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    Couldn't Control Myself and Got Fat

    Fat bike that is.
    Yep first new bike in over twenty years, Salsa Mukluk.
    And the adventure begins...

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    WOW - Bet if you get lost in a river it will float... Nice...

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    Spent last winter in the Dakotas trying to ride a trainer indoors and outdoors when it wasn't quite so cold.
    The rides I got in on the cross bike were an adventure with the ruts throwing me around.
    Looking forward to riding snowmobile trails in the hills this winter.

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    Pretty sure I saw that (or similar) at the LBS last summer, big very low pressure tires? They are used on the sand around here.

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    NICE!!!

    Post some pictures when you take it out in the snow.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    You will love it! I can't get enough of my Pugsley.
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    Really looking forwards to your ride reports.
    oldschool areodynamic brick

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    First snow ride today.
    WOW!!!
    I like FAT.

    I suited up and aired down the tires till they were squishy (technical term) and out the door I went.
    The conditions sound like a ski report. 6-9 inches powder/packed powder and the road conditions were mostly packed powder with occasional deep fun stuff.

    Immediately I noticed the different handling of the bike. It was very stable in the snow and near wipeouts were in slow motion so able to correct or get a foot down.

    After a few miles stopped and had a coffee. The first few miles were like a hard twenty five on the road bike.
    Soon learned to become one with the fat and took less effort to get around.

    Only real surprise was that after bouncing around on the low pressure ties they stretched out a bit and needed air. Of course I didn't expect this and had to stop at a sporting goods store to get some air.

    The ride was good, learning how to handle the varying conditions. Bumps, what bumps...curbs became nonexistant and even went up and down several stairs.

    At the end of the ride, after a few hours riding I was tuckered out. My leg muscles and smile muscles were wore out.

    This is going to be a fun way to keep in shape this winter....come on snow.

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    That's a cool bike but you should really give it a nice vacation down here in the desert. <G>
    George
    Laissez les bon temps rouler

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    I got a 10 mile beach hike I'd like to try that on - nice and slow - anything would be faster than walking in the sand
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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