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

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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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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Re: Any fat bikers in the group?

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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