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    Fat Bikes in the Winter Olympics

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    Makes sense. Brilliant idea!
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    I think it could happen, but it might be a pretty long time before it does.
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    Fatbike slopestyle....you bet!

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    I've always wanted to watch a race where the average speed is 5 mph.
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    Cyclocross would be better.

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    Fat bike biathlon. That is all.

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    Trying to figure out how to work fatbikes into figure skating, but the brain just isn't making it happen. If it could be done, I might actually watch it.

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    Fatbike downhill races. Then we'd get some good suspension development.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    Nah, not the Olympics please.

    The last thing fatbikes need is the attention of the men in blazers with clipboards...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I've always wanted to watch a race where the average speed is 5 mph.
    My thoughts exactly, but they probably would build a fast course with crazy banked turns, berms, & drops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Cyclocross would be better.
    Yes, but Cyclocross isn't 100% on snow/ice. Fatbike snow races, however, would pass muster of the "allowable" winter sports.

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    Olympics...Consider it "Jumped the Shark".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Cyclocross would be better.
    Quote Originally Posted by evandy View Post
    Yes, but Cyclocross isn't 100% on snow/ice. Fatbike snow races, however, would pass muster of the "allowable" winter sports.
    you obviously weren't at the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships this year in Philly. The race was 100% on snow/ice. There was even a fatbike entered.
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    No way, because then fat bikers would have to wear those dumb ass sweaters that all the other US athletes had to wear at the opening ceremonies. Nothing like having the worst outfits in the games to represent the America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickmtbnutcase View Post
    Fatbike slopestyle....you bet!
    I was gonna say the same thingHowbout a fatbike biathalon like someone suggested, but instead of tiny little circles to shoot at they get to fire rpg's at convicted taliban terrorists? Can you say "bring out the mop and bucket!" Hell, I would donate money to watch that s**t!
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    Fat Bikes in the Winter Olympics

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    Fat bike biathlon. That is all.
    This, except with skeet shooting. Pedal 2.5k, shot 25, repeat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT View Post
    This, except with skeet shooting. Pedal 2.5k, shot 25, repeat.
    ...or pedal 10k lap, drink 2 pints beer, repeat, with penalties for upchuck and pee stops, repeat until three competitors left.

    I'm sure some of you lads are in training for this already
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbsbiker View Post
    Cyclocross would be better.
    This. Fat bike racing is boring to watch

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    Seems like it would be pretty damn easy to incorporate. Just use all the same courses as XC skiing and Biathlon.
    I think there would probably need to be some sort of international circuit for it before it could be a justified Olympic sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jddjirikian View Post
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    I think I like your avatar... Tele-Jerry FTW!
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    Fat Bikes in the Winter Olympics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    I've always wanted to watch a race where the average speed is 5 mph.
    It’d be metric craploads more exciting than this boring “sport” called “curling”.
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    C'mon... Fatbike downhill giant slalom & fatbike half pipe. If WOMEN can do the giant slalom on skis, surely the more adventurous of us can do it on our fattys??? But there is the downside. A wipeout at 60 - 70 MPH is likely to break stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT View Post
    This, except with skeet shooting. Pedal 2.5k, shot 25, repeat.
    Should be able to shoot while riding a fat bike. A point deduction if you stop to shoot or put a foot down. I've already got my bike setup but I don't know what I'll do with the new Borealis.

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