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    Favorite Place to Fat Bike...

    I'm new to fat biking and my wife and I are never afraid to travel, especially for some adventure. I live in the Midwest (Iowa), so we are really never too far from anything. Just curious as to where people like to ride. We have several single track trails in the area, but I've found I really like exploring horse trail, minus the things horses leave behind. Do you ride for the scenery, the exploration, or just to burn some energy?


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    anything that's borderline not passable on a normal mountain bike. Great for exploring out of the way places like State Game Lands, long forgotten dirt bike and quad tracks, along powerlines. Going on adventures, and exploring places off the beaten path where other riders seldom if ever tread is one of the main reasons I ride bikes. Fat bikes are perfect for this.
    "Trails? Where we're going we don't need, trails!"


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    Probably #1 is crust-biking in Turnagain Pass

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    Followed closely by glacier-rides, like this one to Knik Glacier.
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    I knew some of Jayem's stunning Alaska photos would be here before I even clicked on the link!

    Yes, looks like fat bike nirvana, just a bit too far away for many of us.

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    That looks like a big fat playground!


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    I do it to explore. Sure I could drive, but being in a cage numbs my senses. Even with the windows down, it's hard to hear the sounds of the desert over the engine noise. I could walk, and often do, but it's nice to be able to do it at a faster pace. A fat bike works well with the sand around here, and the snow and ice in the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccartney7499 View Post
    anything that's borderline not passable on a normal mountain bike. Great for exploring out of the way places like State Game Lands, long forgotten dirt bike and quad tracks, along powerlines. Going on adventures, and exploring places off the beaten path where other riders seldom if ever tread is one of the main reasons I ride bikes. Fat bikes are perfect for this.
    "State Game Lands" - You gotta be from Pennsylvania. Don't let the Game Commission catch your fat tires on their property. 😉

    Favorite place for me is the state forest snowmobile trails at Promised Land State Park in Pike County. The lake too with studs when it freezes up.

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    Im very adventureous. Ive put a motorcycle in every state in the lower 48, Alaska, every providence in Canada, Nova Scotia, Yukon and Northwest Teritories as well. I love to bike in Arkansas as its close by, Im in Kansas. But Moab Utah is my all time favorite. Ive been going to Moab for 16 years with dirt bikes. We take the mountain bikes as well for a couple days of fun. So Adventure is my main reason but if I get in shape along the way...LOL so be it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayncedar View Post
    "State Game Lands" - You gotta be from Pennsylvania. Don't let the Game Commission catch your fat tires on their property. 😉

    Favorite place for me is the state forest snowmobile trails at Promised Land State Park in Pike County. The lake too with studs when it freezes up.
    indeed!

    a lot of the SGL's around me are open to riding (though I basically avoid from October to February. Except Sunday's). Not a lot of sweet singletrack, but fun for exploring on the fattie.
    "Trails? Where we're going we don't need, trails!"


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