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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.


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

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    ^ where is this beautiful place?
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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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    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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    Decided to check out an area I used to ride this morning. An old gravel pit that was reopened late last year. All the trails are gone.

    from '09...
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    and today, roughly the same spot.
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    another fatty
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    action shot
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    back at the dock
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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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    Good stuff there mini

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    The loss of that gravel pit irritates me. Used to ride minibikes, moto and old VWs back there all the time growing up. Like losing and old pal.

    I would love to ride the cape as Mendon did.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidarnott
    wheelies, beyond being the best way over any sort of obstacle, both above or below, are are the steedliest expresstion of joy

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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    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
    thanks for this. That sat view looks awesome.

    invade the beach thread with more pictures
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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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    pretty cool seeing all the endos in this thread
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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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