Fat Tire Bike Race 5pm 2-8-2015
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Fat Tire Bike Race 5pm 2-8-2015

October 17, 2019


31:55 WHEN I FIRST STARTED WORKING AT A BIKE SHOP WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, FAT BIKES WEREN’T A THING AT ALL SO IT’S CRAZY TO SEE HOW THINGS CHANGE EVERY YEAR AND HOW BIG OF A CULTURE THIS IS NOW. A FAST GROWING SPORT NOW RIDING IT’S WAY INTO MADISON. 45:20 THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THIS RACE, IS BECAUSE WE HAVE SUCH KIND OF A PENT UP DEMAND FOR THE RACING RACERS SAY FAT BIKE RACING IS QUITE CHALLENGING. NAT- READY, SET, GO! 31:31 YOU HAVE TO RIDE WITH A LOWER TIRE PRESSURE SO YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT MORE RESISTANCE, LITTLE BIT MORE DRAG, GETTING UP THE HILLS IS A LOT HARDER, TYPICALLY THE BIKES ARE A LITTLE HEAVIER THAN A REGULAR MOUNTAIN BIKE FOR RACES SO AND THE WEATHER WON’T MAKE IT ANY EASIER- ONE RACER DESCRIBING TODAY’S CONDITIONS AS “MASHED POTATOES.” 46:15. WE’VE HAD THIS WARM UP THIS WEEKEND THAT HAS REALLY SOFTENED UP OUR COURSE SO WE’VE, IT’S GOING TO TURN INTO A LOT OF CHALLENGE. IT’S JUST MUCH, MUCH HARDER TO PEDAL THROUGH THE SOFT SNOW WHEN YOU CAN’T KIND OF FLOAT ON TOP OF IT. MANY HOPEFUL THAT DURING NEXT YEAR’S RACE THEY’LL BE DOING A LITTLE LESS WALKING, AND A LOT MORE RIDING. 47:01 WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT GETTING EVEN A BIGGER RACE NEXT YEAR AND IN YEARS TO GO I’M MEREDITH BARACK, NBC 15 NEWS.

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