Growing up, practically every one of us dreamt of a career in sports. Who amongst us was not enticed by the joy of playing a game we loved while earning the adulation of millions of fans? The sight of the likes of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, ice hockey great Wayne Gretzky, poker and casino legend Phil Ivey, or tennis icon Serena Williams reaching the peak of physical and mental ability was perhaps the most awe-inspiring experience in the lives of many children. However, very few of us have the genes, the mental fortitude, and the focus to become professional athletes. So does that mean we have zero chance of ever pursuing careers in sports?
Have you heard of fat biking? No, it’s not riding a bike in the hope of getting rid of some of that post-festive season flab, it’s riding on a layer of snow. Snow isn’t exactly the first choice most Canadians have when it comes to biking, and many would even suggest it is likely a hellishly foolhardy task.
But that is one of the main reasons that fat biking is quickly catching on and becoming the preferred means of exercise for a growing number of Canadians. Riding a bike on unkind terrain is indeed challenging, which happens to make it one of the best ways to make short work of fitness goals. [Read more…]