Oh boy. I will preface this post by saying that I do not believe this person is representative of the fat bike community. He’s obviously a one-off and a bit unhinged. I’ve had good relations and interactions with the fat bike crowd except for the one recent incident where they were illegally on Blueberry Hill and causing a dangerous situation.
A disgruntled fat biker named Tristan Thomson sent emails to all the advertisers on my blog, saying that I was harassing fat bikers and that they(the businesses) shouldn’t be advertising on my blog. Dasha Gaiazova from Space Dogs ski club who got an email, sent it to me to make me aware. I contacted Tristan Thomson and threatened him with legal action if he didn’t immediately send a retraction to all my advertisers.
I said it had to be done by 10 pm on Nov 28 and that I wanted copies of all the emails to prove that he sent them. He met the deadline and I’ve had feedback this a.m. from two businesses who said they received his retraction.
If you are one of my valued advertisers I’m sorry you had to be inconvenienced by this guy. This blog would not exist without your support.
Below is the letter I received from Dasha Gaiazova from Space Dogs ski club to make me aware:
I got this email today, and I just want to say that I am so grateful for all that you do for the skiing community. I feel insulted getting harassment emails from Mr. Thomson and I just want to show you my upmost support.
I completely agree that those bike guys should have never been on the trail, and I think you are doing the most courageous thing, sticking your neck out for the skiers.
The ski community is 100% behind you.
If you need anything / any help, please let me know.
Dasha and Space Dogs Ski Club”
The funny thing about this is that Tristan Thomson lives in Ontario and attends the Royal Military College in Kingston.
Young people are so naïve about the consequences of their actions on social media. An incident like this could follow Tristan Thomson around for the remainder of his life.