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    The biggest advance I had with the endomorphs, were on the parts we ride from the seafront to the firm sand and back.
    It's also big fun to see all the riders walking with their ultra light, high-tech, carbon frame, expensive bikes

    On the hard parts of the beach I had the advance of a 29er.

    I started back in the 900 and higher group and finished as 516.

    Next race please

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    I'm a fan of the "lightest latest most expensive high tech look what I got poser" isn't always better club. Did you give'em a little?

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    nice BPT!....I went to google looking for beach specific races but couldn't find any...which one was that? (link?)

    It would be nice to see a specific fat bike race on the beach!...is there one already?
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    With no mountains in the Netherlands, racing on the beach is very popular.
    The are all open races. You donít to be a member or something.
    Just bring a bike and a helmet.

    Pro riders use it for there wintertraining.

    This was the Rabobank Beach Challenge in my home town Scheveningen.
    http://www.interimsport.nl/beachchallenge/

    Other beach race in the Netherlands and Belgium.
    http://www.egmondpieregmond.nl
    http://www.mountainbike.be/beachrace
    http://ostendbeachrace.homestead.com/home.html
    http://www.mountainbikekustcriterium.be/

    and the longest 130 Km
    Hoek van Holland to Den Helder
    http://www.beachbiking.nl/

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    well done tommy
    thats the first beach race ive heard of and the pug would be the way to go!,
    they used to do sand racing on ovals on motorbikes until the mid 1960s and stockcar racing on the beaches until the early 1970s here in the UK but i never knew of any bicycle races on sand,but the netherlands is the embraced homeland of the bicycle and being coastal it makes sense...im well jealous!!!!!!, will just have to go a solo beachride tomorrow then! (bottom lip out,,,)
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    Broken lobster traps. I hate seeing these things, because every time one is lost at sea it just keeps killing and killing until it's smashed or washed ashore. One creature goes in for the bait, gets trapped and dies and another comes along to eat it, etc...


    No motorvehicles allowed.


    Local beach gravel. Sedimentary red sandstone (iron oxide) and glacial river gravel.


    Sponge Bob?!!


    A barnacle and some young mussels growing inside a piece of driftwood.


    It was a quick ride so I picked a landmark to pedal to before turning around.


    It isn't just a landmark to me. I found tracks all around this dead tree; coyote, fox, seagull, crow, mink, raccoon, sparrow, sandpiper. Everyone goes out of their way to check out what's new at the tree. It must be the local rest stop.


    I'll update with more pics as I get them. We're in for a few days of sloppy rain, but after that I'm going past the area where I took these photos to the mouth of the bay. I'll snap some photos of Pugs with the enormous dunes. Until then, keep it fat.
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    cool pics clong,those rims look real good
    wheres the beach at your riding?,i find alot of creels too,sometimes a whole string of them..


    heres some pics from the other day i was out...









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    love this shot CLONG
    NICE!


    I need to find more sand

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    Thanks coastkid71, MiniTrail. My beach is on the north Shore of Canada's smallest province. We're in the Gulf of St. Lawrence which is shallow, warm, and fairly well protected from the deep, cold Atlantic. Great swimming in the summer!


    http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&q=b...-8&sa=N&tab=wl

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    Great Pix Clong

    Looks like you will have lots of great places to go on your bike judging by the map you attatched.
    Looks like a really interesting part of the world
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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    some pics from last weekend and this..,the UK is kind of underwater this now..,regular trails are saturated...

    but the coast is always rideable...


    the classic beach pic...



    surf was up...


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    Hey CK,
    here in Cumbria if it rains any more I may have to try and get SPD WELLIES

    Is that a nuclear power station in your Pix ? We have lots of those in this part of the world too

    My Pug will soon be back on the road(aka beach) as the new rear brake caliper is now here.

    Cheers, Dr FG
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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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!
    Last edited by coastkid71; 12-07-2009 at 09:58 AM.
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    Doc/CK there's a thread in Passion showing more of the flooding in your area of the world. Shame it came on your vacation though CK.

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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:

    Last edited by tscheezy; 12-12-2009 at 06:49 PM.
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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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    Those are postcards!
    very nice!

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    Great shots as always, thanks

    What colour is the sand (?) there ??

    Almost looks volcanic !
    A Fatback'd Lefty for who life IS a Beach

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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...
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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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.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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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.
    Deceleration Trauma is my middle name

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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.
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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