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    Beach/Sand riding picture thread.

    It doesn`t snow very often where I live in the UK........

    BUT , being on a Peninsula means beach on three sides !

    That`s why I love my Pug.

    Recent beach ride on the Duddon Estuary , Enjoy!

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    is this a beach/sand riding thread Dr FG? 40 miles coastline here east of edinburgh-scotland.some films i made on are on youtube aswell here- http://www.youtube.com/my_videos









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    [QUOTE=coastkid71]is this a beach/sand riding thread Dr FG? 40 miles coastline here east of edinburgh-scotland.some films i made on are on youtube aswell here- http://www.youtube.com/my_videos

    Hi CK,
    I was hoping you would contribute, Thanks !

    Glad you like the pix Minitrail.
    When the tide is out the sand seems to go on forever

    All sand/ beach pix welcome in this thread.

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    got loads more beach pics
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    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    Those tires are awesome.

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    Very cool.

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    looks like a luner landscape,amazing!,is that sea or a lake?,notice how you get alot of float on the sand mixed with pebbles?,thats the stuff to head for!
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    the pic with the orange lifesaver is seacliff harbour,40 miles east of edinburgh in the county of east lothian,i live 3 miles inland from here
    the harbour is said to be the smallest in the UK,used by a creel fisherman
    info here-http://www.ports.org.uk/port.asp?id=734
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    Alaska Beach Riding

    Posted somewhere else on the forum - but here again: Cook Inlet beach riding/camping with the fat bike - 28 foot tides require some planning - or a miserable few hours clining to a muddy, collapsing bluff.
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    went a ride around john muir park the other night,6 miles from where i stay,john muir was born here at dunbar in east lothian and his family moved to america when he was a boy,dont need to tell you all in america what he did for conservation ,im sure if alive now he would approve of the pugsley for miminal enviromental impact <img src="http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp77/coastkid71/seacliffapril09008.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"><a href="http://s399.photobucket.com/albums/pp77/coastkid71/?action=view&current=seacliffapril09006.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/pp77/coastkid71/seacliffapril09006.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><embed width="448" height="361" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" src="http://i399.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid399.photobucket.com/albums/pp77/coastkid71/seacliffapril09014.flv">
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    Pix from Easter Sunday evenings `sunset` beach ride
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    A little photoshopping
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    once again great pics Dr FG cant beat a good coastal sunset

    the light at this time of year is fantastic,going to head down to holy island in northumberland soon ,its 10 miles south of berwick apon tweed which is only 30 miles down the A1 from where i stay,its an island with tidal causeway and you can ride the coast to there from berwick,be an overnight camping trip to try out my camping set up once i get my framebag from epic designs,be a good shakedown before heading to harris and lewis in june
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    Very cool, some crazy fat bikes in here (takes forever to load all the pics).

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71
    once again great pics Dr FG cant beat a good coastal sunset
    the light at this time of year is fantastic,going to head down to holy island in northumberland soon ,its 10 miles south of berwick apon tweed which is only 30 miles down the A1 from where i stay,its an island with tidal causeway and you can ride the coast to there from berwick,be an overnight camping trip to try out my camping set up once i get my framebag from epic designs,be a good shakedown before heading to harris and lewis in june
    I stayed on Holy Island a few years ago when we were travelling from Newcastle to Edinburgh.
    A really magical place, best appreciated when the tide is in and the causeway is closed.
    It is so peaceful then
    It would also be good to see the great castles of Bambrugh from the beach.
    If you do this ride lots of pix please !

    Barrnem, sorry the pix take so long to load, hopefully worth the wait though.

    Anyone spot the Faux endomorph trax in the upright `Pug on the beach` shot ?
    I would love to say it was intentional, but it was just luck.

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    Abolutely breathtaking pictures, Dr Feelygood! I'm spellbound by the sunsets, the far-off hills and the slight melancholy of it all...

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    Thanks Orkge.

    I took loads of pix that evening. Had to try and `capture` the moment as best I could.
    It was a very beautiful memorable ride.
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    made a coastride film the other evening,its not on the soft sand as was on my new built karate monkey which iam loving,did a 45 mile loop up into my local hills on sunday,it really flys anyway the trail above the cliffs in the film is the first trail i ever rode on my 1st mtb-a raliegh maverick se way back in 1987 when i was 16 and was cycling it home having just swapped a raliegh team replica racer for it,it was one of only 2 mtbs at high school,the other was a muddy fox,my friend had a dawes ranger even earlier in 85/86 and won a xmas timetrial on it so was maybe the first mtb competition winner in scotland!,though he went on to be scottish time trial champion sevaral times(12hour)funny that 22 years later im again riding steel fully ridgid bikes after lots of fancy suspension cannondales etc.. that cost a fortune back in the day(£2000 in 1997 for a v-brake headshock super v),i say keep bicycles simple and keep them for years and years and have lots of fun and memorys on them http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqE7-...aynext_from=QL
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    Link to a good `BEACH` Passion thread


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    Safe riding,

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    Still lovin` those Baja Pix Vic !
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    cool baja pics vik
    just like isle of harris in scotland add cacti and about 40 degrees
    i was just saying about riding in saltwater/beach sand and what ive done to improve lifespan of the pug and parts on another thread (fenders)
    i saw surfers and a couple of kite buggys today on the beach,thinking about the time they take to dress,walk to beach stand about posing a bit then finally paddling out (if conditions are right) to get a 20 second surf i think riding bikes and here on the beach with a pugsley is more miles per smiles ,im buying a ocean seayak soon(a sit on short kayak) for playing around on so just gonna have to make a pug trailer to take it down to the beach on

    heres the sort of exposure my pug gets alot,its still easier to clean than red clay mud
    once again going on the pugsley where nobody will have (successfully) cycled before
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    Yeah beach cruzing, its fun!
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    Cruising Auckland's Beaches

    My photography pales in this company but here are a few pics of winter riding in Auckland's inner harbour, the Waitemata. I haven't got out much this past month as it hasn't stopped raining.
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    see you have the surly hip flask on your pug too jesusburger, mine will go back on for cold winter niterides!,my nieghbour makes an amazing slow gin which goes down real nice!!
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    Hey JB,
    good to see you back and thanks for the Pix.
    The sunset shot is particularly special
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood !
    Hey JB,
    good to see you back and thanks for the Pix.
    The sunset shot is particularly special
    It's actually a sunrise. I entered a 50km race on two islands (joined by a bridge) in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf called The DUAL. It was a long day starting with an early morning ferry to get there, but lots of fun and a bit of a novelty to be riding on Rangitoto. This is a Volcano anyone visiting Auckland can't miss as it's in the middle of the harbour not far from downtown. You can see it behind the flags in the bottom picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71
    see you have the surly hip flask on your pug too jesusburger, mine will go back on for cold winter niterides!,my nieghbour makes an amazing slow gin which goes down real nice!!
    Mine has some of your countries finest in it. It doesn't get too cold in Auckland but you need a wee dram to warm you up when fixing flats in shorts ;^)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusburger
    It's actually a sunrise. I entered a 50km race on two islands (joined by a bridge) in the middle of the Hauraki Gulf called The DUAL. It was a long day starting with an early morning ferry to get there, but lots of fun and a bit of a novelty to be riding on Rangitoto. This is a Volcano anyone visiting Auckland can't miss as it's in the middle of the harbour not far from downtown. You can see it behind the flags in the bottom picture.
    Heh ! So THAT'S what a sunrise looks like

    Must admit to being more of a sun set kind of guy due to a chronic allergy to early mornings !

    Riding a Volcano is not a common experience here in the UK so I can fully appreciate the novelty factor

    Here's another sunset for you,
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    Cant compete with coastkids pictures, but here are a few pictures from a trip i did last spring from Buckeye, AZ to Quartsite, AZ. the trip took 3 days and 2 nights. 125 miles in total, only half were on trails. I was self contained, but did drop some water for myself about half way before i left, good thing, there is NO water out there.

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    Man Jimfab, that DOES look very dry !

    I like my sand wet (which is not a prob in the UK)

    Perfect Fatbike country though but too hot for me I think.
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    went on a dawn beachride today,got up at 3am
    drove 40 miles down to berwick upon tweed on the scottish/english border and rode along the coast and out around holy island (lindisfarne),a historic island normally accessable via a tidal causway- but theres a more fun way to get out there
    sunrise was 4am,low tide 6am,i will be making a film too which i can now post on the fatbike film thread

















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    Wow, that`s an EARLY ride

    Well worth it though
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    awesome pics as always CK

    hell, I'd stay up all night to catch some of that action
    thanks,its light from 4am to 11pm mid summer here this now (edinburgh-S.E. scotland)
    mid winter its light 8pm - 4 pm so you just gotta make the most of it
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    Let's put this Fat tires on the beach lovefest into perspective. Some from Maine
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikerx
    Let's put this Fat tires on the beach lovefest into perspective. Some from Maine
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    My, what strangley coloured sand you have in the main(E) !

    Must be alot of chlorine in your sea because I would swear it looks white

    Seems to be alot of other traffic on your beaches judging by the tread marks as well.

    seriously though, good pix and lets start a Snow/ Winter riding thread

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    Baltic sea, last weekend.










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    Great pix Mahatma

    Really like the one comming out of the sea with the water still clinging to the rear tyre

    Looks like you`ve experienced the Endomorph `bow wave ` in person

    The way that tyre cuts a channel in the water is something else.
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    went a local beechride early this morning,about 30 miles round trip, 6 miles to and from the beach,i rode out to the wrecks of the WW2 Xclass midget submarines,these were tied out in the bay before the end of the war and were used for target pratice by spitfire and hurricane pilots from RAF drem nearby,we used to find loads of spent bullets shells out here when we were kids,a kind of lagoon has growen vegitation over where we found them nowadays,


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    Cool Pix as always

    I went for a ride this AM and got lost !

    Luckily `found myself` again and just ended up going alot further than I planned.

    Terrain included sand/rocks/gravel/fields/road/traks.... well you get the idea.

    The Pug just does it ALL so well
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    cant resist...

    good thread, love those bluffs on lake Ontario.
























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    Quote Originally Posted by jesusburger
    My photography pales in this company but here are a few pics of winter riding in Auckland's inner harbour, the Waitemata. I haven't got out much this past month as it hasn't stopped raining.
    lol that last picture says swim between fags
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    Hey Bearbait, thanks for you excellent contribution

    I must admit, I love the look of Alaska beaches

    The hand,paw & endo print is a classic shot.
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    +2 on the grizzly print!,are we going to see a full film of the lost coast trip?,looked pretty hard going but amazing scenery,esp the icebergs
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    The pack raft looks ideal for the Cook Inlets tides. Did you paddle to Seldovia too?

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    ha! ideal? are you kidding me!
    Dylan and Bjorn Olsen went from Homer to Seldovia earlier this summer with pugsleys and packrafts, I missed that one. I think it was 4 days, good riding and lots of ocean.

    I'll finish the lost coast video eventually, the footage is too good not to.

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    planned a beachride today but helped a friend gardning today-but its good to help out folk
    heres some pics from last weekends beachrides dogsitting,it was the lowest and highest tides of the year,unreal how far out the tide was,riding along looking inland as if at sea,only spoiled by a gale force headwind-but enjoyed the return
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71
    planned a beachride today but helped a friend gardning today-but its good to help out folk
    heres some pics from last weekends beachrides dogsitting,it was the lowest and highest tides of the year,unreal how far out the tide was,riding along looking inland as if at sea,only spoiled by a gale force headwind-but enjoyed the return
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    what is that in the last picture?
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    A UK Police `no parking` cone ........on the beach !
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    i saw it way ahead and couldnt work out what it was at first,proberly 5 miles from the nearest tarmac road out here!

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    Hey MT ,

    great beach ride

    Fatbikes do `eat it up` but it can be a `bucking broncho ride`

    Have you considered the Mav SC32 up front?

    It really does make a difference !

    Looking forward to more of your Pix .

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    Mav has a lockout..... just sayin`
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    Had a friend down here in Australia who rode 10 deserts, 7000 odd km, sand dunes & towed a custom fat tyre trailer. Two different trailers shown as one snapped. Can read his increadible story in link below. Very inspiring guy.

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    desert adventure

    zepinator thats a great link you posted ,what an amazing adventure,loved the trailers,and the pedal radio!,hard to imagine the epic distances in austrailia despite watching tv programmes and seeing stuff on the web,must have been pretty daunting heading out into the deserts,thats real adventure sand riding thanks for sharing
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    when is surly going to make a fat tire big dummy? That would make more sense to me than a trailer. Certainly a crazy trip though!

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    Thanks Zepinator, Very inspiring!! I'm thinking of modifying my B.O.B. with a taller,fatter tire/rim set-up. Mabey a chopper rim & tire ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Thanks Zepinator, Very inspiring!! I'm thinking of modifying my B.O.B. with a taller,fatter tire/rim set-up. Mabey a chopper rim & tire ?
    Glad you guys/ girls have enjoyed the link. Just thought I would post up a few more of my favourite pics















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    Quote Originally Posted by ward
    Thanks Zepinator, Very inspiring!! I'm thinking of modifying my B.O.B. with a taller,fatter tire/rim set-up. Mabey a chopper rim & tire ?
    Ward, I've done that, have a hunt around under the pics of your bike, or something like that, there are some pics of it there.

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    Bearbait, I hope you keep that grizzly on a leash. Down in the lower 48 we have leash laws, don't you? Nice pics everyone. I have a snauxbike, maybe I'll take the plunge on a fatbike for my next purchase...

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    midweek sunset beachride/nightride

    summers nearly gone here now in scotland but got a quick short sleeve beachride in this evening riding back along in the dark, great fun some pics..,every sunset is always different..

















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    Beautiful shots CK

    Funny how the nights seem to get shorted quicker than they ever got longer.....
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    afer a 2 week lay off with injury its back on the beach!,was an amazing clear day and beaches were very quiet,possibly being halloween,made a film too and its on the film thread









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    Took the dog for a walk on the beach yesterday and it was beautiful !

    Must get the Pug back on the beach soon
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    cool pics minitrail the doc and myself will keep the thread alive through the winter months ahead!
    thursday evening...
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    and todays ride...





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    Dutch Coast

    Love to ride on the beach and tast the salt air!!

    Hey Coastkid, is that you on the otherside of the Northsea ??
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    hi tommy,yep i am indeed on the north sea coast,on the firth of forth estuary,next stop due east is norway
    heres another film for all you beach bums

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8cIO_I8IqI
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    Hey MT, great shots of your beach riding

    As CK says, us Brits will continue on the beaches in the Winter too

    Tommy, any chance of more Pix from your side of the North sea ?

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    another satuarday another beachride,,,.




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    You won`t regret getting some front bounce MT, it really does help

    The blocks are `tank traps` from WW2.

    They were put in place to prevent tanks and large vehicles getting off the beaches if there was a sea borne invasion.

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    mini trail the blocks are WW2 anti tank blocks, if `ze germans` had won the battle of britain then we would have proberly been invaded so coastal defences were built to slow down an invasion force until the home gaurd and RAF were scrambled,there was also posts out in the flat sand bays to stop gliders landing and machine gun pill boxes,i did some film at them yest which will go on my blog by tomorrow,
    heres one with the date written on it by the soilder who proberly made it..



    heres an intresting website of wartime here in east lothian http://www.eastlothianatwar.co.uk/

    anyway thanks to the supermarine spitfire it all wasnt needed
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    Stalag Warroora

    I'm camped here at Stalag Warroora, the Komendant forced me out of bed and onto the bike this morning!!!! I've included some pics of underwater friends and the camp, I'm sure you'll all commiserate with me......how do I cope...I'm a big tough Fat biker....well on the front wheel anyway....
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    More of Stalag Warroora

    Enjoy, but remember the pain ans suffering I went through to get these for you !!!!
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    cool pics ,i like the set up...,bike,boat,ski,etc.., could spend weeks there with all the toys to play on and wildlife to see
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    Alan ....... you must hate your life

    Cool Pix from Downunder and a beautiful beach
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Feelygood !
    Alan ....... you must hate your life

    Cool Pix from Downunder and a beautiful beach
    Doc...its awwwful....I need to do more therapy sessions to cope......

    Sadly it all comes to a halt tommorow, it's back to work for Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71
    cool pics ,i like the set up...,bike,boat,ski,etc.., could spend weeks there with all the toys to play on and wildlife to see
    Thanks mate, it gets me around, it's all I own. I don't have a house like normal folk.....means I can change locations real easy....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    sorry but I'm just not finding any sympathy for you

    and thanks for the awesome pictures
    Some people are just so heartless...... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm
    Thanks mate, it gets me around, it's all I own. I don't have a house like normal folk.....means I can change locations real easy....
    As I get older, I increasingly find that `Normal` is over-rated !!!

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    im now on holiday for 9days!!!!!!!!!!

    nothing to do but go ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71
    im now on holiday for 9days!!!!!!!!!!

    nothing to do but go ride
    Hey CK , have a good Pugsley Hols !

    My Pug is unhappy at the moment due to brake `issues`

    But I have made the correct diagnosis and spare part surgery is scheduled
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    im having a week (and 2 wknds) riding pugs mainly at home around the coast, but hope to do a mini road trip up to NW scotland to sandwood bay, 6 hour/285 mile drive end to end of scotland (s.e to s.w. corner) leave midnight drive up in car with pugsley-spend the day then head back again in the evening,sandwood bay is the most remote and said scenic beach in scotland-accessable by a rough 4 mile track..., i went there back in 2001 on a motorbike,its an amazing place,beach is 2 miles long between cliffs with a sea stack and dunes inland, heres a really cool film at sandwood bay, the music is the exellent scottish band `the beta band` i like this film,esp at 5.00mins!!, but i will do my own film.., enjoy...,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uMIbp9tRKo
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    Great pics there folks!

    There are some fun pics of steel frames riding on the beach. I'm curious what, if anything, you guys do to prevent your frames and parts from rusting.

    Cheers,

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    just spray them inside with a frame preserver/wax then go ride..., dont worry about the rust.., its a cro moly not mild steel frameset so will take years to rust through,buy the time it does you will be onto another fatbike/pugsley build anyway so dont worry about it...,just get out there,get your moneys worth and enjoy...,
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    Beach race

    Beach challenge Scheveningen, The Netherlands

    1000 riders

    But only one Surly Pugsley and www.fatcyclist.com jersey!!

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    Great photo. The sand looks very firm. Any parts of the race where you had an advantage on Endomorphs?

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    Cool BPT

    Now that is the right tool for the job
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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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    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
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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
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