In case you don't know what Fat Bikes are (and you really should get out of the house more), they are off-road bicycles with really big tires (or as Richard pronounces it: tyres). These bikes with glandular problems are all the rage in Anchorage and the craze is spreading to that country with a bunch of states below Canada.
|A "Fat bike"|
Having a bike with big fat tires allows it to glide over squishy surfaces like sand and snow.
There's more information about these bloated wheeled contraptions in this article, including pictures of people using them to go down the Happy River Steps (yeah, good luck with that one)
So, the Musher and Richard found some to borrow and hit the trails recently.
Here is the Musher effortlessly gliding over the snowy snow stuffs... and things on her Fat Bike.
They tried some tougher very snowy trails as well, just to see how easy it was with the bigger wheels.
Here is Richard posing on top of a hill.
The Musher claims that the bikes would be perfect for those icky sandy trails that she was biking on, and they both had a good time testing it out in the wilds of Alaska...
Until they were attacked by crazed ninjas.