Big Fat Bike Festival, Homer, Alaska

This coming weekend in Homer, Alaska, some friends of ours in the Homer Cycling Club are putting on their first ever Big Fat Bike Festival.

It pains me to type this as I know I won't be there to participate and enjoy all the good things that place has to offer. They've got a lot of cool stuff planned, and of course the whole event is based on those beautiful things we call fatbikes. Check out their event website here.

If you are in the area, or can get to Homer for the event, I highly encourage you to attend. Good people will take care of you. Good food will be eaten. And good riding will be had.

While neither Jason or I can be there, but we did take part in a little ride of our own this past Thursday up north in, and near, Duluth. Not quite the same as being in Homer, but pretty dang fun all the same.

Jason and Hansi and a fantastic sky...

Shuji enjoying Park Point...

Hansi and the last light of day...

We've sent up a bunch of nice schwag for those of you that make it to the Big Fat Bike Festival. Enjoy it all, and know that there are at least two very jealous Minnesotan's wishing they were there...and probably many more.

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Mike Riemer

Mike Riemer

I love being outside. I prefer to ride on dirt. Or snow. If I was born a hundred years earlier I might have been a polar explorer. There's a great natural world out there to see, smell, taste, listen to, and experience. Life slows down out there and the distractions we've created will disappear if you let them. Give me a backpack and let me go.


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Kelly Mac | February 20th, 2012

Looks amazing.  I want to go to there.

gypsy by trade | February 21st, 2012

I’m hoping to make it down the peninsula.  I haven’t left Anchorage in months.

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Tim Ek | February 21st, 2012

I saw your tracks. Good stuff!

ibikeak | February 28th, 2012

Pics of the event, if you’re on the facebook:

I saw 6 moose, dozens of sea otters on shore, and I lost count of bald eagles (maybe 100). And 50 fat bikes!

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Catriona | March 1st, 2012

thanks, so much, for your support and encouragement for Homer Cycling Club’s first Big Fat Bike Festival. It’ll be even bigger and fatter in 2013, maybe you can join us for that one!!

p.s. I love my MukLuk II

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Kim McNett | March 2nd, 2012

Thank you so much Kid, Jason and all at Salsa, we missed having you in person! But you were certainly there in spirit, considering that you were part of the formation of the idea. Thank you so much for the sporks and all the other cool stuff that enriched our event. Hope to see you up here again soon!

Savanit | May 3rd, 2012

Hi Gretchen!  I’m doing 4 at a time, because I’m sionltauemusly adding them to Flickr, and didn’t want to overwhelm my Flickr stream with photos of my feet :)  And yes, I’m using my 28 everyday to try to get some continuity with the placement of my feet.  In hindsight, I probably should have used my 20mm, but it’s manual focus (old lens from my Dad) and not sure I’d always want to focus manually!  Thanks for the nice comments :)

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