That is not a description of the rider. It’s the tires! 🤪
Today, I borrowed a bike from Bow Cycle and met up with a dozen or so club members to ride up the Powderface Trail, west of Bragg Creek. I was more than a little sceptical. After last year’s ride which was more ice than snow, I was worried that this was going to be an hour and a half of butt-clenching.
It turned out pretty good. The conditions were good, and the temperature was just below freezing.
It was a heck of a climb. Only about six kilometres in, but half a kilometre up.
There was more than a little bike pushing going on. I know my heart rate spiked over 180 bpm on the climb up.
It was fun, but exhausting. There’s gotta be easier ways to move around in snow than this. I think fat bikes are cool, but I don’t want to buy one. I’d rather rent one every once in a while. The studded tires alone cost $700.