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12.30.2016: #festive500 Day 07: Fatty Urban Playtime

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The week was starting to catch up to me so tonight was just about getting out and having some fun on the Big O(aka my Specialized Fatboy)!

Rode to Bloomington Cycle & Fitness to catch up with the shop crew and then took the Constitution Trail to Uptown Normal to be a punk kid and practice riding all the stairs up and down. I had a blast and even though I wasn’t feeling awesome I was still glad I got out and rode.

The Data: Ride on Strava.

12.28.2016: #festive500 Day 05: 500k & then some!

As the Festive core crew rolls out… three of us will pass the 500k mark today, three days early to our delight!

This was an exciting ride… one of those days when you know you are going to hit the mark, not worried about performance or how you feel. Spirits were high and the conversations were up as well. This was my first time completing the Festive 500 in three attempts. Year one had 2-3 days or freezing rain and ice. Last year we traveled back and forth to Canada during the festive and nothing like 8hr days in the car to kill your effort level combined w/then having to ride solo at night… naaaah.

Left to right: Myself, Chris Daniels and Mike Wolford all well over the 500k mark on day 5. Now off to scout out the Cold Roll course.

Special Guests: Scott Davis, Chris Daniels, Mike Wolford, Matt Wilcoski

The Data: Ride on Strava.

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Next I drove out to the Timber Pointe Outdoor Center to do some fatbike recon for what the Cold Roll 2017 course could be with Scott, Dave and Gina.

While out on the Timber Pointe trails my GoPro Session caught a fun little whiteout by Scott Davis so I had to put a quick edit together… enjoy!

Special Guests: Scott Davis, Dave Osnowitz, Gina Mandros

The Data: Ride on Strava: Cold Roll Recon!

The Data: Ride on Strava: Cold Roll 2015 Course: Ripp’n Rad!

12.20.2016: Cold Roll: a fat bike weekend adventure

Who’s getting excited for the #ColdRoll2017 this year? This guy is!!!

Last year I had a blast at the Cold Roll… what trouble will we get in to this time I wonder…, bikes, beers, bbq, babes, bros & bonfires all set to the killer tunes from band that plays live Sat night: War Painted Horses …and who will challenge the reigning King of the Cold Roll(cough, cough) in the race I wonder? Hmmm…

Special thanks to the band War Painted Horses for hooking me up w/their track Bomb’s Away for my unofficial Cold Roll video recap… smiles and laughs for days!