Tractor Pull by Joe Newton on Exposure
I got my first mountain bike, a Raleigh Maverick 15, for Christmas. I think it was 1985. I proudly rode it to school when it restarted in January and it was immediately nicknamed ‘the tractor bike’ by my classmates. Almost 30 years later and I was sat with my latest ‘tractor bike’, a 2014 Salsa Mukluk, at Haugastøl, Norway, waiting for a guy who I only knew through through the internet. His plan was for us to explore the Hardangervidda National Park on our fatbikes and packrafts, on bike-legal ‘traktorvei’, which translates as ‘tractor roads’. His name is Mikkel Bølstad.