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Fat Tire Trail Report

January 7th, 2013 by in Everything

Sunday Afternoon Ride
Mono Cliffs Park
January 6th, 2013

Able to get a back to back ride in at Mono, Tyler, Jeff and Chris were able to do the Mono Cliffs loop.

Compared to the trail the day before it was night and day difference.  The little bit of hiker, skiier and snowshoe traffic packed down the sections were there were snow drifts to make the overall loop completely ridable on either skinny or fat tires.

Tyler was 2 feet away from making the rocky climb to the lookout, stupid root!!!
Chris cleared the bridge with no effort.  Some of the downhill were a little bit tougher if you got off line with the skinny tires which in turn created oversteer and then a body mark on the ground.  As Jeff called them ‘Impact Angels’.

Felt good enough to go up and try the upper loop.  not as much traffic on that loop so the climb up took a lot more energy and there were a few snow drifts to contend with, but like the rest of the ride was doable.

After the climb came the flowy sections where everybody was having issues staying on the trail and on their bikes.  Impact angels appeared in a lot more places then what was necessary  but still made it and had a lot of fun riding it.

The weather was perfect, 2 layers seemed to be the best, with +1C temperatures and a some nice flurries falling on us.

With the wet brakes, hikers could definitely hear us coming down the hills with squealing breaks….

sorry no pictures on this ride so please use your imagination.

Comment of the ride: “I made the corners you didn’t by not following your tracks”

Fat Tire Rating: 4.1 out of 5

Skinny Tire Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (If you weren’t wearing glasses 2.8 out of 5 on the downhills)


It’s not the size of the tire, it’s the Girth!