I thought you already had one, heh heh!
Well I do. It is me that isn't fast.
Even so, that was a typo meant ot be fat bike - it might disguise the fact that I'm not fast, or am fat, or something...
I knew what you meant but it was a nice Freudian slip.
Fully fat, or merely chubby? (27.5 x 3+ or 29x3+)
The one I looked at on the weekend was down right obese: 26x4.6
Perfect n+1 if winter conditions aren't good for skiing.
I really like the 4.6 in the snow.
I gave away my cross country skis quite a while ago - a combination of unpleasant conditions after the drainage around the river was changed and legs not that well suited to it. I'll probably try snow shoes first this year and might give cross country skiing another try with my current compression program.
If you want to come over we have quite an array of snowshoes for you to try, if conditions are nice and snowy (Fat bike unfriendly)
Thanks 'Bent. I will do that on the first snowshoe opportunity - it should help to figure out what to start with. All I've ever used was giant beaver tail style ones in the far north.
You can do snowshoeing anywhere - don't even need trails. And you can just use regular running shoes with warm socks and whatever clothes you'd use for biking or running at that temperature. It's a very easy sport to add to your repertoire.
P.S. You will probably want to buy these. :)
Yes, those look like a reasonable way to start for the snow we usually have. I've been scouting places I could snowshoe on the mountain bike the last little while. The bush on the other side of the river right behind the house looks like it gives good range: probably 200-400m east-west and 2km north-south, plus a golf course.