Weekly Dose of Fat Show #125 – Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger


Greg shot this photo during a fat-bike trip to Spencer Glacier in Alaska.  Honestly, Greg says, I have no idea how the original settlers survived without fat bikes!

The Weekly Dose of Fat – Show Number 125 – Friday, March 24th 2017 Surly’s Paul Zeigle and 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger

We’ve got Sven, Zito and JK Livin here in the studio.

The Weekly Dose of Fat is brought to you today by the Big Fat Dummy. Learn more about Fat and Dummies at – http://surlybikes.com

On the show this week:

  • We Start the show with The Event of the Week…
  • We chat with Surly Brand Manager, Paul Zeigle about his Arrowhead 135 experiences and many things Surly.
  • We share Links from the Internet
  • We check in with the Fatty Farm Field Report brought to by 1UpUSA
  • And In our special segment, we talk to Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger

The Event of the Week this week is Fatty Fools Day coming up April 1st and 2nd at the Maverick Mountain Ski Area in Western Montana. Fatty Fools Day is a Festival and Fat-bike Extravaganza! Demo Bikes will be provided by a hand full of great supporting shops from the area and by “Fat Bike Skis – http://fatbikeskis.com .” There will be lift access Fat Biking, Live Music, Food, Beer and Hot Springs as well as an optional Group Ride\Poker Run\Pub Crawl on a portion of “the Great Divide” cycling route. Learn more at http://www.skimaverick.com

Honorable Mention for this week’s event of the week is the release of the 33 city tour New Belgium is planning for this year’s Tour de Fat. Hey, it’s got FAT in the title! Check out the link in the show notes.


Searchable Results from the 2017 Fat Bike Birkie – http://birkie.pttiming.com/results/2017fbb/

Special Guest – Surly Brand Manager and Arrowhead 135 finisher –  Paul Zeigle!

Fatty Farm Field Report

The Fatty Farm Field Report is brought to by 1UpUSA. 1UpUSA makes the best fat-bike rack we’ve ever tested. Check out our review at – https://fat-bike.com/2015/09/hitch-rack-shootout-1up-usa/

Special Guest – 2017 Fat Bike Birkie Women’s Champ Leia Schneeberger

Fat-bike Links

From Nome to Kivalina on fat-tire bikes – https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/we-alaskans/2017/03/19/when-arctic-winds-blow-from-nome-to-kivalina-on-fat-tire-bikes/

Olov is a magazine star too! – http://www.bikelifeinswedishlapland.com/2017/03/09/original-lulea-story/

Jill Chills in Alaska

Bikes, Booze and Banter Parts 1 and 2

Crust Riding Parts 1 and 2

NAHBS Winners and more including a few fat-bikes. http://www.mountainflyermagazine.com/view.php/2017-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show-winners.html

The Emerald Fat Bike Connection in 3 Parts (with a 4th to come!)

Krampug Commuting – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/03/surly-krampug-29-offroad-commuting.html

Yeti SB5+ –  http://www.bikemag.com/2017-bible-of-bike-tests/review-yeti-sb5

141 MPH on a mountain bike! – https://www.pinkbike.com/news/eric-barone-smashes-mountain-bike-world-speed-record-video-2017.html?trk=rss

Bruce acquires a Prototype Genisis Fat-bike frame – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-prototype-genesis-fatbike.html

CoastKid on the Coast – http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2017/03/drizzle-to-delight-at-seacliff-cycle.html

NEW – Manitou Fat-Bike Fork – https://www.pinkbike.com/news/manitou-mastodon-taipei-cycle-show.html?

Jay Cable’s Photo Essay on his 1000 mile ITI sojourn from Knik to Nome – http://bikepacker.com/knik-to-nome-iditarod/

Our show this evening has been brought to you by the Bikes, Parts & Chaos of Surly Bikes – Learn more at http://surlybikes.com