At Minato tunnel I met up with the owner of Speak Up English school and Ishida san and gave the crowd of cyclists a brief description of the bicycle and the type of surfaces you can ride it on e.g sand, snow etc . Many of the riders jumped at the chance to take a spin of the Surly and loved it. There was a large grassy area at the park that was perfect for a test ride.
Pictured below is Ishida san and I with the Pugsly and it would be the perfect bike if he intends to cross Australia , others have already used fat tyre bicycles to cross some of the interior deserts of Australia with good success. Although I loved riding it I think I will stick to my cyclo cross bike , but if you are looking for a bike that can go anywhere get one. A quick search on Youtube with give you a good idea of what these bicycles are capable of and the amazing places they can be ridden unlike normal bicycles.