Tumalo Falls Fat Bike

In general work conferences are in desirable locations, if they were in crappy locations nobody would go.  Normally I haven’t gone to the OGFOA conferences because of the recurring payroll vendor conference I have gone to in years past. It was anticipated that I would be going to Austin, TX this April when we designed…

Ride Fat

It’s always good to have choices.  This week I’ve spent a bit too much time on the indoor trainer.   At least Mia and I got out for a short but windy ride yesterday, and thankfully it was over 50F. Today the winds were forecast to be stronger and the temps for much cooler (cold,…

Because I Can

I quite often hear the words “Why do you need so many bikes?” or something very similar to that.  I usually answer with something along the lines of “each one has a specific use”.  Hypothetically if I had to keep just one bike it would be my Independent Fabrications – Crown Jewel.  I personally consider…

2018 Bear Springs Trap

I’m not exactly one for race reports and a blow by blow of the action.  What I do like to write about is how fun racing/riding is, going on new adventures and exploring new places. In this specific case I want to relate how fun racing my fat bike was.  This past Sunday was the Bear Springs…

2018 Methow Valley Fat Bike

Not that I needed an excuse for Mia and I to return to the Methow Valley, but the 5th Annual Fat Bike Meetup was sure a great reason to head on up. Our drive up was quite the adventure once we got past Yakima.  Blewett Pass, normally a 60mph road, was at best a 30-35mph…

Step Creek Trail

Mother nature gifted us with 48 hours of dry weather this weekend.  Pretty rare for a November here on the “wet side” of the cascades.  Not wishing to look a gift horse in the mouth I took full advantage of it with some short(ish), but nice rides. Sunday was a bit cooler and breezier compared…