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Old 12-14-19, 10:56 AM
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​​​​​​​Why I ride a fatbike where and when I do.

I agree that having a winter beater bike is a very good way to beat back at Winter.
However I am retired now and have had a lifetime of beaters and mediocre bikes.
I made a pact with myself to buy a fairly good ride and not use my car until it was paid off.
My theory being every day I didn't use the car and rode my bike at least five K that it
was five bucks off the bike. I paid for that bike in one year.
Don't get me wrong my best bike may be someone elses beater.
But its mine and I earned it.
Beaters aren't beaters unless they get beat on.😉

Now I also have a fatbike.
The same deal goes for that.
No car useage and five K is five bucks off the bike.
A lot of folks seem to only ride on groomed snow trails.
That is great but its not for me right now nor is it feasable.
​​​​​​​To me its a fatbike not just a snowbike or a sandbike if you prefer.😉
They make fatbikes for hunting now. Gorgeous heavy duty,quiet as the grave,rides.
One company makes a game trailer specifically(sp)for fatbikes.
I have dragged and carried a deer half a mile when I was younger.
Now a fatbike and trailer make a lot of sense.
And without a flake of snow in sight. 🚴‍♂️
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a fatbike and trailer make a lot of sense
saw a guy with that setup, cpl yrs ago. at first quite surprised & intimidated, but then realized what he was up to
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saw a guy with that setup, cpl yrs ago. at first quite surprised & intimidated, but then realized what he was up to
Did you think the trailer was for you? 😁
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Did you think the trailer was for you? 😁
lol gotta say, as a non hunter, non firearm guy, it was intimidating ...
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lol gotta say, as a non hunter, non firearm guy, it was intimidating ...
Its quite understandable.
Even I as a traditional bow hunter have had eery feelings at times.
Once was when I told this rifle hunter he was on bow only land in bow only season.😐
I turned my back and heard his rifle action working.😮🤐😮
Fortunately he was just unloading his rifle. 🤗😉🤗

Almost all hunters are cool beans.
They are also usually wrapped up in the hunt.
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Here in NJ they allow crossbows. I make a point to dress in bright colors and leave the antler helmet at home....
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used to collect firewood from the wooded area behind my house. only took pieces of small oaks that fell on their own. approx 8" diameter "branches". cut off 2 or 3 of those at a time that are 6-8 ft long & they are pretty heavy. I'd lash them with rope & drag them home. after a while I crafted a 2 wheel cart of sorts that would carry some of the weight. positioning the wheels at the right spot along the length was key. so thumbs up for ppl using the right gear to haul loads thru the woods. for a long time I thought it would be fun to bike from campsite to campsite w/ a similar device (but not homemade)
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Here in NJ they allow crossbows. I make a point to dress in bright colors and leave the antler helmet at home....
Did you forget about Antlerless Deer Season? 🤗😁🤗
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used to collect firewood from the wooded area behind my house. only took pieces of small oaks that fell on their own. approx 8" diameter "branches". cut off 2 or 3 of those at a time that are 6-8 ft long & they are pretty heavy. I'd lash them with rope & drag them home. after a while I crafted a 2 wheel cart of sorts that would carry some of the weight. positioning the wheels at the right spot along the length was key. so thumbs up for ppl using the right gear to haul loads thru the woods. for a long time I thought it would be fun to bike from campsite to campsite w/ a similar device (but not homemade)
You are definitely out there keeping it real.😀
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