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    Not fast, but fast enough. . . .

    I rode the Cuyamaca Mountain loop today. 22 miles with about 2400 ft of elevation gain. Seemed no harder than riding the loop on my Superlight. Absolutely perfect day up there. Definitely going to ride this bike for the Poker Ride in October. Sorry, no pictures!

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    I am ordering my fat sand bike tomorrow and should have it in a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devine Intervention View Post
    I rode the Cuyamaca Mountain loop today. 22 miles with about 2400 ft of elevation gain. Seemed no harder than riding the loop on my Superlight. Absolutely perfect day up there. Definitely going to ride this bike for the Poker Ride in October. Sorry, no pictures!
    I was out there too but riding on the road bike, probably gonna take the new fat front out there next weekend.

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    Racers and Chasers yesterday

    Black Mountain winter finals.
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    just built up the front wheel for my fat front hopefully it will be hitting the trails this weekend, anyone free for a fat ride sunday?




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    Noble Canyon - San Diego

    Took the fat bike up and down Noble Canyon last weekend. I thought the drag from the tires on the pavement going up would make this more difficult than my Ellsworth Id, but I found the longer wheelbase and inherent stability made it easier to climb up the steep sections. (That Pine Valley Road is STEEP!)

    On the way down I took it easy because I didn't want to shred the tires. The lack of dampening in the suspension made things interesting at speed, so I rode the bike a bit slower and it became relatively easy.

    The fat tires saved me on the long climb close to the end on the sandy trails. The final descent through the rock garden at the bottom gave me the opportunity to do a nose wheelie, but the bike recovered nicely and no damage was suffered.

    All in all, I found it a bit easier and a bit more fun than my Id, and would have no qualms about doing it again. The only downside realative to my VP Free, was that I can ride that alot faster in the really rough sections, and it never surprises me with strange rebound characteristics.

    At the end of the ride, the Mountain Burger at Frosty Burger was excellent as usual!

    Based on that experience, San Juan Trail and Santa Ana River Trail are now in my sights, as well as any other long distance ride.

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    Good job!

    Man, that is great to hear. I was out at Noble Canyon for xmas since there was no snow in Minneapolis kinda killed my winter camping holiday plans, seemed like a fine place to be and I got to visit my brother. I got my hands on a RIP9 (which by the way was an awesome, awesome bike), but all I could think was how much fun the Mukluk would be. And then I just wondered if I was crazy. A few of the speed/ rock sections would be a bit questionable I suppose. Nates would be perfect out there I bet. And I really could have used some float for the first mile or two down through the slop. Glad to hear that you did it. Anyway, it was colder camping that night on Laguna Mesa than it was in Minnesota and there was more snow! You are lucky to have such an awesome trail in your backyard!

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    I rode Noble on Sat AM as well!

    Fatty handled it wonderfully. Took a few tries, but managed to clean Widowmaker and Stairway. And of course Extra Credit. Not a whole lot slower on the hard stuff than the full suspension. I found I can ride up on the rock faces a whole lot easier with the extra grip - which made a couple of the moves in Extra Credit a cinch. Ran the tires very low (~6 psi). And there was just a bit of snow up at Penny Pines to make me feel smug.
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    well I have my Fat sand bike in pocession.. have a 11 speed alfine being laced up, added a hayes gram on the front and having a shimano hyd. rear... also have a lefty getting prepped for it I like the extra wheelbase over my trek 29er rigid tail

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    I too am a SoCal fatbike sandhog. Got my Moonie a couple of weeks ago and have been all over the Purisima Mission outside Lompoc and the Burton Mesa area, even "swamp cycled" parts of the Santa Ynez riverbed.

    Right now it's running an Alfine8, with some other nice bits, all put together by my friend Greg who owns Beehive Bikes in SLC.

    I'd be in for a Death Valley fatbikepacking trip, also I'm hoping to go run the Moonie at the Pismo dunes (maybe this Sunday depending on weather) just to screw with people...

    Jason.

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    Palm Canyon Epic

    Rode PCE today ahead of the storm. Great bike for out there. Sand slog? What sand slog?
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    Another one from the desert

    Here's another pic from palm cyn
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    Great video! I've got a similar one of me on my Fargo (no fatbike) going over the bars.

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    That's the second time I've fallen off the trail riding Stairway at Noble Canyon. Hence the pads. At least my buddy had the camera running! Both me and, more importantly, the bike, are none worse for the wear.

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    FatBike riding in Palm Springs

    I'm riding a modified Mukluk out here in Palm Springs. Goat trails, Hahn Buena Vista, Art Smith, and the Palm Desert Homme Park trails all are easier on the FatBike. Our loose steep mixed sand and DG trails are perfect for the fatbike configuration. So far I am the only one out here as far as I know.

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    ... and if we just ... I wanna join in on the fun! (San Diego)

    I'm a lurker looking to buy a Pug in the San Diego area in the next 2 weeks or so - please let me know if you have any suggestions on where to buy, new or used.
    Thanks in advance,
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    Jenson in Corona has a black Pug in stock

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    Husaberg are you local to the corona Rea, asking because I am in norco....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdaman View Post
    I'm a lurker looking to buy a Pug in the San Diego area in the next 2 weeks or so - please let me know if you have any suggestions on where to buy, new or used.
    Thanks in advance,
    Drew
    Can't help with a Pug, but I would recommend at least checking Mucho Mountain Bike in San Diego for a Mukluk. I know they recently had some in stock. I'd recommend them based on my experience buying there.

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    Got my Pugs Black Ops!

    Picked it up from Adams Avenue Bikes on July 2nd, and have managed to put 150 miles on it since then, riding mostly trails by myself (Tri-Canyon) and an awesome group ride (Tunnels) plus a 10-mile beach ride around Mission Bay and the ocean - too much fun!

    I never had a "real" mountain bike before - this is my first - so I have nothing to compare it to, however I know the grin never leaves my face, and I feel like a kid again...that's money well spent in my book!

    PM me if you would like to ride together, as I also bought a sweet bike rack from 1upUSA, that thing is a work of art and engineering. I bought an extra tray for another fattie, too, so I can help with transportation, if desired.

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    That's great.
    I ride my Pug more than any of my other MTB's in my stable.
    I rode it a couple of weeks ago at the Coronado Low Tide Ride from
    IB to Nado on the beach.
    It was for a great cause the Wounded Warrior Fund.
    Was surprised I was the only FatBike there (2K were in attendance).
    I've been looking at the 1Up myself. It is the only rack to get IMHO.
    I'll keep my peepers open for you out at PQ Canyon.

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    i will be in san diego this weekend and will ride the beach sometime message me if anyone is up for a fat stroll down the beach....

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    Where are my manners?

    Where are my manners?

    I just realized that in my rush to buy a new bike, I never acknowledged the previous replies to my request for assistance, so I apologize for the delayed responses.

    Husaberg: Thanks for that tip, and I contacted Jenson in Corona and they only had a 20" Pugsley at the time - I neglected to mention in my post I was looking for a 18".

    Divine Intervention: Thanks for the suggestion, and I will keep your recommendation of Mucho Mountain Bike in mind for future purchases. I have threatened to buy my wife a Moonlander!

    inlikeflynt1956: Thanks for your note, and I may be back at PQ Canyon on next Tuesday afternoon around 5:30, if you are up for a ride then.

    jnl1105: I can't PM you because my post count is too low, but I'm riding Tri-Canyon on this Saturday at 8am (btw, you are welcome to join us), so I would be interested in a beach ride on Sunday. I'm pretty flexible, just let me know where and when. I'm guessing you can pm me?

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    Just noting my attendance... High Desert (Hesperia) rider here. Would love to be involved in a group Fattie ride...
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    santa monica mtns fatbiking

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    ... and if we just ... Fatbike race at Lake Hodges, San Diego on Sunday, Sept 16th (?)

    Hi everyone,

    I'm planning to ride in the Giro di San Diego Mountain Bike Fondo on my Surly Black Ops Pugsley, and I thought it would be fun to ride with some other fatties!

    The route is about 30 miles long, but not that much elevation - it's Lake Hodges! - oh yeah, there's Raptors Ridge....but that's a blast coming down!

    The race is on Sunday, September 16th, and you can find the route and all details by googling:

    Giro di San Diego Mountain Bike Fondo

    (sorry, my post count is not high enough to include the actual link...)

    Besides a fun ride, there's a feast at the end with beer, and the proceeds go to help foster children...it's gonna be a great day.

    Hope to see you fatbikers out on the trails,
    Phat Drew

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    Drewd,

    I cannot make that date due to prior commitments, but here is the link

    News

    I was thinking of doing the Rat Tour, it runs along the beach and you could hop off the trail and do some surf biking (surf bike is my own term I think but you get the idea).

    Welcome to RAT Beach Bike Tour 2012

    I like the idea of all of us getting together in So Cal with our Fat Bikes at an event, lets keep this thread going and see what we can work out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepgear View Post
    I would drive down for this. Anyone riding in North County. I have been blazing trails out of San Elijo Hills for the past month. On my Moonlander.

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    I've been following you on the other site, awesome stuff, hope you don't mind me sharing... too good not to, really.

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    Giro on the Radar Screen

    I'm also contemplating the Giro Di San Diego on my Mukluk. Working on some other friends for the ride and I'm not committed yet. I'll know what's up after this weekend.

    Giro di San Diego Granfondo ? Mountain Bike Fondo

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    Fatbikes attending Giro di San Diego - Sunday, September 16th

    Thanks for the replies, DirtDad and Devine Intervention, and hopefully others will hear about this event, too, and want to attend.

    And if anyone is on the fence about this, another reason to support the Giro is that the mountain bike race is being organized by Coach Richard, of the San Diego Meet-Up MTB group.

    Coach Richard has been very generous with his time and energy in support of the San Diego MTB community, so attending and/or volunteering for the event is one way to show appreciation for those efforts..

    So right now, the list of confirmed Fatbikes is as follows.

    1. Phat Drew - 2012 Surly Pugsley Black Ops

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    I think i'll do the rat tour on my fsb.....

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    Hey anyone want to meet up for a group ride? I want to see a fat bike in person and maybe even a test ride. I am thinking of buying a Mukluk but would like to ride a fat bike before I go build one up.
    I ride around San Diego and Temecula.

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    U tried to connect with Drew at a Meetup last week, but we didn't cross paths. Ill let you know when i plan to hit the next one.

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    Sorry about that, Devine Intervention!

    Devine Intervention: Sorry about missing that Meet-Up ride, I tweaked my leg the day before on a 40 mile ride (or maybe it was it when I wrecked on the gravel road down to the dam at Lake Hodges?), and I was struggling to walk normally...so riding was not an option that day.

    Moving forward, I normally ride in San Diego Tues and Thurs nights, and on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. Anyone who wants to check out / try out my 18" Surly Pugsley Black Ops (necromancer), just let me know.

    Lastly, I'll be at the Giro Di Fondo Mountain Bike Race at Lake Hodges on next Sunday, September 16th, too - the race starts at 9am, I believe.

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    Jay Uno: Let me know if you want to check out my 18" Pugs Black Ops, per my note above.

    Drew

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    When is the next time you'll be at Hodges?

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    Jay: I'll be at Lake Hodges on this Sunday, September 16th for the Giro di San Diego. It starts at 9am at Del Dios Park, if you want to meet there around 8am or so.

    PM me and we can exchange contact info - I can't send you a PM due to low post count...

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    pm sent

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    Please send me your email address in a PM, and I'll respond via email - I can't reply to your PM because my post count is too low

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    Hi Dirt Dad
    Wondering if you are still doing beach rides in the OC area. I've done a few beach rides in the area on my pug. Let me know if you are interested in doing a ride.
    JRB

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    Fat ride Saturday

    I ride my Pugs at Fullerton Loop once and a while. I'm going to ride it at Bonelli Park before the Cross racing this Saturday at 9am. Post up if any of you local riders would like to join?? Bonelli is in San Dimas where Raging waters is located.

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    Maybe Spam...

    I ride a half fat 29er her in SD and just love it.. I am almost up to full speed on all my favorite trails - and am working on keeping up with the Full suspension folks. (they still outpace me on the long bumpy straight parts of the trail. I ride mostly early AM 4:30 to 7:30 (due to the fact that I have 2 young kids) Mission trials and sweetwater/ Rancho San Diego area.

    I have a SC heckler Frame shock, BB and Cranks (2004) that I would love to trade for a pugs frame. I do not need a fork - I just dig getting the full fat groove on.

    Thought I would ask the locals first.
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    I am getting into Fatbikes going to purchase a salsa Mukluk if anybody comes up to Mammoth Lakes bring your bike and lets ride snow, pumus

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    I am selling my wife's 2012 Mukluk3. It is small with only 4 rides on it. Contact me if you are interested.

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    For sale

    Quote Originally Posted by paulmaag View Post
    I am selling my wife's 2012 Mukluk3. It is small with only 4 rides on it. Contact me if you are interested.
    Your in Palm Springs? And what is your price?

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    Hi Antval123
    This post is a bit late, I planned to attend a ride in Lucerne Valley called Ride in the Rocks. There were 4 other fat bikes on the ride and the bikes worked great especially in the sandy stretches. If you want to do an event ride with your fat bike, this ride should be high on the list. The 22 mile loop was lots of fun, itís a mix of single-track, double track, narrow washes, sand and fun descending.
    After this ride I drove past Barstow to scope out Afton canyon. I did a leisurely
    20 mile ride starting right off the freeway going into the canyon and returning the same way.
    Any fat bike riders in Southern California interested in desert and or beach rides, let me know. I'n in southern orange county
    JRB

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtntraveler View Post
    Hi Antval123
    This post is a bit late, I planned to attend a ride in Lucerne Valley called Ride in the Rocks. There were 4 other fat bikes on the ride and the bikes worked great especially in the sandy stretches. If you want to do an event ride with your fat bike, this ride should be high on the list. The 22 mile loop was lots of fun, itís a mix of single-track, double track, narrow washes, sand and fun descending.
    After this ride I drove past Barstow to scope out Afton canyon. I did a leisurely
    20 mile ride starting right off the freeway going into the canyon and returning the same way.
    Any fat bike riders in Southern California interested in desert and or beach rides, let me know. I'n in southern orange county
    JRB
    mtntraveler,
    That ride sounds great!

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    mtntraveler, I was one of the Fatty's in LV. I was on the Mukluk. How was Afton Canyon on the Fatty? PM me and we can get something going up here sometime. We have some great riding up here.

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    I just got a mukluk. I'd love to get a group of chubby chasers together and ride. I'm in Orange County.

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