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    Fat passion; why we love riding them...

    Been a while since we have had one of these threads ,
    Also post up a pic to sum up your fat love

    For me?, Going cycling where i could never go with normal bikes,
    It has opened up a whole new riding experiance, taught new skills, and still learning what it is possible to ride over on these bikes,
    Makes me smile a lot and feel good about life
    They reignite whatever it was that we enjoyed about mountain biking when we first started.
    A wee ride from home often feels like a mini adventure...
    Its the first bike i reach for to go for a ride...


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    I put 3" tires on the first bike I could, my Super V DH 4000. i always chased this feeling and it caused upgrade-itus.

    I realized I was slow and not getting faster. Aboard that first fat bike I felt like I had found the feeling I was chasing. Monster trucking crushing force on the trail.

    Since then I have only 1 bike and Rarly upgrade it, until the bfl's.
    I still make engine noises when I monster over things.

    Pure fun and I only wished I could tour like my fat bike heroes.
    2013 mongoose Fat bike
    2012 Moonlander.

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    Just Because by Johnclimber

    As the title says, Just Because

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    Well I am still in the dreaming stage, but ever since coming across this fat bike thing
    I cant stop thinking about it, all the new ride possibilities beach ,dunes, snow ,
    I will have to focus a little harder on saving my pennies because I want one

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    bighit, whats stopping you? next year we will tour the coast of jersey together, yeah? spring and fall weather would be perfect, nightime summer rides? get packrafts and paddle accross bays and inlets instead of taking lives in our hands crossing the garden state parkway?

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    We need to set up a jersey coast ride. The NJ/PA/NY fat bikers Gather and ride. I wasn't even sure there were any other fat bikers in NJ.
    2013 mongoose Fat bike
    2012 Moonlander.

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    i cant stop watching those lost coast tours in alaska, thats unbelievable. i completed a couple bike tours myself, but nothing like that. used to do alot of fishing, salmon and surf(east coast), love the beach. toured adirondack state park camping on state lands, and this spring i toured west virginia, virginia, camping in the woods , no campgrounds, wash up in streams, and cook our own food.....getting a moonlander this winter, its bought and paid for! this is gonna be my new thing, tour the complete outer banks? go round the great lakes, shoreline the whole way? who knows, but i will say this, you guys are inspirational!

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    ck,

    Good of you to start this thread. I envy your way of life. You are right in that a wee ride from home often feels like a mini adventure ( I say it always does ) Many have told me that my Pugs looks like it could travel the world. The truth is, I know it can. That's why I don't feel slighted seeing all the adventures here. I'm an urban biker for now, but not forever.

    Someday I plan to have many great adventures on my Pugs. I'm a pilot, a Vietnam Veteran ( Marine Corps and hard to believe I was once that hardcore ) and a champion of all life on this planet. My Pugs has ( and will ) enable me to see the beauty of our world, but also it will enable me to become an ambassador for the biking community. It never hurt to spread good will, and show that we as humans can indeed be worthy of living on this planet : )

    Good luck to all....
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    Suba, big respect to yourself and all war vets,
    When i ride my bike and go look at WW2 stuff like our coastal defences and RAF fighter airfields etc...i am reminded i am there doing this because of those that did what they had to do to defend our country here in the UK, from `The few`, the Battle of Britain surviours to the heroes of the D Day landings, and all those behind them,
    I always remember those who did not come back and payed the ultimate price, so we can live our lives in freedom, i also remember all the countrys involved,
    Were here because of the vets...

    Hope you get out on that dream trip Suba

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    I have had my Fatback since 2008 and it has opened up country that I couldn't get to unless I skied or snowmobiled. It is the closest thing to having a dog team without having to feed and manage a half dozen dogs. Hopefully next summer I can carve out some time to drag the Fatback along on a pack raft trip but summers are so busy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonecrow View Post
    Well I am still in the dreaming stage, but ever since coming across this fat bike thing
    I cant stop thinking about it, all the new ride possibilities beach ,dunes, snow ,
    I will have to focus a little harder on saving my pennies because I want one
    I'm in the same boat brotha!!!

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    For me it is all about freedom & enjoying my riding & places the bike takes me.

    Normal trails are great, but if feel sick of grinding the same path as everyone, trying to live out the lifestyle the magazines tell me I should be living.

    Going fat has allowed me to get back that feeling that every trip out on the bike is a journey to somewhere new. That feeling of freedom, to ride where everyone else cant is priceless. I am also much more chilled out riding fat, life is cool at Not-A-lot MPH



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    I bought mine to train/ride in the off-season.
    Now there IS no off-season...just Fat-season!

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    I really miss the bike during the winter.

    LOL oh wait no I don't!

    ^ That's basically the deal. Except I keep riding them in summer because sand scares me a lot ever since that time I superman'd onto a creek bridge after a sand pit.

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    I've always loved bicycles in all they're forms. But these "Fat" ones have breathed new life into cycling for me for sure. The places we get to go, the things we get to see via the bicycle now is just amazing! Not to mention the "giggling" and ear to ear grin that set's in while riding them.

    Heading out to the shop after dinner to tinker with mine, I'll crack a PBR and raise it to all of you!

    Cheers fellow fatties!!

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    Exploring exploring exploring!!!!
    No trails needed!!!
    Year round enjoyment, and the beer seems to taste that much better after pedaling my Fats!!!


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    You guys quit posting all these great photos and stories. Now I gotta start saving up for a Fattie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary in VA View Post
    You guys quit posting all these great photos and stories. Now I gotta start saving up for a Fattie.
    mine comes at the end of the week and this thread is killing

    I can't wait to join the club

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    I've biked places that I never would have seen before.
    & it has brought fun back to biking.
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    Riding places I positively avoided riding on my other bikes. Fat enables me to enjoy the coastline & all the interconnects with my fat friends. (You know who you are)

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    Exactly what Dave said - riding places you had to avoid on other bikes. That, the extra traction for non-soft-surface off road riding, and suspension without suspension! If you're not going for speed on hardpack, it's all upside!

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    I got my pugsley in June,with the intention of riding it the winter. I rode it to work once and discovered how fun it is to ride as a commuter bike! Out on the trails it handles awesome,great bike for camping trips. This will be my first winter on a bike,I am looking forward to it. I always have a smile on my face when i ride my bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorman View Post
    Normal trails are great, but if feel sick of grinding the same path as everyone, trying to live out the lifestyle the magazines tell me I should be living.
    Never thought of that

    Why should we ride were the magazines say or where trail centres build a car park and a cafe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnclimber View Post
    ...Why should we ride were the magazines say or where trail centres build a car park and a cafe?
    What's a trail centre?

    You southern fellows really need to emigrate a wee bit further north to Scotland to enjoy unrestricted riding.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
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