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    Where are the fat bikes in Boise

    I've seen a few of you out there in the foothills...where are you guys going? Before the last dump of snow, the foothills were pretty rideable until you get to the back side (i.e. Watchmen, etc). We need a fat bike brigade to go out there and pack down the snow so I can go riding again!

    Fat bikers unite! then let me know where you united at.

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    There are four of them at Meridian cycles
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    One in Eagle...

    I have a 9:zero:7...

    If you're on Facebook check out group ' Fat Bike Boise ' .

    Also, I chatted with someone at Meridian Cycles on FB and asked them to put together a fat bike ride. Would be cool to know some other fat bikers.
    Hope Pro II hubs save lives.

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    Does Meridian rent fat bikes?

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    Sorry, don't know..
    Hope Pro II hubs save lives.

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    I spoke with the sales manager from Meridian yesterday and they are planning to have some fat bike rentals. Not sure when though....

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    Does Meridian rent fat bikes?
    Hope Pro II hubs save lives.

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    Probably not this season with the way sales have been. I'd love to have their medium beargrease, but it is not in the financial cards this season.

    Other than the backside, it seems like most of the front range is rideable even by us skinny-tired folk. So long as you guys keep packing it down.

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    Yeah, I saw three skinny's out yesterday. It was slow going for them, but they were doing it...

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    Other than the backside, it seems like most of the front range is rideable even by us skinny-tired folk. So long as you guys keep packing it down.
    Hope Pro II hubs save lives.

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    Well on Fat Tire of course!!
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    Werd!!!


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    Well on Fat Tire of course!!
    Hope Pro II hubs save lives.

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    Fat bikes are cool, however some riders have no respect for cross country skiers. Last weekend I was up at my local trail going up a steep hill and 4 fat bikers going downhill almost hit me. I was forced to stop and get out of the way climbing and slipped on my skis and fell. Im just ranting, but please make sure you fat bikers yield to skiers.

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    Meridian cycles will be renting a Large and a Small Mukluk 3 beginning tomorrow.

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    Fat bike dewshtards on XC ski trails

    Quote Originally Posted by stumpynerd View Post
    Fat bikes are cool, however some riders have no respect for cross country skiers. Last weekend I was up at my local trail going up a steep hill and 4 fat bikers going downhill almost hit me. I was forced to stop and get out of the way climbing and slipped on my skis and fell. Im just ranting, but please make sure you fat bikers yield to skiers.
    It's gotten so polluted with drama that IMBA has issued a policy statement to stem the hemorrhaging of good will due to fat bikers behaving badly on XC ski trails.

    IMBA Fat Bike Policy

    Fact is, I wouldn't hesitate to pummel a fat biker to a greasy pulp with my way expensive super ultra lightweight space age skatin' poles should I come across one trashing the corduroy.
    Nobody cares what kind of bike you ride.

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    Smile ! ! ! ! ! !

    Quote Originally Posted by Niles View Post
    I've seen a few of you out there in the foothills...where are you guys going? Before the last dump of snow, the foothills were pretty rideable until you get to the back side (i.e. Watchmen, etc). We need a fat bike brigade to go out there and pack down the snow so I can go riding again!

    Fat bikers unite! then let me know where you united at.
    Hit me up.
    Runnin the Mukluk 3 in orange.
    took it out tonight with the mutts, looking to ride more with other fattys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank View Post
    wouldn't hesitate to pummel a fat biker to a greasy pulp with my way expensive super ultra lightweight space age skatin' poles should I come across one trashing the corduroy.
    Oh the Norique Angst!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank View Post
    It's gotten so polluted with drama that IMBA has issued a policy statement to stem the hemorrhaging of good will due to fat bikers behaving badly on XC ski trails.

    IMBA Fat Bike Policy

    Fact is, I wouldn't hesitate to pummel a fat biker to a greasy pulp with my way expensive super ultra lightweight space age skatin' poles should I come across one trashing the corduroy.
    So two wrongs make it right? Personally, I believe there is room for both user groups. I understand the desire to keep the groomed trails in good shape for skiing, but can't we just learn to get along? Fatbikers, don't mess up the groomed stuff, make sure you have permission before riding it.



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    The Fat Biking in the foothills has been incredible over the past three weeks. The lower stuff if doable on regular mtb right now but I would argue that it is more fun on the fattie. The traction is simply better.

    The upper trails like 5-Mile, Watchman's, and upper Three Bears are definitely fat bike territory.



    I hope we get another shot of snow to freshen things up a bit!
    Eat Food. Chop Wood. Ride Bike.

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    No Fooling - Meridian cycles will be at Bogus Sat and at Fort Boise on Sunday to Demo Fat bikes. When I know more I'll pass it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howley View Post
    No Fooling - Meridian cycles will be at Bogus Sat and at Fort Boise on Sunday to Demo Fat bikes. When I know more I'll pass it on.
    That's awesome. Hopefully the demo on Saturday will be in the evening after the barking spider.

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    I was a Fool yesterday to post before the event was inked. So - not knowing if it will go or not... I'll let you know when I know...

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    If you've got a fat bike or want to try one, then file this one away for next spring- snowy45.com or like it on FB. Its a costume party and a fat bike relay race broke out and it was a blast- 4 person team, 1 bike, plus costumes.

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    New locations are now official:
    Fat Bike Demo 2013

    4/6: 10-4 at the Velopark
    4/7: 12-4 at Freestone Creek Trailhead (up Mt. Cove Rd.)

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    Sounds Cool, thanks for the post!

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    one of those things you ponder in life. why don't skiers like any other user group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howley View Post
    New locations are now official:
    Fat Bike Demo 2013

    4/6: 10-4 at the Velopark
    4/7: 12-4 at Freestone Creek Trailhead (up Mt. Cove Rd.)
    Must be a half dozen Demo bikes at Velo park right now for the curious.

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