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    T-minus 2 hours.....now improved with pics!

    Water!!!
    We have had so much rain this last week that you can't toss a dead cat and NOT hit water at least twice! Today we finally have semi clear skies and I have the down time to take the pugs out and ride her though some water. Last year, my only water rides were in the nearby lake since it was so dry here in 2012. But I had a blast and now owning the pugs for a year, riding in every condition available in the Midwest, water rides are easily my fave.
    Can. Not. Wait.

    Time is passing so slowly today, perhaps I should stop staring at the clock
    I should take pics but I'd probably drop the camera. Eh, I might take pics anyways.
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    Send some my way !!
    Have fun getting wet

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    Post up some pictures here!


    I also enjoy water riding, especially with fat tires
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

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    Wheelieing puddles never gets old
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    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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    Re: T-minus 2 hours until my favorite fat bike type of ride!

    I was puddling... err... muddin... today

    My first time on ATV trails in spring... loving it.


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    Pics!
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    More storms coming
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    No gold in the BBQ
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    Time to ride home
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    Wet & muddy but smiling!
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    Lookie.....more storms to come!
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    ^^Nice, some great cloud pix too. Hope you are dry now,

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    Anything special done to the bb to protect it from water? Or just caulking it up as wear and tear?

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    love the cloud pics
    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 boogman View Post
    Anything special done to the bb to protect it from water? Or just caulking it up as wear and tear?
    My thoughts are that bikes like these should be used and abused, along with regularly scheduled maintainence. I'm not keeping it nice for the next owner, and figure this is a good bike to learn to rebuild on periodically with replacing, greasing, and packing bearings and seals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggus View Post
    I was puddling... err... muddin... today

    My first time on ATV trails in spring... loving it.

    is this in mn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogman View Post
    Anything special done to the bb to protect it from water? Or just caulking it up as wear and tear?
    Submersible bearings have made mine beach/creek/swamp/anything proof. My fatbike is officially amphibious. I used to rebuild the stock ones after every abusive ride and haven't had to touch the submersible ones yet.
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    My thoughts are that bikes like these should be used and abused, along with regularly scheduled maintainence. I'm not keeping it nice for the next owner, and figure this is a good bike to learn to rebuild on periodically with replacing, greasing, and packing bearings and seals.
    Excellent response
    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 Volsung View Post
    is this in mn?
    Yup, southern MN. It's been overly raining this year... makes for a nice sloppy mess... not so good since you can't ride the singletrack trails, but very good if you like to do this sort of thing in other areas... which I think we all do Very thankful for the 4.8's in some of these areas!


    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    My thoughts are that bikes like these should be used and abused, along with regularly scheduled maintainence. I'm not keeping it nice for the next owner, and figure this is a good bike to learn to rebuild on periodically with replacing, greasing, and packing bearings and seals.
    ^ How perfectly said is this! My thoughts too are that bottom brackets are so cheap (the cheap ones) that it isn't very costly to just replace once a year if you have to. I take mine apart when it starts to sound like a grinder and soak in degreaser, and then pack it back up with grease. Usually good to go then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Mustangs View Post
    Submersible bearings have made mine beach/creek/swamp/anything proof. My fatbike is officially amphibious. I used to rebuild the stock ones after every abusive ride and haven't had to touch the submersible ones yet.
    Link to said bearings please. Me likey the sound of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Link to said bearings please. Me likey the sound of them.
    Seconds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakedbabytoes View Post
    My thoughts are that bikes like these should be used and abused, along with
    regularly scheduled maintainence. I'm not keeping it nice for the next owner, and figure this is a good bike to learn
    to rebuild on periodically with replacing, greasing, and packing bearings and seals.
    Indeed;

    What can be built can be rebuilt if one cares to. I had loved external bearing cranks for their longevity relative to
    old ISIS type cranks that would die every year, at least once. After a year on one and 6 mos on the other, I'm very
    happy to report the Turvative Gigas are still going strong without any service yet. Maybe these weren't so bad
    after all? Cheap enough!

    In the little 350 acre place I love best, I can choose from any one of 9 creek crossings within 2 miles distance, so I
    know from wet riding. You just accept that bearings will die, and enjoy the bath!

    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
    - John Hajny, a.k.a. TrailMaker

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonshonda View Post
    Link to said bearings please. Me likey the sound of them.
    Phil wood makes them. They were not on their site last time I checked so just give them a call and make sure to mention you need the submersible ones. I think they were $36 or there abouts...
    Whatever floats your bike, dude

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    Love the pics NBT. Be grateful you didn't have to drive for over an hour in that crap all the way home. Apparently Lincoln streets turn into a storm drain when it rains. Hoping the rain didn't wash out the local trail completely.

    Still need to get new cables on the Muk so I haven't had a chance to ride mine in the rain/mud or in dry weather. Been riding the heck out of my Ridley though.

    I'm with you. Bikes are meant to be loved, used and abused (within reason) so ride on.

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