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Written by Kevin Ryan Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00
On Saturday, February 10th, I participated in the first annual Snowmageddon fat bike race held at the Bethel Inn Resort, in Bethel, Maine. The race was organized by Barker Mountain Bikes and Bethel Village Trails. The organizers were smart and in their description of the course said it would be subject to change based on trail conditions. If the snow was packed, the race would be mostly on singletrack. If the snow was not packed, it would consist primarily of cross-country ski trails.
Written by Michael Benson Thursday, 04 January 2018 00:00
Located in Walpole Massachusetts sits the Adams Farm, home to 454 Velo's year-end Cyclocross race. This was our first visit to the venue. Based on the conditions being snowy, hard as rock frozen ground, and icy, I was happy to see that a farm course was on order. To me, a farm course is more wide-open space with longer flowy hills and cambers. With these conditions, we didn't need scary descents on big hills. Speed could be controlled on today's course based on each rider’s bike handling ability (especially cornering) and proper tire section and pressure.