Kettle Moraine Snow Ride

2013-12-28 11.09.44I joined some good friends for a fat bike snow ride at Kettle Moraine this weekend. The trails were amazing. The type of amazing that makes me wonder if it even gets any better for snow riding. The area had about eight inches of fresh snow with a groomed ribbon of single track that was about three or four inches deep. The trails were windy and filled with fast flowy sections.

Our riding group consisted of two Borealis Yampas, two Trek Farleys, a Surly Pugsly, and my titanium Salsa Mukluk, all of which provided ear to ear smiles. We were given clear sky’s and temperatures hovering around 32º F. The trees we were riding under had falling snow from the warming of the sun. It was something special.
2013-12-28 10.56.06 2013-12-28 11.09.02 2013-12-28 11.46.30 2013-12-28 12.04.04 2013-12-28 12.08.45 2013-12-28 12.18.54 2013-12-28 12.42.24After we finished riding, we returned the rented Borealis and Treks to Backyard Bikes. The shop functions as a bike shop, sandwich shop, and general store with a great beer selection. The shop employees were nice and they also have a good selection of fat bike rentals to ride at the Kettle Moraine trails.
2013-12-28 13.53.58My titanium Mukluk rode great on the trails. I thoroughly enjoy the bike. My tubeless conversion is holding up well, holding air as well as my other tubeless bikes. I’m becoming less nervous about the setup after it standing up to a variety of riding. The ride was great and will stand as my favorite snow ride to date! Good people, good trails, and good times, what more can you ask for?

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5 thoughts on “Kettle Moraine Snow Ride

  1. As usual you deliver good words and great pics! I couldn’t agree more about how fantastic the conditions were, the best snow ride I’ve been on by a solid margin.

  2. What’s the best place to get trail condition updates? During the summer I call the hotline at 262-594-6202
    Any idea if they update the snow trail conditions too?

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