Emily Schwing http://kunc.org en Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat http://kunc.org/post/welcome-alaska-where-winter-cold-and-bikes-are-fat The plummeting mercury in Alaska this time of year doesn't keep bikers inside. More and more of them are heading to recreational trails and to the office on "fat bikes." They look like mountain bikes on steroids, with tires wider than most people's arms.<p>Kevin Breitenbach runs the bike shop at Beaver Sports in Alaska's second-largest city. Aboard a fat bike, he makes his way down a trail that winds through a forest as wet, quarter-sized snowflakes drop from the sky. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 39064 at http://kunc.org Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat