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Biking the Iditarod

Snow Cyclist Checks In: What a Bike

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Somehow, while training to ride 350 miles in this month's Iditarod Invitational, snow cyclist Jill Homer found time to move to a new apartment, keep her day job and consider the bike she'll use to carry herself and her gear across the Alaska Range and beyond.

Her bike's a Pugsley, and it's phat. Also fat. If you've got even a dash of gear fetish, you'll know what Homer means when she writes:

You wore the purple remnants of somebody's bad '90s ecstasy trip, and even when they finally painted you gray, I could still see your skewed fork and crooked frame and offset rims — purposeful deformations just to make room for all that excess fat.

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