No, I am not referring to the hissy fit I threw when I heard “America’s Next Top Model” was being cancelled; I’m talking about the weather (again).
One week ago I was doing this:
Today it was this:
What happen? The Great Meltdown of 2014, that’s what happened. Last Sunday, the day after the Witless Bay Line Loop ride, the temperature hit a high of 11C. Then Tuesday it went to 7C, quickly followed by Wednesday (11C), Thursday (10C) and Friday (12C). With those warm temperatures came a lot of rain and the snow didn’t stand a chance.
I know there are some local riders who only just got their fatbikes that are wringing their hands and fretting about their purchase. To them I make these three points:
1) There is still plenty of winter left. Good conditions will return.
2) Your fatbike can be used all year round. Think gravel grinds, bikepacking, backcountry exploring, beaches, et cetera.
3) Consider your fatbike a long-term investment. You will be riding that bike for many, many winters to come.