I’m leading this Saturday’s adventure/gravel ride. I’ve got another “urban adventure” ride planned, with some of the usual suspects (Columbia woods, Stamm Woodlot, Laurel Trail, Forwell Trail, Sugarbush park). I’ve been out of town since Christmas, but it sounds like we’ve got good snow cover. I’m going to use my fatbike, but a CX with wide tires, or an MTB should suffice. I figure most trails will be fairly well traveled by pedestrians already.
Wind is SW, but mild, and the temperature is supposed to be -12 at 9 AM Saturday. (much better than the -20 in Ottawa this week) Worst case if anyone needs to leave the ride it’s easy to get home. Sticking to trails and inside the city will also minimize the windchill.
A few things learned today:
– a cross bike isnt a fat bike
– one needs a fat bike for the urban trails rider (or a MTB)
– riding fresh untouched snow through a field would be easier on a cross bike as the tires sink to the grass below (or at least that worked for me on the trail along Bearinger Rd before Westmount).
– I want a fat bike