My wife and I drove up to Dekalb, IL today to hang out with the North Central Cyclery and Axletree folks as well as Dean from Riding Against The Grain. We had a blast at their BLBBRBK fat bike race event. The course looked amazing and judging by the numerous smiles on riders faces, the event was a huge success.
The Slemans start, a variation on the Lemans start where racers sled down a hill to the get to your bicycle and then ride up the hill you just sled down was smile inducing!
As I walked to different places to take pictures I stopped more than a handful of times to take in how awesome the venue was. The course was pretty amazing.
The racers were all smiles and eager to laugh from what I heard.
The section of the course that ran through the woods very cool, watching the snow fall from the pine trees onto and around the racers.
There was a downhill shoot where the racers were zipping past.
At the lap start location where everyone was hanging out, there was plenty of fat bike eye candy and nice people hanging out.
The event was a lot of fun and I look forward to racing in it next year! During winter I often hear of people saying how much they don’t like winter and how ready they are for spring, events like this remind me how much they are missing out on. Winter is an amazing season and I love riding and being at events during it! If you enjoy winter, take in these last few months of it before it moves on!