Friday, August 28, 2009

The time has come...

...to set this plan in motion. Last fall I tossed the idea around of buying a proper winter bike. Not a fifty dollar bike with studded tires, but a real Fat Bike. I had grand plans to ride down various creeks in order to get to cool ice climbs, but I was talked out of it, convinced I didn't really need one and that I couldn't afford it.

The latter was true. But I rode a lot last winter and I ended up borrowing Brian's Snow Ho a lot. Well that Ho has been passed around enough. I have saved up and now it is time for me to get my own winter bike.

I purchased this today...



Which is a very large piece of a project that I hope ends in something like this...



(but not purple)

And then in a few months this...



(I stole this picture from Tim's blog)

But hopefully not this...



(this is actually more likely)

Yay Pugsley!

5 comments:

Notorious T said...

Power to the Pugsley!

sean said...

you're gonna have a better fat bike than brian!! awesome.

Jill said...

Yeah Pugsley! You two are going to have so much fun! (you and Pugsley, I mean. Brian and the Snow Ho will be jogging through the powder miles behind you.)

J. Laurance said...

Congrates on your new frame. Very nice choice. Where have you been? I have been reading your post for about a month now.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

You are gonna have so much fun riding this winter! See if you can get up to Fairbanks for like a weekend or two once the trails are "set" nicely. It's like winter biking mecca. Don't worry, you don't feel the Fairbanks cold if you keep pedaling :)