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    how many fatbikes in UK?

    was just wondering how many fatbikes had made it across the pond to the british shores.

    any ideas

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    Got 2, + Mukluk frame and enough parts for my next build. Scotland.
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    12 in Edinburgh/East Lothian alone = Fat Central
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
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    One in East Yorkshire and rumours of a Pug nr by never see it though.

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    At least 2 Muks and 3 pugs in Cheshire, and at least 1 9zero7 in Calderdale

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    1 in NE Scotland - 907
    Moonlander & Pug in Aviemore (Backcountrybiking)

    Not too many of these North of Perth which is really surprising, given the terrain up here
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    1 Mukluk and 1 Pug in Merseyside

    1 Mukluk and 1 Pug in West Yorkshire (Andy & Jane)

    1 Pug and 1 full bouncer in South West Lakes

    What have you got Stubbster and where are you based?

    Looks like this years Gathering will be bigger than last years

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    There was a Fatback and a Mukluk out on our group ride last saturday.

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    And there are as many half fat bikes out there as well

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    I have 2 here in Ulverston but are usually in the north east, Newcastle.

    I sold my mukluk to a guy in Scarborough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnclimber View Post
    1 Mukluk and 1 Pug in Merseyside

    1 Mukluk and 1 Pug in West Yorkshire (Andy & Jane)

    1 Pug and 1 full bouncer in South West Lakes

    What have you got Stubbster and where are you based?

    Looks like this years Gathering will be bigger than last years
    ive just picked up a black ops about a week ago, im down in berkshire


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    so that up to 34 full fatties so far

    a small but exclusive club e are in

    dont tell everyone else how much fun it is.

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    Bristol. I have a Pugsley...........

    Any idea on the date for the Fat weekend, I missed it last year as I was "racing" at SSUK.

    Ideally different weekends please as SSEC and SSW are both too far away for me to manage this year................

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    ive got my 907 in nottingham, and before that i sold my pugs to a guy in the UK

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    Another Fat Bike riding against me from Manchester riding against me on Hit the North this morning
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    Mukluk in the North East

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    Guess I'll be one of Coastkid's dirty dozen..!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledfeet View Post
    Guess I'll be one of Coastkid's dirty dozen..!

    that sounds a bit rude

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    Three of us in Stokesley North Yorkshire

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashes View Post

    any idea on the date for the fat weekend.
    this!!!

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    Black Ops in Swansea South Wales, maiden beach ride at Aberavon today.

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    Druidh, this!!! what???

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    Think he means every weekend here on East Lothian some of us are out somewhere!
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    Who organises the Fat weekend and when is it likely to be?

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    Oh I see.................

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    +1 Pugs Leicestershire

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    Quote Originally Posted by druidh View Post
    Who organises the Fat weekend and when is it likely to be?
    Andy and Jane are sorting it out this year, Andy told me yesterday that they will start planning once they return from a race in Scandinavia in a couple of weeks time.

    If I was guessing (don't quote me) but I'd say it will be on a Fri/Sat/Sun sometime this summer and on the North Yorks coast

    Camping, beach riding, beer and banter

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    Excellent. The SSUK date should be announced in a few weeks.............

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    Maybe a good idea for a subforum or sticky?

    Let's see some uk group rides.....
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    sold my pugsley today to a nice chap from edinburgh......yet more for the north....blimey its surly mecca up there now.

    fired him a message to here too.
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    I'm about to finish my build, currently in the south east, but returning to my roots down in devon permanently this summer.

    I'd be up for some group rides/weekend on some of those scottish beaches!

    Currently building a mukluk/enabler, which is having frame beadblasted today, so i can hand polish it, and the fork in black.

    xt 1x10, surly/salsa hubs, rolling darryls (self-drilled, happening soon), raceface cranks, hope x2 brakes. All components are black.

    Can't wait!

    Any riders of fatties down in the South West?

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    theres more of us riding fatties thesedays so regular meets, maybe mini meets in different areas is the next step, especially with coastal areas but lets not forget woodlands etc.
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    1 Mukluk in Fife
    Hi guys

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    1 Mukluk in Fife Hi guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyman View Post
    sold my pugsley today to a nice chap from edinburgh......yet more for the north....blimey its surly mecca up there now.

    fired him a message to here too.
    Salty are you in Ulverston or the North East now?

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    Numbers will double once On*One's 100 Fat bikes land here this summer.

    #mainstream

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    back in newcastle now john, been here a week, after another 2 months in the lakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HT5rider View Post
    1 Mukluk in Fife
    Hi guys
    How long have you had your Mukluk for..? (Was thinking that I was the first person in Scotland to have one!)

    Would be interested in knowing where in Fife you are; although I live in Midlothian I work in Glenrothes and fancy exploring some Fife coast sometime.

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    Anyone around for a ride this coming Sunday ?, thinking about the south Lakes or Anglsey

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    I would of been in there in an instant if I was still in south lakes, been riding there daily for 2 months on the fat bikes and now and in Newcastle
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    Still can't believe that once you head North of Perth, there only seems to be me, Velo & the guys from backcountry biking that have fattys.
    Going to be a very long time before I bump into anybody
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    I have yet to see another in the wild!
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    Lancashire based Pug


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    *Waves* from the midlands. Pugsley owner here, attended fatbike gathering last year. Bring on this year !!
    "Get busy living or get busy dying, that's god damn right"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledfeet View Post
    How long have you had your Mukluk for..? (Was thinking that I was the first person in Scotland to have one!)

    Would be interested in knowing where in Fife you are; although I live in Midlothian I work in Glenrothes and fancy exploring some Fife coast sometime.
    I've had it for 3weeks - bought as a frame and forks from Triton cycles and thrown together with a selection of bits. Its actually an '11 frame tho. I'm based near Dunfermline.

    Tons of fat bike potential around the fife coast. I've done Tentsmuir and Leven to Elie (last sunday I did wave coastrider!) so far - both excellent rides - miles of beach and some good rocky stuff too but there is a lot more with the coastal path offering an alternative or return route

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbs View Post
    Any riders of fatties down in the South West?
    A couple of weeks ago I was pretty sure that I spotted fatbike tire treads up near Redlake, (in the heart of southern Dartmoor), and there was also a suspected fatbike tread reported a little further east on the 'moor within a few days of my sighting, so it certainly sounds like some kinda fattie was about down here recently. If we accept it was a fatbike, it's still unknown whether it's resident or migratory tho' ...

    Give it till a bit later in the year and there is every likelihood that there will be at least one more resident fatbike in the SW.

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    Hi HT5rider

    I want to do a ride sometime along the coast at Carnoustie, preferably when the army are not out playing
    A friend was a Green keeper there and says there is a lot of WW2 defence stuff to see, the beaches look good on Google Earth
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    Saw a SS white Pug at Llandegla mid week, the rider says it's never been ridden anywhere else and he pushes up the steep climbs.

    What a shame....

    I SS half fatted Llandegla on the same day and didn't push ;-)

    PS If any UK riders fancy a few beach miles in the North West early this Sunday morning I'll be around Crobsy/Southport as normal but looking for more dunes, just PM me for details

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    I'll be there myself on Sunday, with SWMBO and on foot ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    Just want to thank you Steve (SteveM) for great writing and photos and getting a beachriding article in a UK mainstream cycling publication

    The first ever beachriding specific article i believe

    Anyone interested can view the mag online;

    Singletrack Magazine | Issue 72
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