Results 1 to 61 of 61
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    5

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?

    Hello All,

    New to the forum. As you may all know, December 2, 2017 is designated as Global Fatbike Day!

    Where are you riding?

    Please add pic of your ride.

    Ride on!

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    166
    The Badlands at Island Lake Rec in Brighton, MI. Expecting up to 100 fatties!

  3. #3
    Rides like a girl
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    267
    NOOOO!!!! I have to work that day! Well, I guess I'll try to get out Thurs or Fri; I have those days off.
    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Jeff_G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    672
    From my house past my local single track because it will be 45 degrees out and the trail will be muddy to a LBS sponsored Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis.
    "At least I'm enjoying the ride"

    16' Trek 8.4 DS
    16' Farley 7
    and I'm OK admitting..
    16' Sturgis

    Minneapolis MN

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 6280's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    123
    I’m just off a surgery yesterday so I might be a little late. Thanks for the reminder. I’ll be riding some local trails soon I hope


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gingerdawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    195
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff_G View Post
    From my house past my local single track because it will be 45 degrees out and the trail will be muddy to a LBS sponsored Winter Bike Expo in Minneapolis.
    The river bottoms should be dry...

  7. #7
    Professional Crastinator
    Reputation: Fleas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,208
    We have an urban ride heading from a Cleveland bar, out to the North Coast bikeway, up to the park, and back to the bar. Check out the CAMBA FB page.
    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-gfbd.jpg

    It's sorta anti-climactic without snow, or at least bad weather, but WTH.

    -F
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    366
    Zuni mountains NM

  9. #9
    drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
    Reputation: Drevil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,904

    DC area Global Fat Bike Day!

    The DC area Global Fat Bike Day will be at Lake Fairfax:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/338128643326390
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BlueCheesehead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    895
    I have a road bike ride planned that day. It will qualify as a fat ride, but only because I am the one that's fat.

    Until Hallmark publishes cards, it's not a real thing.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: WhiskeyJr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    223
    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    The DC area Global Fat Bike Day will be at Lake Fairfax:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/338128643326390
    That looks awesome. If I can get out of the house, I’d love to go.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,057
    GFBD - Easter Ross, Scotland

    Rather than have a designated meet up and ride time, we're doing a lazy man's drum-up.

    Garve Burger Van at 12:15.

    That means you can ride from anywhere to get there and leave when you like and ride at your own pace.

    Depending on a rider's arrival time from Thurso, I'll be leaving from Strathpeffer or Contin if anyone wants to join us from that direction.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 57º36' Highlands, Scotland

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    612
    Eastern Pennsylvania - either near Jim Thorpe or between Bethlehem and Easton.

    No snow anywhere in my state

  14. #14
    fading away
    Reputation: Leopold Porkstacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    7,989
    Looks to be a sunny clear day with a high temperature of 60°F, so I think I will be riding my singlespeed rigid 9:zero:7 around my local (Los Gatos/San Jose area in California) trails. Mostly fire roads, but there’s some good technical singletrack to be had too.

    Will be riding somewhere around here:
    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-screen-shot-2017-11-30-1.05.47-pm.jpg
    Last edited by Leopold Porkstacker; 11-30-2017 at 02:09 PM.
    goodbye cruel world. I am leaving you today.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: coastkid71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    2,111
    East Lothian coast, SE Scotland UK
    plan it...build it....ride it...love it....
    http://coastkid.blogspot.com/

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Steve Balogh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    804
    I’m also in for the “Badlands” gravel pit at ILRA in Michigan

  17. #17
    fat guy on a little bike
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    541
    Same place as last year, Round Top, NY.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DirtyHun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,218
    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    East Lothian coast, SE Scotland UK
    That's damned wonderful country there!
    2016 El Oso Grande
    2018 Stolen Zeke
    90's Skykomish

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    12
    Brandon Hills, Manitoba Canada!!

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: watermonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    1,132
    Carbondale, CO. But it hasn't snowed, the studded tires are mounted up, and might just tink away over the rocks and dirt anyway.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: smittyway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    147
    Long Beach to Morgan's Point in Wainfleet, Ontario on the north east shore of Lake Erie.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    362
    No snow in Park City!!! We are going to ride our tandem in the dirt. it's not a fatty so I might have to take the dog out on the trail behind the house on my Mukluk. Supposed to snow a little on Sunday. This has been a crazy year.

  23. #23
    101
    101 is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    249
    SW CO is basically devoid of snow right now. Telluride even delayed opening their ski slopes. I got some fatbiking in the high country in early Nov, but I think the conditions are too sloppy/muddy right now with snow melt. I'll ride the 27.5s on dirt tomorrow, but the Dillinger 5s will remain on the rack.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    2
    Point Beach State Forest, Two Rivers , Wis. Riding the woods to the beach on Lake Michigan with 150+ other far bikers. Organized by Broken Spoke Bike Studio in Green Bay. Plan for tomorrow is fat bike drag races on the beach. Beer and pizza after the ride.
    No snow, high 40s and sunny on Sat.

  25. #25
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    9,922
    Probably Glacier Ridge in Farmingville, Long Island
    I like turtles

  26. #26
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    79
    Makwa.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    126
    it's a secretGlobal Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-15493615_1407408762626048_6291543257838495801_o.jpg

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    2,478
    No snow in Fargo, but we’re riding there anyway
    Jason
    Disclaimer: www.paramountsports.net

  29. #29
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    9,922
    I think they need to re think the date. It was very warm last year here also. Tomorrow is going to be 48 degrees.
    I'd think end of January, beginning of February would probably work better.
    I like turtles

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    445
    delete
    Last edited by ak-rider; 01-09-2018 at 10:13 PM.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: in the trees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    2,003
    Fort Rock, Exeter, NH

  32. #32
    Rides like a girl
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    267
    Working today, so I did my ride yesterday. Did 7 miles on Days River Trail. Gloomy day, but fairly warm 40 degrees. Only the second time I've been back on the trail since I got hurt there in July. Good to be back! (today my butt is draggin'! ha!)

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DeadGrandpa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    238
    Is there a Global Plus Bike Day?

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,057
    Quote Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
    Is there a Global Plus Bike Day?
    Yes February 30th every 5 years.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 57º36' Highlands, Scotland

  35. #35
    Elitest thrill junkie
    Reputation: Jayem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    30,079
    I am not, because I’m visiting San Antonio
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    222
    Somewhere in the woods in Maine

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-i-4n8fhq4-xl.jpg

  37. #37
    ...big and slow
    Reputation: Chromehorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    209
    Taking it easy with a very sore back but did get in a 10 mile ride on bike paths in Sedgwick County Park, Wichita KS on my 1st year BG. #IBikeICT
    Chromey

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kaleidopete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    285

    global fatbike day

    Riding the rocks on Pumphouse trail in Wawayanda Park, NJ 24° this AM
    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-pumphouse24.jpg
    Northern NJ

  39. #39
    fading away
    Reputation: Leopold Porkstacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    7,989
    Rode some local trails on my rigid singlespeed fatty today. Lots of steep climbs and descents (steepest climb was 31% grade, it caused pain on the singlespeed):
    <iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='https://www.strava.com/activities/1299561686/embed/86942d2c7b08fc12c81096c57548fe10d26b31e1'></iframe>

    Hmm, embedding doesn’t seem to be working, so here is the link:

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1299561686
    goodbye cruel world. I am leaving you today.

  40. #40
    JT1
    JT1 is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    43
    Global Fat Bike Day at Rockland Preserve in Connecticut.

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-global-fat-bike-day-2017.jpg

  41. #41
    turtles make me hot
    Reputation: NYrr496's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    9,922
    I cheated. I rode my Krampus today.
    I like turtles

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Cuyuna's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    1,035
    Our trail system in central Minnesota is closed because it's too warm...the freeze/thaw cycles make the trails soft after about 10 am. I rode 23 miles on my road bike. It was 50 degrees today, but going back into the deep freeze next week. Hopefully cold enough for the singletrack to harden up, and with luck we'll get some snow. Win-win though....if no snow, we can ride the singletrack, if there's snow, they'll groom for fatbikes.

  43. #43
    Thin Man on a Fat bike
    Reputation: SAM313's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    295
    Just another Winter day in Moab.....
    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-d3671f35-9c53-4b67-b8ec-ebcbf303caac.jpg

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    286

    From Southern Az...

    Just a real quick ride...

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-24254761_1783256395300458_1911835398393133800_o.jpg

  45. #45
    RAKC Industries
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    3,260
    Me and my boy then about 1/3 of the total fat bike crowd today. The club Im with does a fat bike race here every year in February as we can ride there no matter the conditions.

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
    Life on a bike doesn't begin till the sun goes down.


  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Posts
    240
    Rode Rabbit Holes with Extraterrestrials on a 29er, not so fat, but I didn't exactly need float or much traction on frozen dirt

    Is it kind of quasi-fat if there's rim strip showing through holes?

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Posts
    8
    Versailles State Park in Indiana. Pronounced "Ver-sayles!"

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    263
    26 miles in the Pinelands of New Jersey, 3 riders, all single speeds.Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-24232776_10212742221843669_7764047653804782925_n.jpg

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    32
    Great GFBD! 30 riders. Raahe, Finland.

  50. #50
    Thingamejigger
    Reputation: Flying_Scotsman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    1,017
    Quote Originally Posted by coastkid71 View Post
    East Lothian coast, SE Scotland UK
    The weather gods shawn down on us....

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-38099290544_fc72f0ae0b_c.jpg

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-24943212158_15fcf7cce3_c.jpg

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-23950770267_b95170c348_c.jpg

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    98
    Nothing spectacular but I have it all to myself.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-kimg0089.jpg  

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-kimg0090.jpg  


  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,057
    Had to do a bit of walking.

    Ice melting turned an innocuous little ford into a torrent with the added benefit of a waterfall at its edge with nasty consequences if you were to fall. It was deeper and faster on the return journey.

    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 57º36' Highlands, Scotland

  53. #53
    Professional Crastinator
    Reputation: Fleas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    5,208
    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Had to do a bit of walking.

    Ice melting turned an innocuous little ford into a torrent with the added benefit of a waterfall at its edge with nasty consequences if you were to fall. It was deeper and faster on the return journey.

    The blood in feet just stopped when I looked at that pic. Now they're cold.

    -F
    It's never easier - you just go faster.

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Velobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    7,057
    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post
    The blood in feet just stopped when I looked at that pic. Now they're cold.

    -F
    And I did it twice.

    Fortunately I am a believer in thick wool socks.
    As little bike as possible, as silent as possible.
    Latitude: 57º36' Highlands, Scotland

  55. #55
    drev-il, not Dr. Evil!
    Reputation: Drevil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    3,904
    I'll be honest, and will probably get booed off this forum, but I don't ride my fat bike as a fat bike much anymore. I put a Fox 34 Boost fork on it a few months ago, swapped the wheelset to 27.5 x 3.0 Nobby Nics, and been having a blast on it. Because of my lack of fat biking, I didn't initiate the DC Edition of the Global Fat Bike Day a month ahead of time like I have the last 5 years. However, I was asked by several locals about it, felt guilty, and threw something together just a couple of days before the event. Word hardly got out, and we had about 10 fat bikers (about a 1/3 of last year's GFBD), and 10 more skinny bikers because we don't discriminate

    To make my bike fat bike "legal", I put 27.5 x 3.8" Bontrager Hodags on my bike, and I might like it better than the plus tires. We goofed around Lake Fairfax, then had some chili dogs after the ride


    Global Fat Bike Day 2017 by ricky d, on Flickr


    Log Ejection by ricky d, on Flickr
    "Keep your burgers lean and your tires fat." -h.d. | ssoft | flickr

  56. #56
    Stone Jack Baller
    Reputation: slowpoker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    541
    Quote Originally Posted by Drevil View Post
    I'll be honest, and will probably get booed off this forum, but I don't ride my fat bike as a fat bike much anymore. I put a Fox 34 Boost fork on it a few months ago, swapped the wheelset to 27.5 x 3.0 Nobby Nics, and been having a blast on it. Because of my lack of fat biking, I didn't initiate the DC Edition of the Global Fat Bike Day a month ahead of time like I have the last 5 years. However, I was asked by several locals about it, felt guilty, and threw something together just a couple of days before the event. Word hardly got out, and we had about 10 fat bikers (about a 1/3 of last year's GFBD), and 10 more skinny bikers because we don't discriminate

    To make my bike fat bike "legal", I put 27.5 x 3.8" Bontrager Hodags on my bike, and I might like it better than the plus tires. We goofed around Lake Fairfax, then had some chili dogs after the ride


    Global Fat Bike Day 2017 by ricky d, on Flickr


    Log Ejection by ricky d, on Flickr
    We're gonna need some more pics of that fork/wheel/tire setup.

  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation: pathfinder67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    128
    The Pine Barrens. South Jersey. No snow here. Local trails GFBD and FR mountain a few days later.

    hhttps://ficdn.mtbr.com/images/attach/jpg.gifttp://ficdn.mtbr.com/images/attach/jpg.gifhttps://ficdn.mtbr.com/images/attach/jpg.gif
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-img_2800.jpg  

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-img_2788.jpg  

    Global Fatbike Day! December 2. Where you riding?-cedar-creek-hill-3.jpg  


  58. #58
    lpt1
    Reputation: lpt1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    And I did it twice.

    Fortunately I am a believer in thick wool socks.
    Hi Velobike!
    Great adventure, i assume that you are not only adept of thick wool socks, but a some whiskey next after (and, optionally, before) water-crossing!
    Jamie is a Hero, while crossing the cold river in all his clothing on him! Personally I prefer to pack all my clothing in dry bags before such winter-swimming challenge... especially in self-supported multi-day trip. And definitely, have some high-octane drink after.
    Global-Fat-Bike-Day congratulations to you, anyway!

  59. #59
    Rides like a girl
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    267
    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_Scotsman View Post
    The weather gods shawn down on us....


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	23950770267_b95170c348_c.jpg 
Views:	31 
Size:	168.1 KB 
ID:	1170524
    Love that pic!!!!

  60. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    5
    Great video & Pics everyone! Thanks for sharing!

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation: 6280's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Posts
    123

    Looks like the snow dance finally paid off!!
    CO


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. Global Fat Bike Day: December 2, 2017
    By iliketexmex in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-10-2017, 07:09 AM
  2. Replies: 124
    Last Post: 12-06-2016, 09:37 AM
  3. Global Fat Bike Day - 5th December 2015
    By blades2000 in forum Alaska
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-22-2015, 04:01 PM
  4. Replies: 192
    Last Post: 04-07-2013, 01:58 PM
  5. Sat. December 1st GLOBAL FATDAY!
    By stovepipe in forum Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-04-2012, 09:13 AM

Members who have read this thread: 1

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2018 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.