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    drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
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    Good job! DC Area and Mid-Atlantic Fat Bikers

    C'mon out of the woodwork, Washington DC area and Mid-Atlantic fat bikers! Show your stuff and let us know where you ride. Maybe even do fat bike meetups for a spin some time.

    I'll start --

    Name and approximate location: Rickyd in College Park, MD

    Fat Bike: Vertigo Cycles Ti Fat Bike, right now set up as a singlespeed with Lefty shock. I also have a Jones Ti SpaceFrame with a fat front set up as singlespeed.



    Usual Parks Ridden: Wakefield/Accotink (weeknights), Rosaryville, Fountainhead, Schaeffer, Gambrill, Frederick Watershed, Avalon (on weekends or if I can escape work early enough)

    Anyone know any decent beach or sandy spots to ride? I'd love to see how the fatty plays in the sand.
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    I bought Austin R's (think he mentioned knowing you) SS Karate Monkey back in Feb. Been thinking about adding a fat front to it and have run through several builds on paper. In the end it comes down to that I would like a full fat and am hesitant on buying parts for 1/2 fat only to ditch it months later.

    A little over a month ago I saw a guy riding a Mukluk 2 on the new Seneca Ridge Trail. So there are some fats out this way.

    Name and approximate location: Brad, Gaithersburg MD

    Usual Parks Ridden: Anything in Gaithersburg and Germantown/Boyds. I live 150yds from the trail at Seneca Creek SP so I usually ride that and Seneca Ridge since time is usually short to sneak in a ride.

    Can't think of anything sandy nearby. Probably would need to head down to the bay or eastern shore.

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    Yo! DrEvil and Bradster

    How you likin those hu dos? And a lefty too.

    I am up around Harpers Ferry, ride the Shed, Winchester, Schlaffer, Davis and others.

    Have you tried some creek/river bottoms for sand/mud wheelin? The shore is not too far away.

    Got a buddy on a fat front 29r ss.

    Might see me on this


    I am not on here very much(boring day at work today). If you PM me we can swap emails and try to hookup sometime.

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    DC Area and Mid-Atlantic Fat Bikers

    Greetings

    Name and approximate location Steven, Ellicot City

    Bike 20" Fatback, with a hodge podge of parts. I put it together at the end of 2010 thinking it would be mostly for snow. It is the olnly mtb I rode all of 2011. Lately doing back to back rides with a carbon hardtail for comparison.

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    Usual parks ridden Avalon, Gambril/Watershed,Schaefer and Little Bennet
    Did the Moco Epic.
    There are some small sand bar's along the Patapsco from were they removed the Dam.
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    They removed the dam? The one below the Hilton area? Woah.
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    Name and approximate location: Rick, Vienna VA

    Fat Bike: 18' Alu Fat Back ( the greenback)

    Most of my riding so far has been on local trails and creek paths nearby, portions of the CCT, and some exploring along the VA side of the Potomac. I'm always looking for somewhere that Ruby can accompany me but around here, that's easier said than done.
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    They removed the dam just North of the Paper Mill, kinda crazy how much sand there was backed up behind it when they first took it out there was a sand bar about the size of a football field and close to 8 feet high. I have heard Blode's(below Hilton area) is scheduled to be removed. I am goning to hate seeing that one go, Blode's was the first underwater power generator in world. We used to go under it to get to the other side when I first started riding there, the swining bridge was closed for years.

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    They removed the dam? The one below the Hilton area? Woah.
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    When I lived in Annapolis, I loved riding the street in DC. Some of my favorite riding of all. All around the mall, over the bridge and out to National Airport. It was also fun to hover around the top of the steps at The Capital waiting for security to turn their backs and go down the stairs!

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    Hey y'all. I knew I wasn't the only fatty around our parts, but I just didn't know who else was running the chub tires too. The only other fat biker I've ridden with is Dyultimate, who rides a sweet ti Fatback with SC-32 fork that he built up last year.

    Scotty, I'm headed out to the Canaan MTB Festival in a couple of months, and no doubt bringing the Vertigo. You gonna make it out to that?

    Shoo, I have to make it to Avalon soon. It's one of my favorite trail systems that I don't get to enough. I'm a little confused about the dam. If it is what I think it is (at the bottom of the Buzzards Rock run), that doesn't compute to me. That also means I've been absent from there for far too long. Do you ever hit the pump track at Rockburn with the Fatback? I can't wait until the skills session is done over there.

    Last night I rode at Schaeffer and did several laps at their pump track before joining the MORE ride. I discovered pump tracks aren't their forte, but they hang just fine:


    (Self-portrait double exposure)

    Tomorrow I'm going to the Frederick Watershed. I want to see how silly bouncy good this bike will get on stuff like Salamander or Iceberg. Ping me by tonight for details if you want to join at a rock-crawlin' pace.
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    Drevil,

    Bloede's Dam is at the bottom of Buzzards Rock run and is still there for the time being.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/droit/6972365628/" title="Dam's by bdroit, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/6972365628_395db5146a_z.jpg" width="510" height="500" alt="Dam's"></a>
    Look closely, in the lower right is Bloede's dam, Simpkin's dam is in upper left corner and is now gone.

    I have been through the pump track a couple times, less than ideal match up. Rockburn is a very small and tight pumptrack. Your bike would fit better than mine but still less than ideal.

    If I don't need to work Frederick tomorrow sounds inviting.

    Steven

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    Shoo, I have to make it to Avalon soon. It's one of my favorite trail systems that I don't get to enough. I'm a little confused about the dam. If it is what I think it is (at the bottom of the Buzzards Rock run), that doesn't compute to me. That also means I've been absent from there for far too long. Do you ever hit the pump track at Rockburn with the Fatback? I can't wait until the skills session is done over there.



    Tomorrow I'm going to the Frederick Watershed. I want to see how silly bouncy good this bike will get on stuff like Salamander or Iceberg. Ping me by tonight for details if you want to join at a rock-crawlin' pace.
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    Name and approximate location:
    Mark / Ashburn, VA


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    I will ride anywhere. The closest place I ride (weekly) is Difficult Run/Lake Fairfax Park.


    Fat Bikes:
    TommiSea Destoyer - It's a 3 speed IGH w/carbon Fatback fork. It's my urban bike.
    Fatback - I change the setup based on the use. I have a set of summer 47mm and winter 70/80mm wheels. I can use the Maverick sus or the carbon Fatback fork. It's a 1x9. I XC race it and did the Susitna 100 in AK this year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by redline814 View Post
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    Saw that you did Bakers and did pretty decently looking at the results. I was there but was too lazy to do more than 4 laps. The course was rippin' fast, but I undergeared and spun like crazy.
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    Local parks: Wakefield/Accotink, Fountain Head, Difficult Run/Lake Fairfax Park, Rossaryville


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    Ti Fatback
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    Hey y'all. I knew I wasn't the only fatty around our parts, but I just didn't know who else was running the chub tires too. The only other fat biker I've ridden with is Dyultimate, who rides a sweet ti Fatback with SC-32 fork that he built up last year.

    Scotty, I'm headed out to the Canaan MTB Festival in a couple of months, and no doubt bringing the Vertigo. You gonna make it out to that?

    Shoo, I have to make it to Avalon soon. It's one of my favorite trail systems that I don't get to enough. I'm a little confused about the dam. If it is what I think it is (at the bottom of the Buzzards Rock run), that doesn't compute to me. That also means I've been absent from there for far too long. Do you ever hit the pump track at Rockburn with the Fatback? I can't wait until the skills session is done over there.

    Last night I rode at Schaeffer and did several laps at their pump track before joining the MORE ride. I discovered pump tracks aren't their forte, but they hang just fine:


    (Self-portrait double exposure)

    Tomorrow I'm going to the Frederick Watershed. I want to see how silly bouncy good this bike will get on stuff like Salamander or Iceberg. Ping me by tonight for details if you want to join at a rock-crawlin' pace.
    And you have ridden this one of course!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by P'sanbiker View Post
    And you have ridden this one of course!!
    Duhhhhhh How could I have forgotten?

    P'san let me play on his ti snow bike for a few hours to help me figure out what I was looking for in a fatty. It's pretty dang light!

    Titanium Fattie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post

    Scotty, I'm headed out to the Canaan MTB Festival in a couple of months, and no doubt bringing the Vertigo. You gonna make it out to that?
    I will try, have to check my work schedule. Canaan MTB Festival

    Be nice to have another Fat biker there that way I don't get all the stupid looks.

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    I just started mountainbiking after a two year layoff and about 40 lbs ago. Riding a 29er up around the Germantown, MD area and hope to have a Pugs in the stable soon.

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    On Memorial Day (this Monday, 5/28/12), P’San and I are meeting up at Fountainhead at 10 to float our fatties around the humps and bumps there. Not planning a fast ride, and we’ll most likely stop to play around on some of the more interesting features.

    If they close the trail due to soft conditions, we’re gonna detour to Laurel Hill instead and park in the prison parking lot, as long as it’s not raining (and didn’t the night before).

    C’mon out and join us for some fun. It’d be cool to know if you’re joining us, but otherwise we’ll see you there.

    -rickyd
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    On Memorial Day (this Monday, 5/28/12), P’San and I are meeting up at Fountainhead at 10 to float our fatties around the humps and bumps there. Not planning a fast ride, and we’ll most likely stop to play around on some of the more interesting features.

    If they close the trail due to soft conditions, we’re gonna detour to Laurel Hill instead and park in the prison parking lot, as long as it’s not raining (and didn’t the night before).

    C’mon out and join us for some fun. It’d be cool to know if you’re joining us, but otherwise we’ll see you there.

    -rickyd
    I'm game for this. I have yet to ride FH since they did the remodel. I will check back in with you the night before just to make sure it's still a GO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redline814 View Post
    I'm game for this. I have yet to ride FH since they did the remodel. I will check back in with you the night before just to make sure it's still a GO.
    Pure, unadulterated sadness cuz its raining pretty good right now, and any hope of a Fountainhead ride are dashed. In fact, I'm not sure what will be rideable tomorrow, so I'm calling off the alternate ride at Laurel Hill as well just to be on the safe side. We'll try another meetup again soon.

    Have a great Memorial Day!
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    Yeah, agreed. Good call.

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    I'm in Reston and I have a Pugsley on Darryls.

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    If anyone wants to meet up this weekend, I'll be at Rockburn Skills Park ~10 on Friday. Saturday, I'm hitting up the Tour de Fat in DC -- but probably won't be riding my Vertigo because I don't want to worry about it getting swiped. Sunday, I'm leading a ride at the Frederick Watershed for my sponsor shop, departing from the Hamburg Parking lot at 10.

    Next weekend, I'm headed out to the Canaan MTB festival in West Virginia. Totally stoked for that!

    It'd be cool to meet and ride with other local fatties, so come on out!
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    Sounds like a fun weekend. I would love to meetup at Rockburn this morning but have to work. Same with tomorrow. Might be able to make it Sunday, how long to you plan to be out on the trails?

    Cheers,
    Steven

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    If anyone wants to meet up this weekend, I'll be at Rockburn Skills Park ~10 on Friday. Saturday, I'm hitting up the Tour de Fat in DC -- but probably won't be riding my Vertigo because I don't want to worry about it getting swiped. Sunday, I'm leading a ride at the Frederick Watershed for my sponsor shop, departing from the Hamburg Parking lot at 10.

    Next weekend, I'm headed out to the Canaan MTB festival in West Virginia. Totally stoked for that!

    It'd be cool to meet and ride with other local fatties, so come on out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoo View Post
    Sounds like a fun weekend. I would love to meetup at Rockburn this morning but have to work. Same with tomorrow. Might be able to make it Sunday, how long to you plan to be out on the trails?

    Cheers,
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    Shoo,

    Cool! Maybe 3-4 hours, depending who (if anyone) shows up. I usually play it by ear. More details.
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    Saturday July 14, rolling at 10 @ Schaeffer Farms. Anyone want to bring out a fatty and join me? Cheers,

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    Dang! Short notice, might be able to juggle some things around and make it. I will see what I can do.

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    Saturday July 14, rolling at 10 @ Schaeffer Farms. Anyone want to bring out a fatty and join me? Cheers,

    rickyd
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    Reading this at 1024AM and still drinking coffee, wanna meet at the Shed Sunday? I can ride an hour or so before work.

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    Thanks for the head's up. On the road with family so I have to pass this time but I'll keep an eye out for future chances to meet up and ride.
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    Yeah, sorry for the short notice. I wasn't sure what the plans were exactly until late last night.

    I actually did run into a Pugs rider, but only after I finished my ride and was chillin' at the car. Said he lived close by and occasionally rides the fatty, but has a 29er for most rides. You reading this? I actually have yet to ride with another fatty (while riding my own.)

    I met up with friends, but had a flat not 10 minutes into the ride. I told them to soldier on, and good thing, because I ended up getting 2 more flats using BRAND NEW Specialized 26x2.1 tubes that exploded at the seam, methinks due to overstretching. I haven't had issues before, but 3 flats in one ride...WTF? Lucky I had a Surly Pugs tube in the car so I could get in at least a few miles.




    Scotty, as much as I'd like to join ya, wife and I have plans and need to do a quicker ride. We need to get the gang together yet.
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    Not familiar with the TP carving, I always associate that with Kegley.

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    TP= toilet paper

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    Annual MORE Summer Picnic this Sunday at Rockburn Skills Park. Food, fun, and rides beforehand (and at the Rockburn). Anyone else gonna make it out?

    MORE Forums - July 22nd, 2012
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    C'mon Scott, Steve, DL, Rick, Mark and all you other local fatties! Another fat meetup opportunity. We still have yet to meet :

    What: No-Drop rock crawlin' ride around on your fatty at the Frederick Watershed. We'll tailor the ride to the crowd, but thinking Lawn Mower, Rusted Bug, Knucklebuster, Enchanted Forest, Buck Flats and whatever else comes our way.
    Where: Hamburg Rd Parking Lot (39.515964,-77.493916 )
    When: This Saturday, July 28, 2012, rollin' at 10am.
    Who: Anyone without the racerboy/hurryup attitude.
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    Hmmm, put me down a a possible maybe. Have to check with wifey and I would have to leave for work by 3.

    BTW spent last weekend doing chores in Davis but did get a fat ride in on Dobbins House.

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    Thanks for the invite. I do want to meet up and ride but I have to work. Have fun!


    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    C'mon Scott, Steve, DL, Rick, Mark and all you other local fatties! Another fat meetup opportunity. We still have yet to meet :

    What: No-Drop rock crawlin' ride around on your fatty at the Frederick Watershed. We'll tailor the ride to the crowd, but thinking Lawn Mower, Rusted Bug, Knucklebuster, Enchanted Forest, Buck Flats and whatever else comes our way.
    Where: Hamburg Rd Parking Lot (39.515964,-77.493916 )
    When: This Saturday, July 28, 2012, rollin' at 10am.
    Who: Anyone without the racerboy/hurryup attitude.
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    Still out of town on (vacation) so I can't make this. Will get together with you guys eventually. Thanks Drevil
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    Hmmm, put me down a a possible maybe. Have to check with wifey and I would have to leave for work by 3.

    BTW spent last weekend doing chores in Davis but did get a fat ride in on Dobbins House.
    Scott,

    You in for tomorrow then? Does the start time work for you? We'll be done before 3. I was thinking we'd wrap up by 1:30 at the latest.

    Anyone else? Cheers,

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    I can not make it that early. I would be able to ride around 1ish.

    Have phun.

    BTW I have my RD rims built and a Moolander fork, thinking about setting the Pugs back up rigid to test it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    I can not make it that early. I would be able to ride around 1ish.

    Have phun.

    BTW I have my RD rims built and a Moolander fork, thinking about setting the Pugs back up rigid to test it out.
    Bummer. Well, since I haven't heard from anyone else, I'm gonna roll down at Fountainhead instead in the morning. PM if you want to meet.
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    Finally rode with another fat biker when I bumped into Fatback Mark on my first ride at Lake Fairfax last night. He was going so fast that I forgot to take pictures Really cool to be behind another fat biker and see how they handle the trail.

    Frederick Watershed at 10am this Saturday (8/18) anyone?
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    Its supposed to rain like heck Friday night and Sat. morning.

    I could go after work on Sunday, bout 4ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottybinwv View Post
    Its supposed to rain like heck Friday night and Sat. morning.

    I could go after work on Sunday, bout 4ish?
    Sorry Scott, can't make it Sunday...
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    Simon, Half Fat from Eastern WV. Scotty is one of my Home Boys. I will ride anywhere
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    Go buy a Pizza

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    Yea I like small frames.
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    Biggest flock of fatties I've ridden with so far: 3 of us at the Wakefield Thursday Night Ride!



    GISDork (guy on the right) also mentioned the Raystown FrozenFat in January 2013.

    So anyone want to meet up for the Global Fat Bike Day on 12/1? I suggested Gambrill, but whatever works. Maybe we can get a train of us jumping off the Salamander dropoff at Fountainhead instead?
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    I hope to be joining the club very soon. I'm looking to buy a Muk 3 in the next week. I'm in Morgantown WV, anyone else from around here?

    Scott

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    TNR are great, its was nice to ride with other fatties

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    Didnt realize today was Veterans Day, not Monday...

    I'm riding Monday, 11/12/12 at 10am at Schaeffer Farm, if anyone wants to meet. Cheers,

    Rickyd
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    I went on the club ride at Little Bennett over the weekend. I met Leo with an orange Fatback and we chatted before and during the ride. We rode in the moderate paced group. Out of 15+, only about 5 riders tried the "RepairMax Challenge" climb from the Epic. Leo was the only one to clear it wearing Nates on Uma 90's(?).

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