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    The Labor Day Weekend Fat-Bike Peace Talks- Photo Thread

    Brothers and Sister, Uncles and Cousins....Gnomes, Sprites, Fairys and Smurfs.....distinguished guests, and members of the board. I've noticed that our utopia of a forum is experiencing some growing pains. Some people's bikes are too light or they don't seem to fly straight.....Things seem a bit tense. I actually had to lock a thread in this forum for the first time, this week.

    So I propose a weekend of peace talks, with photos from all of our weekend rides. Post your mountain meadows and beautiful sunsets or beach rides...and if you feel like it, you can make suggestions on how we can proliferate a fair and peaceful mtbr fat bike forum, ala choy.

    I'll get the ball rolling with this...


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    my commute this am

    ride N smile
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    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    Re: The Labor Day Weekend Fat-Bike Peace Talks- Photo Thread

    Peaceful muddy morning.

    ...Be careful what you're looking at because it might be looking back...

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    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    ^ where is this beautiful place?
    Navajo Lake in southwestern Utah. It's almost the only trail I ride in the summer.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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    The Labor Day Weekend Fat-Bike Peace Talks- Photo Thread

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    Fargo Ti + Moonlander + Necro Pug + Nature Boy

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    The Labor Day Weekend Fat-Bike Peace Talks-  Photo Thread-imag0719.jpg

    Enjoying a dry creek bed

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    Break time after riding the trails at Cuyuna

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    Where is the "like" button? great thread, just ride.

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    Maybe we need a thread on each rider's top 10 SNAFU's with fatbiking and what we did to fix them. State our problem, the cause, and most important our solution. No questions, no debates, just a collection of facts of what we do to fix issues with the fatbikes we ride.

    My Labor Day weekend somewhat started last Wednesday. Lately I've been making an effort to drive out and ride trails I've never been to. Some are new, and some have been around for years but just never got around to riding them, like this one in Ionia:


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    This was actually Tuesday... dragged this load for over a mile...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/51222326@N04/9640505713/" title="S1480007 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/9640505713_7842e0cd0e.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="S1480007"></a>

    Building another hammock rack...

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    It's been a dozen and a half years since the last time I did lift-assisted biking. Yesterday's episode was at Bryce Resort in northwestern Virginia. It isn't crazy gnar-core like other places I've seen, so my fat bike with Lefty was perfect.


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    So, just got back from a week on Cape Cod.

    Since I'm behind the lens most of the time, my wife is the subject you'll see.

    And while not fat BIKE related, I included some killer "fat" from the local French "PB Boulangerie" in Wellfleet, I think we ate breakfast there, every morning. Right on Rt. 6, if you pass it by without stopping, you're missing out on some phenomenal caloric uptake opportunity.

    Beach was fun, but the dunes outside of Provincetown were out of this world for fat biking.

    And why someone doesn't have a Surly rental fleet in each town is beyond me, the response everywhere from vacationers, rangers, passers by, was universally, "OMG, where can I get one, that is the most awesome thing I have ever seen, I would rock one in a moment here if somebody had them to rent".....

    Sadly, the only rentals we saw were 2 or 3 at a shop in P-Town, and were the Tommisea variety, which would be no fun for anything beyond town limits.
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    Good stuff there mini
    plus+, plus+ = win:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    I would love to ride the cape as Mendon did.
    Here's a link from my pal who did it a few weeks before me. The "B" point is an access. You can go from the ranger station too.

    The rangers were very cool with us being there, you do not need a permit to bike the trails, just the off road vehicles (ORV's) do. They all tended to drive really slowly, and all thought the fatties were bada$$ when we ran into them

    You do come upon folks private homes amongst the dunes, which were grandfathered in when it became a national seashore back in the 60's(?). We avoided them, but I'd guess they would be pretty cool, the fatbike does make for an awesome ambassador!

    https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=L...=h&mra=ls&z=12
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Alpha trail, Milwaukee county. Pugs keeping tree upright. Had fun today and enjoyed every second of the ride (like I usually do on the Pugs).


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    Lake circuit

    Sunday morning, 20 km lake loop. Southern Ontario, Can. Lots of ups and downs and plenty of off camber stuff that the Nates just eat up.
    Can't believe its been 22 yrs since my first ride around the lake.
    Looking forward to winter when the crowds thin out.
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    And speaking of vacations. There was talk a while back in the daily pic thread about Acadia. The mrs and I had a fantastic time up there last weekend!
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    I Live in Bar harbor. wish i could have spent some time riding with another fatbiker, coulda showed you the one and only trail on the island.....

    well... legal that is... off season is another story

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    I see tires, gears, discs and a short railing

    spill it
    20" 7spds, disc brakes' look for it in January
    Lets get the kids out too and it wont break the bank
    nice thread guys
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    Chatting with my pal Curt on a late summer ride.


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    Took the dog swimming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ward View Post
    This was actually Tuesday... dragged this load for over a mile...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/51222326@N04/9640505713/" title="S1480007 by wardee61, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5322/9640505713_7842e0cd0e.jpg" width="500" height="333" alt="S1480007"></a>

    Building another hammock rack...

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    Never seen any thing like this before. Very Cool !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stump 29 View Post
    Chatting with my pal Curt on a late summer ride.
    It's nice to see another fat patroller out there.
    Riding Fat and still just as fast as I never was.

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