Are You Shy?
If you are shy, there are two types of bikes that you need to avoid: high-wheelers and fat bikes. I have both and, out of all my bikes, they get the most attention, on the road. The Mukluk is surpassed, in the "Gee-whiz" factor only by the high-wheeler.
I have continued to commute on the Mukluk, this week, even though the roads are mostly clear of snow. I could easily ride the Handsome XOXO, but I am really enjoying the ride on the fat tires.
I have been amused by the reactions of people on the street, as I ride the bike. Kids stare and point, people in cars pull up beside me and roll their windows down to say. "Awesome!" or "I love those tires!" or something similar.
I need some mid-winter training, and the extra effort required to ride the fat tires down the road seems to be giving me that. I want to do my first long ride of the year, soon, and I suspect that the skinnier tires on the handsome are going to be a lot easier to get rolling. I am hoping that will allow me to make a long ride with less perceived effort.
If we can manage to avoid any more snow for the next few days...