The first version was a blast! So we will do it again.
Saturday, December 10 · 4:00pm – 10:00pm
December 10th is a pretty cool day for a repeat because the sun sets at 4:17PM while the moon rise begins just a few minutes later at 4:30PM.
My guess this time of the year is that if there is a wind it will be out of the north so heading that way first makes sense.
So, we’ll meet at the Lake Park Parking lot in Port Washington at 4PM for a 4:30PM departure to coincide with the rising of the FULL MOON. We will head north for approximately 8.5 miles to the beach at Harrington Beach State park where we’ll hang out for a bit and make the return trip back to Port.
This is intended to be a FatBike ride but if you have larger MTB tires on your normal rig and run low pressure you could probably do it; Candy did the last one on her SS 29’er and Dave as done past rides on his MTB.
Bring lights. The Moon does provide illumination but, as we experienced on the last trip, there are some areas that a light is helpful.
Oh, don’t worry, we will have other FatBike events before this one!
Of course there HAS to be a Facebook Page for this event so here it is:
The weather for the 1st Pugsley World Championships, held in Decorah, IA, February 26th, 2011, couldn’t have been more appropriate. Race-time temps were about 15-degrees and there was a nice, steady snowfall of big, light flakes to add character.
Even though he wasn’t feeling 100-percent, Schlick Cycles team rider Chad Wilson rode a Schlick Northpaw to a ninth place finish over the 26.4 mile course from Cresco, IA to Decorah, IA on Beeler trails, the Prairie Farmer trail, Decorah city trails and snow/ice covered gravel roads.
In addition to our Schlick Northpaw fatbike there were several Pugsleys, it was, after all the Pugsley World Championships, a couple of 9:Zero:7s and probably the coolest bike at the event, a FatBikeisized Surly Big Dummy.
In the end Trevor Rockwell won the winner take all $500 prize. Nice day’s work!
After the race we met up at The Oaks restaurant and bar for more FatBike shenanigans including a teeter-totter push, King of the Hill event won by our own Spokes Model Dave Lunz, and an impromptu derby late in the evening.
All in all the event was a lot of fun!
Race Photos from the Pugsley World Championships.
Here are a few cell-phone quality pix of my new Fat Bike. Better quality coming soon!