First ride on a fatbike.
Surly complete build. Couldn't pass it up as an entry level bike for winter...
4-6" of fresh snow. Interesting in the woods. Fast(ish) on the stamped down bike path. Fun on the beach.
Have to learn how to gauge pressure for conditions.
It isn't as heavy as I thought.
Slight uphill, in fresh snow, in a headwind is work!
Bouncy bouncy bouncy on those tires. Too fun.
Some improvements I will make:
Trigger shifters have to go! Thumbies with bar ends will replace them.
I'll probably swap my Mr. Whirly for the stock crank.
Bars are OK. Will probably swap to H-bars or the Soma Odin I've run on the SS.
When my Lake's arrive I may move my Time pedals over, after I get a feel for the handling.
Going to sew up a set of bar mitts this winter.
Add a spare single speed freewheel to the front... (wish it was stock with a fixed hub...)
Gain some winter skills and fitness. Whole different world than pushing the studded SS around.
Alfine 8 or 11 rear wheel.
Lose the FD if possible.
Custom frame bag to match my Epic harness and seatbag.
Too fun. Wish I'd done this years ago.