Just back from a great tirp with a couple of fat bikes. So much fun!
For this trip we were to explore the south east coast of Australia and loaded up with a pair of fat bikes. A beautiful new Titanium Muru Witjira fat bike and my old blue Simpson Desert race fat bike.
The bikes were to play a big role in our enjoyment during this trip and having them loaded safe and sound whilst being able to deploy them in seconds wherever and whenever we liked meant that we used them all the time. Be it a long adventure, a blast along a beach or to just pedal down the street of a country town. Just sensational to have along.
90 Mile Beach - thankfully it's a lot shorter with a strong tail wind.
Thurra Dunes - an ocean of sand and one of the rare places where you can immerse yourself into an environment that is huge, wide, gentle and open but on a human scale so you feel at one with the place.
You also have the option to crash your way down the 110m drop to the river below. It's steep and soft.
Plenty of coastal tracks to get the vehicle down into and pick up drive around the rough parts that can be unrideable.
Drop dead gorgeous little creeks to explore.
Trails to the north leave the coastal heath and track along the deep red cliffs and into a world of colour and contrast. A wonderful way to take in the early morning. The sure footed fat bikes have tenacious grip on these rocks but you still need to keep your eyes ahead to avoid the deep and wide cracks in the rock.
And all along you're never alone. A constant parade of Hump Back and Southern Right Whales travelling south. They aren't shy either. Mother humpback and calf came right up to the cliff where we stood for a morning greeting. The young are born in tropical waters and weigh in at 1.5 tons. They consume 660 litres per day of mother's milk and weigh over 5.5 tons by the time they leave Australian waters for the Antarctic feeding grounds where they feast and fatten up on tons of krill.
The young calfs even put on a show from time to time. How cool is that!
All this because we ride fat bikes....