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    Preferred Trail Mileage?

    For a day or afternoon of fat bike riding on a groomed fat bike trail loop...What's your preferred mileage?

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    6-12 miles? dependent on weather conditions, trail conditions, and how much beer is waiting for me back at the car.
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    Not mileage, hours.

    Some of my favourite memories are of a ride where I took 4 hours to cover 6 miles. Hard yakka.

    Preferred hours? - all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mccartney7499 View Post
    6-12 miles? dependent on weather conditions, trail conditions, and how much beer is waiting for me back at the car.
    Exactly this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velobike View Post
    Not mileage, hours.

    Some of my favourite memories are of a ride where I took 4 hours to cover 6 miles. Hard yakka.

    Preferred hours? - all day.
    Exactly this.

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    It varies but I try to arrive back home finished. Some days I used too much and get home too spent while others leave me feeling like I hardly even got warmed up. Most days are in the middle thankfully. 5-40+ miles depending on how I feel or the conditions. 18-20 miles is a good ride from 2-3 hours depending on intensity and sand conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGI410 View Post
    Exactly this.
    Quote Originally Posted by tfinator View Post
    Exactly this.
    Or... exactly that.

    Naw, you guys are right. Exactly this wins.

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    It's definitely not about mileage on a fat bike. Even with groomed snow as in your example, the condition of that snow can vary widely. A 6 mile ride on hardpacked, goomed snow can take 1/2 hour to complete. I like to ride for about 2 hours on a weekday and 3-4 hours of ride time on a weekend.
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    on groomed stuff?

    Being that no trails are groomed in wintertime within a 3 hour drive, I'd say none.

    For the rides I actually do, I'd agree with all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    It's definitely not about mileage on a fat bike. Even with groomed snow as in your example, the condition of that snow can vary widely. A 6 mile ride on hardpacked, goomed snow can take 1/2 hour to complete. I like to ride for about 2 hours on a weekday and 3-4 hours of ride time on a weekend.
    I can safely say this expands to normal mtbs, road bikes, and things not involving bikes... But maybe that's just me!

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    Very true. Time of ride is always more important to me.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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