I guess the weather is going to poo now!!

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by ironbrewer, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    I find myself looking at the fat tire bikes. I'm thinking that really fat tire bike would work well on rocky beaches in the PNW. Given that there really isn't a lot of places to ride off road on the sound, riding the beaches has great appeal.
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  2. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    If you want to ride sand or snow thats the way to go. I'ld like to try one out, but I think the massive rotating weight would put a damper on that for me.
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  3. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Jim,
    I know the whole state is in need, after last year I know, I got 10% of my normal alfalfa crop. Stock ponds went dry irrigation creeks so low my non senior water rights got shut off. The USGS sampled locations in the Yampa basin show higher numbers than the NRCS, there are more of them and all over the basin. Not just the mountains. The mountains are still below average, the areas out west Maybell and north to Wyoming close to normal. But this snow is not going to help you guys out east. All our excess water goes to California and Arizona. Looks like more snow over here today. MAybe I need to sell a bike and buy a sled that requires less shop time!
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  4. Hair

    Hair Free to a good home.

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    I've hear that power needed to drive a bike rises exponentially when compared to the speed that you want to go. I spent some time on a fat tire bike list summer. It felt good at about 3/4 the speed that I would normally ride my MBT at.


    Your bike really is a nice ride.
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  5. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Just took it out for a ride at the local bike park. I was going to ride trails, but have to wait for a bit more snow melt. I really like it, but the suspension will take a bit to dial in.
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  6. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Seriously? A pedal bike?!?!?! The most I would expect out of that is a heavy frost.
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  7. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Its a nice pedal bike. I'm fat and out of shape. If I can drop 20 or 30 #'s riding it, I'll be ripping it up next year on my motorcycle.:freaky

    Pretty soon I'll be trying to get those damn motos off our mountain bike trails like 5MOH, slick rock etc. It won't matter that they wouldn't exist if it wasn't for moto's.

























    :amazon:hide
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  8. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Long timer

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    Heck yeah! Let's join up and get motorcycles off of places like Slickrock and 5MOH and other similar places that they cause damage!:deal:1drink
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  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Yeah, everyone knows that dirtbikes have no place on slickrocks.
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  10. mylsmkj

    mylsmkj Long timer

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    :lol3

    I rode Slickrock on my moto and mtn. bike last night and gave my poor little dog bloody paws......she loved it!
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  11. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Nice. my wife has a RM
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  12. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    I've been working up in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area a lot lately and got the fatbike bug just like you, Hair. Just came today and assembled the fatty this afternoon. Can't wait till tomorrow to see how it spins. I have a lot of getting into shape.
    Let it Snow!
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  13. 309

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    Tim, have you looked at the new Surly Krampus? 29"x3" tires. Sort of between MTB and fat bike. They're pretty neat.


    Nice bike Jim. Lots of ADV folks pedaling these days. I just built this bike up and am really loving it:


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  14. thump_co

    thump_co ..ouch

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    Dang.. I like that build. Nice work.
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  15. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    Nice bike Saul. How many do you have now?
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  16. arroyo

    arroyo ??????????

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  17. 309

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    It's super fun. Works for every type of riding I do. I have other bikes, but this one gets ridden the most by far.
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  18. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    I'm down to four plus a lot of parts. :uhoh

    We've got about a dozen in the garage.
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  19. Photo82

    Photo82 We're BIG pants people!

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    I'll add my congrats on your new bike, Jim! Multiple Bike Syndrome is sometimes a good thing. But I did have a question: How will you go about killing tents with that bike? :wink:

    You'll need to get a healthy run at them, fer sure...or do I have you confused with Cowboy?
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  20. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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    I was the tent KILLEE, Cowboy was the tent Killer.
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