For several consecutive years I had ridden my bicycles over 10,000km per year outside, but was getting tired of riding the same roads over and over again. I was losing interest in riding but then decided to buy a cheap cyclocross bike and see what that was like. I used the bike as a gravel grinder bike and threw a pair of studded tires on it for riding/training in the winter. It was so much fun! I quickly started racking up the miles again and found the new bike allowed me to explore places that I couldn't on my regular road bike but that were too far and long to do on my mountain bikes. It was like rediscovering a sport I had never left. Then I started getting a bit tired of those same roads and of course the cold weather. My mileage started to drop again until a friend gave me an old fat bike with studded tires on it. Wow, fat biking can be a lot of fun. I started doing some rides at a place called West Bragg Creek. I'd ridden a mountain bike there a few times but was surprised to learn it is considered Canada's premier place for fat biking. If climbing is your thing (it is certainly mine) then West Bragg is the place to be. The trails are ridden frequently and therefore usually well packed. They even have a motorized groomer to pack the trails. I'll include a quick picture of a friend on our recent fat bike ride in Calgary, Alberta's inner city provincial park called Fish Creek Park. These bikes are a lot of fun and a great way to get active in a season that many people don't care for too much. Rent or borrow a bike and give it a try!