The past two days have seen me riding the 1st two legs of the 2017 Pie Burner….. snow cover isn’t horrible, but I do foresee some trail breaking on leg 3 of the ride…… I’ll know for sure at some point in the next 7-8 days.
There will be plenty of frozen water to ride upon…. plan accordingly.
Things are looking promising to be an awesome year to check out fat biking in the heart of northern Minnesota’s Iron Range!!
A few shots from the past two days…..
Again this year, it’s pretty straight forward…. show up to Palmers Tavern by 8:30 a.m. Get your Toys For Tots donation done; and we ride at 9 am. sharp!!
135x170mm…. 70mm stem… BB7 brakes… sram triggers… 45north H. Du’s and pedals…. matching frame bag and pogies by Mustache Bike Bags… small cosmetic scuff on left front fork.
50 miles on a fresh fall of 2016 tune up.
Used but not abused…
More pictures available upon request.
$1000.00 takes all…..
I called Thomas after yesterday’s awesome crust ride, and asked if he’d like to check it out today. He gave me his typical answer…. “sure thing Dad what time??”
I had to drive bus until 10 a.m. so we left shortly thereafter.
Today was potentially the last day for such riding, with forecasted overnight lows in the upper 20’s and daytime highs reaching the 40’s…… so it was good to get out for a little bit.
I got out this morning to give the new DT Swiss 350 it’s maiden run between school routes.
Our snowpack has been depleted a lot….. but the crust riding is awesome… as usual this time of year.
I still say riding the crust wherever you’d like through the woods, is better than any illegal substance I may, or may not have, taken part in over the year’s!! 😉
This year’s ride was a huge hit; even with conditions that were less than ideal.
Almost 2.5′ of snow the week before ride day; the most snow since the Halloween blizzard of ’91…. then temps never dipping much below freezing, made conditions that were less than optimal.
Still, 37 rider’s showed up with awesome aditudes, not surprising knowing the fatbike crowd.
I really CAN NOT say thank you enough to all the rider’s!!
Also, my family and the volunteers came through with flying colors to make year 4 of the Pie Burner go off without a hitch!!
A tip of the hat to you all!!
Below is only a fraction of photo’s taken mostly by our 13 year old Zack; who has shown he may have a future behind the camera lens!! Thanks Z!!
I’d like to thank all the sponsor’s for their generosity… but a special shout out to Surly Bikes, you all were more than generous!! THANK YOU!!
And as always Sandy and Palmers Tavern did an outstanding job host all us fatbike freaks!!
The quality human beings that attend this event always blows my mind!!!
It shouldn’t be that way, but as long as it stays…. we’ll keep putting on this ride!!
One Brian Hatsly getting recognized for being the driving force behind this ride on the 4th ride year!! Thanks to MBR for donating the gallon flask. Beside this here guy being a solid human… he’ll also put this gallon flask to good use!!
See you all in 2017!!
And a perfect example of our ever changing terrain in northern Minnesota. Photo credit to David Ristau
The Pie Burner Thanksgiving Weekend FatBike Ride Toys For Tots Donation update…..
$305.00 raised!! 36 toys, books and stocking stuffers donated!!
You fatbikers are a kickass crew!!