Fat Camp - Fat Bike Race
Snow Crown Fat-Bike Series
January 18, 2020
Brown County Reforestation Camp
A couple of Diablo's stepped outside their normal disciplines for some snowy fat tire fun.
Advanced Category - 28 total:
Jeff Abitz - 14th
Intermediate - 55 total:
Full results: http://results.itsracetime.com/results.aspx?CId=17095&RId=690&EId=1
Jeff Abitz's lessons learned / takeaways:
- Practice riding in loose snow prior to trying a race. Riding in snow is its own beast. It took me about a half hour to get re-accustomed to the the techniques required to stay upright and "in the groove" of the packed down racing line.
- Experiment with tire pressures on practice rides. I dared drop my pressures too low (less than 5 PSI) thus "burped" my rear tire flat out the sidewall. Riding most of the 2nd six mile lap with a flat tire does not make for efficient racing.
- If you race the longer duration categories, the post race free beer may be gone when you finish.
Bring your own beer in case (see what I did there, "in case"?)
Upcoming Fat Bike Races include:
Snow Crown Fat-Bike Series (last race of 2020)
RACE 04: 1/25 - REGNER PARK (WEST BEND, WI)