What’s Next for RATG?

This is going to be an exciting winter.

In the next couple weeks, there will be a few surprises rolling out.  I’ll be trying out some of the new Stan’s Iron Cross rims, set up tubeless, with Sapim CX-Ray spokes, built up by Hand of Midas, with Cyclocross Speeds on the Vaya.  The Vaya is my go-to winter training bike, for nasty weather, gravel roads and general abuse.

I have a boatload of winter gear to test and review, the details of which will be forthcoming.  In particular, given my cold hands, I’m going to focus a great deal on the bike glove offerings this year.  I’m also looking forward to rocking a set of the Wölvhammer snow boots.

I’m going to keep pushing the evolution of the Mukluk, including a recent change that, by itself, dropped nearly a pound of weight from the already surprisingly light fatty.  I’m going to keep riding the Superfish, and exploring how changes in setup affect its handling.

But even with all of those changes going on, I feel like I need something bigger.  Something dramatic.  I’m not sure quite where to go with it–my bike kit is pretty well sorted out.  I mean, you’d have to be MAD to think about replacing a single ONE of my bikes.  And adding to the fleet seems a bit preposterous.  Between the Mrs. and I, would we really need SEVEN bikes?  We’ll see.  I’ll work on a few surprises to keep readers on their toes.


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