Fat Tire Freedom

Cycling addict Sarah Hansing reflects on all things fat tire … and then some.

Fat Tire Freedom: Riding the Trail Backwards

Fat Tire Freedom: Riding the Trail Backwards

Reflections on perspective By Sarah Hansing Yesterday I rode the same trail that I’ve ridden at least a hundred times, and I sort of got lost. And by “sort of,” I mean that I was actually completely and totally turned around for at least ten minutes. I had to...
Fat Tire Freedom: She’s Baaaack

Fat Tire Freedom: She’s Baaaack

Fat Tire Tuesday’s Sarah Hansing is riding amok again, and not containing herself to just Tuesdays either …  Pfffffftttt ………… FART NOISE. Because I am a grown up, I often make a fart sound with my mouth, followed by a declaration, to clarify what my...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Callin’ It Quits

Fat Tire Tuesday: Callin’ It Quits

When smiles are more important than miles By Sarah Hansing Well, okay, ain’t nobody quitting here. But who doesn’t love a silly selfie with SMILE written all over it? !! Photo: Jenni Shafer The best intentions.   It is truly always with the best intentions...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Déjà Vu

Fat Tire Tuesday: Déjà Vu

Back to basics … back to SMILES By Sarah Hansing Mountain biking. It’s damn straight something to smile about !! Sigh.   And here we are again. It seems like a terrible case of déjà vu, sometimes, really. Get fit. Get stoked! Get injured. Get *ahem*...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Staying Upright

Fat Tire Tuesday: Staying Upright

Keeping the wheels rolling forward, nice ‘n easy  By Sarah Hansing Wilder Ranch State Park (Bruce Dorman). Well, I hit my head again.   No surprise I suppose, but this is the third (or fourth?) helmet I’ve cracked in 14 months, and this time it rattled me. And...
Fat Tire Tuesday: An Experiment in Doing Nothing

Fat Tire Tuesday: An Experiment in Doing Nothing

Justifying a bad decision to be a slacker By Sarah Hansing This is exactly the sort of awesomeness one misses when one opts for binging on Netflix over riding one’s bike. Sayin’.Photo: Bruce Dorman Hi. My name is Sarah, and I am a tremendous hypocrite.  ...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Recess

Fat Tire Tuesday: Recess

Rediscovering the magic of a childhood necessity By Sarah Hansing The Recess Selfie by Bruce Dorman. I have discovered something glorious. Okay, maybe not GLORIOUS but definitely super rad. Now that I think about it, this thing isn’t such a new concept. It is...
Fat Tire Tuesday: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Fat Tire Tuesday: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometime, you just might find … (yeah, you know the rest of that one) By Sarah Hansing Get a good dose of vitamin D on the Wilder Ranch State Park fire road climbs! Photo: Julie Kanagy Ah … the magic of the forced march mountain bike ride. It was...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Not So Pretty

Fat Tire Tuesday: Not So Pretty

Reflections on the often ungainly route to success   By Sarah Hansing For the record: this success was quite pretty! I’m not going to lie. It wasn’t pretty. I don’t think I’ve had such an ungraceful bobble through a rock garden in QUITE some time, really. There was no...
Fat Tire Tuesday: Be More Like Harlan

Fat Tire Tuesday: Be More Like Harlan

Reflections on seeking out your very own pieces of happy By Sarah Hansing I have decided that I should endeavor to be more like my cat. Not in a climbing screens and destroying toilet paper rolls kind of way, mind you … OR in a sleeping 18 hours a day kind of way.   I...
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