Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Beach Bombing!

I've always heard about fat bikes being great for riding on sand. Bring the tire pressure down to ultra-low levels, 3-9 lbs., and the bikes are supposed to just glide over the soft sands of your local beach. So over the past 2 days I have bombed the shoreline of Lake Michigan, from Lion's Den Gorge at the south end, up to Harrington Beach State Park on the north. I've been told that you can ride at least as far north as Kohler-Andre State Park. So if the weather holds out, I hope to get up there one of these days too.

Most of the riding surface so far has been pretty clean, soft sand, except for a stretch of a couple miles between Lion's Den Gorge and Port Washington, where I encountered a lot of larger (1"- 3") round pebbles. Although that surface was slower rolling and required a bit more concentration, it mostly just offered a new facet to the riding experience.


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