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    Any fatbikers in No Cal....

    I'm up in the Sacramento/Auburn/Nevada City area and looking for some fellow fatbikers to ride with. Willing to drive bit to try some new trails etc..

    Posted this in the No Cal forums also..

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    I ride almost everyday out at Granite Bay (Basically, my backyard).

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    Folsom here. I mostly ride the Pugs in Tripower's back yard but do it faster while being better looking....

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    Quote Originally Posted by atlantisrider View Post
    Folsom here. I mostly ride the Pugs in Tripower's back yard but do it faster while being better looking....
    I am only slower because my tires are fatter.

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    Technically I am in Northern California, but down and to your left over here in San Joserville.
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    I'd be your next door neighbor, reno/sparks area so not too far....Sierras received their first snow last night...maybe 2' of fresh white stuff.

    Hey Porky thats my old stompin grounds until 1980 then Nv ever since.

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    I'm in Half Moon Bay and living a few blocks from the beach has had me lurking here on the fat bikes forum...

    Any of you guys know of any bike shops in the Bay Area that keep fat bikes in stock? I realize I'll probably need to order exactly what I want..but I'd sure like to take a fat tire bike for a ride before taking the plunge.

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    ...Who you callin' fat!

    I just bought a 2013 Mukluk 3 today from Tour of Nevada City Bike Shop

    I live in Nevada City.

    We should ride, eredinger? Btw, is this Erik who used to work in Folsom with me 5 or so years ago at PS?

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    Hey Matt nice Muk!

    I did work for PS in Folsom about 5 years ago. Send me a message before your next ride and maybe i'll join ya.

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    Iv'e been calling Truckee home for quite some time...Just took my first Fat ride on the shore of Donner Lake. It was fun mobbing over some of the big rocks with low tire pressure. Looking forward to some snow biking this winter
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    I just relocated to Sacramento about two months ago from Seattle. I sold my Pugs a while back, but have been thinking of getting an aluminum fatbike for bikepacking and general meandering.

    I was up at Salmon Falls last weekend on the low water area wishing I had some fat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    Iv'e been calling Truckee home for quite some time...Just took my first Fat ride on the shore of Donner Lake. It was fun mobbing over some of the big rocks with low tire pressure. Looking forward to some snow biking this winter
    we only 30min apart...reno. during the summer months some of my roadie friends & i ride old hwy 40 to the end and back.

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    kool... we should get together for a ride...do you have a Light ? I do like to nite ride. the snow should light up real well. I've got some ideas on where to ride but haven't tried them yet. I think the shoreline at Boca would be pretty good....I have a friend who rides the xc trails inTahoe City

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    kool... we should get together for a ride...do you have a Light ? I do like to nite ride. the snow should light up real well. I've got some ideas on where to ride but haven't tried them yet. I think the shoreline at Boca would be pretty good....I have a friend who rides the xc trails inTahoe City
    agreed as i enjoy meeting new folk, riding etc. however no light. I rode the emigrant tr about 3 weeks ago but on my full squishy bike. I started @ tahoe donner campground on 89 out & back was a good ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    kool... we should get together for a ride...do you have a Light ? I do like to nite ride. the snow should light up real well. I've got some ideas on where to ride but haven't tried them yet. I think the shoreline at Boca would be pretty good....I have a friend who rides the xc trails inTahoe City
    Thought I'd pipe in. I too live in Truckee, and my Beargrease is in the mail. I'd like to ride with some locals too. You own TOHD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    Iv'e been calling Truckee home for quite some time...Just took my first Fat ride on the shore of Donner Lake. It was fun mobbing over some of the big rocks with low tire pressure. Looking forward to some snow biking this winter
    Sick bike by the way!

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    We have a BONC (Bicyclist of Nevada County) trail maintenance/ride at Bullards Bar on December 1st which happens to land on International FatBike Day. It would be cool to have a bunch of NorCal/Reno Fatties there. I think Bullards will be a great ride for Fatties. It about 45 minutes north of Nevada City on the way to D-ville.

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    Testing the new "fattie" on local Nevada City trail

    I've had the Muk3 for 2 days and I already think it will be my only "horse" soon. I'm slower but having more fun than ever on 2 wheels. I can't wipe the grin off my face. I made this video just to play around with the camera and show a guy riding gratuitous "fatness" on a NorCal local trail.

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    emigrant is a favorite of mine, there is a way to do it as a loop that I prefer over the out n back. Days being short as they are lights make for more options. I night ride with a small group but there are only a 2 other fat bikes among us.Looks like my next few weekends will be out of town.

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    You guys know of any shops in that area that carry fat bikes in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    emigrant is a favorite of mine, there is a way to do it as a loop that I prefer over the out n back. Days being short as they are lights make for more options. I night ride with a small group but there are only a 2 other fat bikes among us.Looks like my next few weekends will be out of town.
    a loop would be sweet and having only been 1 time i didn't explore much but i know once closer to stampede i saw numerous trails.

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    Anyone know of Al fabricators in the Sac area? I'm interested in having my Voodoo Bokor modded to take fatties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmattcor View Post
    We have a BONC (Bicyclist of Nevada County) trail maintenance/ride at Bullards Bar on December 1st which happens to land on International FatBike Day. It would be cool to have a bunch of NorCal/Reno Fatties there. I think Bullards will be a great ride for Fatties. It about 45 minutes north of Nevada City on the way to D-ville.
    Any more details on the ride on Saturday. Going to try to make it up.

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    Hey man,

    Looks like it's gonna be a washout, so we've postponed the official club trail maint/ride part. You willing to ride in the rain with me?

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    Wash out

    Bullards is one of my favorite rides...judging by the 8-10 inches of rain they are calling for here in Truckee I'm gonna pass

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    Salsa is going to be doing demos at three shops this weekend, Spokesman in Santa Cruz, La Dolce Velo in San Jose, and Endless Cycles in Castro Valley. I don't know which shops on which days but I hear they'll have Mukluks and Beargreases!

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    Rode the Emigrant Trail in Truckee today. Perfect conditions.

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    that does look fun.

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    No rain in Folsom today, so we enjoyed a christmas eve ride around the lake. There was a few water puddles but nothing too bad.

    Hope everyone has a woderful and save holiday.

    Anyone planning to ride this week?

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    Anybody renting fatbikes in Truckee?
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    Truckee

    No Fat Bike Rentals that I know of at this time. The Backcountry LBS would be the most likely but I have yet to see a Fatty on display in any of our local shops. The movement is just starting to get a foot hold here..

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    Smile Cold Stream Canyon

    Here is a couple of pics from this past weekend. Conditions were pretty good hard pack with some "punchy" areas. Just starting to discover Fat Bike rides in the hood. This has a combination of snow shoe, ski and machine packed surfaces.
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    looks good.
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    Too bad. I wanted to try one this winter. I've been toying with the idea of getting a used one and reuse some of the components I have lying around to leave at the cabin, but I would need to try one first before committing. Coldstream Canyon looks pretty. I often go for a quick ride there in the summer. Good stuff. Can you actually pedal up the initial short steep climb in the snow, or do you have to push it?
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    Amazing as it may seem, I was able to ride to ride that hill to the top without dismounting.
    People have been sledding on it and have packed it down nice and hard. Traction was incredible. I rode up and around the ponds. I believe it is possible to ride to Lost Trail Lodge
    to the southeast and south to the horseshoe bend and beyond. I will venture out to the horse shoe bend next chance I get.

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    I got a nice ride in on the 06 fireroad in Truckee Saturday. I rode 45 minutes in, but had to turn around for light. It seemed like I could have easily kept going (given the number of sled tracks) and connect to the fiberboard freeway. I hear that there are several groomed options from Brockway Summit.

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    That's good to hear about the 06. It would be fun to Sled groom a track along the rim above the river where the Sawtooth trail goes. Nice Bear Grease BTW. I was north of Truckee 2 weekends ago riding some machine groomed from Sagehen towards Jackson meadows.
    Here are a couple shots from Cabin Creek last weekend...
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    Tioga Pass?

    Hi I'm new here, I have a pugs singlespeed,and a Moonlander,. I was wondering about riding the snow covered tioga pass. Anyone ever do this? Is it legal? I rode my M/L around the Fish Camp area a few weeks ago on the hard pack and it was great! Anyone interested in trying this? Thanks

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    Welcome H8workin

    I got my fatty in November so I'm new too. I've been enjoying the riding around Nevada City and up toward Donner. Bowman Lake Road is fun off of Hwy 20 just before 80.

    I'd like to come down south to try Tioga.

    I also have aspirations of a trans-sierra trip across Tioga pass or any other unplowed passes.
    I've always wanted to try the ski hunts, but I don't know if they are all in wilderness.

    Anyway, if you stayed on the road bed on tioga pass, I assume it would be legal.
    Good luck finding the roadbed with 12 feet of snow...lol

    I think a snowmobile forum may be a good place to start

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    Is that a pic of Bowman Lake rd ? I know the Jackson Meadows Rd at HWY 89 is groomed a long way in, in the summer they do connect. I've skied up the Tioga Pass before, the rd is easy to find going up the canyon. I don't believe they allow Snow mobiles on it. When Tioga Pass Resort was open in the winter they would run up & down with a Snow cat to bring in supplies. I believe TPR is now closed in the winter. Spring time would probably afford the best conditions to travel that spectacular terrain.

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    Yep, that's Bowman Lake Rd on New Year's Eve. I started at Rucker/Fuller lake area. I had a few snowmobiles fly by and give me the double take. It was a good gradual road to bike on nonetheless. I went about 5 miles back in there, but I suspect the tracks go all the way to Bowman Lake. Since the elevation is in the 5500 to 6000 ft range, it's ideally located for orographics and maximum snow dump.

    Another trans-sierra pass to try up our way would be Henness Pass Rd which drops into Jackson Meadow Reservoir eventually.

    This was a main thoroughfare for settlers in the mid 1800's since it was not as severe a pass as Donner.
    I've driven over it with a ft of snow in early November. This was before i knew what a fat bike was. It has great views of Sierra Buttes to the north.

    Anyone up for an adventure later this season?

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    I'm up for some day rides. Mostly exploring the backyard here around Truckee. I think Gold Lakes road From Bassett's to Upper Sardine Lake would make for a good ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Anybody renting fatbikes in Truckee?
    I just heard that Tahoe Donner XC may have a Demo Day coming up. Some folks from QBP
    were up showing off some Salsa's and Surley"s up there today. Paco's is starting to get Interesed so maybe give them a call. I have a friend who works at TD XC who rode one of the QBP Bikes and wants to groom some Fat Bike single track. It's always good when people who run the equipment get excited...

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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    I just heard that Tahoe Donner XC may have a Demo Day coming up. Some folks from QBP
    were up showing off some Salsa's and Surley"s up there today. Paco's is starting to get Interesed so maybe give them a call. I have a friend who works at TD XC who rode one of the QBP Bikes and wants to groom some Fat Bike single track. It's always good when people who run the equipment get excited...
    Thanks for the tip. I'll call before I go up in a few weeks.
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    Sweetness! Now I want to see if Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club will let us ride on XC trails as a test. Anyone interested in investigating that with me?

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    Also a fat biker in Norcal, now living in the Sacramento area. Have been riding it off road but never taken to the snow yet. Any place to ride around highway 50? I ask because highway 50 is closer to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmattcor View Post
    Sweetness! Now I want to see if Royal Gorge and Auburn Ski Club will let us ride on XC trails as a test. Anyone interested in investigating that with me?
    Not sure about Auburn Ski Club but the new GM at Royal Gorge used to be at TD and was not so open minded. I rode a Fat Bike test single track they groomed at TD XC last Wed, 3-4 miles long groomed with a roller pulled behind a snowmobile. I also heard they had some demo bikes up there today but have not verified that info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripower View Post
    I ride almost everyday out at Granite Bay (Basically, my backyard).
    Are you the one I saw with a yellow Pugsley coming from the high school parking lot?

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    Found some good Skier and Snow Shoe packed single track at Pole Creek off HWY 89
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    Quote Originally Posted by railntrail View Post
    Found some good Skier and Snow Shoe packed single track at Pole Creek off HWY 89
    how far Nth on 89 is this?
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