Dylan Sherrard's Dark Roast Diary - The Keepers Of The Flame

Feb 25, 2016 at 12:20
by Dylan Sherrard  
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51 Comments

  • 41 0
 So cool to see creative projects coming direct from the athletes, keep it coming PB!
  • 29 3
 For all the hate channeled towards the bulbous wheels of fat, who can argue with the positive emotions of that?
  • 18 5
 Since persuasion is a form of violence and experience pool is limited, haters and worshipers can go screw themselves altogether, because they have no clue what they are talking about. They are insecure about their purchase decision and peer group membership status, and therefore they need social justification of their choice by positioning themselves within friends as well as enemies. So by expressing their opinion they are more interested in determining their position rather than telling the world how they like something and why. I spend the money and time how I want within my capability, particular things interest me and I seek certain experiences - this happens for every human being, hence differences are inevitable. Ride what you like - don't be a dick Big Grin
  • 13 0
 A friend of mine used to say" whoever has the most fun wins"
  • 1 0
 On a whim this winter I rented a fat bike in whistler instead of snow boarding for a day and ripped around the trails and had a blast. If I lived someplace with an actual winter instead of what Vancouver has.. I'd definitely be looking at some sort of fat wheeled bike. It was so fun to see what I could monster truck over on a the ridgit frame with huge tires.
  • 4 3
 Waki,

is english a second language?? because frankly I'm embarrassed how damn well you just wrote it if its not your native tongue. massive respect in your ability to write that, and the content was also bang on buddy!
  • 5 4
 This is a niche product that works well in limited set of conditions. If you try harder you can use it everywhere for a few years. Very nice to try and use sometimes. I wish companies big enough to have a concept or factory stores had a developed bike rental system. I'd love to ride a fat bike from time to time but I'd never buy one unless winters around my place were long and terrain flattish. I think is is super cool that they exist and keep evolving.
  • 2 1
 @warehouse I think I saw your friend riding by on a 26er...

(Options are great and I'm in favor of all the wheel sizes and tire widths; long live the 26er on its own merits)
  • 2 0
 I stumbled across a Rocky Mountain Blizzard 50 demo this year after getting my tax refund. Before I knew it I was (slowly) ripping my snow-covered single track trails. I used to venture out on my Enduro but having a true winter bike has been worth the purchase. Sure beats riding the road bike!
  • 1 0
 @ovadebarz- don't be fooled: it's all Google Translate
  • 1 0
 In New England we get real winters and they lend themselves (at times necessitate) to fat bikes. I finally bought one out of curiosity and desire (Surly's have a certain appeal to me) and I have to say it's outstanding. The biggest unforeseen plus is that it rides damn well even when there isn't snow, and keeps my regular trail bike out of the mud and slop. I simply have no time to do a meticulous rebuild on my primary bike in winter as I ride it all the time. This year I had the opportunity to strip her bare and actually enjoy that process with no deadline. Not only does the bike have obese treads but its fully rigid as well, a departure from my 160mm wonderbike, both humbling and entertaining. Point is- they are simply not deserving of hate- at least in my opinion. However if you live in a climate with no winter ... they make very little sense.
  • 1 0
 Agreed. Where I live in Alaska, a fatbike is essential.
  • 12 1
 i guess he's one of the top happiest mtbikers in this world ! dream life all year lon
  • 13 2
 Oh no, the fat bike illuminati got to Shred-hard!
  • 4 2
 But now he gets to share Booger Flavoured Beard-cicles with the World! ...(translation available..LOL, too funny)
  • 12 3
 Awesome editorial. Me gusta Big Grin
  • 6 0
 Awesome work Smile
P.S. - first time I am seeing RaceFace bars that way oriented.
  • 3 0
 Very cool.

Until this article I didn't see the need for fat bikes........but I live in an area where I can ride year round on dirt. If i encountered snow during the cold season I could see my quiver of bikes growing (n+1).
  • 6 1
 Love these articles and i really want a fat bike!!
  • 4 1
 Awesome, your best work yet. Definitely feel you on this, having moved back to Quebec from North Vancouver and embracing the fat bike lifestyle myself.
  • 5 0
 Another great article and read! Keep being awesome Dylan!
  • 4 0
 just arrived from the trail to see this article: Yep. Time to go back to the trail.
  • 5 0
 "regardless of tyres and frames, a ride is a ride",
so damned true!
  • 4 0
 Dylan, just read this and the last 5 or 6 entries. This is great stuff. Keep it up.
  • 2 0
 A fantastical bedtime story to assist my subconscious into tight, steep pine barrens and oak groves. The writer of this muse is far from lame, for he is our brother, the keeper of the flame.
  • 2 0
 Great article but dammit i have a hard time reading cursive. Then i think about it and it wouldn't have been as awesome if it was typed.
  • 3 3
 Bikes are like women, "who's to judge on other man wives!" Some like em small, tall, skinny, or even fat! Even the one found at Walmart find keepers & are love by their owners... Ok back to bikes, yes indeed i do own a strictly winter built Fatbike witch i will use until spring time let me take my real honey back out on the trails! GJ Dylan, it is a fine way of keeping memories of the sweet excursions we all take when possible!
  • 8 1
 you had me until "Bikes are like women..."
  • 14 0
 I never have to lock my bike in the basement for talking back.
  • 4 0
 Dylan is a beaut. Awesome article
  • 1 0
 Very cool. Fatbikes are just mtb's with bigger tires. There are however more versatile, and more comfortable, and more fun! I ride mine year round through swamps, dunes, and snow.
  • 1 0
 Could be worse. He could be doing "gravel grinders" on a cross bike. Come to think of it I did he some bearded guy on cross bike the other day....
  • 1 0
 The question has always been in my mind "Why grind gravel when I could be riding dirt"? Ahh, but when there is snow a fat bike is the savior.
  • 4 0
 Great writing Dylan !
  • 1 0
 Is that a ceremonial burning of a retired wooden table top?

May the trail building gods bare witness to your sacrifice and bless the rebirth of thou predecessor.
  • 2 0
 'Been playing darksouls for quite some time. haven't find Dylan the keeper of the flame yet
  • 2 0
 i guess if all you have to ride on is snow or sand..fatties are the way to go to get in some riding.
  • 3 0
 What's that white stuff?

Viva la (south) Vancouver Island!
  • 5 1
 Having lived on the coast and now Kamloops, you get way more good trail days here. You lose 3 months to winter but never rain days the rest of the year. You Just have to ski or board. Rode DH on Friday and then fresh pow on hill Saturday. Viva la interior!
  • 1 0
 @rivsss That orange Xprezo on your profile looks amazing.
  • 3 0
 Another great piece Dylan.
  • 4 0
 Nice hand writing.
  • 2 0
 I like stories, photos and handwritten stuff instead of computer writting! Awesome job @dylansherrard !!
  • 2 0
 Pretty much sums up my winter so far, fat bike has made it bearable
  • 1 0
 @santacruz-senders
  • 1 0
 im crying hahahah
  • 2 2
 zzzzzz............
  • 2 4
 Your bars are backwards
  • 1 3
 I can't read cursive.

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