I've always made it clear that one of the biggest reasons I live where I do are June, July, and August. Not because these are the months I'm out of school but because of all the trails and instant back country access here in Western Wyoming. Winter, however, is my nemesis. Even though I grew up here I have never learned to ski (well) and most of the community are "fossil fuel athletes" driving their $12k snow machines winter. They love the long winters...me, not so much. I run the roads and have done a lot of snow shoeing to keep fit but I am looking to branch out and find a true winter activity that will keep me fired up until the dirt shows itself in June. It looks like the winner is going to be Fat Biking. Thanks to the encouragement of my neighbor who made his own last winter and the help of another I hope to spend some time rolling around the snow machine trails under my own power this winter. I don't expect it will turn me into an aerobic monster like Killian but it will be a welcome distraction until spring.
All you mountain folks--what do you do in the wintertime when all the world is white?
El Vaquero Loco 2014 - Thanks for making this year's race such a success.
11th annual. Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Out and back course on nearly 100% singletrack. Beautiful vistas. Very tough and technical. It has been our experience that you run the 25k if you are not used to running technical trails at altitude.