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    Here's what a 2XL looks like on a HED Big FAT Deal:

    Looked to be every bit as painful to climb with as you would imagine. Unfortunately, he fell about 30 feet down the side of the trail, we helped get him and his bike back up. Luckily the vegetation broke his fall. Yes, notice position of helmet.

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    HED wheels and a helmet straight out of the 80s, this makes alot of sense.

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    ^^ Goes with the high tech jeans.

    Must be the camera angle but the handlebar on the photo takers bike looks like it has reverse sweep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    Yes, notice position of helmet.
    Come on. Smack him up the side of the head with a fat tire.

    WEAR YOUR DAMN HELMET!!!
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    A critical piece of information: it was not cold.
    "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.

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    Eh, he's basically riding slowly in the middle of a giant leafy mattress.
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    ^ This
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee View Post
    Eh, he's basically riding slowly in the middle of a giant leafy mattress.
    Some local trail has prompted me to think "I keep reading these mountain bike technique articles about cornering fast, but I can't see where I'm going". You could call it the Stunted Field Of View Shuffle. I won't be impressed with wearable technology until I can have a little robotic rally car co-driver in my helmet, saying crap like:

    right..
    left..
    left tightens..
    off leash dog walker with disobedient training instilled..
    right opens..
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    If you find yourself 'HOT' on the trail, try replacing the BLACK full sleeved shirt, jeans, and rubber boots with T-shirt, shorts, and sneakers if not some cycling garb before removing helmut.

    No offense, just saying...

    I used to ride w/out a helmut a long time ago. I was lucky!

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    The tire does look FAT!

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    This is a man who cares more about the adventure of riding a bike than looking at internet forums, fashion or what material his rims are made of.

    He does not care that you see a picture of him on your computer and you think - oh my, he should be wearing a helmet.

    Mucho gusto xxl xtra-tuff man.

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    stolen bike for sure
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    HED BD rims & screw-top vitamin water in bottle cage? These pics are whacky. Who is this rugged individualist?
    Fatbikes tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traktor View Post
    This is a man who cares more about the adventure of riding a bike than looking at internet forums, fashion or what material his rims are made of.

    He does not care that you see a picture of him on your computer and you think - oh my, he should be wearing a helmet.

    Mucho gusto xxl xtra-tuff man.
    There has never, ever, been a HED carbon rim owner that didn't gush continuously about their rims. This guy either lost a bet....or the bike is stolen.
    I would advise not taking my advice.

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    This guy is clearly a time traveler who came from the past to get a fat bike. The sick 80s fanny pack proves this.

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    Great and interesting photos.
    The tires look awesome and the rider has a unique choice of riding boots.
    Must be lots of water crossings on this trail.

    Just a sidenote: my 510 Freerider Contact soles started to unglue after only 100km of riding and 2 or 3 machine washes.
    The Contact is an inferior design since the sole is not stiched in the back half of the shoe and the glue is weak since I have many other types of sneakers that aren't stiched soles but they last through machine washing.
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    Hilarious. Where are the forum search bullies when you need them.

    A thread is started in the Fat Bike Forum about the biggest fat tires in use today, used by a he man on a real life dirt trail in the woods.

    And the comments are on, helmets, jeans, fanny packs, shoes and...... washing shoes.
    "At least I'm enjoying the ride"

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    Wutz the matter with yer barz?

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    Fueled by Pabst Blue Ribbon. Garrrrrrrrrr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    stolen bike for sure
    No, older guy riding with a younger and more fit wife, definitely do not think it's stolen. Just that some Alaskans are quite "backwards" and "stubborn"...
    "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

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    Edit: It was the big FAT deal or whatever they are calling the 100mm rim. In any case, it was an impressive size for sure, but I could see that contributing to his 30 foot fall down the side of the mountain too, since you'd have to gear that thing pretty damn low, and that point, it gets harder to keep going straight. Hopefully that wasn't why, but it was a good reason for me to keep my helmet on and a good attempt at making the Darwin awards.

    Here's another shot of the trail:



    Link to highres:

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    "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

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    dafuq?

    would definitely not be my apparel choice for riding. I even get hanging the helmet off the pack on a slow, hot climb. but not while wearing long sleeves and blue jeans with rubber boots.

    and with such a hawt bike, it's not because the dude can't afford it.

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    My first thought was that he used his bike to get between his farm plots, hence the boots and jeans. I suppose the helmet is there because he rides a bit of road.

    He can't possibly ride on trails with those clothes, it would be really silly, esp when it's hot.

    Perhaps he lost a bet like someone suggested or it was 70's dress up day.

    That is a very big tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watermonkey View Post
    There has never, ever, been a HED carbon rim owner that didn't gush continuously about their rims. This guy either lost a bet....or the bike is stolen.
    there has....

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    There is a really fast dude in the WORS series who rides with jeans and redwings. People give him shit @ the start of the race, they get quiet when they are standing below him on the podium.

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    Here in Stockholm, where everyone basically looks the same and rides the same bikes (Scandinavian conformity at it's most refined), a buddy of mine rides a fat bike around adorned with christmas lights, while dressed like a homeless guy. He's from eastern Europe. I think he does it just to mess with the uptight Swedes. People are gobsmacked but try to hide it, it's hilarious.

    Prissy aesthetic shaming is for leg-shaving wanna-be Tour de France roadies. Lycra up, or not, it's all cool - all except the judging.
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    I often ride from home to do trail work wearing long Carhartt pants (even on hot days), work boots, sometimes without a helmet (OMG!), sometimes pulling 3 gallons of diesel in a trailer. I hope the people i run into on the way are not as judgmental as some of you guys. I would say who gives a fvck about what somebody wears but i think that question has been answered.

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    Is that electrical tape on the reverse sweep carbon bars?

    Ride what ya' brung, ride in what ya' brung to wear, ride... In all honesty, the riders that get my attention are the funky ones. I figure they don't care about anything but the ride, as it should be. I don't mind riding in jeans or Carhartts, one of the best pants I've found to ride in the fall and spring are a pair of Dickies "gas station" pants. They have some kind of 3M coating so they don't get stained as easy and they are cheap, sometimes under $20 at Fleet Farm. Great pair of pants for working or getting dirty.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    F F's given. love the spirit. what frame?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jayem View Post
    This^^ shot is unbelievable in high resolution!!!

    ...as the temps drop, I have been known to break out the flannel lined jeans and Carhartt wool ball caps...just as long as you're comfortable is the main thing...layers my friends...this guy has it right on...
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