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Grand Targhee Fat Bike Race – December 2013

April 30, 2019

We got to this event and the weather was pretty nice. We were not registered yet, so we had to take the time to register as soon as we pulled up.

After doing that we got dressed in all our snow – slash – riding gear. I had no clue on what clothing to wear, so I used my experience from snowboarding to judge that. Kinda’ crazy, but had to start somewhere!

The race started and my bike was slipping all over the place. It was so hard to keep it steady and going forward! We had just finished building the bike 24 hours before the race and I forgot that the tire pressure was at 30 PSI and it should have been at 6 PSI. I realized that my tire pressure was too high on the first hill, so I got off and let the air off from my tire but it was not even close to the air pressure that it needed to be at, so I had to get off the bike a couple of times to try and get the air pressure correct.

Then I didn’t hydrate well because the water in my bottle froze and my mouth was cold and it was hard to drink from. But I did finish the race and had an amazing time – who can complain on a bike in the great outdoors, even if the ride was difficult?! I was so grateful to have bar mitts on my bike to keep my hands warm. What a great event, I can’t wait to do more Fat Bike Races!

 


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