|Racers on course, just outside of Island Park, Idaho|
|Dave Chenault of Bedrock and Paradox, and BackpackingLight, heads out for a ride|
|Mac McCoy of Adventure Cycling Association, and Jason Boucher of QBP, ride past the headwaters of the Henry's Fork just outside Yellowstone National Park|
|Mac McCoy watches John Foster race past. Both would head up the road in the afternoon to ski a 'free trail day' on the West Yellowstone trails|
|Tracy Petervary is stoked on her 24ish lbs Salsa Beargrease|
|Dave checks out Jason's custom painted Salsa amongst the fleet of demo bikes|
|Jannine Fitzgerald racing, with her son Braden along for the ride.|
I'm not going to say much about the summit because of Dave's concise coverage of our weekend here. (he's much better at that stuff then myself)
What I will echo is that I had a blast. The only disappointment was the weather. I was excited to use my new 16mm NEX lens with Sony's ultra-wide attachment, but as you can tell in the above photos, the light was anything but ideal.
As far as snowy fatbiking is concerned, it was enjoyable. I may even get out one in the coming weeks, but purchasing one is a different matter. For my tastes right now, they are too condition dependent, and my eye is on a new lightweight AT setup. Which, will be much more versatile in the Western Montana mountains.
Who knows though. Fat bikes are a tool just like a mountain bike or ice axe or running shoes, and if the right trip-idea gets stuck in my head, I may just have to grab one.
On the playlist: Houndmouth - Krampus
On the playlist: Roy Rogers - Don't Fence Me In
All photos and design by Casey Greene