Any fat bikers in the group?

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:47 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:
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As much as I like riding Singletrack, I might do more bikepacking next year on my Surly. Maybe even switch to Moloko Bars, sorta like the Jones.


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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:48 pm

Ryeguy wrote:
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I'm with Erik. Rigid was my ride up until '94 or so. I rode rigid frames bikes down VT ski hills in those days. I remember my hands being numb at the end of the day.

I appreciate a little suspension today....
Bro suspension drives me crazy when I am trying to hit jumps. I don't have a lock out on SID's so they just compress instead. :banghead:

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:36 pm

I rode rigid from 83 to 94 but was younger and stronger then. That said, I also remember having to be more focused on picking my line to get through the technical spot where with a full suspension I can just ride over the obstacles and the 4.5” tires on 26” wheels comes close to that too, just not sure how a 2.8” 29er will compare.
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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by four20 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 am

For any New England riders that are interested, Fatty Fest 2018 is at Gunstock on Super Bowl Sunday (9-1). I went last yr at Waterville Valley and despite 5° and 25-35mph winds, it was a great time. Lots of 45NRTH swag handed out. Info at fatbikenh.com

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:23 pm

Slow-Mo fat biking today in fresh but heavy snow - unusual for this time of year.

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There were a few places where the cross country skiers had put in fresh tracks that were off the underlying packed trail and that made for some good comedy.
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But we found a few fast sections too.
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Overall a great workout and a good day.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:40 pm

^^^fresh powder will wear you out real fast.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:41 pm

four20 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 am
For any New England riders that are interested, Fatty Fest 2018 is at Gunstock on Super Bowl Sunday (9-1). I went last yr at Waterville Valley and despite 5° and 25-35mph winds, it was a great time. Lots of 45NRTH swag handed out. Info at fatbikenh.com

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Are the Dirt Rag guys still around? I use ride with some of them when I lived on the East Coast. Damn that was a long time ago :crybaby:

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Post by BacoNoir » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:32 pm

toxicavenger wrote:^^^fresh powder will wear you out real fast.
And make you go real slow. - 70 minutes to ride 4.75 miles. Avg heart rate was 161 bpm and max was 179 bpm.
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Post by four20 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:36 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
four20 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:30 am
For any New England riders that are interested, Fatty Fest 2018 is at Gunstock on Super Bowl Sunday (9-1). I went last yr at Waterville Valley and despite 5° and 25-35mph winds, it was a great time. Lots of 45NRTH swag handed out. Info at fatbikenh.com

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Are the Dirt Rag guys still around? I use ride with some of them when I lived on the East Coast. Damn that was a long time ago :crybaby:
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Post by four20 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:42 pm

I rode a pedal assist 2wd fat bike today (motors in front and rear hubs). Pretty amazing ride despite crap tires. Overall a fun day at Gunstock Mt. Image

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Post by BacoNoir » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:05 pm

four20 wrote:I rode a pedal assist 2wd fat bike today (motors in front and rear hubs). Pretty amazing ride despite crap tires. Overall a fun day at Gunstock Mt. Image

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I like the sound of that.
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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:10 pm

Got out for another fat bike ride today in between the high winds. Gorgeous day to play outside and while fat biking is slow, man it pumps the heart!
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Post by pete2528ca » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:42 am

I did a winter season up in north western Ontario Canada on one. Never again. -55C is just a bit much to handle. I'll stick to summer road riding and zwift in the winter.

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:54 pm

It’s that time of year again north of the equator.
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Did a 5 mile / 55 min ride on the fat bikes at 9,000 ft amsl today. It was 21F and breezy so we didn’t stop much.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:24 pm

^^ Looks like fun Roger! Glad you took Lori along!!! lol

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by four20 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:34 pm

I did a 17mi ride with a bunch of guys yesterday at 66' above sea level. It was 50° and sloppy as hell. Some of the flooded sections of trail had ice under the water, which made things fun for all but the guy running studs

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Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:19 pm

Sounds nasty four20. Ice is treacherous on a bike!

We got in our first ski day of the season and miraculously my legs seemed to remember what to do.

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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by justsellbrgs » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:15 am

no snow in Cleveland, but I have the Surly packed up and ready for a ride..... gonna JetBoil some coffee about half way ... ride safe - Happy Holidays..
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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by Captdave » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:17 am

On the fat and bike theme...what do fat women and mopeds have in common?

They’re both fun to ride you just don’t want your friends to see you.


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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

Post by BacoNoir » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:30 am

justsellbrgs wrote:no snow in Cleveland, but I have the Surly packed up and ready for a ride..... gonna JetBoil some coffee about half way ... ride safe - Happy Holidays..
Do have an Ice Cream Truck? I almost bought one but the Beargrease fit me better.

(Yeah, the non-fat bikers will be along shortly to have fun with that)
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Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:49 am

BacoNoir wrote:
justsellbrgs wrote:no snow in Cleveland, but I have the Surly packed up and ready for a ride..... gonna JetBoil some coffee about half way ... ride safe - Happy Holidays..
Do have an Ice Cream Truck? I almost bought one but the Beargrease fit me better.

(Yeah, the non-fat bikers will be along shortly to have fun with that)
Wednesday. This is my rig on Global FatBike Day. We stopped a few times for pics and hell raising.
THE Small frame fit me best and I really liked the versatility the WED offers..... I'm running it with Moloko bars, and switched back to the stock Nate's.

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Post by BacoNoir » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:54 am

Nice! I’ve heard great reviews on the Nate’s.
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