I've been bugging my wife constantly, as all good husbands do when they want a new toy. She is always good to me, so she finally agreed. None of the local bike shops had any in stock that would fit me, so I drove over to North Central Cyclery in DeKalb yesterday. What a great shop with very helpful guys that got me all set up. I got a Salsa Mukluk 3. Salsa is an excellent bike company in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Fat bikes allow you to pedal through terrain that a normal mountain bike would have difficulty such as in snow, sand, mud, and high grass. I mainly wanted this bike for the snow, but of course, there hasn't been much of that lately. After riding it for the first time today, I can tell I will be riding this in all types of weather throughout the year. I'm not a speedster, and this isn't a fast bike. It is perfect for cruising the canals and trails to do what I love to do.....EXPLORE!
This will be a perfect means for me to strap my camera to my back and just go, no matter what the terrain. These are excellent pack bikes too, so hopefully I'll be getting some packs soon to load my gear on and do some mild paced touring and camping.
No critters for this week, but just had to share a bit of my excitement for my new, trusty steed.