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  • Fat bike riders. where you been…….?
  • Premier Icon ton
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    on you fat bike.

    up a mountain, on big beaches, anywhere hard to get to.

    all location idea’s greatly appreciated.

    Premier Icon Squirrel
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    Saunton beach (Devon) and the dunes behind it.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Cairngorm

    Premier Icon MrTricky
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    GR70 in France (the ‘Stevenson’ route)- lovely touring route. Saw lots of donkeys. Snow, bikeparks, boggy bits of Scotland too. It/they’ve even commuted to work, which is around 18 miles each way on mixed surfaces.

    Premier Icon n0b0dy0ftheg0at
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    Highlight of my fat bike’s history was a ~75 mile loop from Warminster train station in Nov ’17, up and down a few popular hills on the southern and western side of the Mendips and then back to Longleat Center Parcs on the first day of our stay.

    On 29er wheels and 2.35″ G One Speeds.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Pretty much nowhere I haven’t been on a thin bike tbh, been on the beach literally 3 times in the 5 years I’ve had mine. It’s a mountain bike so I just do mountain biking on it like anything else. Having said that I think it’s done about 95% of all the riding in this weekend’s EWS round so that’s probably a bit exotic for a fatty

    Premier Icon remedyflyer
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    Highlight of my Fat bike was the winter 2017/into 2018 virgin snow up on the Cotswolds above Cheltenham and Gloucester then the bike was amazing normally use it in the mud of winter mind when the snow got compacted by walkers that got a bit hairy.

    Premier Icon dovebiker
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    Sanna Bay

    Took the ferry from Tobermory to Kilchoan, rode across to Sanna, along the beach and took the coast track to Portuairk then back to Kilchoan.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @ton – every time it snows I see some up on Marsden Moor, Standedge Trail and the bridleway over to White Hill and even over to Blackstone Edge

    If you can get on t’Moors you’re going to have a good day out

    Edit: I saw a couple above Langsett last Xmas in the snow heading towards Cut Gate. It looked much more fun than walking

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    On fat bike specific beaches
    fat bikes only

    Summits
    worcs beacon

    And your Moma
    fat like yo moma

    Premier Icon swavis
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    I took mine down the Fort William DH track as part of the opening ceremony for the Mountain Festival one year, that was fun 😁

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I still want to do that- though the new stone section in the woods would be pretty sketchy I think.

    Premier Icon ton
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    it has been a long tome since i was excited about getting a mtb. i have to be honest and sayi had fallen out of love with it. but the ride with scotroutes up to loch eanaich has reignited my offroad interest.
    looking forward to a winter of exploring.

    Premier Icon 40mpg
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    Where they should go. Hopefully again in jan 22.

    Premier Icon sandboy
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    Mine gets used quite often, along the local river bank it’s the perfect bike for a bimble and I love to ride the north Norfolk coastline with long stretches of endless beach, dunes and marsh as well as a number of very nice pubs.

    Premier Icon sweepy
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    in the snow

    Out in the snow- I thought it was feeling a bit sluggish

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    As Northwind says, anywhere a mountain bike goes. It’s not about finding terrain that suits it, it’s about it making you smile wherever you ride it.

    Today was here.

    Premier Icon sandboy
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    ^^^ so true. It’s just bike riding. It doesn’t matter what you’re riding, just being out riding a bike. Thinking about it, the fatty makes me smile the most.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    ton
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    it has been a long tome since i was excited about getting a mtb

    I parked mine up for most of a year- no particular reason, I just happened to never take it out- and I’d kind of forgotten what it really does best for me, which is variety. I’ve got fairly good riding from my door but not a huge amount of it, and riding the exact same trails on the fatbike can really feel like riding a different trail. Through lockdown that was just… amazing. It made old stuff exciting again.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    snow22

    2nd8-2

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    Premier Icon LAT
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    I recently moved house. this will be my first winter in 5 years without a fat bike.

    I used to live in Whitehorse in The Yukon. not the snowiest place in canada, but once it falls it is on the ground for 6 months.

    the local mountain bike club/association organized the many small trail grooming efforts into a large coordinated one. they have modified narrow-track snowmobiles that pull custom made grooming devices. last winter the trails were incredible.

    it’s bloody cold, but there is nothing like speeding through a snowy forest on a beautifully setup fat bike trail. i’d go so far as to suggest, pandemic aside, seeking out such an experience.

    Premier Icon richardthird
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    Just put Minion FBF 4.8 up front so all ready now for a winter of beer and firewood lugging through the South Downs mire, great fun.

    Did 10 days bike packing in Scotland in May. Thought there would be loads of ’em up there, nope, ours were the only 2 we saw. Charging down the WHW into FW was a highlight.

    Did some guided Alpine riding out of Briancon t’other year, uplift and natural, was bloody awesome! Guide didn’t reckon too much though as a faff onto his trailer, oh well.

    EVERYwhere you go everybody loves a fat bike.

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Been waiting for a decent (i.e. truly horrible) winter.

    For most of the things I use a fat bike for, 3″ tyres do the job for 3 seasons.

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    EVERYwhere you go everybody loves a fat bike.

    Except on an MTB forum 😛

    Premier Icon boltonjon
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    Still use mine for 90% of my biking

    Live near Swinley and my 160mm Geometron is completely wasted

    Do lots of epic day rides and a fair amount of bike packing so my fatty is the perfect machine for it

    Been riding them since 2013 and still really enjoy it

    Premier Icon monkeyboyjc
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    Most recently….

    Windhill

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Took mine to loch eanaich once, that was fun 🙂

    I don’t have mine anymore although often regret that and the simple answer is everywhere. There weren’t any rides that I’ve done on a “normal” bike that I wouldn’t take the fat bike (but then I’m not that gnarly) and it went places other bikes wouldn’t.

    Premier Icon fatbikeandcoffee
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    Like many others here I would vote for everywhere but the funniest thing for me was that everywhere you went someone would talk to you about the bike.

    Don’t get the same on a mountain bike for sure 🙂

    James

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    richardthird
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    EVERYwhere you go everybody loves a fat bike.

    The difference it makes to responses from walkers is crazy, the exact same people who glower at you as a Mountain Biker want to talk to you as a Fatbike Weirdo.

    I reckon you could track the curve of fatbike mainstreamness by this as well, there was a spell 2 or 3 years ago where we were obviously getting a bit normal. Now we’re back to being weirdos

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    The easiest way to stop randoms commenting on the size of your tyres is to fit Pogies.

    Premier Icon ton
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    it landed earlier. it is big.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Woohoo!

    (Or should that be Wo hoo?)

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Nowhere too muddy ,they are lethal in the mud.
    Mine is now tucked up for winter.
    However it did give me a fantastic weeks riding in Cornwall.

    Premier Icon rockandrollmark
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    So far – all the same places as my trail bike. I bought mine as a winter hack to save the wear posher components and linkages. I might go and ride it in the snow / on a beach one day just to prove I can.

    Premier Icon cheekyget
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    Always out on my fatty, during the summer I was riding with my kid on his baby fatty, now the weather’s turning ill be out every Sunday ripping up the Surrey hills againfatty summer

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    @ton – c’mon we need photos !

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    @ElShalimo – there is a noon embargo on the photos, but they’ve broken early on Bearbones. I’d post a link here but the mods would only take it down.

    Premier Icon J-R
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    I ride it when it’s wet and slippery, but not heavy mud because it’s a real handful then, all over the Surrey Hills. I have done a few beach rides on the south coast and always take it out on the handful of days we get snow.

    Here’s Sunday’s ride, with a few pictures:
    Muddy Moles Reigate loop

    Premier Icon sandboy
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    @ton – c’mon we need photos

    If you’re on Facebook, there’s a pic on the UK fatbike page. Love the colour ton!

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