Wordless Wednesday…fat tire

Posted: December 14, 2016 in Wordless Wednesday
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© janet m. webb 2016

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Motorbike presumably?

    • Bicycle with those enormously fat tires. I was the only person in the park until I was just about ready to leave, when a woman bundled up like a snowman (snowwoman/person?) came plowing along on her bike!


      • Su Leslie says:

        Ah. The Big T has been talking about these, and I saw one for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Odd-looking, but he assures me they are cool to ride. Thanks for the clarification Janet 🙂

  2. prior.. says:

    ha! well I love the shot and the frame – and the “fat tire” in the title reminds me of the beer from CO.

    • The title is a play on that beer, so thanks for catching that. 🙂 It was cold that day, but today is even colder, -10 with wind chill, so I’m staying in this morning!!


      • prior.. says:

        Sounds like it might be time for a pair of those nice flannel jeans 😉
        And i was a bartender in ’93 in Colorado (just a sports bar set up while in college) and we were only able to get so much Fat Tire each week (it was still so new) and we usually ran out on sundays ! Good stuff
        Have a nice day

      • I’m wearing the flannel-lined jeans as I type and they’ll be welcome when I got out to run errands in a bit.

        I visited the New Belgium brewery in Fort Collins some years ago and did a tasting. Good beers, although I prefer dark beers or at least amber ales.

        Have a wonderful day, too.

      • prior.. says:

        Cool about the jeans – and I love dark beers too – like a stout or porter – ((and isn’t fat tire amber ale))- and we used to like the variety packs from new Belgium brewing co.
        But now my very favorite beer (even though I rarely drink) is devil’s backbone Vienna Lager – but it has to be draft!
        Whew – really good.

    • I forgot to say thanks for mention the frame, which also came with the effect of the extra white/older look in the shot. It’s fun playing with some of these and always good to know when people enjoy them.

  3. ecopoet says:

    , track’s of the season 😉

    • This time of year and with the snow that was on the ground that day, it’s a bit more unusual to see a cyclist. But they’re an intrepid bunch, my husband included, although his bikes don’t have this sort of tire.


  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Whaaat? Is there a bike with a wheel that wide?

    • Yes, there are tires that wide now, Joanne. Here’s a link to an article on why people get them. More contact with the surface is one big reason. BTW, if you read the article, take a close look at #5. There’s a funny typo in it. I was happy just to be walking, but this woman was working hard and more power to her…and she was using a lot of power!


      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Oh – THOSE fat bikes! Yes, I’ve seen them and really want one. You can never have too many bikes 😉

        From the photo, I thought the tire tread was much wider – like snowmobile wider!

      • Oh, please, do NOT let my husband hear you say that! He already has three very nice and very expensive bikes. But he does use them, having ridden over 3,000 miles this year.

        The perspective makes it look wider, although not meant to be deceptive.

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Every true cyclist always has their eye on the next bike … I know I do 😉

  5. Laura says:

    Those bikes are also popular here. Nice photo.

  6. Dear Janet,

    Why doesn’t it surprise me to see that your title is also the name of a beer. 😉 Love the photo.



  7. I was surprised to find this picture,since you always work so tire-lessly.

  8. Dan Antion says:

    Nice job on the photo, Janet. It looks like Sasquatch rode through.

    • She looked a bit like Sasquatch, all bundled up. 🙂 I prefer walking; cycling adds to the wind chill. Today we skipped walking, as it was -10 or less with wind chill this morning. Tomorrow’s high is supposed to be about 5 and Sunday -5. But next week it warms up into the 20’s!! Great Christmas weather.

      • Dan Antion says:

        We have a cold snap coming with severe wind chill values. Not looking forward to that. I think our temps are only going to be in the teens, though. Not single digits, not yet.

  9. bythebriny says:

    It makes a very nice leading line!

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