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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

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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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    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...

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    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
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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
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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...

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

    Rode 6 hours today. Pretty remarkable as a bad crash last wed left me with 6 stitches in my palm.
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    Nothing beats creating new, legally sanctioned singletrack in your home town!

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    Long Point Ont, Riding the beach south of Big Creek Preserve.

    Break time for a swim and a cold one.

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    DOH- I edited too late-
    I have spent a ton of time figuring out how to upload images- I just figured this was another defeated attempt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizzard75 View Post

    I have no idea if this will work! forums have defeated me when it comes to uploading images!
    Looks like you WIN!
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    Awesome Labor Day weekend in NC, DuPont state forest was amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
    Looks like you WIN!
    If you're a flickr user, the easiest way to embed a picture is to:
    1. Click on the "more ways to share" icon (underneath and to the right of your picture in flickr)
    2. Click on the bbcode radio button
    3. Pick a size for your picture
    4. Copy the code
    5. Paste it into MTBR.

    It will throw in the picture along with links back to flickr. Check out my post in this thread to see what it'll end up looking like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    If you're a flickr user, the easiest way to embed a picture is to:
    1. Click on the "more ways to share" icon (underneath and to the right of your picture in flickr)
    2. Click on the bbcode radio button
    3. Pick a size for your picture
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    5. Paste it into MTBR.

    It will throw in the picture along with links back to flickr. Check out my post in this thread to see what it'll end up looking like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~gomez~ View Post
    People Helping People - defeating forum software and sharing cool vibes all at the same time -
    I made the flickr account based on the observation that you were using it! Took me a bit to find the "more ways to share"

    Thought I would share a few of my favorite things (4 in the picture)

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/101194019@N05/9662746215/" title="A few of my favorite things by josodo_hi, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9662746215_c8d0671a37.jpg" width="281" height="500" alt="A few of my favorite things"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizzard75 View Post
    Thought I would share a few of my favorite things (4 in the picture)
    I count 3, unless there's a different beer in the glass or your shoes in the background
    Green Egg, fat bike, Fat Tire ale

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyoracerX View Post
    I count 3, unless there's a different beer in the glass or your shoes in the background
    Green Egg, fat bike, Fat Tire ale

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    Rider is bottom left. River is bottom right.

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    When the sandy jeep roads ran out we connected rock slabs, washes, and game trails the rest of the way.


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    The labor part of our adventure done with, we let the river take care of the last 200' of descent--over the space of a day and a night out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprinter-Falia View Post
    Never seen any thing like this before. Very Cool !!
    Second that!

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    A simple 60 on the Badger State Trail with the GF on her road bike. Made lots of new friends along the trail and giving test rides being a fatbassador.
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    All in for peace...

    Wasn't going to post Labor Day weekend pics 'cause I didn't think I'd captured anything special. Kinda bored with my photo options lately, but suspect it's just a lack of imagination. Gomez's peace pitch changed my mind.

    Rode every day except Monday when it poured rain. The usual 3-4 routes plus berry picking with the grandkids.
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    Vini vidi velo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by falkry05 View Post
    A simple 60 on the Badger State Trail with the GF on her road bike. Made lots of new friends along the trail and giving test rides being a fatbassador.
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    You and the bike look familiar. Did we stop and chat on the Alpha trail one day last winter? (I was on yellow pugs with the penguin rim tape)

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    I actually did a Gravel Grinder race on Saturday....



    I actually passed all the people in this picture. Some may have passed me back, though.



    I had a bunch of cars all fascinated by the fat dude on the fat bike, apparently.

    I took 1st in the Fat Bike class (if they would have had a Fat Bike class). Actually, I was solidly mid-pack, which, for me, isn't bad. I followed this up with a ~30 mile ride on Monday. Great weekend!
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