According to this post on Facebook, employees at QBP “spent weeks turning this year’s copious snow into a fat bike demo course” for their annual Frostbike dealer show at their headquarters in Bloomington. (I was there yesterday, doing board member booth duty at the MORC booth.)
I don’t know for certain, but I’d bet that John Gaddo was the instigator, designer, and chief test rider. (I stole the above left photo from his Facebook profile.)
I grabbed a ride on a demo Salsa Beargrease yesterday and did a few loops on the course, stopping along the way to take photos. All went well until the end when I parked the bike near a series of rollers and berms to take a photo of Colin Ford from Milwaukee. He was flying, got a little air on one of the rollers, lost it, and plowed right into my parked bike. He actually cut his chin but graciously remained flat on his back while I took his photo. Only a seasoned mountain biker does that.
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