On Saturday my good friend, Joslynn, and I got out for our first ever fat bike adventure! It was one of the best Saturday’s of this winter by far. I think the fact that we were totally out of our comfort zones really made the day even more exciting. There were a few, near wipeouts off the trail that were followed with sheer laughter. Joslynn and I have that kind of friendship that when one of us starts laughing, the other one starts and then we just lose it. It usually ends up with me pretending to do something off the wall; like kicking bags of trash, Incredible Hulking something over my head, or acting entirely childish and inappropriate—which only makes us laugh even harder. Suffice it to say, there is never a dull moment when we are hanging out.
So, of course we go fat biking together and its a total gas. We rounded out the entire Guardrail Loop in Hartley, but it took us a couple of hours (read: biking like grandmas). Fat biking is way harder than it looks! But, it was oh so fun. A couple of things that I mentally noted during and after the ride: wear warmer shoes, wear two sock layers if its below zero, and maybe wear boots if its really that cold. That said, my feet were like two frozen stumps by the end of the ride! My right foot thawed out nicely, but the left one—not so much. Today, a few of the toes on that side are still tingly. It’s annoying more than anything and I think they’ll come back around in another day or two. I spent part of Saturday evening with a blow dryer aimed at my toes. Good times. Can’t wait to do it again!