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Truth be told, I've not been one for searching out and reading blogs much. But I may have to reconsider after stumbling across this...very fascinating and beautifully done cycling blog from Alaska. Makes great bike related winter reading.
http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/sea...-max=2009-01-01T00:00:00-09:00&max-results=50
Which brings me to the point... anyone discover a really great blog they want to share?
 

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Hmm, that is a really nice looking blog. Many nice wintery pictures. I'll admit that i did not read any of it on my first visit though.

Generally, I tend to be more interested in reading the blogs of people that I actually know (if only loosely).

Many seem to enjoy Jeff Kerkove's blog. He posts some nice pictures from the mountains.

https://www.jeffkerkove.net/
 

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BlackCanoeDog said:
Truth be told, I've not been one for searching out and reading blogs much. But I may have to reconsider after stumbling across this...very fascinating and beautifully done cycling blog from Alaska. Makes great bike related winter reading.
http://arcticglass.blogspot.com/sea...-max=2009-01-01T00:00:00-09:00&max-results=50
Which brings me to the point... anyone discover a really great blog they want to share?
This one is good,

http://www.belgiumkneewarmers.com/
 

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Di_bear said:
RE: Arcticglass

Jill's blog is amazing. I've been following it for a short while, and I think all my friends and I have linked to her blog. It's just amazing. I've been lusting after her Pugsley. I want one. :D
Yes, I'm surprised that this style of bike seems to be very popular in isolated pockets, yet almost non-existant elsewhere. At least that's the impression that I get. They sure do look like fun. You would think some enterprising bike shops in snow belt areas of this province would bring a few in just to see how they do.
 

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BlackCanoeDog said:
Yes, I'm surprised that this style of bike seems to be very popular in isolated pockets, yet almost non-existant elsewhere. At least that's the impression that I get. They sure do look like fun. You would think some enterprising bike shops in snow belt areas of this province would bring a few in just to see how they do.
One of the mechanics i know tried to order a pugsley a year or two ago, but after waiting and waiting (out of stock), finally gave up. I guess they don't make that many of them.
 

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One of the mechanics i know tried to order a pugsley a year or two ago, but after waiting and waiting (out of stock), finally gave up. I guess they don't make that many of them.
...and Surly sells Pugsley as frame only. DUH! Looks like a good opportunity for some "boutique" bike company ( Misfit,etc). I see other brands sell complete fat bikes http://www.wildfirecycles.com/fatbikes.html
but they are in Alaska I believe. Could order online but I think people would want to try this out at a DemoDay event first. I see some pretty good business potential in Ontario for this for the right person/company, but hey what do I know.
 

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...and Surly sells Pugsley as frame only. DUH!
Yes. He had a line up of parts ready to throw at it, but he could not get his hands on the frame/fork. Also, one must rely on Surly for the Endomorph tires.

The build turned into a Surly Instigator instead.
 

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Nice find BCD, truly amazing reading. I read the Iditorod posts and was blown away. That is what I call passion.

Talking of which, I saw a post on that forum from a guy who planned to sail around the world and ended up having to be rescued on the first leg from San Diego to Hawaii. He ended up in China, and now plans to bike to Spain. Makes for an interesting read...

http://openbluehorizon.com/Front/index.php
 

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You know, I have to admire folks who can do these grand adventures....AND take the time to take great photos and document the experience. I tried taking photographs on one grand adventure race, where we promptly ended near last place......sigh.....
 

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Jill has links to many other cyclists. If you enjoyed the Iditarod posts, be sure to check out the link to Kathi...
http://www.iditarodtrailinvitational.blogspot.com/
I took you advice and read Kathi's blog :eek: That one is even more remarkable. Jill "only" did the 5 day/350 short course, which would just about kill most of us. Kathi rode the full Iditarod course i.e. 1,100 miles in 25 days. With wind chills down to -60F, she figured she rode 1/3 normal, 1/3 in her granny gear, and the rest of the time she had to push her bike :crazy:

I dont think I will EVER be able to consider bailing from a ride due to conditions again.

http://iditarodtrailinvitational.blogspot.com/2008/03/part-1-riding-to-nome.html
 

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SSteve F said:
I took you advice and read Kathi's blog :eek: That one is even more remarkable. Jill "only" did the 5 day/350 short course, which would just about kill most of us. Kathi rode the full Iditarod course i.e. 1,100 miles in 25 days. With wind chills down to -60F, she figured she rode 1/3 normal, 1/3 in her granny gear, and the rest of the time she had to push her bike :crazy:

I dont think I will EVER be able to consider bailing from a ride due to conditions again.

http://iditarodtrailinvitational.blogspot.com/2008/03/part-1-riding-to-nome.html
Lots of great pics. I would call this Moose meets Moots...
http://picasaweb.google.com/kathih1976/KnikToNomeKathiSPics#5182624182523813234
 
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