Gregory McNeil contacted me a few days back about an article he was working on for Community News Commons about the Polar Bear Run (winter run event across Lake Winnipeg) last year and the first inclusion of Fat Bikers. I joined Ian Hall, KC Turczak, Pete McAdams and Jason Carter as one of the ‘fattie’ riders who made the Double Crossing. It was a tough 8 hour slog, but awesome and worth all the effort to earn the amazingly surreal views … especially at sunrise!
Here’s Gregory’s article – enjoy and be motivated:
Photo Dump tells the story of our ride!
Here’s a marked crossing for a major ice crack line (good to know)!
Pogies were definitely required to keep your hands toasty warm! 🙂
Here’s what I think was my best GoPro screen-cap picture of the Double Crossing last year (Jason Carter at sunrise). We thought we were riding in Antarctica! 13 Kms/8Miles from the nearest land meant it was not in sight in the middle of the lake! WOW!!
Getting back near the east shoreline just south of Grand Beach …