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    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?

    Hello All,

    New to the forum. As you may all know, December 2, 2017 is designated as Global Fatbike Day!

    Where are you riding?

    Please add pic of your ride.

    Ride on!

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    The Badlands at Island Lake Rec in Brighton, MI. Expecting up to 100 fatties!

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    NOOOO!!!! I have to work that day! Well, I guess I'll try to get out Thurs or Fri; I have those days off.
    Thanks for the heads up!

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    From my house past my local single track because it will be 45 degrees out and the trail will be muddy to a LBS sponsored Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis.
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    I’m just off a surgery yesterday so I might be a little late. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be riding some local trails soon I hope


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    From my house past my local single track because it will be 45 degrees out and the trail will be muddy to a LBS sponsored Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis.
    The river bottoms should be dry...

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    We have an urban ride heading from a Cleveland bar, out to the North Coast bikeway, up to the park, and back to the bar. Check out the CAMBA FB page.
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    It's sorta anti-climactic without snow, or at least bad weather, but WTH.

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    DC area Global Fat Bike Day!

    The DC area Global Fat Bike Day will be at Lake Fairfax:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/338128643326390
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    I have a road bike ride planned that day. It will qualify as a fat ride, but only because I am the one that's fat.

    Until Hallmark publishes cards, it's not a real thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    The DC area Global Fat Bike Day will be at Lake Fairfax:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/338128643326390
    That looks awesome. If I can get out of the house, I’d love to go.



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    GFBD - Easter Ross, Scotland

    Rather than have a designated meet up and ride time, we're doing a lazy man's drum-up.

    Garve Burger Van at 12:15.

    That means you can ride from anywhere to get there and leave when you like and ride at your own pace.

    Depending on a rider's arrival time from Thurso, I'll be leaving from Strathpeffer or Contin if anyone wants to join us from that direction.
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    Eastern Pennsylvania - either near Jim Thorpe or between Bethlehem and Easton.

    No snow anywhere in my state

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    Looks to be a sunny clear day with a high temperature of 60°F, so I think I will be riding my singlespeed rigid 9:zero:7 around my local (Los Gatos/San Jose area in California) trails. Mostly fire roads, but there’s some good technical singletrack to be had too.

    Will be riding somewhere around here:
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    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need

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    I’m also in for the “Badlands” gravel pit at ILRA in Michigan

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    Same place as last year, Round Top, NY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    East Lothian coast, SE Scotland UK
    That's damned wonderful country there!
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    Brandon Hills, Manitoba Canada!!

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    Carbondale, CO. But it hasn't snowed, the studded tires are mounted up, and might just tink away over the rocks and dirt anyway.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    Long Beach to Morgan's Point in Wainfleet, Ontario on the north east shore of Lake Erie.

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    No snow in Park City!!! We are going to ride our tandem in the dirt. it's not a fatty so I might have to take the dog out on the trail behind the house on my Mukluk. Supposed to snow a little on Sunday. This has been a crazy year.

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    SW CO is basically devoid of snow right now. Telluride even delayed opening their ski slopes. I got some fatbiking in the high country in early Nov, but I think the conditions are too sloppy/muddy right now with snow melt. I'll ride the 27.5s on dirt tomorrow, but the Dillinger 5s will remain on the rack.


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    Point Beach State Forest, Two Rivers , Wis. Riding the woods to the beach on Lake Michigan with 150+ other far bikers. Organized by Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Green Bay. Plan for tomorrow is fat bike drag races on the beach. Beer and pizza after the ride.
    No snow, high 40s and sunny on Sat.

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    Probably Glacier Ridge in Farmingville, Long Island
    I like turtles

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    it's a secretGlobal Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-15493615_1407408762626048_6291543257838495801_o.jpg

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    No snow in Fargo, but we’re riding there anyway
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    I think they need to re think the date. It was very warm last year here also. Tomorrow is going to be 48 degrees.
    I'd think end of January, beginning of February would probably work better.
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    Working today, so I did my ride yesterday. Did 7 miles on Days River Trail. Gloomy day, but fairly warm 40 degrees. Only the second time I've been back on the trail since I got hurt there in July. Good to be back! (today my butt is draggin'! ha!)

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    Is there a Global Plus Bike Day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
    Is there a Global Plus Bike Day?
    Yes February 30th every 5 years.
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    Somewhere in the woods in Maine

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    Taking it easy with a very sore back but did get in a 10 mile ride on bike paths in Sedgwick County Park, Wichita KS on my 1st year BG. #IBikeICT
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    global fatbike day

    Riding the rocks on Pumphouse trail in Wawayanda Park, NJ 24° this AM
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    Rode some local trails on my rigid singlespeed fatty today. Lots of steep climbs and descents (steepest climb was 31% grade, it caused pain on the singlespeed):
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='https://www.strava.com/activities/1299561686/embed/86942d2c7b08fc12c81096c57548fe10d26b31e1'></iframe>

    Hmm, embedding doesn’t seem to be working, so here is the link:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1299561686
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    Global Fat Bike Day at Rockland Preserve in Connecticut.

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    I cheated. I rode my Krampus today.
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    Our trail system in central Minnesota is closed because it's too warm...the freeze/thaw cycles make the trails soft after about 10 am. I rode 23 miles on my road bike. It was 50 degrees today, but going back into the deep freeze next week. Hopefully cold enough for the singletrack to harden up, and with luck we'll get some snow. Win-win though....if no snow, we can ride the singletrack, if there's snow, they'll groom for fatbikes.

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    Just another Winter day in Moab.....
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    From Southern Az...

    Just a real quick ride...

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    Me and my boy then about 1/3 of the total fat bike crowd today. The club Im with does a fat bike race here every year in February as we can ride there no matter the conditions.

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    Rode Rabbit Holes with Extraterrestrials on a 29er, not so fat, but I didn't exactly need float or much traction on frozen dirt

    Is it kind of quasi-fat if there's rim strip showing through holes?

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    Versailles State Park in Indiana. Pronounced "Ver-sayles!"

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    26 miles in the Pinelands of New Jersey, 3 riders, all single speeds.Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-24232776_10212742221843669_7764047653804782925_n.jpg

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    Great GFBD! 30 riders. Raahe, Finland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
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    The weather gods shawn down on us....

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    Nothing spectacular but I have it all to myself.
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    Had to do a bit of walking.

    Ice melting turned an innocuous little ford into a torrent with the added benefit of a waterfall at its edge with nasty consequences if you were to fall. It was deeper and faster on the return journey.

    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Had to do a bit of walking.

    Ice melting turned an innocuous little ford into a torrent with the added benefit of a waterfall at its edge with nasty consequences if you were to fall. It was deeper and faster on the return journey.

    The blood in feet just stopped when I looked at that pic. Now they're cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    The blood in feet just stopped when I looked at that pic. Now they're cold.

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    And I did it twice.

    Fortunately I am a believer in thick wool socks.
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    I'll be honest, and will probably get booed off this forum, but I don't ride my fat bike as a fat bike much anymore. I put a Fox 34 Boost fork on it a few months ago, swapped the wheelset to 27.5 x 3.0 Nobby Nics, and been having a blast on it. Because of my lack of fat biking, I didn't initiate the DC Edition of the Global Fat Bike Day a month ahead of time like I have the last 5 years. However, I was asked by several locals about it, felt guilty, and threw something together just a couple of days before the event. Word hardly got out, and we had about 10 fat bikers (about a 1/3 of last year's GFBD), and 10 more skinny bikers because we don't discriminate

    To make my bike fat bike "legal", I put 27.5 x 3.8" Bontrager Hodags on my bike, and I might like it better than the plus tires. We goofed around Lake Fairfax, then had some chili dogs after the ride


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    I'll be honest, and will probably get booed off this forum, but I don't ride my fat bike as a fat bike much anymore. I put a Fox 34 Boost fork on it a few months ago, swapped the wheelset to 27.5 x 3.0 Nobby Nics, and been having a blast on it. Because of my lack of fat biking, I didn't initiate the DC Edition of the Global Fat Bike Day a month ahead of time like I have the last 5 years. However, I was asked by several locals about it, felt guilty, and threw something together just a couple of days before the event. Word hardly got out, and we had about 10 fat bikers (about a 1/3 of last year's GFBD), and 10 more skinny bikers because we don't discriminate

    To make my bike fat bike "legal", I put 27.5 x 3.8" Bontrager Hodags on my bike, and I might like it better than the plus tires. We goofed around Lake Fairfax, then had some chili dogs after the ride


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    We're gonna need some more pics of that fork/wheel/tire setup.

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    The Pine Barrens. South Jersey. No snow here. Local trails GFBD and FR mountain a few days later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    And I did it twice.

    Fortunately I am a believer in thick wool socks.
    Hi Velobike!
    Great adventure, i assume that you are not only adept of thick wool socks, but a some whiskey next after (and, optionally, before) water-crossing!
    Jamie is a Hero, while crossing the cold river in all his clothing on him! Personally I prefer to pack all my clothing in dry bags before such winter-swimming challenge... especially in self-supported multi-day trip. And definitely, have some high-octane drink after.
    Global-Fat-Bike-Day congratulations to you, anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
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    Love that pic!!!!

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    Great video & Pics everyone! Thanks for sharing!

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    Looks like the snow dance finally paid off!!
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