Frozen Fat, Day 2.

After a more leisurely start on Sunday and a change of venue from Rothrock State Forest to Lake Raystown, riders gathered in the Bakers Hollow Lot, ready to begin a second day of fat-biking.

Today’s ride was a bit different than Saturday—more casual, but punctuated by various “stages” or mini-events that riders could compete in to win cutlery (yes, the forks, knives, and spoons kind), which then could be turned in for some sweet swag.

The ride began with a one-handed and then a regular derby in the parking lot, followed by a quick ride/race down Osprey and Hydroloop to the lake.

Derby.
Derby.
Justin and Steve battle it out.
Justin and Steve battle it out.

Discovering the new(ish) berms.

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Ev gets air down Osprey.

At Hydroloop, Evan had everyone hike-a-bike to the top of the hill and then bushwack/freeride all the way down to the lake shoreline. We then rode the shoreline all the way to an old road near Susquehannock.

I’ve ridden the shoreline quite a bit this fall and winter, but it was a totally different and very cool experience to ride with so many people and to see their reactions to this unique fat-biking experience.

Down to the shore.

Jake’s haz-mat suit costume didn’t stay in one piece very long.
Watching other riders bushwack down the hill to the lake.
Watching other riders bushwack down the hill to the lake.

There's not much cooler than riding the shoreline in the snow.

Making tracks.

So much fat.

This is in my backyard.

Racing along the shoreline.

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Ice riding.

Towards the end of our shoreline ride, a technical feature that Evan had created tested those riders brave enough to try it.

Find the line.
Find the line.

Rylan shows 'em how it's done.

That had to have hurt, but he was fine.
I think Scott Staggert gets the award for best crash. Luckily, both he and bike were fine.

Those who made it across the feature one way then had to go back in the other direction. It came down to two riders, who then had to arm wrestle for the prize.

Smethers got it.

Rylan and Smethers arm wrestle for the win.
Rylan and Smethers arm wrestle for the win.

Then it was time to climb—up the old roadbed to Susquehannock campground, and then a race up Switch to the road.

Jake cools off after the climb.
Jake cools off after the climb.

The ride ended with a brief taste of Old Loggers Trail and a gathering in the parking lot before we all went our separate ways after a great weekend of Frozen Fat Fun.

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In case you missed it, here’s Day 1 recap.

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