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FAT VIKING training camp
3-day course with theoretical and practical training for winter riding and racing
10 days before, 20:00
FAT VIKING training camp - introduction to winter riding and racing
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th of January 2021
3-day course with theory sessions and practical training for winter riding and racing
This is an introduction course for winter travel and fatbike races like the FAT VIKING (FV50, FV100, FV150. The Fat Viking race 2021 is cancelled due to travel restrictions, but we invite everybody to the global Fat Viking challenge)
The course includes indoor presentations/ workshops and a lot of outdoor training/ riding.
We go through the crucial gear choices, practice how to use the gear and train the skills that are needed for safe and efficient winter travel/ ultra endurance racing.
The topic «winter camping» is also covered, but sleeping outside is optional. We invite participants to stay outside with us on the last night. Camping is NOT compulsory and you don't have to bring camping gear for the training camp if you don't want to sleep outside.
Our base is Vestlia Resort.
Accommodation is NOT included in the course. Please book your own. Vestlia Resort offers a 10% discount Monday to Sunday.
Food is NOT included in the course either, but shops are not far and it's easy to buy your meals at Vestlia Resort's restaurant.
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During the course we will discuss, demonstrate and help you to make the following gear choices:
1: bikes (tires, pedals, grips, brakes, ...)
2: bikepacking bag systems, pannier racks, pogies
3: proper clothing & layering, emergency clothing, shoes, socks, gaiters, gloves, goggles, helmet, face-protection...
4: hydration systems (hydration bladder, thermos, wide neck bottle, pan + stove, ...)
5: lights, gps (batteries, dynamo hub, ...)
6: Food (what works in the cold, race nutrition)
7: emergency and repair items (fire, first aid, heat packs, tools, pump, inner tube, spares, ...)
8: camping gear (mattress, sleeping bag, tent/ bivvy/ tarp, stove, fuel, ...)
You will learn and practice how to
… set up your bike and pack your gear
... manage moisture/ sweating while riding
... protect face, hands, feet
… hydrate and eat in the cold
… avoid hypothermia/ frostbite in an emergency situation
… choose the right tire pressure for varying surface conditions
… ride efficiently in changing snow conditions
… fix your bike out on the track
… set up a bivvi site
… use a stove and melt snow efficiently
… get prepared for the FAT VIKING race
Preliminary layout of the program and more information see Geilo Aktiv website
Start: Monday 25th of January 2021
Duration: 3 days (Monday to Wednesday)
Age: adults only
Price: NOK 2480
The price includes: the course only. Accommodation and food is not included.
Meeting point: reception Vestlia Resort
Contact us: Tel. +47 99349341