- Fat biking. How much fun? Only sausages on an open fire could improve it
Just back in from an epic day’s fat biking with Coastkid, Sanny, Italspark and a bunch of mates on the other side of the Forth. I’d never been Fat curious, but I’m a convert.
We rode singletrack, floated over farmland, and spun along the beach. Even though there was a raging westerly I don’t think there was an inch we rode where my inner child wasn’t screaming WHOOPEE. The last time I had that much fun on a bike we were kids and we fried sauasages on open fires. Now for my next ride, I’ll be packing something from the butcher.
Sanny took a bunch of pictures, hopefully he’ll post some up.
Posted 4 years agoalibongo001Subscriber
If you take one of these with you, then you can cook anywhere!Posted 4 years agocoastkidMember
A fun day out 🙂
Someone left a Craft glove in the wash bay-its other half will be feeling lonely 🙁
All Sanny`s pics until Seacliff on the blog-er seemed to have missed the last few on the JMW home 😆
The peedo pic of Sanny with Garys glasses on is real scary! 😆Posted 4 years ago
Why is it fun ? Isnt it just like riding a mountain bike, but with bigger, heavier, slower tyres ?
I wasnt sure if I’d get it either. I think for me it was the simplicity. Fat tyres provide the suspension and unlimited grip. They worked well on almost every surface except where super slippery mud sat upon a hard underpan. . even pootling along on single track the extra weight didn’t seem an issue. Everything was fun and slides predictable. On the beach it was a revelation. We cruised through deep sand that you’d struggle to walk across. The benefits way outweigh the extra weight and drag elsewhere.
Try and have a go on one.Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
Lawmanmx – Member
Is it anything like Real Mtb’ing? Lol
There’s 2 types or ‘real’ mountainbiking (if you take ‘real’ to mean the original)
The Repack (on fat bikes)
Or “The Rough Stuff Fellowship”, which was a load of guys on touring bikes with knobly tyres in the 1800’s in the UK.
Posted 4 years ago
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