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    12hrs of FAT

    Completed my first 12hr Solo last weekend, and what better way to travel than first class aka Fatback. Snuck onto the podium at 5th place in the over 40 solos and picked up my first ever prize money.. does this make me professional??

    Pretty lumpy course, plenty of rocks and roots and loose pea gravel, enough to keep me awake anyway.

    The Fatback didn't miss a beat and gave everyone something to look at as i came through transition, again and again and ....

    In some ways easier than the six hour events I have done as the intensity I was less, I would have to say I rode it rather than raced it, next time maybe.

    Anyhoo, just another reminder that all things are possible on Fat Tires. Enjoy
    Don't grow up, it's a trap.

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    Hi,
    Well done on the ride, what was your setup.
    I have just bought a pug and rode it up at kalamunda.
    How did you go with tyres. I was a little worried
    With sidewalls on rocks. Thanks for the MSG.
    Did you also do dwell 100, I am thinking of doing
    The Alice springs ride on my bike.
    Cheers Ron

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    Hey, I ride a 1*9 setup 26 up front and 11-34 cassette. Suits me perfectly. The tyres were pretty scuffed but only superficial, using Larrys front and rear. Endos just don't work in the gravel at all imho. Will try a Nate soon.

    I have ridden the Dwelli 100 twice on my Fatback, neither time went quite to plan but finished both and am determined to put in a good effort one day! Great event.

    I have heard that the Red Center ride is a killer on tyres (i'll spell it correctly since I am replying to an Aussie) there was an article in AMB that had a few pics of slashed tyres and damaged rims.

    Cheers dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freediver View Post
    Completed my first 12hr Solo last weekend, and what better way to travel than first class aka Fatback. Snuck onto the podium at 5th place in the over 40 solos and picked up my first ever prize money...
    Well done

    I did an 8 hour at Herberton in NQ a couple of years back, and by the end of the race there was so much loose stuff around (and it wasn't good to start) that I thought a fatbike would be just the job for Oz conditions. (I didn't podium so no risk of me going professional )
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