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    hi doc,yep its wet aint it?!!!, thats torness power station....a monstrosity of a building...,it employs alot of folk but what an eye sore
    and thens theres the waste that they say is safely desposed of...yeah right!,
    give me windfarms,wave energy and hydro dams anyday
    least the dams and windfarms have lots of tracks to cycle!
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    Nice pics guys, your making me want to take a winter trip to the coast!

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    A day at the beach, Kodiak Alaska style.

    It was sunny and cold in town, so we headed out to an eastern cape to ride but found fog and low clouds when we got there. Oh well. You can see the sun shining inland:



    The beach is mostly backed by low bluffs and meadows, but rocky outcrops make it narrower in places:



    Barny stops to watch the surge:







    There are a lot of these guys to negotiate on the beach:



    They mostly get out of the way:

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    nice shots Phil. looks fantastic.

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    Kodiak Alaska style

    Impressive beach!!
    Impressive photo's!!


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    tscheezy,
    Those are truly inspiring pictures!

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    Great shots as always, thanks

    What colour is the sand (?) there ??

    Almost looks volcanic !
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    ditto on the sand...,looks like icelandic coastline...
    except for those buffalo...they are vegetarian right?...
    think id sh** myself if i saw those on the shoreline
    great seeing all these diffrent coasts round the world..i had 2 days on the 29er sliding about in half frozen muddy woods so no new pics...,back to the coast next weekend...
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    The sand is slate-colored, because it comes from... wait for it.... slate! So yeah, sort of a dark gray. We do have a few white sand beaches of Katmai ash, but mostly the sand and rock are dark.

    I've chased buffalo for miles down trails when they refuse to step off the trail and let me by. They just keep running ahead of me seemingly for ever.
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    Wow! Great shots. Looks like there's some fun exploring to be had. Do you have to ride the low tides or is there beach access all day? Cool seeing the bison too.
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    A good long stretch of the beach is rideable at any stage of the tide, but firmer and faster sand gets exposed once the tide goes out a ways. The stuff high on the beach is very soft and not a lot of fun to churn through. If it freezes, then things are looking better, though the constant buffalo traffic tends to chop it up. There are a few capes and outcrops to ride around and some only require a medium height tide to round, though some require a minus tide. It's no problem just going up and over the bluff blocking beach passage though. Lots of buffalo trails.

    If we get some nice hard snow down low, this would be an amazing area to snowbike. The valley that comes down to the coast where we turned around is incredibly beautiful and riding up that would be an absolute hoot.

    I have some hundie rims I intend to build up soonish. That should open a few more doors.
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    tscheezy, you could do a film with sand and snow ,havent seen that yet..,
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    Snow on the Beach!!

    It's snows in The Hague.
    More than 10cm

    Thatís unique as we have the "warm" North sea next door.
    So more unique is snow on the beach!!

    Sorry, No bisons or British WW2 mini subs on this beach but a big snowman
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    ha ha,never seen a beach snowman!
    ive traded sand for snow this weekend too...will do a post tomorrow,satuardys ride up on the blog...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepatroltommy
    It's snows in The Hague.
    More than 10cm

    Thatís unique as we have the "warm" North sea next door.
    So more unique is snow on the beach!!

    Sorry, No bisons or British WW2 mini subs on this beach but a big snowman
    Now that really is COOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...9604&encType=1

    It's Lake Ontario and the bluffs themselves are off limits for a good reason. Not real stable.
    About 20 miles due north of you is some of the best fresh water sand available. Check out Sandbanks Beach Provincial Park in Prince Edward County. I used to take a 12' aluminum boat with a 5hp motor from there to Rochester in about an hour.

    I grew up there but have since moved to the Wet Coast (not a spelling mistake). I don't ride a fat bike but I'm thinking about it. I have more beach here than anywhere else I've ever been. All flat rock solid sand.

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    ive got the atlas out havin a look...
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    All the shore in Prince Edward County that isn't sand is limestone ledges & is perfect for trials. I never rode the sand but I used to ride trials on the ledges in the 60's on my old CCM.

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    CCM? trailninga are you on about ccm motorcycles?.my mate used to race them,still alot of mx models being raced here in twinshock racing in the UK...
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    No, CCM (Canadian Cycle & Motor) bicycles. Could be the same company? I know they made motorbikes for WWII. I think all they make now is hockey equipment.

    I've been riding bicycles off road since way before there were "mountain bikes". We rode what we had. In the 60's, bicycles were pretty tough machines. In my old stomping grounds, paved roads were just coming into vogue.

    The CCM Mustang (it's a chopper) we used for BMX style riding.

    We had an old fellow who made purpose built off road bikes. Oversized frames and big balloon whitewall tires like the cruisers now. He'd add gussets and build springer forks. This was in the late 50's and early 60's. I wish I could find an old Henley Bicycle just to show to the "Gary Fisher is God" club.
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    Looks like it may be a happy sand biking New Year for you MT
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    I used to ride my Pug in dry irrigation canals during the winter.
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    Xmas beach

    No more snowman, but an almost empty beach!!
    Bye bye all the extra Christmas calories
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepatroltommy
    No more snowman, but an almost empty beach!!
    Bye bye all the extra Christmas calories
    you getting some pratice for your D DAY beachlanding here in scotland febuary tommy?

    popped along beach today when out round local frozen woods,beach was rock solid frozen!



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    don't panic!!

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    LOL quality! dads army..i watched that as a kid...

    just found this on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1vPO...eature=related
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    I wanted to return to fraser Island for some terrific sand riding, but weather put paid to this. ... so I settled for a short ride on 4WD tracks in the northern reaches of Cooloola NP. Here are a few photos

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    Here is some photos of my not so exciting Los Angeles beach rides.











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    happy new year all my fatbike friends...

    as per last year a new years day beachride...,pity that hightide was midday..this is my local coastal town of north berwick where on january the 1st every year is the annual swim...where a bunch of loonies brave the mid winter elements and go for a (very) quick dip in the sea..
    it was -3celcius (damp air too) temperture this year with the cold snap..like i say..loonys



    heres a quick film..http://s399.photobucket.com/albums/p...sdayswimNB.flv

    no snow on coast but 2"deep inland where i stay..had a great day..emptyed the hip flask too...





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    bike patrol comes to scotland

    2 pugsleys in scotland this weekend as tommy (bike patrol) from the netherlands was over for some work meetings and brought his pugsley,weather was misty with cold drizzle but still got in a good beachride....

    twins...


















    we had great fun...despite awful weather managed to get some decent filming done,will post a film on the film thread when i get it edited...
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    here are a few shots from the great island trail out in wellfleet ma.
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    sunset beachride...

    a few pics from yesterday along the coast...



















    more here ; http://coastkid.blogspot.com/2010/02...to-thread.html
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    here's a few from the sandy neck dunes.
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    rottendan, those are great shots of Sandy Neck & Great Island. I grew up in E. Orleans, and used to ride my '83 DB MTB from Nauset Beach parking lot all the way to the end of South Beach in Chatham regularly, on what used to be a 6 mile ride (in the "lower sand" with tires down to 12psi) ...things are so much different now (2 breaks etc), including no more beach cabins out there...sad to see them go, many memories. I HAVE to get a FAT bike for when I visit my parents on the Cape, oh how awesome would it be to ride anywhere (not be forced to stay in "lower sand").

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    Coastkids blog Birthday

    Happy birthday Coastkid with your 1 year blog anniversary !!
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    Happy 1st Blog Birthday CK

    Looking forward to the Summer UK Fat Fest
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    tommy..heres the other half of that picture! lol



    yeah fatfest UK
    tommy will you come over?, 2 days beachriding/camping....
    anyone interested just need to get to edinburgh...with a fatbike
    date to be sorted... proberly a july/august weekend...
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    FFUK !



    Looking foreward to the Holy Isle and Bamburgh coast
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    general plan is get to my place friday night, ride best local coast i took tommy and hanneke from the WW2 subs to north berwick then drive down to camp near goswick and sunday ride out to holy island
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    Sounds like a good plan
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    Duddon Estury Beach Ride 11th March 2010

    The day dawned beautiful cold and bright.........

    My Pug has recovered from it`s braking woes and was ready for some serious beach action

    I`ve made a few small changes to the previous set up:-

    1. Avid BB7 mechanical brakes after the sea ate the pistons in my Hayes 9`s.

    2.Front mudguard has been replaced by a Zefal Croozer which I found purely by accident in my LBS. It`s massively wide !

    http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=237301

    3. Hopey steering damper. I was lucky enough to get this of Ebay for a good price, but have only recently fitted it.
    Initial impressions are VERY GOOD ! It drastically reduces the amount of front steering input needed on soft mud,soft sand,ruts and shingle.
    At times the back of the bike has been writhing around like a snake in a sack, whilst the front remains serenely untroubled

    http://www.hopey.org/default2.php

    Anyway, back to the ride.

    Here are a selection from the 80+ pix taken today.

    I rode from home to Sandscale Haws nature reserve, up the beach to Askam where I rode along Askam Pier .

    This is the remnant of the `slag bank` from the old iron works. It looks like the surface of the moon and is a fun ride with great views.

    http://www.duddon-estuary.org.uk/pdf...ry_Booklet.pdf

    Next down on the beach again, past the fishing boats and on across the sands to Dunnerholme which is a large Limestone outcrop topped with a golf course !

    http://www.thedunnerholmegolfclub.co.uk/

    The sand seems to go on forever, it ranges from smooth and firm through corrugated to wet and very sticky !

    When you look at some of the Pix you can see why I went with an Alfine in the end

    Anyway, enough talk, here are the Pix, enjoy !

    Dr FG
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    And the rest !
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    nice pics doc!
    good to see your pugs rolling again...
    the snow topped hills (lake district? or pennines?) look great as a backdrop to the coast
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    It is the Lake District CK.

    You can see Scafell (the tallest one), Coniston Old Man and even Fairfield Horseshoe in the far distance at Ambleside.

    It does make for a spectacular backdrop and it never looks the same twice !

    The nearer smooth longer hill across the Estuary is Black Combe which is just a few feet short of true mountain status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    He's baaack! Still like the images of the long tire marks in the sand the best. Hope to make some of my own someday.
    Thanks Doc!
    Hey thanks MT

    Believe it or not the tyre mark shots were done with you in mind !

    Cheers,
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    Nice place and nice photo's!!!

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    Thanks guys

    Love my fatbike !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood !
    what am I looking at here?
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    This :- http://www.hopey.org/default2.php

    It fits inside the steerer tube and connects to a baseplate which is fitted under the top cup of the headset.

    I believe that they are used in Motor cross, but this is a mountain bike specific item.

    The aim is to reduce the tendancy to over correct your steering in rough terrain, or ( in the case of a Fatbike) the self steering tendancies of the Endomorph tyre !
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