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    So Cal Fat Bike riders?

    Are there any So Cal fat bike riders on the forum? Lurkers maybe? Has anyone ever organized a ride?
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    I'm in OC and from the reactions I get, I feel like I may be the only one ever to ride a fat bike here... Lol

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    I am probably the only one to ride along the beach down here. I feel like I am the main character in the "Halo" games, everywhere I ride where there are people, people are constantly making comments about the bike - esp the tires - all around me.

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    I'm in SoCal too. I live in Alhambra. I haven't done any beach riding yet, but I've been commuting through the city on my Mukluk. I've been posting pics here. I'd love to get together and ride with some fellow fatbikes some time.

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    I'm in Los Angeles and I ride Santa Monica/Venice/Marina/El Segundo/Manhattan Beach but right now schedule is pretty tight because of my baby so I ride the dawn patrol when I can. When I get more time I'll give you guys a shout.

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    Does anyone know if we can ride on the beach here in SoCal? Just wondering if there are any areas that are better than others.

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    I am in Hemet, Simpson park is a half mile down the street and Hurkey Creek is 35 min. up the hwy. It would be nice to ride with other Fatbikers.

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    I was just in Hemet on Saturday. No bike though. I did stop at the Sonic for a shake to make the drive home.

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    I'm in Torrance. I ride the beaches at times and it appears that the life guards don't mind. Because of my schedule I usually will ride in the weekday mornings starting around 7:30. Still kind of leary of the salt water and the Pugs.

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    I ride OC and San Diego beaches. I wave at the life guards driving along the sand all the time, no problems. Heck, the nuclear power plant does not even mind. I ride at low tide becuase where I am, high tide can run up against a cliff or leave you with nothing but the super deep soft beach sand. Salt and sand water WILL wear out your bearings and drivetrain fast if you ride in it a lot. I wash the bike, I use Salt Away (get it a boat supply/marine store), WD40, etc. I still need to replace bearings and drivetrain bits a lot.

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    I'm in Torrance. I ride the beaches at times and it appears that the life guards don't mind. Because of my schedule I usually will ride in the weekday mornings starting around 7:30. Still kind of leary of the salt water and the Pugs.
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    Good to know. I'd imagine that the weekends is the worst time to ride the beach. It would probably have to be really early to avoid the crowds. Although, as the temps drop, maybe that will be less of an issue.

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    Riding the beach when it is busy is really interesting. There are spots where it is crowded, but if you travel a long distance you begin to realize that the spots where there are people are actually pretty limited and concentrated. Most people experience the beach at a right angle to the shore. Surf bikers experience the beach parallel to the shore.

    I am super careful in busy areas, the main thing you need to worry about is kids digging in the sand and running up and down with the surf. No one expects a bike to come from the side. I say hi to the kids to get their attention, try to identify their parents, slow way down, or climb up off of the optimal sand to get around them safely.

    Off season is good for having less crowds for sure. But I kind of like the spotty crowds. I also like watching the surfers, talking about the bike, meeting people, etc. too.

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    Good to know. I'd imagine that the weekends is the worst time to ride the beach. It would probably have to be really early to avoid the crowds. Although, as the temps drop, maybe that will be less of an issue.
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    I live in San Pedro and purchased my Pug for its potential in the desert

    I have toured the Red Rock Canyon area, SW corner of Joshua Tree, dry washes on
    the backside of the San Gabriel mountains and a few other desert spots.


    As for local beach touring it is nice to cruise the south bay in the winter when the
    beaches are vacant.


    My local coast rides on the Palos Verdes peninsula are kind of challenging with cobbled
    beaches and hike-a-bikes around and over rocky points.

    I have also done some beach rides on the central coast -lots of long lonesome
    beaches there.

    Group ride? That would be cool - a herd of fat bikes.

    Hey, I caught a glimpse of you DirtDad as you went around the fence between Camp
    Pendleton and Old Man's -Labor Day weekend --I was out in the water surfing at the
    time--the next day I rode a long ways down the coast on the Pugs past the camp-
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    My mom lives in Pedro. I'm down there from time to time.

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    I am sure that we me on Labor Day. The surf was outrageous, and not outrageous good, either, but the weather was nice.

    I would LOVE to do a herd of fatbikes on So Cal beaches. That is why I started this thread. I have been riding the beaches solo for about 7 years now thinking of that. At one point it looked like Fatbikes were going to shrivel up, but now they are really getting popular.

    This time of year most of the beaches are clearing out. I did Oceanside last weekend and plan to hit HB tomorrow AM, I have never ventured up there, I plan to find a place in Newport Beach to park. High tide is about 6:30, so that is about perfect. It is not a super low tide, but you can't be too picky. It just so happens I "vlogged" that ride on Labor Day. Watch in Youtube and see the whole playlist if you want to see lots. It features me blabbing and music video style:

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    Lurker Alert

    I'm from San Diego. I saw some of these bikes at Interbike, and it certainly meets my requirement of something different from the other bikes in the quiver. Being an Engineer, I'll probably study this to death, come up with a "logical" justification, and then pull the trigger on a fat bike!

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    Here in Monterey Park in SGV. Gonna do an overnighter in Joshua Tree in early Nov and try to bring the pugs with me. Mainly going to videograph my buddies bouldering rock climb adventures.

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    Maybe we can have a group ride in Big Bear when it snows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by griplimited View Post
    Here in Monterey Park in SGV. Gonna do an overnighter in Joshua Tree in early Nov and try to bring the pugs with me. Mainly going to videograph my buddies bouldering rock climb adventures.
    Let's meet up! I'm in Alhambra, near Fremont and Main.

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    I just rode across Catalina Island this weekend. We rode from Avalon to Little Harbor and camped. Then rode back to Avalon the next day. I rode the beach at Little Harbor. Only thing I was missing was a Packraft. I'll post a link to some pics soon.

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    FatHead

    I'm in San Diego county (La Mesa) area.
    Just picked up my Pugsley this evening, and I can't wait to take her out.
    We've got a cabin in Julian, so needless to say I'm looking forward to some snow.
    Now my son wants one- I can think of worse things to lust over.
    She's a stock 2011, so I'll be keeping busy doing some upgrading.
    Would enjoy meeting some of you all for a ride sometime.

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    Ride suggestion

    How about a group ride in HB (Huntington Beach) next Saturday, Nov 5, 2011? I just rode yesterday:

    Geoladders -- Huntington Beach Fat Bike

    I love what riding below sea level does to the elevation chart, BTW.

    Tides look good next Saturday, Nov 5, about 9:00am:

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    Plus there is a bicycle show in HB at the foot of the pier we could stop at, it could be a lot of fun with a bunch of fatbikes cruising through:

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    Damn,
    I have class that day.
    Sounds like a blast and only wish I could be there.
    The visual of a bunch of fatbikes cruising the shoreline is just too good.

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    Spotted in San Diego

    I ran into a guy on a half fat conversion this morning in Mission Trails. Lost track of the number of times he said "fun". He seemed very pleased with the results on the local ride which has several sandy spots and loose rocks in all the drainage areas at the bottom of the finger canyons. He also appreciated the small bump compliance on trails where there are lots of river rock half buried in the dirt. Good sales pitch on a beautiful morning. Getting closer to pulling the trigger.

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    Half fat would be nice, I guess, I have never tried one. They are relatively easy conversions. But in the sand what I am always fighting is the rear tire sinking in too much and losing traction, not the front so much. A front that is too big handles really slow. People love their half fats, but if I were king, I would design a bike that was the opposite. A fat rear tire, and a front that was as small as you could make it while giving you the float you need, however big that is.

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    I ran into a guy on a half fat conversion this morning in Mission Trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDad View Post
    How about a group ride in HB (Huntington Beach) next Saturday, Nov 5, 2011? ]
    Still planning to do this? I think I can make it down there. Where should we meet? What time?

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    My girlfriend and I live in Silverado(Cleveland National Forest) and ride a Fatback(mine) and a Salsa Mukluk(hers).

    We mainly have them for trips to Alaska but we ride them in the local mountains whenever there's enough snow to warrant them.

    A good ride for early in the winter season is to climb Mt. Baldy via the fireroad. The snow on the road is usually well packed/traveled. From the Notch head up towards the Backbone. Stash the bikes in the woods once the going gets too tough. Hike to the top. It's a fun day outdoors/on a bike.
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    I am planning on parking at the PCH / Orange St. Area, near the mouth of the Santa Ana River, pedals up at 9am. I plan to stop at the bike fest on main st during the ride.

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    Still planning to do this? I think I can make it down there. Where should we meet? What time?
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    Great low tide for the day after Turkey day, looks like good conditions to burn off a feast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devine Intervention View Post
    I ran into a guy on a half fat conversion this morning in Mission Trails. Lost track of the number of times he said "fun". He seemed very pleased with the results on the local ride which has several sandy spots and loose rocks in all the drainage areas at the bottom of the finger canyons. He also appreciated the small bump compliance on trails where there are lots of river rock half buried in the dirt. Good sales pitch on a beautiful morning. Getting closer to pulling the trigger.
    That was me out there. I thought I'd give half fat a try - after the first ride I wanted full fat. All the fun of riding rigid without the drawbacks. All of the washed out cobbles and baby heads, which are my nemesis even on my full suspension 29er, seemed to disappear under the flabby Endomorph...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtDad View Post
    Great low tide for the day after Turkey day, looks like good conditions to burn off a feast!
    We are planning to head up to Mariposa for the holidays, but there's a chance that we won't make it. If we don't this sounds like a great plan.

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    Pulled the Trigger - Mukluk Ti

    Well I certainly debated this long enough and finally got it done. Only one ride so far, and I'm hooked. Was an interesting experience trying to build a 3x9 in the days of 2x10 drivetrains, as well as trying to get the blue Salsa hubs, 45Nrth tires and Marge Lites. Inaugural ride was at low tide, on a 75 deg day, so I suspect it's a little different experience than the guys up north who go this whole thing started. Looking to connect with some other SoCal riders as we head into spring!

    Many, many, thanks to Justin and Spot at Mucho Mountain Bikes in San Diego for helping me get this pulled together. They are the local Salsa dealer and even have Mukluks in stock!

    Wheelset was built by the folks at Milltown Cycles (thanks Ben!)
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    Fat Sheep at Mission Trails, San Diego

    My second post. I am not a big poster, more of a lurker, but I have gotten lots of information from this site so I thought I'd pass this pic along.

    Wheels by Mike C from Grand Junction: UMA2 70's with Hadley front and rear. I wanted the 130mm front spaced hubs but the Faith fork was welded for rear spacing. No problem. I took a Magura Boxxer adapter which fit a 170mm NOS XT rotor. I can take pics if anyone interested.

    I also have a fatlefty, modded by MCS in New York - but the Faith fork is so pretty that I don't want to take it off just yet.

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    I don't know why, but I think I'm developing a crush on fat bikes...especially in titanium. Wit woo! : )

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    I Know That Trail!

    That bike is a work of art.

    So how does your bike ride coming down from the ridge to the north? I usually bomb that on a fully suspended bike, and have yet to try my fat bike out there. Should prove to be interesting. Would hate to lose it to the Marines who have been patrolling out there lately though.

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    Aww yeah, I ride my pugs out there at least 1 or 2 days a week, we are getting a nice sized bunch of Fatties in SoCal. Hey Divine intervention you didn't happen to test my pugs out at Adams Ave. before picking up that Muk did you? its been getting quite a few test rides lately.

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    I Swear I Never Touched Her!

    I was into symmetry of the design (as you can see from some of my other posts), so I did not look at a Pugsley (with the offset wheel) when it came time to buy.

    Dave's Pugsley at Over-The-Edge Sports in Hurricane, UT was the first Fat Bike I ever saw, and it got me started down this whole Fat Bike trail. You never forget your first Pugsley.

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    Obviously a bit slower than a full susp rig on the descents - basically 2 inches of the plushest suspension imaginable. Worlds cusher than my rigid 29er. Floats over cobbles with no problem.
    Regarding marines, just ride teote, toads, then end of oak but don't top out. They can't see you in oak so you're safe. Teote, toads, bracelet and barrels are all legal, I think. Let's do a mission trails fat ride soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noish View Post
    Let's do a mission trails fat ride soon!
    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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    mission fat ride, you name the date and time and im there with some beers in the framebag.

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    I'm Flexible - on Weekends

    I'm good for any weekend, except 25-Feb (work related). I ride somewhere every Saturday and Sunday between Idyllwild, Big Bear, and the Mexican border. I'm fine with a road trip to Huntington Beach or Ocotillo Wells. This weekend I'll be sorting out the final adjustments on the bike; but next weekend . . .

    If any of you are SDMBA members and thinking of doing the 40 mile Archipelago ride on a Fat Bike, I might be up for that as well. I'm doing the ride, whether it's on a 32# Fat bike or a 24# Superlight, is what I'm debating.

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    Good to see more fatties in this thread. We have to organize a trip out to Death Valley. Camp at Striped Butte maybe?

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    Agreed. I would love to ride Titus Canyon. I do not know Striped Butte, and Google maps does not help. Do you have a pointer? Panamint Springs campground also makes a good base of operations.

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    Good to see more fatties in this thread. We have to organize a trip out to Death Valley. Camp at Striped Butte maybe?
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    Striped Butte is on the way to Mengal Pass. I think it's up Warm Springs road or something like that. Down by Badwater.

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    Fatties Float Fine

    From Oak Canyon, Mission Trails, San Diego
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    Finally Getting Some Rides

    Got out to the Lagunas, the Beach, and Mission Trails last weekend. I'm noticing the extra weight on the hill climbs, but the slow speed handling and traction bombing downhill make up for that. The handling aspects of the undamped suspension kept me on my toes, but the rubber side stayed down, at least until I got on some black ice. My tailbone still smarts from that one. Some photos below from the rides. (Sorry, no bikini shots from the beach, yet.)

    Great to see noish catching some air out in Oak Canyon in his post! I'm not quite there yet.
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    Love the barrels shot!

    love the classic barrels shot! Plenty of snow up in the lagunas to keep you afloat? I was wondering if Noble would be fatbike territory this weekend, but I couldn't get any of my skinny tire friends to join me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noish View Post
    love the classic barrels shot! Plenty of snow up in the lagunas to keep you afloat? I was wondering if Noble would be fatbike territory this weekend, but I couldn't get any of my skinny tire friends to join me.
    The snow in Laguna Meadow was about 4" deep. It had a crust on the surface that I broke through and it was tough to maintain momentum, even when I dropped down to about 6 psi (started at about 15 psi). Didn't make much difference if I was over the trail or on the snow covered grass. The route down from Morris Ranch road, was packed somewhat by skiers and foot traffic, but there were lots of animal tracks all over down there, so I didn't stay too long. The bike has no problem on the icy roads that had seen lots of vehicle traffic or in areas where there was only about 2 - 3 inches of snow.

    I'm guessing that Noble would not be a good idea as everything is probably pretty muddy with the melting snow at the higher elevations. Riding it now will probably only screw it up when it does dry out.

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    I've never completed it, but for SGV riders. Rincon Redbox starting from Azusa and ending around Sierra Madre. Should be a full days ride.

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    Near Barstow CA

    A buddy and myself bought fatties just for desert riding. Here's a couple of cell phone shots from this past Sat. 30 mile loop. Windy day but still a fun ride.
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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,
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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
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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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