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    Anyone else enjoy the snow today?

    What a workout, it's definitely harder pedaling in the snow. I don't know what the wife will think of getting a fatbike. Would definitely be pushing s-1 for sure.

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    I might eventually, but commuting home on wed in the snow took my interest down a little, lol. Wouldn't mind a shot at using the snowblower on the tractor...
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    Nice pic!

    You winter wonderland right at your pedals!

    I was out at mOOn, XC skiing as were others!

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    Bikergirl and myself were out enjoying the snow also but used the motorized method. Suzuki 700 king quad 4x4. Plenty of fun trying to get stuck. No luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    What a workout, it's definitely harder pedaling in the snow. I don't know what the wife will think of getting a fatbike. Would definitely be pushing s-1 for sure.

    At the Wiss.

    Yep did 20 miles today on my fatback in the snow a fatty is the way to go for sure been trying to tell people that for years tell the wife ya can ride all year as well, which you can & might help in letting you get one

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    Were you packing the trails in Prompton, KP snowman?

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    "Working" at Elk Mtn. today. Damn, this job sucks!



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    I went out on Friday but that was after the first storm, maybe 2 - 3" deep at times and that was even enough to go through. I couldn't even imagine trying to pedal through what's out there now haha. I'm looking forward to spring already.

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    Nevermind
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    I did,- most awesome here in NewYork,can't wait to try out the Fattie on the Pa. trails

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    Sweet fat bike Torque!!

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    Good job!

    So great to be out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    So great to be out...
    ...few shots from da mOOn...
    Lee my fatbike doesn`t leave tracks like that is that some kind of new fat tire tread ya got going on there ha ha

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    Brandywine State park Delaware

    Great snow ride today at Brandywine SP in Delaware. I think the picture uploaded?
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    Katsu and I out Thursday after first storm. @5" at the moon. Ripping on the 9zero7. Was kind of like driving a 1978 Cutlass. Plenty of power in a straight line but have to learn to handle the rear end drift. Would be more fun after a day or two of snow shoe'rs trekking around out there. May head out for a midnight ride tomorrow eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rrhines View Post
    sweet fat bike torque!!
    thanks

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    Fat bikes are the way to go,having a blast on mine..

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFahn View Post
    "Working" at Elk Mtn. today. Damn, this job sucks!



    Hey, how are the conditions at ELK? Worth the trip from Philly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    What a workout, it's definitely harder pedaling in the snow. I don't know what the wife will think of getting a fatbike. Would definitely be pushing s-1 for sure.

    At the Wiss.

    Man, the wiss is fantastic with a few inches of snow. You are a lucky man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by momobiker View Post
    Were you packing the trails in Prompton, KP snowman?
    Yep want to help

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtail4now View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by KP snowman View Post
    Lee my fatbike doesn`t leave tracks like that is that some kind of new fat tire tread ya got going on there ha ha
    I couldn't find the schrader valve on my skis to lower the air pressure for traction, so I did the next best thing. If you have ever seen a goose walk up a slope you know what I'm talking about, just glad no one else saw me doing that!...LOL

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    josh,

    i think i passed you and your crew out there saturday (bottom of kitchens lane, the solo guy in blue). i'd have stoipped to say hi but these days i have so little time out i can't stop to chat or i loose what little time i have to pedal.

    your friend soon blasted by right by me and reminded me i haven't ridden in off road a couple months.

    by the picture it looks like you guys got to stay out a little longer than me! i had a sledding date at home with the kiddies. i was headed home by the time it was really snowing

    by sunday morning it was pretty icey already and getting sloppy by the time i quit around 11 since the sun was melting everything.

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    Hit Camp Mack yesterday, it was awesome...
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    Elk has "quiet skiing" this year! 6-8" fell on Saturday, but the wind on Sunday caused the West side of the mountain to get wind blown and icy on the higher, more exposed stuff. Check out the video from opening weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max-a-mill View Post
    josh,

    i think i passed you and your crew out there saturday (bottom of kitchens lane, the solo guy in blue). i'd have stoipped to say hi but these days i have so little time out i can't stop to chat or i loose what little time i have to pedal.

    your friend soon blasted by right by me and reminded me i haven't ridden in off road a couple months.

    by the picture it looks like you guys got to stay out a little longer than me! i had a sledding date at home with the kiddies. i was headed home by the time it was really snowing

    by sunday morning it was pretty icey already and getting sloppy by the time i quit around 11 since the sun was melting everything.
    Hmmm, don't think it was me, we went on the Rox side after Rex Ave. It was just me and a friend. What were you riding? I was on a Trek Fuel and he was on a black Pivot Firebird and he wasn't blasting by anyone that day. LOL.
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    my bad...

    i think i have you confused with another josh i did see that day.

    anyhow great day out there!

    i was hoping it would freeze up last night so i could get some trail in this morning but it is soupy so i will be forced out on the fixed gear.

    later this week looks good for frozen evenings/mornings though so i am looking forward to that!

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    No Riding on New Years Day....

    ....but did get out and XC ski.....actually we have had a good run of weather for the XC skiing now 7 days of suitable conditions.....we did a bit of trail work while we were out too.....with the weather getting colder tonight we should be able to ski at least wednesday, thursday, friday, and saturday too......it was a bit sticky in spots today at Nescopeck but still good....Glide On!
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    You guys with the fat bikes, what is the deepest snow you can ACTUALY ride in? I think about getting one with 14" on the ground around here. My Tallboy 29er works good in a few inches but this deeper stuff has been challenging. I have been going over and over a small section of trail to keep it opened up enough to keep riding. If a fat bike goes that good in deep snow it may be worth the investment? Thanks for your thoughts on this, they are cool bikes too!

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    Got out for a ride at Marsh Creek on NYE. Most of the trails were pretty well packed down, but the farther I got from the trailhead the more I was wishing for some bigger tires.

    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    Did about 8 miles with a friend at Brady's Run New Years day. Temps in the mid 20's. It sucked for the most part but we were out there. Some of the trails were partially walked in but mostly 8"-10" of virgin snow. 2.4 Spec Purgatory tires aired down to around 12-15 PSI. Might be a fatbike in my future

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Hmmm, don't think it was me, we went on the Rox side after Rex Ave. It was just me and a friend. What were you riding? I was on a Trek Fuel and he was on a black Pivot Firebird and he wasn't blasting by anyone that day. LOL.
    I wasn't blasting by anybody that day, or any other...but sure was fun doing some drifting in the snow tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gt4130 View Post
    I wasn't blasting by anybody that day, or any other...but sure was fun doing some drifting in the snow tho.
    LOL, is that you???
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    LOL, is that you???
    Yeah, it's me...I've never posted since I didn't have enough posts...lol
    I'm going for my 10 posts so I can post pictures..haha

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    Evansburg SP, my local watering hole, not a lot of miles but the changing seasons keeps things interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
    You guys with the fat bikes, what is the deepest snow you can ACTUALY ride in? I think about getting one with 14" on the ground around here. My Tallboy 29er works good in a few inches but this deeper stuff has been challenging. I have been going over and over a small section of trail to keep it opened up enough to keep riding. If a fat bike goes that good in deep snow it may be worth the investment? Thanks for your thoughts on this, they are cool bikes too!
    Didn't get any answers from anyone with a fat bike on the deepest snow you can ACTUALLY ride in with a fat bike? BUT, I went out today and bought the last Moonlander in my area, lucked out finding it in my size, and got a great deal on a leftover 2012, couldn't pass it up! Only a little time today on it, but it goes better than my Tallboy in deeper snow! Looking forward to putting some time in on it!

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    Let us know how deep of a snowfall that bikes works.
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    Wiss was a lot of fun the day it snowed. I got there early and it didn't start until I was into my second lap. It's tough when you forget your glasses, even snowflakes hurt your eyes

    Was thinking of riding there early tomorrow while it's frozen but not sure if it's covered in ice from the thaw this week???
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    Damn, I'm so upset I missed the snowfall, well only kind of since i was in florida. How kosher is it to ride around the snowfall anyways? I always thought you shouldn't ride around rainfall and I assumed it was roughly the same attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSaF4 View Post
    Damn, I'm so upset I missed the snowfall, well only kind of since i was in florida. How kosher is it to ride around the snowfall anyways? I always thought you shouldn't ride around rainfall and I assumed it was roughly the same attitude.
    The reason not to ride (generally speaking) in rain/wet conditions is not to rut up the trails due to the softness of the dirt.

    If it's cold and frozen, you can't rut up the trail. If it's dry and then snows, it's usually cold enough that the snow fall doesn't contribute much in way of enough moisture to destroy trails.

    Riding in snow is definitely a cool experience. It deadens a lot of the usual sounds so it's almost eerily quiet.
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    Had a great ride today at Locust Lake in Barnesville, PA. Temperature was perfect, most of the trail had 2-3" of fresh powder left and no ice to be seen. What a blast!





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    Quote Originally Posted by joshhan View Post
    Let us know how deep of a snowfall that bikes works.
    Going on trails that have been walked on is where this bike shines, it floats right through stuff. I am only using the Big Fat Larry tires that come with it which are 5" wide and the Clown Shoe wheels that are 5" wide. They do make the Bud/Lou tires that are more aggressive which I may get a some point, I thought I would run the stock tires as there is no added expense.

    Today I was out and this bike works way better than the Tallboy. As far as how much NEW UNPACKED SNOW it will go through is about 8-10", this is on level or going down hill. It is hard to get the traction and to have the power to get up hills unless there is a path already worn in as it wallows and washes out. Still a great improvement for winter snow riding and for me a good investment, actually a lot less of an investment (more than half less) than the Tallboy. Hope that helps with your question!

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    Still getting in some XC skiing.....

    ...one weekend biking the next skiing...probably the next biking....
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