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Fat & Single – The Fat-Bikes of SSUSA

Last weekend, I sidled my way into an invitation to this year’s edition of Singlespeed USA (SSUSA) up at one of my favorite trail systems, Levis-Trow. It wasn’t too hard to do, since our amigos and gnome-fest cousins, Brett, Spinner & Chewey were running the show. It was a perfect opportunity to hang out with Julio, Gnorme and Angry Andy to Camp, Ride & Party. The first thing that I should do is confess that I’m a total singlespeed poseur, these days. My singlespeed days are primarily in my past, but maybe I’ll get back into the kind of condition that it takes to enjoy riding a one speed again one day – who knows? Nobody seemed to care that I didn’t ride a singlespeed, after all, I wasn’t there to race. I was there to just hang out and chill with mis amigos!

I did try to collect all of the fat and single bikes that I could find, so I could share them here on the site. So without further adieu, here are some shots that journal the fat-bikes of SSUSA 2015.

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This bike haunts my dreams! Curtis Inglis’s NAHBS Bike from a few years back, when the show was in Indianapolis. The Nate Gumwalls lend a nice retro touch!

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A pair of Blackboros. One in each of last year’s colors.

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A Fat-Bike Valentine! Travis’ Black Ops Pugsley!

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Jules (from Surly), Chewey and Spinner (astride an Oddity Custom Fat). Brett (not pictured) Spinner and Chewey were the hosts for SSUSA.

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The last aid station on the 26 mile course had Trevor on Ice and a ~jump?

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Angry Andy was ready for anything.

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Andy rode an almost stock Singlespeed Pug / Rocket Launcher. He thinks he came in around 30th place, so we gave him a one bottle rocket salute!

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My old friend Gnorme rode a black and white pugsley at SSUSA

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Julio Dot Com had his Schlick Northpaw looking good with a fresh layer of powdercoat.

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One more shot of the Oddity with a lovey young lady aboard. I got to take this bike out for a test spin. Burnsey makes one hell of a bike!

I hope you enjoyed looking at a small slice of what went down at SSUSA 2015. Even though I got stung by a wasp and locked my keys in my car, I still managed to get in some great riding and got to spend time with my buds.  It was a really swell weekend! Next year, SSUSA is moving to Pennsylvania! Cheers to you all, amigos!

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PS – Dustin Marsh sent us a shot of Goldilocks (above right) from SSUSA

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