I rode Torbay-Flatrock today with a fellow from Toronto named John who was here on business with my buddy Marc. He wanted to see what mountain biking was like here and this is a great trail to introduce people from away to how spectacular this place can be. John rode my full suspension bike and I rode the fat bike as I wanted to see how it performed on the trail especially when riding with others.
The trail begins at the wharf.
You have to hike-a-bike a little bit up those stairs you see but soon you are riding along just fine.
Marc was lagging behind right from the start and he got a lot of razzing from me. I had to take it all back as we discovered after 3/4 of the ride was completed that his rear brake was dragging! Bummer.
A look back at the coast we just rode.
Here’s a good one of John bombing along near the finish.
I was really pleased with the way the fat bike rode on the trail. I didn’t have any problem keeping up with the others and it gave me great traction on the gravelly uphills that characterize this trail. The only downside to riding a fat bike as a trail bike comes a few hours later – man, do my forearms ever ache this evening! My shoulders are tired, too. The lack of suspension really gives your upper body a workout.