers, Wisconsin – https://www.facebook.com/events/2123714041187101/
- South Dakota – https://www.facebook.com/events/870514139758907/
- Grand Targhee – Wyoming – http://www.grandtarghee.com/event/global-fat-bike-day/
- Brighton – Michigan –https://www.facebook.com/events/1051170868313482/
- Wales – UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/404296086361287
- North Wales – UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/2120963228128002
- Davenport, Iowa – https://www.facebook.com/events/209913246099079/
- Reykjavíkurborg – Íceland – https://www.facebook.com/events/112325529237403/
- Swanage – UK – https://www.facebook.com/events/1005817122896893/
- Utah – https://www.facebook.com/events/348222052183194/
- East Lothian – Scotland – https://www.facebook.com/events/1672464926398244/
- Lawrence, Kansas – https://www.facebook.com/events/194428774335980/
- Quad Cities, Iowa – https://www.evensi.us/global-fat-bike-day-front-street-brewery/190020415
- Cedar Rapids, Iowa – https://www.evensi.us/4th-annual-global-fat-bike-day-ride-hall-bicycle-company/190294415
- Decorah, Iowa – https://www.evensi.us/decorah-bicycles-global-fatbike-day-demo-ride-decorah/190305178
- Saskatoon – Canada – https://it.fievent.com/e/global-fat-bike-day-2016-saskatoon/4724260
If you have a Global Fatbike Day event that you are planning, let us know about it and we’ll make sure the word gets out. Shoot us a note to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details!
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