Justin and I started the day with a short spin down to the Donahue Sea Cave where we made coffee over his Vargo Wood Stove. The Sea Cave is really cool. It was formed over 10,000 years ago by wave action when this whole area was a sea - the Champlain Sea. It is situated in a marshy area that, during the summer, is only accessible by boat. In the winter, however, it is accessible by Ski, Snowshoe, Ice Skate, or Fat Bike.
I'm not sure what the Groundhog had to say but I do know that Mardi Gras is right around the corner. To me that means we are in that good part of winter when it's cold, the snow is great, and before too long spring will be upon us. So to celebrate Fat Tuesday we are knocking the price off some of our remaining fat bikes.
Let me start by saying that we work with some of the best bicycle makers in the game and they keep surprising me with their innovations. Furthermore, Snowbasin, Utah was an incredible sight for this east-coaster and the riding was great.
Hey, remember the Surly Pugsley? For a few years there it was the only game around if you wanted to go fat. Well, now everybody and their grandmother has a fat tire bike on the market but the Pugsley is still the meanest, coolest rig on the block.
For example, here is a Pugsley in full flight:
We have loved our experience this winter with 9:Zero:7 Bikes. Hailing from Alaska they are one of the few (but ever-growing) brands that know what winter is all about. We have two 190 aluminum bikes built up and ready to go in stock. We will not be able to get anymore this year so if you have had your eye on one of these awesome fat bikes now is likely your last chance at 'em for the year.