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    Fat biking didn't live up to the hype for me. What should i get into next?

    Not trying to diss anyone who loves fat biking but im looking to sell my fat bike which i've owned now for 3 years and have used infrequently over the seasons. I like fast adrenaline type stuff, not adventure riding off the beaten path. I'm looking to sell my bike used for $2500 and thinking about what other winter sports i should get into. Any ideas? I already snowboard, so that's out..

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    If you're looking for cardio like excising and fun outside maybe snowshoeing and/or xc ski will be the next thing for you because you already do the best and that is snowboarding.

    My riding/snowboarding buddy left to college so want to stay active during the winter and do something that I can do safely on my own so I'll be picking up snowshoeing.

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    If your fatbike is 3 years old, I assume the geo probably isn't suited for aggressive trail riding. Have you ridden anything newer? I used strava for a comparison, and on downhill sections without big jumps; I'm faster on my specialized fatboy with bluto fork than I am on my niner rip 9. I can throw it harder in to corners than anything I've ever ridden.

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    I've wanted to try XC skiing for winter training and I think I may finally take the opportunity to learn this year, or get back into snow boarding (lift tickets are so pricey by me though without a season pass). Tried winter trail riding a few years ago and it was only okay so I went back to a single speed cross bike with studs for when I want to do a short excursion on the country back roads by me.

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    Maybe ski jumping?

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    Snowblading, ha.

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    Skijoring.
    "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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    How about skate skiing?
    I've been on pause, but I'm shaking off the rust...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphazz View Post
    Maybe ski jumping?
    on the fatbike

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    i heard that ice fishing and hauling arse on snow machines is a lot of fun, but only with a lot of beer. May want to keep the fat bike to avoid a dui on the snow machine.

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    Alpine skiing?

    I haven't been on a snowboard in years. I got involved snowboarding from the very beginning and can say I boarded at Alta BEFORE it was banned because no one knew what a snowboard was. I just never took to having both feet confined. People kept saying it was like surfing but that is so far from the truth. Who surfs with their feet secured? Anything I could do on a board I can do much better on two skis. Bumps, jumps, pipes, powder and getting around in side country is easier even then a split board.

    So there you go. Buy some fat skis and look for powder.

    Or maybe some studded snow tires for your bike and try riding over a frozen lake for grins and giggles.

    You can always try a SUP. Those are fun and you can use them wherever you have a body of water. No need for an ocean.

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    Since you're already snowboarding, why not pick up a split board and some skins...cardio on the way up...FUN on the way down...well, as fun as snowboarding can be

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    What a boring life it must be to only enjoy adrenaline junkie stuff.

    Glad I'm the sort of person who can enjoy both.

    I got nothing for you, man. Where I live, there aren't too many adrenaline junkie things you can do in the wintertime unless you feel like traveling to the mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Urkel View Post
    Not trying to diss anyone who loves fat biking but im looking to sell my fat bike which i've owned now for 3 years and have used infrequently over the seasons. I like fast adrenaline type stuff, not adventure riding off the beaten path. I'm looking to sell my bike used for $2500 and thinking about what other winter sports i should get into. Any ideas? I already snowboard, so that's out..
    You're gonna have to change your name if you're selling the fat bike.
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    ^^^ lol
    SWING YOUR LEG OVER IT AND PEDAL:cool:

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    coed hockey!!!

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    ^^^ lol
    Doesn't get any better !!

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    I actually did a coed snowshoe run last year that worked out very well for me.
    Got plenty of cardio that winter, lol.

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    Just wondering what kind of bike you got that you think you can sell it for $2500 used at three years old? Unless your bike is something extra special I'd get used to having it around a little longer at that price.

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