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    Long ride?

    Just curious, a friend sent me a photo from the Seagull Century of a guy on a fat bike on BFL's who did the full 100 miles. How far have you ridden your fat bike in a day? I know that gravel grinders are becoming very popular and I'm sure guys are doing them on fat bikes as well as centuries. Anyone know of fat bikes doing Trans Iowa, or Dirty Kanza for example. Personally my longest so far is 40 miles (easy, off road).

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    Last year at the Brown County Breakdown I rode my fatty 100 miles (probably closer to 110 because the garmin always seems to be short on distance).

    This year, two weeks ago, same ride (all in the mud!), we did 77 miles.
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    My longest so far 33 miles. I'm hoping to do at least 50 before Spring.
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    28 miles on flat blacktop on one trip and 16 miles of hills blacktop and dirt roads on another both on the moonlander

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    So far 24 miles on beach and rocks along Lake Michigan in Wisconsin on my Moonlander. Tomorrow I hope to get close to 40 in on the same shoreline.
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    Numerous rides over 100 miles.

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    ~140kms fully loaded in the mountains on a Pugsley on the CDN GDR. I was pretty happy when we got to the top of the last climb.
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    Raced the Hampshire 100 this year, 100 miles. I was tired, I was slower than some, and faster than some. We just did a 3 day ATV trail tour that was just under 100 miles fully loaded.


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    Those Alaska, nuts have us lower 48ers beat. The Iditarod is like just over 1000 miles in some extreme conditions.

    Kudos to them. :-)

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    I generally count the hours rather than the distance. Longest so far on fat - 88 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    I generally count the hours rather than the distance. Longest so far on fat - 88 miles.
    To all you guys,

    That's impressive no matter how you slice it.

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    I do a 120-150Km (75-94 mile) loop pretty much every Saturday and/or Sunday. Mostly gravel, but some pavement and singletrack as well.

    Just put the Vee Speedsters on, and they transformed the bike for such riding. Rolls insanely well, completely destroyed a guy on a CX on a downhill roll tests (as well as uphill, of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solo-Rider View Post
    To all you guys,

    That's impressive no matter how you slice it.
    On the other hand last week I covered 10 miles in 4 hours.

    The next couple of hours were much faster.
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    150.1 miles in 17 hours at Gravel Worlds in Nebraska this August on my pugs in 103 degree heat with 35mph winds.
    Was awesome! But a long ass day. You can do it and do it in comfort but you won't win any land speed records. You do it because you can
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    That's awesome! Were there other fat bikes there?

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    Yes. We started out with a tad more than half a dozen fatties(8 started), but just 3 of us finished. Me(I'm female)and another girl plus one guy made it to the end. The others dropped out. But to their credit.....we started out with 200 riders total and 87 dropped out before the ride was done. So even the "skinnies" had issues that day, not just us fattie riders. Actually, if anything, my lack of soreness and any pain the next day(I was just starving and tired) told me I made the right choice in my bike.
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    I do twelve miles a day, four days a week for my commute to work and on the fifth day I do 14 miles. Last night I tacked on an additional ten for 22 miles, and I have ridden quite a few thirty five plus mile days of mixed hills, gravel, pavement, and single track. My daily commute rides sees my bike weigh in around 50 or more pounds, so a definite workout! (Clothes, shoes, food, and other assorted goodies for the work day, including a laptop from time to time really adds up...)

    The human body is a wonderful machine, though, and adapts to the vehicle - the more I ride my heavy, high rolling resistance bike, the easier it becomes.

    My goal is to do an epic ride like the Great Alaska Double Century, on the fattie (Dressed as Elvis, of course...)

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    I try to commute to work a few times a month- 26 miles of gravel one way... it takes too much time to do it everyday- I need to get my speed up to 18-22 mph only average 13-15 mph now so I have a lot of improving to do! Moonlander with Bud and Lou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    150.1 miles in 17 hours at Gravel Worlds in Nebraska this August on my pugs in 103 degree heat with 35mph winds...
    That's brilliant.

    What's the Gravel Worlds about?
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    105 miles on the Moonlander with BFL's. Heck of the North gravel race. I did it in 7:55. Finished 78th place. There were about 5 other fatbikes there out of 200 starters including a guy on a Beargrease that finished right by me. It was an amazing event and I'm glad I did it on the Moonlander.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    That's brilliant.

    What's the Gravel Worlds about?
    Check it out:
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    i did a 25 mile beach ride from Atlantic City to Sea Isle NJ this summer, a 27 mile ride that included 15 miles of single track and 3500 feet of elevation & a 35 mile road ride, with 3 miles of singletrack & 4 miles of gravel this summer.
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    Heading out for about 30 mile trail today
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    I rode this 70Km along the beach over 2 days a while back.
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    and I rode this 400Km over 5 days last Feb in temps that reached 47 C (116 F). It had Black Floyds and I stuck mainly to dirt roads. I used to ride in the morning, stop and lay in the shade for 4ish hours over the heat of the day and then do another hour or so in the arvo.
    It was an experiment to see how much weight I could carry....probably one I wont repeat.....
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    It seemed like a good idea!...... at the time......

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    57 miles along a big looped trail. THis also happens to be the longest ride I've attempted on any bike...

    fat bikes definitely make the distance tougher.. so I chalk it up as an excellent training opportunity.

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