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Old 06-06-2012, 07:52 PM   #24061
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Good Luck that's a LOT of miles in 48 hrs.
Thanks. The limit is 40 hours and we aim to get a little sleep too.... if we don't get lost like we did on the last attempt.

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:21 PM   #24062
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I started looking at fatbikes a couple of years ago when I got my first 29er. I knew after reading and researching about fatbikes I had to get one for my next bike. I settled on the Pugsley for a few basic reasons, front and back wheel can be swapped (can be ran geared with back up single speed), steel frame, and cost. Yes I know the pugs is a snow/sand bike. I like eccentric bikes, and I live right on the central coast. In less than 5 minutes I can be on the beach. Here are some pictures from its first time out. Short ride up a sandy trail.









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Old 06-07-2012, 12:37 AM   #24063
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I guess I'm in pretty good shape and hopefully, that'll translate to a finish in the 600k/378.8 mile ride next Friday/Saturday in under 40 hours.
Good luck. Please provide a review of your ride afterwards!
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:26 AM   #24064
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I settled on the Pugsley ....


You're going to love it. Pugsley is probably the best all-rounder of the fat bike bunch.

I got mine for snow riding, but it's probably seen more miles since the snow melted than any of my other mountain bikes.

And rocking it out through a new pump track/dirt jump/flow trail just built in town gets me far more applause than somebody going that slow deserves.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #24065
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kewl stuff...

here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:40 AM   #24066
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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
I'm surprised I didn't see any pictures of Holland. Statistically there are more bicycles in Holland than there are people. A picture I snapped in Amsterdam:

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #24067
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Very cool.

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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:25 AM   #24068
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SPOILER!!!
Don't read the captions if you're still watching the 2012 Giro!
I know I'm a little behind but I can go delete the last 16 stages now since I know who wins.
But some very cool shots.



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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #24069
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Sounds good! Next step: Burley trailer!



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Old 06-07-2012, 04:03 PM   #24070
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A friend has one for their daughter... I see them struggling with it most of the time. Maybe it's just them.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:00 PM   #24071
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here's a nice pile of AMAZING pix, some truly great stuff!

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/201...dal_power.html
Thank you! Great photo compilations over there.
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:07 AM   #24072
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A friend has one for their daughter... I see them struggling with it most of the time. Maybe it's just them.
I went with the Yepp from REI. My boy, 16 months now, loves it. He literally comes running over when he sees me getting the bike out. The only issues are the Yepp has a higher seatback which hit his helmet and pushed it forward so I use a couple small folded towels for a seat pad, and it takes up some of the rider space so if you are riding on a hill there isn't room to stand up and pedal. When I load him into the seat I always make sure I have a hand on the bike because it's fairly unstable even on the kickstand. Once we're moving it's all good.

The Yepp needs a bike with a quill type stem, though. The bracket won't fit on a threadless headset.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #24073
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A friend has one for their daughter... I see them struggling with it most of the time. Maybe it's just them.

but that's how they do it in europe, it must be better!


seriously, while it could probably be it's own thread, i'll just add one more vote for the trailer. preferably a low mileage used burley from the 'made in oregon' era. ;-)
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #24074
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but that's how they do it in europe, it must be better!


seriously, while it could probably be it's own thread, i'll just add one more vote for the trailer. preferably a low mileage used burley from the 'made in oregon' era. ;-)
I was just shopping craigslist earlier yesterday. He's still too little and I really don't have anywhere to store a trailer at the moment, but if I come across the right deal...
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #24075
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Road Tubeless First impression

I rode my new Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels today with the Tubeless tires. Pressures were 90 lbs front, 95 rear. This setup rocks! The usual sharp bumps at 8 bars were gone, replaced by a feeling of floating over everything. Also, the tires were so quiet. I don't know if it was psychological, but the bike seemed to climb better. I'm going out for 60 tomorrow and will get more feedback. but I'm liking it so far!
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