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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
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    Meet Hellga (my new fat bike)

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    I finally picked up my fat bike from my LBS (was on lay a way). I got her last week but, have been so sick lately, I never even rode her until this past weekend.

    We got some snow in MI, so the hubby and I headed to the trails to ride. What a blast!!! She is like a tank and just rolls over everything in her path. I never though I would like a fat bike but, once I test rode a few, I was hooked!!!

    I also went to Kalamazoo last Friday, and signed up to do the Iceman Commeth Challenge bike race in November. I entered the fat bike class with my Hellga. I met a nice woman at the Bell's Eccentric Café sign up party. Her friend and her were having some beers with us at our table, and I found out she has a Specialized Hellga too AND is doing the fat bike class at Iceman. LOL can't wait. I feel better knowing she is doing it too as I was a bit concerned about 27 miles on the fatty. I guess I'll just hope it snows, then we have the advantage!

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    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  2. #2
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    Jul 2005
    Location
    IL/FL
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    How fun!!

    My bike shop buddy rolls one all through the Illinois winters, very cool bikes.

    Electra Townie 7D

  3. #3
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    May 2013
    Location
    california
    Posts
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    Now THAT looks fun and it gave me a big smile….please keep posting about your fb rides and iceman!!! It’s nice connecting with people who have riding challenges in common, enjoy iceman and the new friend!!
    thinking hellga is going to give you many miles of mega traction and float on snowy trails
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

  4. #4
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    Feb 2010
    Location
    Michigan
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    Yes, she sure will...I'm actually kind of sad to see winter go this year. We are supposed to be in the 60's for the next 2 weeks.

    I do plan to do some training on dirt this year, and maybe even commute to work on the fat bike.
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    northern Virginia
    Posts
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    Nice bike!

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SE Michigan
    Posts
    62
    Hellga is one impressive lady! I hope you'll post pictures of your adventures, too.
    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live. -- S. Clemens

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
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    Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoneFive View Post
    Hellga is one impressive lady! I hope you'll post pictures of your adventures, too.
    I will for sure. I plan to enter a few fat bike races next season as well. Michigan has a lot of groomed trails for fat bikers and a pretty good fat bike racing series.

    It beats riding the trainer in Winter that's for sure!!!!
    2012 Trek Lexa SL
    2012 Giant TCX2
    2015 Trek Remedy 7
    2016 Trek Lexa C
    2016 Specialized Hellga-Fat Bike

  8. #8
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    Nov 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
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    LOVE Hellga! Congratulations and have fun with her!

  9. #9
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    Sep 2007
    Location
    Uncanny Valley
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    Looks like a blast! Enjoy!
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

 

 

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