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Took a re-con trip last Sat. looking for "fat bikish" routes... found one! Rode around in the open dunes for a while and then explored upstream into the Crab Creek Wildlife Area. Got turned around on the way back as I approached the open dunes by the wind and forced back out to the road. Great day anyhow, I'll be back for sure. Music is "Quero Ver" by Riovolt (from Brazil). Translated: "I want to see"... fitting for a re-con ride...
 

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I'll never understand the techno-geeks complaining about how much "drag" their new 2.3 Nevegals have any more....

Nice vid and I'll bet a great work out.
 

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Borneo said:
I'll never understand the techno-geeks complaining about how much "drag" their new 2.3 Nevegals have any more....

Nice vid and I'll bet a great work out.
Fat Bikes are not as tough to peddle as people think, especially in they're element! Tire's are thin and supple and lack of tread reduces drag, especially w/ the "Endomorph's". Just like when MTB's first came out... cyclists' were the toughest customers... still are. Take's a little practice to learn about the different pressure adjustments for different surfaces and such... but I tell you what, I've been an Avid (more than avid... addicted's more like it) mt. cyclist from the very begining, and the fun I'm having with fat bikes remind's me of those first years of mt. biking. Hard to explain, we've all been trained to shave ounce's (in this case pounds)... but this is different. It's a physics lesson in "floatation", rolling resistance, support, surface friction, etc... And the wide rims have as much to do with it as the big tires! My heavier 100mm's perform way better than my lighter 65mm's out in the sand for sure. That said, the 65's do better on packed dirt or mountain singletrack. Point is, don't let the appearance fool you, the only time I really notice the extra weight is when I have to carry the thing... and I'm happy to do it... the fun factor is just so high.
 

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Another nice vid Ward. That is a *****in' frame bag, you won that didn't you?

We need some snow and we might get it this week on Tiger Mt.
 

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Another nice vid Ward. That is a *****in' frame bag, you won that didn't you?

We need some snow and we might get it this week on Tiger Mt.
Yah, won it with a haiku about fat biking:

through dunes drifts and swaths
fatbike and rider prevail
forbidden allowed
 

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We saw that dust storm as we were heading out onto I90.... who knows, you might have been in it right about then... holy crapsticks, it was blowing hard. And I'm saying that as someone who lives right below the Kittitas Co wind turbines!!!
 
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