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If you ever find yourself in the Phoenix area, I definitely recommend going to see Crusher in the Tushar rider Kaolin Cummens who owns the Flat TIre Bike Shop in Cave Creek.

Great little service-oriented shop, that but also with a focus on endurance riders … so you’ll see a nice monster cross selection. And yes, they do fat bikes as well.

Eight days in a row on the bike, averaging over 25 miles/ride (which is good for me); today’s ride around Black Mountain in Cave Creek & Carefree started off with an immediate 7 mile, 800-foot elevation gain climb … nothing like getting the main climb of the day over with off the bat, right?