But yesterday it snowed, so off to Kentmere I went to ride my nearest "proper" trails to see if a Fatbike is good on snow?
|Brow Head Lane gives a good opportunity to gain height on tarmac, today once past Brow Head the climb was on pretty much pristine snow.|
|Then along Grassgarth Lane which gave me access to Kentmere Park, the weather was looking poorer as a front started to make inroads from the SW.|
|The village of Kentmere is well seen with Shipman Knotts and Kentmere Pike as you descend to Kentmere Hall. It pays to keep your mind on the job in hand down here, recent storms have washed some of the track out....leading to me taking a tumble!|
|Picked myself up and dusted the snow off....silly old fool!|
|The start of the big climb of the day Garburn Pass, definitely easy with a bit of snow and ice to bind the loose rocks and stones together|
|Of course it's not all rideable uphill on this side of the pass, not by me anyway.|
|But once on the top its ALL rideable, just over 6" of snow on level ground I'd say?|
The flat light led to one or two interesting moments as the drifts were almost impossible to spot.
|From the Dubbs Road a bit of tarmac to High Borrans and then back onto the outward bridleways and back along Brow Head Lane to the car. Quite alot of the snow had gone down in the valley.|
So is a Fatbike any good in snow....Oh YES, its superb!!