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Our first jointly planned fat bike trip hasn’t started yet but we’ve managed to check in on a very spontaneous adventure… and we did that on… fat bikes.
The plan was as simple as opening a beer can: I fly over, we meet, we pack the stuff and off we go to Góry Stołowe (Table Mountains) to test what the given gear could withstand. In other words: a typical winter bikepacking trip on fatty bikes with a sleepover away from the civilised world.
None of us like to overcomplicate things so we draw a basic schedule for Saturday: we will drive to Karłów in the morning, put the bikes together once there, load them with all the gear we can have and off we go up the mountain to test the equipment in the conditions close to what we expect on our next planned trip. On Sunday morning we would pack the camp up and head down to the start line of a fat bike race – a very first Fat bike Race in Poland.
Four days after we published this on FedByWild.com, we received an email from one of our readers pointing out that camping is forbidden in the area during the winter. Having analysed the rules of Table Mountains National Park, it turns out they were right about it. At this point we ask our subscribers to note that camping, as well as probably cycling, is forbidden in Błędne Skały (Labyrinth Rocks) area during the winter. We apologize to the management at Table Mountains National Park for the unfortunate situation. The second half of our trip once we left Labyrinth Rocks was open for biking and camping.
We left the amazing Labyrinth Rocks behind. A truly breathtaking place worth that few scratches and scuffs left on our bikes and gear.
As we closed the rocky chapter we’ve entered into a world of winter land tales.
That how it all ends – our very first bikepacking adventure. We didn’t make it to the race and shot two birds with one stone but we all have some new experience under our belts now and we are much happier human beings!