December 6th was Global Fatbike Day. I really wanted to join the Tahoe -Reno group for Fatbike day but I had to work at 3pm there was no way I was going to make it make it back in time.
The people I usually fatbike with where out of down so I went on a solo mission to my favorite winter spring riding area around the Owens Gorge.
I had to start with a hearty favorite diner breakfast at Toms Place (est 1917) to warm me up.
I was good and full and ready to explore for a 3 hour ride of sand, snow and double track.
I started off on a trail that starts behind Toms Place and leads to a tunnel underneath highway 395 and cuts thru the neighborhood of Sunny Slopes. I really like riding this area with my fatbike its ridable on a regular MTB bike but the Fatty floats over the sandy double track with ease.
There was just the right amount of snow to have fun to cold roll.
Riding thru the rolling sandy, snowy, sagebrush meets pine trees you can’t help but get great views of the Grand Sierras.
Heading to the Owens Gorge kinda a secret hidden Gem where its common to see Golden Eagle, Bald Eagles, Falcons, Ospreys and Red Tail Hawks soaring.
The highlight of this ride is arriving to one of the look outs and perch on a rock and look with amazement.
After enjoying the views of the Gorge it was time to head back to the car. I snaked thru piles of Volcanic Rocks more sandy double jeep track, pines trees, and sage for another 30 minutes of riding.
Once back at Toms Place I grabbed a bottle of ginger ale for some sugars and something other then water.
That was a Happy Global Fatbike Day.