Join us for an evening social event, hosted by Blackwater Bikes, featuring Robert May. Rob was the first fat biker I ever saw….before it became wide spread in the east. He has competed at the Iditabike, many regional fat bike races, and is an accomplished severe cold weather bike packer.
“With more than 20 years of experience racing bikes in extreme cold, I have learned innumerable tricks to staying safe and comfortable in the most unpredictable elements. From experiences as a remote Alaskan fishing guide to 2 trips across the Iditarod Trail, as well as a 3 time Arrowhead competitor, let me save you from the many mistakes I have learned and show you how to have fun in winter.” -Rob May
Rob will walk us through the finer points of keeping your ass warm when its really cold out. No small task. Cold weather clothing ranging from normal cycling gear through vapor barriers and more specialized garb. Rob will also touch on what it takes to bivvy in sub freezing temps as well. All this will be followed up with an open Q and A session if there’s time. Rob is a wealth of knowledge, and this is a great chance to ask someone the questions that come with a harsh learning curve, like “how do you not freeze to death when you are transitioning from riding to camping and back to riding again?” That should last about an hour or two (depending on levels of curiosity with the Q’s) and will be capped off with a viewing of todays hottest internet fat bike vids. There will be a chill, social and strictly non organized fat ride in the afternoon before hand, and more socializing at Stumptown Ales across the street after hand. Very likely that there will also be a pickup ride talked about for Sunday as well.
When: Saturday December 15 @ 6pm
Where: Blackwater Bikes, William Avenue, Davis, WV 26260