Fat and Furious, a man after my own heart;

Forget 650b, it’s all about the fat bike, as demonstrated by Manuel Beastley and his Fat Bike of Glory, the rig that dominated every style of mountain biking at Sea Otter this year.

We hadn’t expected much, to be honest. Beastley informed us that he’d just departed a harsh winter in his native land, the Yukon Territory. He’d hopped a series of freight trains to complete the 3,100-mile journey. His $200 fat bike was fresh off a Walmart showroom floor. We collectively let out some nervous laughter, unsure whether this wild-eyed gentleman was delusional or some kind of offbeat comedian. The laughter immediately ceased the moment we saw Beastley ride.

Read more here with pictures.

Won’t be long before I embark in similar journey across the Andes.

Just need to figure out whether I should stick with the Thorn, or get a Pugsley, feeling the Pugsley love already…

A lots of people kept saying the same thing to me recently

"Get a Pugsley"

Everyone, well mostly from that one person but generally quite a handful of people seemed to encouraging me to get it, I’m starting to see why, my last bike that I used practically everyday on have a massive slick tyres on, and it were superbly comfortable, smooth, easy to roll and does not feel heavy as other make it out to be I also love riding off road on my rigid Kona mountain bike, but found the lack of suspension a little off-putting when trying to descent at speed, the idea of doing something like The Great Divide, a 2,770 miles off road tour across the Continental Divide appeal to me greatly as well as the Iditarod Trail, riding off road in the worse part of the world is something I always dreamt of doing but never though about it much due to the limitation of the bicycle, i.e. the skinny tyres in comparison to the Pugsley, hell if the huge wheel turn out to be a burden at certain scenario, I can simply build a 29ers wheelset for it.

Maybe one day I will get such bicycle, in the meantime I need to save up for a new camera to replaced the old professional compact one, such a shame as I rather put it toward the bicycle, but need must.


Bit scary how quickly I lost weight after the three days tour, at the end of the tour I was 85kg, yet still look the same, as I was burning fat and replacing them with carbs to get enough energy to ride across England.

And now just a little under a week later, lost 7kg.