Before there were fat bikes- people still did big snow rides in the winter, but they were from Wisconsin and they talked funny. So I’m not sure that it counts, because people from up there always do weird stuff in the winter.
Mr.Newman over at Dirt Rag posted this old video yesterday. Definitely worth watching, especially for the soft synthesizer interludes and synthetic fuzzy 1980s hats.
And this race is back for this coming season- Ididasport Alaska. If the course is the same, I wonder how the finish times will compare with people riding modern equipment.
On a related note, my nice pleasant bike path commute to Carbondale is going to be a little less pleasant this morning. There’s six inches of fresh snow on the trail, and it’s currently zero degrees. At least it’s a dry cold. I definitely need to invest in some real winter shoes- my Specialized Defrosters were fine in Pittsburgh, but aren’t quite cutting it here (and they’re a little too small).