Just what I needed -- another bike on which to focus my lust. Anchorage singlespeeder Pat Irwin is taking Alaska mountain biking into new terrain with his Surly Pugsly and its monstrously fat tires. Check it out in the Alaska forum at mtbr.com.
It's happening Down Under, too.
It's only a matter of time until these cool machines fall into nefarious hands and end up being used as the human-powered equivalent of monster trucks. It could lead to a great new side event at mountain bike races. Pile up some Huffys and ride over 'em like Bigfoot smashing a bunch of old Chevy Impalas.