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FNS Photo by John Stennes David Sears of Grand Forks rides his fat bike equipped with oversized tires along the Greenway bike path in Grand Forks. Most of the time, Sears said, he takes the road less traveled and blazes his way through the bushes and brambles. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “Everywhere we go on these bikes, there’s no way you’d ever ride a regular mountain bike back there.”

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GRAND FORKS — The temperature had fallen into the midteens above zero, but the brisk north wind made it feel more like zero Wednesday afternoon as the sun dipped behind the dikes along the Grand Forks Greenway.


The cold wouldn’t keep Kevin Jeffrey and David Sears inside, though. In their world, it was a perfect afternoon to hit the snow for … a bike ride.

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Brad Dokken
Brad Dokken is editor of the Herald's Northland Outdoors section and also works as a copy editor and page designer. Dokken joined the Herald company in November 1985 as a copy editor for Agweek magazine and joined the Herald staff in 1989. He worked as a copy editor in the features and news departments before becoming outdoors editor in 1998. He also writes a blog called Compass Points. A Roseau, Minn., native, Dokken is a graduate of Bemidji State University. 
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