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Old 03-02-19, 07:25 AM
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Imperial Century on a Fat Bike

Last weekend, was fortunate enough to get my hands on a Trek Farley 9 from a LBS, to take for a spin. Ended up doing 105Kms with it through Toronto.

May have been one of the funnest (but definitely not fastest) rides I've done





Edit: Title should read "Metric" and not "Imperial"

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Old 03-02-19, 07:51 PM
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Sweet ride in the middle of winter
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Impressive time!

Either you are a strong rider or those Gnarwhal tires must be easier rolling than mine.
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Impressive time!

Either you are a strong rider or those Gnarwhal tires must be easier rolling than mine.
Among other cyclists, wouldn't consider myself a "strong" rider. I do a lot of long rides, but not really fast (and horrible with hills).

Was really impressed at how this bike rolled (when not in a headwind). Was doing 25-30kmh (15-18.6mph) in some straight stretches of road. Had the tires inflated to 12-15psi (which I was told after, wasn't a good idea).
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Am I missing something, or is this about 56km shy of being an imperial century?
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Am I missing something, or is this about 56km shy of being an imperial century?
You'd be correct, it was 65 miles total. Ended up running out of time.
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Damn, you now made me set a new goal for myself to do a metric fatbike century this summer.
I did imperial centuries, but with my hybrid.
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I'm trying to keep my "streak" of months with a century ride alive. Usually I do them on my gravel or road bike. But with the snow that was here that day, there was no way. Plus gave me an excuse to ride a fat bike again.

By the way, it was about as much work (calorie wise) as several of my 200Km road rides, but in 2hrs less than those.
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Just clued in and caught on. You're correct. It was a metric and not imperial.
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Wait until you try your fat bike on the Niagara Escarpment, then you'll really smile
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Wait until you try your fat bike on the Niagara Escarpment, then you'll really smile
I'm hoping to do a "longer" ride to Niagara and back on it this summer

But in the mean time, are there good trails down that way for riding in the winter?
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those conditions right there, look perfect
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I'm hoping to do a "longer" ride to Niagara and back on it this summer

But in the mean time, are there good trails down that way for riding in the winter?
Unfortunately, I have not been in decades, so I could not tell you how the trails are now, but I'm sure there are many resources out there.
A Bruce Trail map might be a good start.
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What the hell is an Imperial Century?
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I think it's where you enslave all the native peoples you encounter along the way, and force them to work in your factories producing export goods. Though I may be confusing it with an "Imperialist Century".
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What the hell is an Imperial Century?
Properly, it's 100 miles.
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I think it's where you enslave all the native peoples you encounter along the way, and force them to work in your factories producing export goods. Though I may be confusing it with an "Imperialist Century".
thats what I thought 👍

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By my definition:
Metric Century = 100 km (62 miles)
Century = 100 miles (160 km)
Royal = 162 miles (260 km) - a century plus a metric century.
I love long rides on my Pugsley - I had to look back at my stats:
50-70 miles - 6 rides
95-100 miles - 3 rides
140 miles - 1 ride
Like the OP said, it's not fast, but a fatbike is a great bike for a long exploring ride.

(exploring = riding non-paved route)
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Canít really put up with more than 20 miles or so on my Pugsley.

You can ride 100k on nearly anything...but just because you can doesnít mean you should...
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Originally Posted by Hypno Toad View Post
By my definition:
Metric Century = 100 km (62 miles)
Century = 100 miles (160 km)
Royal = 162 miles (260 km) - a century plus a metric century.
I love long rides on my Pugsley - I had to look back at my stats:
50-70 miles - 6 rides
95-100 miles - 3 rides
140 miles - 1 ride
Like the OP said, it's not fast, but a fatbike is a great bike for a long exploring ride.

(exploring = riding non-paved route)
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Have not heard of the "Royal" .Hopefully this summer I'll get it (not on a Fattie though). Longest so far is 225,

Just did 110Km (68.3508 miles) on my new Kona Wo today. Thinking of going for a 120 miler next weekend with it.
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