Fatbiking the Falls of the Ohio
Long time, no blog.
Brian S and I took advantage of a dry spell and spent a Sunday afternoon 2 weeks ago to fatbike the area around the Falls of the Ohio. Brian had explored this same area when he was younger, but I have never ventured out on the rocks. I'd say we were out for a good 3 hours and went a grand total of 5 miles, but every one of those miles was earned. While seemingly flat, the constant texture changes in the rock made for tough pedaling, but what a great place to practice riding skills with the constant weight shifts and front-end work. The other drawback was our unseasonably hot temps. We started to bake out there with the rock acting as oven.
All-in-all it was a really fun afternoon. Here are some shots. The others are on my phone somewhere. Too much tech.
Brian's Trek Stache+ bike, which he loves. He decided that the extra width of a 4" bike would be worth in at the Falls, for both sand and rock.
The Muk, which did the trick. Probably wish I had run an extra 2-3lbs just for safety sake.
Brian for scale at the hydro plant. It doesn't supply much energy, but does some.