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    Longest Fatbike Ride You've Ever Done?

    So who's put in some serious one-day fat mileage/hours? Surprise yourself or others in the process?

    Mine- I just went on a 65-mile group ride in what was advertised as an all-day Delaware/Lehigh - Delaware/Raritan towpath/railtrail combo here in PA and NJ yesterday for mainly skinny-tire mtbs/road bikes.

    Cranked it out on a 9:zero:7 with 100mm CS rims and Bud and Lou still on from last winter. Never rode that far before on any bike. Might have surprised a couple people in the process. 😎

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    I think the longest distance was just over 60 miles. It was mostly flat though - I am more pleased with the day I did 5400 vertical feet on my Ice Cream Truck.

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    I did 50 miles (Otso Voytek) on the Delaware/Raritan by myself. After 25 miles, I was seriously considering riding into the ice cold canal water to end the boredom.

    I did 30 miles (Rocky Mountain Blizzard) pulling my son in a trailer on the Delaware/Lehigh. He pee'd all over the inside of my car when we got back. So I don't think he liked the ride

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    I did the Kokopelli Trail last year on my Spec. Fatboy, about 130 miles - but that was over 3.5 days.
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    Did a century last year on my Crestone. A combo of road, gravel, rail trail and singletrack. Do Ore to Shore every year on the fatbike, 48 miles.

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    55.5mi, 7000' vertical....but that ride was all dirt. Around 35 mi and 5000' for rides with significant stretches of snow, and probably 25 miles/3000' for full snow.

    But some rides with only a few miles in deep snow sure as heck SEEMED like the longest ride I've ever done on any bike...

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    my longest ride was about 50 miles, about 70% on single track here in philadelphia, a few years ago.

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    54 miles, about 14 of which were single track.

    Could of gone further but my butt hurt.
    "At least I'm enjoying the ride"

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    Your thread asks for longest ride on my fatty, 10,849 miles total to date since july 2014 according to my iphone mountain bike app..

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    Two 100 mile fat bike rides last summer (103, 101)

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    I have done 220 miles in 36 hours, carrying overnight gear. This was on mostly gravel roads, logging and atv trails, and some mild single track. Lots of fun and got another planned later this summer.

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    80.2 miles, last summer. Link: Fat Biking and health Lotsa 60's and maybe one 70 tossed in as well. I post up in OldBear's Fatbiking and Health Thread. Done on my Specialized Fatboy. Usually averaged a hair or two over 10 mph in the longer runs and at the end of each run, pretty well fatigued to the max.

    Since February, I've been fat biking on a Haibike Full FatSix; yesterday doing a 60 miler, all on asphalt roadways.

    Since getting the Fatboy in November of 2014, it's been all Fatbike riding, all the time. 12 months of the year. Love 'em!

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    Good to see I'm not alone. 👍

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    I did 50 miles on my 50th birthday, 100% on singletrack. I may have cheated though. It was on my 907 but with 29x3 wheels.
    I like turtles

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    Miles and vert is needed.

    Two days ago I did 35 miles with 5100 vert of climbing. Almost all done on dirt and in the mountains.

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    27 miles and 10,800ft of climbing on a Pugsley, or 28 miles and 8,474 feet of climbing on a Wednesday. The first one felt longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntr View Post
    Miles and vert is needed.
    Kokopelli Trail was 139.3 miles with 14,234' of climbing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjbiker View Post
    27 miles and 10,800ft of climbing on a Pugsley, or 28 miles and 8,474 feet of climbing on a Wednesday. The first one felt longer.
    Wow!, was that all up? Where did you ride to get that kind of elevation?

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    I did the Chequamegon 100 this year and the Stumpfarm 100 this year on my Bucksaw with HED BAD wheels and Dillinger 4s. Chequamegon 100 was about 8k feet of climb and 107 miles. About 80% singletrack. Stumpfarm 100 was 100 miles, about 3500 feet of climb, and about 95% singletrack. Those are the two that stand out in recent history.
    Fatbikes tho

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    Longest day: 104 mi. (morning ride + night ride), longest single sitting ride: 64 mi. I try to get at least one 50 mi. ride in a week on the fats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeduda View Post
    Wow!, was that all up? Where did you ride to get that kind of elevation?
    That's the total vertical ascent recorded by the GPS. Lots of short up and down and one big climb (push) up a mountain. Local trails in southern Maine.

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    95 mile gravel race with 3300 ft. of climbing. Specialized Fatboy.

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    Tahoe Trail 100 last year on my Motobecane NightTrain Ti w/Jumbo Jims.

    Very nice setup for that course!

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    You guys are animals, congrats on anything here...

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    Hilly Billy Roubaix 2015

    Hilly Billy Roubaix 70+ mile ultra cross.

    that's an iCan SN03 with 65mm Nextie rims I9 hubs, Hbillie 4.25in tires, XX1 drive train.

    It was sooooo satisfying passing dozens of riders on the wet muddy uphills, but they all had their revenge on the road sections and never saw them again...

    highlights include: 8+ hours of riding and 6+ hours of rain, walking a 23.5lb fat bike, mud, water mud, gravel, mud, no flats

    watch the highlights video:



    https://www.strava.com/activities/334373473 (edit: not my strava, I was the only fat bike to finish in 2015, and it took me 8+ hours)

    when you're not climbing or descending, you're probably in mud & water.
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    Did the Cairngorms Loop ITT in 2014 on my Mk 1 Mukluk - 186 miles in 35 hours, day 1 was 106 miles. In 2015 I did the Highland Trail 560 on my Ice Cream Truck in 6 and half days. Did 3 105 mile days and 2 days that were 18 hours all on hard, saturated trails in crap weather....

    No doubt someone whose done the ITI will be on this thread soon

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    Clearly not all miles are the same on a fatty. Elevation gain, sand, mud or snow can all make a huge difference on effort or rate of progress.

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    Few years back I did 101 miles mostly all singletrack except a bit of gravel in the middle. Took me all day, 8am -10pm

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    god I feel bad my longest ride is only 27 miles

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    https://www.strava.com/activities/428511218

    51.8mi, 3,118ft

    Mix of singletrack and gravel roads. Probably 50/50 as far as distance is concerned, but the vast majority of the elevation was obtained on singletrack.

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    Wow. Some monster mileage being done in other parts of the world. Fat bikes aren't that common where I am and the relative few people who have them mostly use them for short winter rides.

    So even my regular 30-35 miles rides are seen as a little extreme (or crazy) by the skinny tire guys.

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    Demo'ed a Bucksaw a couple of years ago. Did 30 miles and about 2000'. A huge chunk of it was in sand in the riverbed near my home. All of it was horse trail. It was really cool, and I could really see myself with at least a plus bike in the future, at least. Not sure + would be enough in the sand, so 4" might be it.

    I saw my GPS flashing between 1-2 MPH the whole time I was in the sand. That was slow going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    https://www.strava.com/activities/428511218

    51.8mi, 3,118ft

    Mix of singletrack and gravel roads. Probably 50/50 as far as distance is concerned, but the vast majority of the elevation was obtained on singletrack.
    Holy crap, those hills are steep. At least they're short. Do you "punch" up the climbs, or do you get "punched" by the climbs on your fatbike?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjbiker View Post
    27 miles and 10,800ft of climbing on a Pugsley, or 28 miles and 8,474 feet of climbing on a Wednesday. The first one felt longer.
    Got some climbing fiends here. I couldn't wait to wrap up a 3.5 mi 1200' climb, in order to turn back and descend it, and here you are doing 8x that.
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    Just a bit over 20 singletrack miles in Jan, in the snow and temps in the single digits.
    That's what my fat bike is for. I only ride it in the snow.
    I have road bikes and mtb's for other rides.
    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

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    My longest ride is only 22 (street) miles.

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    well over 100,000 in my lifetime. used to do 50 at least a day just driving around after school (not on fb)

    up to 300 on fb..lol

    neuropathy will do that to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Holy crap, those hills are steep. At least they're short. Do you "punch" up the climbs, or do you get "punched" by the climbs on your fatbike?



    Got some climbing fiends here. I couldn't wait to wrap up a 3.5 mi 1200' climb, in order to turn back and descend it, and here you are doing 8x that.
    A little bit of both, actually. On that long ride, we WERE originally planning to finish the ride with one last big climb followed by a ripping downhill (one guy brought a drone so he could record it), but we finished in the dark and were wiped, so we skipped that.

    I have done that climb on a couple other occasions and it is one that punches back.

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    30mi, stopped for a burger and water refill, then did 10mi more.

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