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Mesa Falls Road is ready for the Fat Bikes

On December 6th I rode from the Warm Springs Camp Ground (just East of Ashton, ID) with Dave, Michelle, Jay, and Tracey.  The snow was just deep enough on the rail trail leaving the parking lot to justify having the snow bikes (3 Surly Pugsley’s, 1 Fat Back, 1 9:Zero:7).  It was fun to work the horse hoof potholes and keep the forward momentum with some Zen like focus.  By the time we got to the Mesa Falls road I was glad to feel some smooth snowmobile trail under the 4″ wide Endomorph tires.  The riding all the way to Mesa Falls was buff, and fast!  Dave and Jay rode all the way to Harriman State Park on 47 while me and the girls headed back from the falls.  The 8 mile round trip from car to Falls was plenty for me as I had not pedaled a bike since floating the Grand Canyon for 3 weeks (getting smoked at the Rexburg Cross race doesn’t count).


The 4 inches of Fat Bike suspension was earning its keep!


What would be a rail trail without a sweet Tunnel!


Jay Petervary was breaking in his new Titanium 9:Zero 7 from Chain Reaction Cycles in Anchorage, AK.


The Falls are cool in the Summer and EPIC in the Winter.  I hear they even offer free hot chocolate in the Visitors Center on Saturdays once the “season” really kicks in.  This is a great place to get in a quick ride to a beautiful overlook, or to grab an all day epic if you want.


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