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    Just to get people all jealous.

    Today at Christie. I really wasn't successful. Going back with the snow shoes. But I got 30 minutes of super high intensity riding in.

    Straight outta Rossland

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    I was at Christie yesterday. Riding was great, only a couple of inches on the trails, 3-4 inches in the open areas. Will be a lot more today.
    The new trail, Runway sure isn't designed for snow. I'd have to say the G-out isn't possible without studs, maybe not even with. The berms are so steep and speeds are so slow I was sliding down the berm, hard to get out of them. Will be better when things get packed down.

    Better get out if you can, typical Southern Ontario weather, going to be above freezing Thursday and Friday.

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    Great idea, makes me wish I could afford a fat bike.

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    I was going to get a fat bike this year but my road bike frame cracked and I had the opportunity to upgrade to a Cervelo r5 for a modest upgrade fee. Couldn't pass that up...but it depleted the Black Ops account so now the Pugsley is on hold until next fall...
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    I already posted these, but i think they belong. My first fat ride. yeah it's just a little more work than I'm used to
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    I was at Christie yesterday....
    The new trail, Runway sure isn't designed for snow. I'd have to say the G-out isn't possible without studs, maybe not even with. The berms are so steep and speeds are so slow I was sliding down the berm, hard to get out of them.
    Ya, we went out a couple of weeks ago when there was just a little snow on the trails, and I could feel myself sliding sideways down the berms...

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    I don't have a fatbike, so I'm just going to be a PITA and post this ():

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    Was at Christie today to do some snowshoeing and was disappointed that they didn't clear the road down to the mountain bike parking. I was planning to go around the MTB trails, get out of the wind.
    The road and parking lot down to the marina was cleared, would have been fine if I had a boat or wanted to play Frisbee golf.
    Long walk in the wind to get to the other end of the lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Was at Christie today to do some snowshoeing and was disappointed that they didn't clear the road down to the mountain bike parking. I was planning to go around the MTB trails, get out of the wind.
    The road and parking lot down to the marina was cleared, would have been fine if I had a boat or wanted to play Frisbee golf.
    Long walk in the wind to get to the other end of the lake.
    They usually plow all the way down to the scout camp so we start snowshoeing from there but with all the snow maybe they didn't get that far yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    They usually plow all the way down to the scout camp so we start snowshoeing from there but with all the snow maybe they didn't get that far yet.
    When I went in Sunday morning, I met the same problem as Slash5. I wasn't keen on starting way at the other end. So I went back to the gate house and met the gentlemen in the plow truck. I was gonna ask if I could just park at the first split, but he said I could head down towards the MTB trails (part in the first lot), just don't get stuck. I made in down in my AWD Escape no problems. He actually followed me and gave the road a quick plow to where I was. He also took some pictures of my fat contraption and me/Olive. They still had pylons blocking that general direction when I went back to snowshoe, though other people had proceeded to the first lot to the West as well. So it was a bit of pain to shoe/bike to the MTB lot, then to the trails, but it happened. As we were leaving the MTB lot after snowshoeing, someone drove down in Landcruiser. I wanted to do that, but was asked to park in the first lot.

    Anyway, before heading to Christie, I went to a few spots to ride in the Valley, but couldn't find a place to park that was safe (no lots I saw had been cleared). When I talked to the guy at Christie, he apologized about not having the MTB lot cleared yet and said he was actually on his way to help out with Dundas Valley as it was higher priority.
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    Photo from the last night ride at Mono cliffs... Hard to see the bike in the dark though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Was at Christie today to do some snowshoeing and was disappointed that they didn't clear the road down to the mountain bike parking. I was planning to go around the MTB trails, get out of the wind.
    The road and parking lot down to the marina was cleared, would have been fine if I had a boat or wanted to play Frisbee golf.
    Long walk in the wind to get to the other end of the lake.
    We did the same thing and were also disappointed they hadn't plowed yet. But it's understandable it will take time with all that snow. We could only do a small portion of the mtb trails because we had limited time on our snowshoe. Glad to hear you are trying to pack down the trails too. Many feet make quicker packing!

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    I sent an email telling them I was disappointed the west end wasn't cleared. I would think that most people that go to Christie this time of year want to go back into the woods on the south side of the lake.
    It was kind of twisted that the road they cleared forced you to drive down the only hill in the park. I was worried about making it back up, specially since I was the last one in the park.
    It might help if everyone that is interested in using the west and south trails could drop them an email. [email protected]

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    We only plow as far west as Lakeside Pavilion Rd. We do clear a spot for parking there.
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    Olive and I made the Hamilton Conservation Authority facebook page!

    Thanks Nerdgirl for pointing it out!

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    Up on Sparrow Lake, on the local ravine path with my son and on last weekend's failed Agreement Forest ride. Looking forward to many more rides this winter...

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    So why do some pictures post normally and others post as thumbnails and you have to click on them to see the full size picture?
    I've never had that trouble before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    So why do some pictures post normally and others post as thumbnails and you have to click on them to see the full size picture?
    I've never had that trouble before.
    I have no idea what's going on. When I posted my car picture earlier, I did what I normally do and now it's embedded and shown as a thumb nail. The code looks fine but it's coming out weird. I even tried editing it half a dozen times and it stays the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    Up on Sparrow Lake, on the local ravine path with my son and on last weekend's failed Agreement Forest ride. Looking forward to many more rides this winter...

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    Haven't been out as much as I'd like but this was our first snow. My friend's bike just got studded dillingers and they are AMAZING tires

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    I love this thread! Great pictures. Keep them coming!!

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    Fatwacking (new term was coined today) in the outer reaches of Dundas Valley today.

    It was a day when a fatbike, some gators and a sense of adventure were needed. There was a little 'off-piste' action to get around some downed trees, which was fun on the fatty (and just firm enough to crust ride). Eventually did get turned around in a bit of ravine trail due being unpassable, but it was still fun.

    First day out with Sage, the new dog. She's doing really well, but was a little unsure of footing with the slipper conditions. Olive was a champ.

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    Hardwood Ski & Bike

    Spent a couple of hours at Hardwood Ski & Bike. Conditions were perfect although a tad chilly. Car showed -17 not counting the windchill but still was a great day to be out. To top off a great day I came home to find a Kona Unit under the tree, I've been secretly wanting a SS so it came as a bit of a surprise (a pleasant one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merdoff View Post
    Spent a couple of hours at Hardwood Ski & Bike. Conditions were perfect although a tad chilly. Car showed -17 not counting the windchill but still was a great day to be out. To top off a great day I came home to find a Kona Unit under the tree, I've been secretly wanting a SS so it came as a bit of a surprise (a pleasant one)
    Mer..is fatbiking all day any day @ HH now? Last year it was weekday evenings only wasn't it?
    Not recognizing the background/ trail either...is that the trail up behind the chalet and across the road?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanoeDog View Post
    Mer..is fatbiking all day any day @ HH now? Last year it was weekday evenings only wasn't it?
    Not recognizing the background/ trail either...is that the trail up behind the chalet and across the road?
    Right now it's only Mon-Fri opening till 8pm. Yes, that particular trail is called The Meadows I believe? You do cross the street off property. Wayne had to leave early and I went back over to hardwood Property to ride more. I normally overdress but made the mistake today of underdressing so sadly called it quits after about 2hrs, I literally had icicles hanging off my hair, lol

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    Was at Christie Tuesday afternoon. Trails are not really rideable but was out for a hour or so.

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    Along the Speed River near my place in Guelph: -16C Christmas Eve. Cold but beautiful!


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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Just to get people all jealous.

    Today at Christie. I really wasn't successful. Going back with the snow shoes. But I got 30 minutes of super high intensity riding in.
    much better today at Dundas Valley preride... thanks Captain...
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    2014 Winter Fatbike Picture Thread-photo-2.jpg2014 Winter Fatbike Picture Thread-photo-1.jpgYesterday afternoon ride in the Credit River Basin. About 1-2" of snow over ice. Lots of tree carnage. Traction was ok as long as you gave the tires a chance. Steeper stuff was very tricky to climb. Still an awesome day for a ride.
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    We rode Dufferin Forest Xmas eve... chilly at -16C, but conditions were perfect!!!!
    Snowmobile trail was groomed the night before so there was a perfect crust....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    We rode Dufferin Forest Xmas eve... chilly at -16C, but conditions were perfect!!!!
    Snowmobile trail was groomed the night before so there was a perfect crust....
    Sounds like so much fun to ride on a groomed snowmobile trail!

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    Wow. That's so groomed, it doesn't look like you need a fat bike.
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    3 (of 6) fatties from the ECMTBR Holiday ride today. Pondering our next move (while waiting for the skinny tired folk)

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    I picked up my new Bigfoot yesterday and got out for an 18km ride at Dufferin Forest with a couple of other Fatbikers.

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    Rode some groomed snowmobile trails andbon skinny tire it was very tough. It has warmed up and was soft though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donorco View Post
    I picked up my new Bigfoot yesterday and got out for an 18km ride at Dufferin Forest with a couple of other Fatbikers.
    I also recently picked up a Bigfoot - great bike but those stock tires are absolute shyte. When funds allow I highly recommend a tire upgrade, I have gobs more traction on my Bud/Nate combo than I did on the stock Vee Rubbers. Otherwise an excellent bike for the $. Glad to see that Dufferin is in good shape to ride, hoping to get up there at some point this week.
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    First time at Dundas Valley yesterday. Did the main loop, Sawmill and 3-4 offshoots. Not sure if there is any single track, but I could not find it. The double track had iced over quite a bit, but it was so warm out, that it had excellent traction except in one spot. It is a very nice place for fat riding with a nice mix of up and down. Picture is somewhere on the main loop. Plan on hitting Palgrave or Albion on the first of January.

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    Anyone wanting to come up to Dufferin today, we are going to be riding the sled trails at 3pm. Bring a light just in case.... They should be good with the cold temperatures..
    Parking at the upper lot just north of the Mansfield Outdoors Centre.
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    How much is open at Dufferin? Barrie Admin aka 26/Midhurst trails have 12-15 K open with the traffic of the dog walkers/hikers/snowshoe/XC Ski traffic in the place. Most other places are limited.


    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    Anyone wanting to come up to Dufferin today, we are going to be riding the sled trails at 3pm. Bring a light just in case.... They should be good with the cold temperatures..
    Parking at the upper lot just north of the Mansfield Outdoors Centre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kibbs View Post
    How much is open at Dufferin? Barrie Admin aka 26/Midhurst trails have 12-15 K open with the traffic of the dog walkers/hikers/snowshoe/XC Ski traffic in the place. Most other places are limited.
    We'll be on the snowmobile trails, should be packed down really nicely. We didn't get any snow last night, so the trails should be pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    I also recently picked up a Bigfoot - great bike but those stock tires are absolute shyte. When funds allow I highly recommend a tire upgrade, I have gobs more traction on my Bud/Nate combo than I did on the stock Vee Rubbers. Otherwise an excellent bike for the $. Glad to see that Dufferin is in good shape to ride, hoping to get up there at some point this week.
    Ignore my question - I Googled it, it's the Mission. Guess I'll skip Vee's.

    Which Vee tire is that? I'd like to replace the Endomorph on my Pugsley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Ignore my question - I Googled it, it's the Mission. Guess I'll skip Vee's.

    Which Vee tire is that? I'd like to replace the Endomorph on my Pugsley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    First time at Dundas Valley yesterday. Did the main loop, Sawmill and 3-4 offshoots. Not sure if there is any single track, but I could not find it. The double track had iced over quite a bit, but it was so warm out, that it had excellent traction except in one spot. It is a very nice place for fat riding with a nice mix of up and down. Picture is somewhere on the main loop. Plan on hitting Palgrave or Albion on the first of January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    First time at Dundas Valley yesterday. Did the main loop, Sawmill and 3-4 offshoots. Not sure if there is any single track, but I could not find it. The double track had iced over quite a bit, but it was so warm out, that it had excellent traction except in one spot. It is a very nice place for fat riding with a nice mix of up and down. Picture is somewhere on the main loop. Plan on hitting Palgrave or Albion on the first of January.

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    Looks like you are at the old apple orchard. Probably just finished climbing a little hill before this pic (and probably continued to climb, or had a nice descent).

    And yes, Dundas Valley is a great area for fatbiking. It's close enough to Hamilton and suburban areas that the adventurous soles will get out and get some traffic throughout, but not close enough that it becomes a 4 ft wide super highway of foot traffic. This generally makes it broken enough for fatbikes to excel, but not enough that a regular bike will travel easily.

    Unfortunately the area is a mess of double track and singletrack with the occasional need for a linkage with road. The singletrack is limited and relatively obscure, it takes 'locals' a while to find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Looks like you are at the old apple orchard. Probably just finished climbing a little hill before this pic (and probably continued to climb, or had a nice descent).

    And yes, Dundas Valley is a great area for fatbiking. It's close enough to Hamilton and suburban areas that the adventurous soles will get out and get some traffic throughout, but not close enough that it becomes a 4 ft wide super highway of foot traffic. This generally makes it broken enough for fatbikes to excel, but not enough that a regular bike will travel easily.

    Unfortunately the area is a mess of double track and singletrack with the occasional need for a linkage with road. The singletrack is limited and relatively obscure, it takes 'locals' a while to find it.
    I was in the Dundas valley today on my unfat bike. Tried the same route as the MTBREC holiday ride but it was so icy I had to abort and stick to the rail trails. I took a couple of nasty spills and my lower extremities are black and blue. I cannot imagine it would have been too much better on a fat bike unless it had studded tires. Nice to get outside though...
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    @BCD- I could only dream of being that thin.

    Unglued- I could not imagine riding the Valley yesterday. The only reason it was rideable Sunday, was the warm weather. I found it hard to believe how grippy the ice was. It should have become an ice field by yesterday morning. Some of that up and down would have been treacherous. I would not attempt it even on the fat bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    @BCD- I could only dream of being that thin.

    Unglued- I could not imagine riding the Valley yesterday. The only reason it was rideable Sunday, was the warm weather. I found it hard to believe how grippy the ice was. It should have become an ice field by yesterday morning. Some of that up and down would have been treacherous. I would not attempt it even on the fat bike.
    It is not just any fat bike though. It is carbon, hence it is doable.
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    I believe that the rules of friction still apply to carbon bikes. At any rate, I rode some damn icy conditions in the Credit River the week before and was still surprised at the grip of those tires. They still had lots of trouble with the climbs though. If conditions fluctuate like this, I can see a lot of stuff becoming treacherous. Would you consider studs. I have been simply plowing through deeper stuff to the side of the trails to avoid some of the ice, but in the single track, it can mean also plowing through branches or roots and some undesirable off camber stuff.
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    I will actually get some studs as my tires are predrilled for studs. There is a local supplier that i will use to buy 150 studs and apply some of them between two tires. Just in case.

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    I too would be interested in such a purchase as I think I have the same tires. Each of the Dillinger tires has 240 places for studs. I looked it up. That would mean less than 1/3 coverage per tire. Let me know and I will probably get some as well. I think I will need them. I looked at this, but it seems kind of pricey. Is this what you are thinking of?
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    Out this morning for a quick ride at Ravenshoe.....conditions were great.....
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    Lake Huron's freezing up.

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    Is that Kanata lakes?

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    Another frozen lake shot from today but had to hit some roads for the ride back. Stayed out too long and didn't bring lights so.....
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    Was out yesterday at The Culham Trail along the Credit River again. For the first time since the snow I saw a couple of skinny tire tracks. Anyone from here? I was going to go to Palgrave, but another post from the ice biking thread had me thinking twice about icy conditions.
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    We were able to get out twice this week already, Monday and Wednesday at Dufferin Forest. Conditions were perfect!! With the frigid temperatures it had a very nice crust on the surface so the tires weren't breaking through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secret agent View Post
    First time at Dundas Valley yesterday. Did the main loop, Sawmill and 3-4 offshoots. Not sure if there is any single track, but I could not find it. The double track had iced over quite a bit, but it was so warm out, that it had excellent traction except in one spot. It is a very nice place for fat riding with a nice mix of up and down. Picture is somewhere on the main loop. Plan on hitting Palgrave or Albion on the first of January.

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    No, its in the greenbelt, near bells corners.

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    No, its in the greenbelt, near bells corners.
    Ok, I'm out by Pembroke and I'm always looking for new trails, Ill have to take a trip out there sometime.

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    We were able to get out twice this week already, Monday and Wednesday at Dufferin Forest. Conditions were perfect!! With the frigid temperatures it had a very nice crust on the surface so the tires weren't breaking through.
    Were you guys riding singletrack at Dufferin Forest or just the snowmobile trails? Interested in heading up there tomorrow morning...thanks
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    The cold snap subsided here and a nice layer of snow was covering the ice that was to be found on most of the local trails. Took advantage of this and some fat minded friends got out for a beautiful ride.

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    Got out for my 1st ride of 2014 at the Midhurst trails. I did about 12km on some great packed single track. I think some elves are out there packing it down as it looks too good to be just foot traffic!
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    Good job! Lovin' all these pics!

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    Rode past a little pond hockey shootout at one point today. Virgin pond pretty well
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    I heard the same thing so I ordered a pair of Floaters today, they were in stock for once and on sale for $65 per tire. I just couldn't swing the Bud/Nate combo this year but the Floaters at that price seem like a good option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdotrider View Post
    Were you guys riding singletrack at Dufferin Forest or just the snowmobile trails? Interested in heading up there tomorrow morning...thanks
    Sorry just checked this... We've been mainly on Snowmobile trails.

    We were out yesterday as well, trails were tough going. Lot of sleds out, but all were very friendly.

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    Buddha Ride Night! Premier ride for a XX1 Beargrease. A Beargrease a Pug Ops and a Mukluk as well as some skinny tired friends.


    AWESOME ride last night smittyway!

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    Me - I left a lung somewhere on the trail let me know if you find it.

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    Let's see some pics of your new Beargrease!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie-r View Post
    let's see some pics of your new beargrease!

    Here you go.


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    If your fatbike goes missing for a few minutes at Frostbike (that's all I need), you'll probably find me humping it down by the weir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUBCRAWL View Post
    We can do tradzies with my new bike, assuming you are into that type of thing and don't discriminate against skinny bikes. Its hasn't even been outside yet, so you'd have to be gentle.

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    We can do tradzies with my new bike, assuming you are into that type of thing and don't discriminate against skinny bikes. Its hasn't even been outside yet, so you'd have to be gentle.

    I'm sitting here at Pearson waiting for flight to Cancun and I could have packed it in my case and put a few breakin miles on it where there is no snow. What does it weigh? Probably would travel free on sunwing.

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    We can do tradzies with my new bike, assuming you are into that type of thing and don't discriminate against skinny bikes. Its hasn't even been outside yet, so you'd have to be gentle.


    Very nice.
    I was looking at those at the BTAC Show in Montreal this past Fall.
    Scott has one of the best fit and finishes in the Industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ol-crank View Post
    I'm sitting here at Pearson waiting for flight to Cancun and I could have packed it in my case and put a few breakin miles on it where there is no snow. What does it weigh? Probably would travel free on sunwing.
    22 lbs, but guess it's too late. Have fun.
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    To get this thread back on track (I'm the worst for going off-topic, but it's my thread, so sue me).

    From earlier in December when the ground was frozen, but no snow yet. Riding the elusive 'dump run' in Waterdown.




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    22 lbs, but guess it's too late. Have fun.
    For sure next time I will check sooner.
    The trip is part of my training for p2a after I lost that 10 # at Christmas , I will get into serious workouts down in playacar

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    Lake Erie Shoreline Ice Ride today.
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    LOTS of ice and a few big hole to fall in.





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    That first pic looks great.!

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    A few photos from our destination ride this weekend.
    We started at Rob Roy, and took the snowmobile trails to Blue Mountain then to Collingwood / Beaver and Bulldog.

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    I was riding the Hamilton beach strip trail Tuesday evening and there were a couple of people riding the ice on the beach with lights. It was too dark to see what they were riding but they were sure moving along.

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    Had a great ride today - looking forward to the dusting of snow coming tomorrow!


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    26 of us in Agreement forest today. I think at least 11 or 12 fatties

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    You think?
    Really hard for me to count with barmitts on my bike.
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    Fun weekend of fat riding up in Muskoka -a couple of solo spins and then hooking up with some very welcoming locals this morning for a Devil's Gap ride.

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    Lucky dogs have some long, wide , groomed trails for ripping. Nice stuff.
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    Frosty ride last night in -15c temps. Bikes, lights and clothing worked flawless.





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    Cold ride around Port Colborne.

    The Harbour, frozen solid.


    Upside down fish swimming under the ice.


    The Skatepark...

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    We had a great ride at Midhurst on Saturday.
    Trails were in great shape!!

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    You guys /girls are nuts. I hate ice.....unless i see a car driving in the same path im riding.

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    2014 Winter Fatbike Picture Thread-img_20140120_153031_970.jpg A couple of pictures from last week at Mono Cliffs. Very narrow trails made by hikers so they where pretty rough.
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    Riotmtb, Mizconceptions, Unglued, myself and 'Mr Fig' went out in the valley today.

    Great conditions for a fat bike this morning, unfortunately with all 'them' being on regular tired bikes, we had to avoid a couple places. Great fun though and beer was super tasty at domestique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Riotmtb, Mizconceptions, Unglued, myself and 'Mr Fig' went out in the valley today.

    Great conditions for a fat bike this morning, unfortunately with all 'them' being on regular tired bikes, we had to avoid a couple places. Great fun though and beer was super tasty at domestique!

    Worth the price of admission just to see my spare singlespeed punish Misconceptionz....

    And I was game...those 2.4 Nobby Nics were managing just fine in the deeper snow....
    Strava made me do it....

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    Another great day at the Midhurst Trails...

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    We had an awesome ride from Mansfield to Alliston on Sunday. Trails were in Great shape!!!

    Even able to ride some sections where the snowshoers were on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    We had an awesome ride from Mansfield to Alliston on Sunday. Trails were in Great shape!!!

    Even able to ride some sections where the snowshoers were on.

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    First ride on my new fatty today. Trails were packed and fast.


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    Had a great ride Sunday at Dufferin Forest.
    Spend a good chunk of the day on the packed snow shoe trails.

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    Still about 2-3 feet of snow in the forest which is disheartening though....
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    So I got a request from a friend, seeing if I was willing to loan my bike out to someone else wanting to ride across Cootes Paradise in Hamilton. I needed to be at work for a few hours yesterday, so I rode it in, they swung by, picked up my fatty and went on an adventure.

    Turns out, someone was getting some footage from a drone out there as well. Merge some footage and you get an interesting little video that started as someone just wanting to ride across the water and try a fatbike.

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    Was out on the Headwaters trail in Dundas Valley on Saturday.
    Very rideable, a bit skinny starting out but widened out further in. Hills were killer with heavy bike and squishy tires. Knees hurt after since I couldn't stand without spinning.
    The trail up by Paddy Green Rd. was drifted and soft so just turned around and went back down the hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    So I got a request from a friend, seeing if I was willing to loan my bike out to someone else wanting to ride across Cootes Paradise in Hamilton. I needed to be at work for a few hours yesterday, so I rode it in, they swung by, picked up my fatty and went on an adventure.

    Turns out, someone was getting some footage from a drone out there as well. Merge some footage and you get an interesting little video that started as someone just wanting to ride across the water and try a fatbike.

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    A question for you fatbike owners in SW Ontario - while I can tell from some of the photos above the surfaces you're riding your fatbikes on, I would like to know how many days you can ride the fatbike where no other bike will do. I'm considering getting one myself, but I already own a bunch of bikes (I know, N+1), including a cross bike with 37mm conti winter tires that I ride on roads in all conditions other than ice and snow covered. I don't know if the trails in SW Ontario are rideable on a fatbike, say the few days after snowfall. I don't want a fatbike only for snow covered roads, but for trails so I can somewhat mimick a mtn bike on single (or double) track.

    I'm guessing it's a matter of perspective and if I were to get one I will ride more, and will find places to ride...but I thought I would ask nonetheless. Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonievut View Post
    A question for you fatbike owners in SW Ontario - while I can tell from some of the photos above the surfaces you're riding your fatbikes on, I would like to know how many days you can ride the fatbike where no other bike will do. I'm considering getting one myself, but I already own a bunch of bikes (I know, N+1), including a cross bike with 37mm conti winter tires that I ride on roads in all conditions other than ice and snow covered. I don't know if the trails in SW Ontario are rideable on a fatbike, say the few days after snowfall. I don't want a fatbike only for snow covered roads, but for trails so I can somewhat mimick a mtn bike on single (or double) track.

    I'm guessing it's a matter of perspective and if I were to get one I will ride more, and will find places to ride...but I thought I would ask nonetheless. Thx
    This is coming from the Hamilton area. We have a lot of green space (namely Dundas Valley) which consists of double track/rail trail and some singletrack. It gets lots of foot traffic throughout the winter.

    The fatbike is not a miracle worker. 6 inches of fresh snow and you aren't riding until people get out. Around here, since we get so much foot traffic, usually within 24 hours of a heavy snowfall, there has been enough trampled down that the fatty is good to go. It would usually be another 2-6 days (normally requiring a weekend) before it's tamped down enough for a regular bike to start going through. Since we got 4-5 big snowfalls this year, I would say there were 10-20 days when the fatbike was the only option to be out pedaling (besides on the road).

    The key is, you do need foot traffic. We got a large dump of snow in January at Hilton Falls and while it is the go to place to winter ride around here, it doesn't see 'that' much traffic. It took a while (weeks) before the trails slowly became suitable.

    As I mentioned, we do get lots of foot traffic around here, but that is primarily on the main trails. The secondary trails see only the hardcore outdoor enthusiats. I've been on a fair number of mixed tire rides this year where the skinny tires couldn't explore those off-shoot trails, limiting the ride options (GET A FATBIKE RIOTMTB!!!!).

    To me, the biggest advantage of the fatbike is that it makes winter riding far more enjoyable and gives you more options. When you have that 1.5' footpath through the snow, where it's generally only firm in the center, it takes so much focus and effort to tract a regular tire bike through there. You spend most of your ride trying to keep the bike from constantly getting squirelly and sliding out. The fatbike tracks that so well. You spend your ride actually riding, not just working to stay on the trail/up right. The other major thing is smoothing out the trail. I had my regular tire bike out last Sunday for a 3hr ride. While the conditions were fine, it was generally very bumpy (especially the secondary trails). A 4" tire at 4-5 psi takes all the foot prints out of the trail.

    Anyway, I rode this winter quite a bit with regular tire bikes. So the sheer number of extra days i got wasn't that significant. But I generally got to ride sooner, I could go more places and I know compared to me riding a regular bike, I enjoyed myself far more.

    The fatbike is another tool. The best comparison I think is comparing walking in the winter in regular boots versus snowshoes. That's the skinny tire to fatbike comparison.
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    Thanks for the insight, Cpt Sydor.

    One of my favourite types of rides is where I take my cross bike on various surfaces as part of a long ride...so I'll start on the road or trails behind my house, and then hit gravel roads, double track, rail trails, etc. I can see a fat bike providing more options in the winter. Today I was mainly on the roads but did find a couple gravel roads were free of snow and ice. Would've loved a fattie to add some trails.

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    Just another sunny, windless day on the east coast of Newfoundland.

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    A glimmer of hope that spring is coming. We found dirt on our ride on Sunday!!!!
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    Some after work fat bike action with my wife on the shore ice at Long Beach
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    Nice pics BCD. Hard to believe that there is that much snow. I was out with my wife on the road yesterday on a nice sunny but windy day. I plan a more aggressive road ride tonight. The local trails here are a slushfest.
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    Cesar, record year for snow in Muskoka. Just now setting aside the skis in favour of the fatbike.
    If we get cold nights there will be awesome riding here throughout April. If we get a prolonged mild spell
    with above freezing nights then I'm going to need my canoe for getting around!!
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    April 6 and my best ride of 2014...

    conditions were AMAZING, but it's still nut-deep snow here in Muskoka if you wander off trail!












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    Looks like a sweet ride-day! Snow is melting here in Caledon. Southern exposures are bare, but northern... and snow covered and icy.
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    2 hour road ride for me yesterday. Everything is mushy around here. Too soft even for fat tires. I might have to come up there to get some trail riding BCD. I can't say I miss being bundled up. No jacket required for yesterday's ride.
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    That's right we found singletrack to ride!!!
    Had a great ride in Dufferin Forest.

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    Still lots of ice and snow on Lake Erie and around the shoreline.
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    Nice pics Smitty. Lake Erie out my way has no more snow or ice anywhere.

    I did get the fatbike out this weekend even though our snow is gone. Fatties are still fun on dirt.


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