December 5th is a fun little Holliday amongst a group of people who enjoy silly bikes, Global Fat Bike Day. This year, I joined friends and others at the Peoria Illinois participation of the event. We rode waterways and double track. Smiles were had, silly adventures enjoyed. Riding with a large group of fat bikes is the closest thing to being five with your first bicycle I’ve felt. Look at that ledge.
I. Must. Jump. It.
The ride was a lot of fun. We rode the waterways, surrounded by graffiti. Occasional ice and other slick surfaces made the off camber concrete riding surfaces interesting.
There were lots of tunnels, some very long. Long enough to drown out the sunlight, so we brought lights to navigate to more fun.
It’s nice that even after five or so years of regularly riding, I still find myself in new situations and experience things like this ride. I’ve ridden a lot of terrain, but never waterways like this before today. Being a cyclist given me a much wider appreciation of experiences. Everything from beautiful mountain vistas mid ride at elevation to freezing temperatures in a giant storm water tunnel, it’s all special with the right group of people enjoying the moment. I’m thankful for these moments.Enjoy what you read? Subscribe to be notified of future posts via email by either clicking the Follow button at the bottom or the Subscribe section on the right!