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Fat-bike Radio's Weekly Dose of Fat is an irreverent look at news and happenings in the world of fat-bikes. Bike and product reviews, interviews, travel news and bikepacking are all part of the show!

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Fat-bike Radio's Weekly Dose of Fat is an irreverent look at news and happenings in the world of fat-bikes. Bike and product reviews, interviews, travel news and bikepacking are all part of the show!

    Field Trip to Spirit Mtn. – Duluth, MN

    Field Trip to Spirit Mtn. – Duluth, MN

    We’ve rolled Fat-Video Tuesday together with the Danger Gnome Podcast with team coverage from a fabulous weekend up in Duluth. I was joined on this little junket by the ever-popular Dustin Marsh and my homie, Tony Grande. Duluth is home to a vast network of trails and there’s a ski resort that’s right in town that’s been running lift service fat-bike programs for the last few winters called Spirit Mountain. Our plan was to hit some local groomed trail on Saturday and then see what lift service fat-biking was all about on Sunday. Dustin suggested that we drop in on Dan Cruikshank at Spokengear and see where they make Cedaero bike bags as well. On Sunday, we recorded an episode of the Danger Gnome Podcast at Spirit Mountain’s Grand Avenue Chalet with some additional interviews of fat-bikers out on the hill. All three of us shot photos and Tony Grande put together a pair of short videos from each day. So buckle up for an audio/visual Field Trip Sit/Rep from Spirit Mountain in Duluth, Minnesota.























    On Saturday we met up with Rudie. He’s the local trail shaman assigned to the Piedmont system. The four of us rode in what would have been splendid snowshoeing conditions. Friday night delivered eight inches of fresh snow over what had been a solid groomed base. But that’s fat-biking. Rudie got out there at four am and wrestled their groomer around the loop that we rode/hiked and most notably, totally freak’n enjoyed. I can honestly say that we all got rad during that ride, but it was Rudie that rode like a true Jedi Knight. Check out the yard sale in Tony’s Video (below).



















    After our ride, we had lunch at The Duluth Grill. This place serves delicious food! Get the Brussel sprouts…sofa king good! Later we shot up to Two Harbors and got to Spokengear just before closing time.







    Dan Cruikshank















    After we shopped, Dan showed us the Cedaero production space and gave us a nice rundown on what goes into the design and construction of Cedaero Bags. Then we all met at Castle Danger Brewery for a little after-work l...

    • 31 min
    Dose of Fat – The Pro’s Closet and special Guest TINKER JUAREZ!

    Dose of Fat – The Pro’s Closet and special Guest TINKER JUAREZ!

    We’re back with show 151 of the Dose of Fat show. Leia & I host and Spinner shows some real concern for our general mental well being. We open the show with Travis from the Pro’s Closet and he tells us about a system that simplifies and raises the bar for the pre-owned bike market. Have you ever asked your local bike dealer if they take trade-ins? You’ll likely get a resounding NO! and be invited to leave. Bike shops and the bike industry just want you to buy their new stock which left the door wide open for the “let the buyer beware” ebay or craigs list used bike market. The Pro’s Closet brings the pre-loved bike market to a new level of service, trust, and dependability.







    Protect your bike from the elements with – https://bikejacket.net/







    Photo courtesy of Tinker Juarez







    We close the show with an interview with mountain bike legend, three-time World Champion and Mountain Bike Hall of Famer, Tinker Juarez!







    “If you’re not having FUN, you’re not doing it right” https://hughjass.bike/







    Links







    * The Pro’s Closet* The Trans Andes* Cannondale* Wren Sports* Safe-Tec Helmets* Vittoria Tire* The Cyclery Bike Shop* Shimano* ODI Grips* Enve Composites* Premier Tank* Athlos Cycling Apparel* Garneau Cycling Shoes







    Follow @fatbikedotcom on Instagram

    • 41 min
    Full Spectrum Cycling #44 – JK’s Triumphant Return

    Full Spectrum Cycling #44 – JK’s Triumphant Return

    We are back in full fidelity and JK makes his triumphant return from Europe. Plus, we look at several events coming up.







    Sorry about last weeks sound. Make sure you listen to the show anyway. Russell from DreamBikes is a great guest! We had to use a backup of the show that is recorded over a phone line but I’ve got a new backup plan that should eliminate that!







    Talking Schmack







    * JK is back! * Recap of JK’s trip* The last show and why you should listen to it _ Russell* Got the massive backup!!* Sven rode Pleasant Valley in Grafton that is nicely groomed – Twice* I’m being stalked by Tony’s Niece!







    JK found a tap of this Brewgod Punk IPA in Lisbon and then got it locally for the show. Very good!







    Beer







    * Brewdog Punk IPA * Modern British Style IPA* Born in Scotland. Brewed in Ohio.* 5.6% ABV – 40IBU* https://www.brewdog.com/usa/punk-ipa-usa







    The trails at Pleasant Valley in Grafton, WI are groomed and groovy!







    Upcoming Events







    * This week!* Legs and Liver Give’r – Madison, WI 1/25/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/2038412982927785 *  Cycle Works/Moose’s Tooth Frozen Fatbike Ididaride – 1/25/20 – Lincoln, NE – https://www.bikereg.com/44335 * Fatty Flurry Fest is a celebration of Fat Bikes in North Idaho – 1-25-20 – Round Lake State Park – Sagle, ID – https://www.facebook.com/events/611830766295005/?active_tab=about * IN MILWAUKEE – Frosty Hog Fatbike Relay 1/26/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/556580271576537/ * Frozen Fat Fondo Fest – 1/25/20 – Manitoba, Canada – http://www.qcforc.org/content.php?199-Frozen-Fat-Fondo-Fest 







    * Later in the year* Knickerbocker Fat Bike Ride – Hosted by The Hub Cafe & Pub – Lake Mills, WI 2/1/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/594856234638194/ * Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic – Solon, IA 2/15/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/2594243337469780/2673257722901674/ * Bike Across the Bay – Washburn, WI 2/16/2020 – https://www.facebook.com/events/1194610180733776/* Grizzly Fat Bike Marathon and Relay – 2/22/20  Canmore Nordic Centre – Canmore, Canada – http://www.grizzlyevents.ca/grizzly-fat-bike-marathon—relay-1.html







    JK and Sven checked out some music after the show!

    • 33 min
    Full Spectrum Cycling #43 – Russell Jobs from DreamBikes – JK Calls In from Spain

    Full Spectrum Cycling #43 – Russell Jobs from DreamBikes – JK Calls In from Spain

    With JK gallivanting around Europe, Sven and Tony welcome Russell Jobs from DreamBikes to the Everyday Cycles Studio. Russell has been in the bike industry for over 30 years and is a font of knowledge on many things cycling. Give us a listen!















    Talking Schmack







    * Anyone make it to the Swap?* Tell us about Dream Bikes Russell and how’s the truck?* Almost time for the Spring Classics in Wisconsin. What’s up with that?* Are you still king of the Local MoFos* How’s Rusty’s Tool Shed faring?







    Show Beer







    Milwaukee Brewing’s MKE MVP Hazy IPA







    * MKE MVP is a Hazy IPA in celebration of Wisconsin’s three recent MVP’s.* 5.5% ABV* 60 IBUs* Citra and Mosaic hops join forces for this hop-forward IPA. Bright, juicy and refreshing, the MKE MVP, is full of citrus and tropical notes.







    Upcoming Events







    * This week!* Starting today in Gstaad! The Snow Bike Festival 3 day fatbike stage race – Wayback in 2015 we interviewed Max Wussler about this event. You could learn a lot from that show!* https://fat-bike.com/2015/11/weekly-dose-of-fat-radio-show-82-special-guest-max-wussler-from-the-snow-bike-festival-in-gstaad/ * Event site – https://snowbikefestival.com* Frozen Gnome Fat Tire Challenge 2020 – New Richmond, WI 1/18/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/410509716272847/ * Craig’s Original Backyard Fatbike Time Trial – Roscoe, IL 1/19/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/471188020502168/ – Maybe he’ll jam on his Mellotron!* Later in the year* Legs and Liver Give’r – Madison, WI 1/25/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/2038412982927785 * Frosty Hog Fatbike Relay 1/26/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/556580271576537/ * Knickerbocker Fat Bike Ride – Hosted by The Hub Cafe & Pub – Lake Mills, WI 2/1/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/594856234638194/ * Lake Macbride Fat Tire Classic – Solon, IA 2/15/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/2594243337469780/2673257722901674/ * Fat-bike.com event Calendar – https://fat-bike.com/event-calendar/ – Add in your event!

    • 50 min
    Fat-Bike Radio All-Star Jam with Special Guest Jay Petervary and music by Ex Uncle

    Fat-Bike Radio All-Star Jam with Special Guest Jay Petervary and music by Ex Uncle

    Spinner & the PWC Ax







    Sven, JK, Gomez, Spinner, & Crazy Chris Daisy talk into the can along with Hugh Jass Race Series Commissioner, Amelia Kegel-Bosco and Special Guest Jay Petervary with music by Ex-Üncle. The show was recorded in bits and bytes in the studio and in front of a live audience at the Grand Ballroom in the Illinois Beach Hotel during the Fatter by the Lake Weekend Retreat sponsored by Surly Bikes. There was derby, drinks, and a fat raffle. It was the kind of night that only happens once in a blue moon….and that’s probably a good thing cuz I don’t know if we can handle that much fun too often. #funwithfatbikes4life







    (L-R) Sven – Spinner – JK







    Spinner told of the origins of the Pugsley World Championships and what has lead to the separation of the PWC and the Pugsley Games.







    Roll call of past winners of the PWC traveling Trophy:







    * 2011 – Jeff Friedhof* 2012 – Colin Ford* 2013 – Ron “Chewy” Moffit* 2014 – Mike McColgan* 2015 – Jeff O’Gara* 2020 – Kristi Domeier







    Ex-Üncle Songs included:







    * Show Intro* Awake and Dreaming* The Old Ways are Gone* Unicorn Porn















    Links















    * Fatter by the Lake Weekend Retreat Sponsored by Surly Bikes* Hugh Jass Race Series* Ex Uncle* Illinois Beach Hotel* Zion Cyclery* Fat Pursuit* Atlas Mtn. Race* Italy Divide* Dirty Kansa XL

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Full Spectrum Cycling #42 – Fatter by the Lake – Pugsley Games and a send off to JK

    Full Spectrum Cycling #42 – Fatter by the Lake – Pugsley Games and a send off to JK

    On this episode we temporarily say adieu to JK, recap Fatter by the Lake and crown a new Pugsley Games Axe holder plus a lot more randomness for your cranium!















    Beautiful night at the Illinois Beach Hotel!







    Ex Uncle making the good tunes!







    Raising money for charity and Jim wins a Mastodon!







    Making s’mores at the Hugh Ass shortcut with JP and Dustin.







    Kristi wins the Pugsley Games and takes home the axe!







    JK and Sven. Is it showtime already?







    * Hailing from Munster, IN – 3 Floyds Pride and Joy 3000 (Mystery Science Theater?) was our show beer.* A smooth, medium-bodied session beer with bright citrus hop aroma and finish. 3 Floyds interpretation of an American Mild Ale.* Style: American Mild Ale* IBU 42 ABV 5%







    Show beer and a shoutout to Wren!







    Internet TopicsKinda like an old Trek 9900 suspension? Sdream? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sdream-ur-ultra-comfy-suspension-folding-ebike







    Upcoming Events







    * 2020 Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap in Madison  1/11/20 https://www.facebook.com/events/669370460256935/ * Looking for anything?* Frosty Hog Fatbike Relay 1/26/20 – https://www.facebook.com/events/556580271576537/ 







    Fat-bike.com event Calendar – https://fat-bike.com/event-calendar/ – Add in your event!

    • 33 min

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