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A salute to Athenas & Clydesdales

I’ve been looking for a way to express my thoughts about how popular culture looks at people with a BMI of 30 or more. I’ve always thought that we should look at the heavier cyclist the same way that we look at singlespeeders. So I’d just like to take this opportunity to say to everyone […]

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UK Packrafting Meet Up

John ‘Climber’, one of Fat-bike,com’s friends decided it would be a great idea to get people who are packraft curious together in North Wales, UK. Luckily for me the venue was just a 1 hour drive away which was on the shores of Bala lake. However the attraction of trying out packrafts attracted people from […]

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Fat-Tribe Thursday (WI-Italy-MI-India)

Fat-Tribe Thursday is a distant cousin of Throwback Thursday. Back in the day, we used to share photos from fat-bikers from around the world under the byline ‘Fat-Tribe Thursday’. It’s sort of like a modernized version of the “Magic Mirror” bit at the end of Romper Room. I don’t remember why we picked Thursday, but […]

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MAY FOTO GORDO CONTEST

Before we get into our May Foto Gordo Contest, let’s award some prizes to some folks that attended our ultra smurfy beach bike rodeo from last weekend! Best Jello Mold Morpheus Mash-up goes to – Erv Sparks! Steve Pirelli – Puff the Magic Dragon Wins Best Costume Best Crash goes to Greg Hahn with an […]

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Our First Funduro

photo by Chris Zito I’m sitting at my desk feeling exponentially luckier than I usually feel, which is saying something because I consider myself to be one of the luckiest humans on earth. The reason that I’m filled with an extra dose of gratitude is probably, in large part, enhanced by the feeling you get […]

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Afterglow Lake Resort – Phelps WI – Northwoods Paradise

I was drawn to Afterglow Lake Resort by their incredible social media photo-stream. The intense sunset photography made me think back to shooting Kodachrome slide film and spoke to one of my life-long passions (photography). And it didn’t hurt that their photos feature two Bernese Mountain Dogs along with a Golden Retriever at the lodge to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Grand Falls on the Dead River

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from one of our long-time amigos, Tom McDonald. I found this shot in my Wallpaper Folder from last year’s images, yet I knew we had never published this particular image. We’ve shared quite a few of Tom’s photographs over the years and Tom won a photo contest that we ran […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Round Square Adventures – Mongolia

Kirsten Scully promised that she’d send us a new video of her beautiful backcountry fat-bike tours in western Mongolia and this week’s Fat Tuesday feature is a compilation of Roundsquare Adventures’ 2018 summer trips. They guided three fatbike trips in Mongolia last year and also took a group of pro bikers from SEAT cars to make a promo […]

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Event Spotlight – Portland Design Works 10 Year Anniversary Party – Fat Bike Swap Meet (MN)

How can you go wrong with free beer, tacos & vodka drinks? Michael’s Cycles in Prior Lake Minnesota is having a Fat Bike Swap Meet this weekend. Buy/Sell/Ride? Check Out the Fat-Bike Event Calendar We’ve been loading some of our favorite events onto our Event Schedule. Everything on our event schedule was hugged onto the interwebs […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – A test of the Global Fat-Bike Day Broadcast System

  What better way to get everyone stoked to celebrate Global Fat-Bike Day than to share a video from last year’s celebration from the beaches of South Africa? Last December Dawie posted this video that chronicles his GBFB 2017 ride, or as he put it: “Three riders doing their bit for Global Fat-Bike Day 2017.” […]

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Moons Over My Chamois – July

We premiered the Moons Over My Chamois series last month and we’re back with episode deux.  We asked our crew of twenty-some bike black ribbon test pilots two questions. This way, when you read a review written by one of these rugged individualists, you’ll know a little bit more about what makes them tick. So […]

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Coast to Coast Bikepacking Michigan’s Mitten – By Andy Amstutz

Not many people drive across Michigan.  It’s not on the way to anywhere. It’s the anti-Iowa in the way that I’ve driven through Iowa a dozen times to get to a destination but never had the pleasure of staying overnight.  Michigan, like Florida and Maine, is a destination location, unless one is driving to Cuba, New […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Fatbike Touring Southwestern USA

Fat (video) Tuesday returns with the new live double album from ForestyForest recorded on his tour of the Southwestern US. This one sort of grabs you and pulls you in with poignant quotes and beautiful imagery. Check out the Route: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rzm… Follow ForestyForest on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/forestyforest/ Share your Plus or Fat Pixels Give us your tired, your […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships

This week’s video comes to us from the talented specialists at Superior Social Mgmt. The clip really captures a truly great day of racing. The video combines scenes and interviews from the USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Championships at the Cannonsburg Ski Area just outside of Grand Rapids Michigan. Management and Distribution: Austen Reno www.superiorsocialmgmt.com contact@superiorsocialmgmt.com Video […]

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The Art and Form of Fatbiking by Daniel Smith

  Winter is naturally a time for hibernation; a time to sleep, read books and work on art projects. It’s a time to hang out with friends, drink dark beers, and play board games by the fire. It’s a time for self-indulgent lethargy after the incessant action of the sunny summer when sitting still seems […]

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The Dose of Fat Podcast Show #132 – USA Cycling Fat-Bike National Champion, AMY STUART & the Surly Llama shares meditations on the Surly Masher

On this episode of the Dose of Fat, Leia Spinner, and Gomez attempt to balance Racing, Beer, and Fun. The show was recorded at the Midwest Family Marketing Radio Studio in Madison Wisconsin. Here’s what’s on the show! We Start the show with the seventh reincarnation of the Surly Llama Mr. Dan Rasmussen – He’s […]

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Kali Adventure Club – Part 2 – By Will Ross

Ed ~ This is part 2 of Will Ross’ story about his trip up to Point Lay, Alaska. You can read part 1 of the story here – https://fat-bike.com/2017/11/kali-adventure-club-part-1-by-will-ross/ Thursday, Day 3 of our time spent at Kali School in Point Lay, Alaska was a big day. The five of us coaches kicked off the day […]

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