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Foto Gordo ♦ Costa Rica Beaches

  Will Muecke sent us this photo of Playa Esterillos Oeste on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. September is their rainy season, so this was just after the late-day thunderstorms rolled through and left the sky boiling with heavy clouds.  Dusk — just around 530/6PM.  Beautiful, briny warm air filled with that post-sunset in Blue […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Sentiers du Moulin

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is from Philippe Deshaies. He sent us this beautiful portrait of his whip surrounded by the arboreal splendor of Sentiers du Moulin in Quebec. This is what Philippe shared about his Wallpaper Wednesday contribution. This is my Norco Ithaqua today at the Sentiers du Moulin, a mountain bike destination 20 minutes North of […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Klausnitzer

  Michael Klausnitzer answered the call for Fat & Plus Bike pixels with this romantic lakeside composition. This is what he had to say about his contribution. Hope you’ll like some pics from my own favourite fatties… I’ve read your call for pics in one of the last articles – Fat Video Tuesday ♦ #BAMfatbike2018 ♦ By Tom Ice. fat-bike.com is […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Pugs in the Mist

Simon aka: Super Domestique supplied this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday from across the pond. Here’s what he had to say about his photo. Given the callout for wallpaper worthy pics, I’m hoping my Pugs in the mist might be good enough to fit the bill! It’s not the most up to date pic as the Pugs […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ Fat Vegas Baby!

  This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Monte McAnulty. Monte named his Ti Motobecane Night Train ‘Fat Elvis’. He shared this beautiful shot of Elvis after a nice rain up in Cottonwood Canyon, Nevada. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got […]

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Foto Gordo ♦ El Gordo es Guapo

Welcome to the dog days kats and kitties. Augustus Maximus in the house and it’s the fucking weekend! So here’s a shot of a three-year-old Ti Motobecane Nighttrain (just a toddler) near Lake Mead in Nevada. Last time I checked, it doesn’t snow in Vegas but it’s surrounded by some of the best snow impersonators in the game. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ♦ 7/25/18

  Betsy Williford shared this week’s Wallpaper with us from Colorado and here’s a little bit about this week’s photo. Freshly into bikepacking I loaded up my fatty to test out my setup on what planned to be a daytrip only. I set out from Frisco, Colorado and rode the Ten Mile Creek bike pathway […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Wawayanda Park

  Peter Warwick sent us this pastoral landscape with ‘black fat-bike’ and stepping stones along with a babbling brook. Here’s what Peter shared with us about his photograph. Are we still doing Wallpaper Wednesday? If so here’s a photo of my 2014 Farley in Wawayanda Park ,  in Northern New Jersey. This is the stone […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series No. 6

  Our amigo from Australia, Eckart Altenkamp is back for his sixth Wallpaper Wednesday in our monthly Aussie Wallpaper Series. This what Eckart shared about this month’s image. This picture was taken riding the “Sky Trek” in a 270 square km farm in the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. We encountered many Emus and kangaroos, but […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Le Grand Teton

  Over the years, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to meet folks from all over the world that share our passion for plus and fat-bikes. More recently (about a year ago) I was introduced to Becky & Byron Vordemann and their Wee Lass April through Black Ribbon (Plus-Bike) Test Pilot, Bruce (best name ever) Smithhammer. Last winter […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 5/30/18

  JohnClimber aka John Moore is a legacy contributor to the site. This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday features John’s Titanium Traverse Fat-Bike on Formby Beach. I’ve seen photos of this Antony Gormley sculpture many times before I looked up the artist. Click that link if you want to see more of Gormley’s sculptures. I enjoyed quite a […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – 5/23/18

  This is eleven-year-old Landon Showalter getting a little air off of a gnome up in Alaska. His mom, Jen captured the shot. We ask that this be admitted into evidence as our first visual aid in our latest #stickerboondoggle focused like a laser beam on displaying #fourseasonfatbikes in their natural habitat(s) from all over the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 5

  The week’s Wallpaper Wednesday is the 5th installment in our Aussie Series from Eckart Altenkamp. This is a shot of Eckart’s campsite on the edge of a large salt lake in Southern Australia. Eckart rides the salt lake to train for the Simpson Desert Challenge. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Squamish, British Columbia

  Alan Young shot this week’s spectacular Wallpaper Wednesday image. Alan shared the story behind his stunning photo (below). The riders: Joe Purves-Smith, Brian Helem, and Johnny Oshika. The location: The summit of the Elfin Lakes Trail in Garibaldi Provincial Park near Squamish, British Columbia, Canada which is 1590m altitude. The summit is about 7km in from […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Long Island in Spring

  Greg Murray shot this week’s Wallpaper at Southampton, Long Island, New York. Spring provides a target rich environment for fat-bike beachventures! I think that I’ll try to get together with the willing and ride the beach this weekend. Spring is here. I know because I already have a mosquito bite on my ankle. But most […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series 4

  Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp is back with our fourth instalment in his Series of Aussie Wallpaper Wednesdays. This week’s landscape was taken at Boat Harbour Beach at the northern end of Eckart’s regular 8km long training beach in Sydney’s South. Beach riding is one of my favourite forms of fat-bike fun! Got your […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Eagle River

  This week’s Wallpaper comes to us from our newest contributor Cory Kittle. He’s a bush pilot up in Alaska and he’s a recent convert to fat-bikes. Cory snapped this shot of his Beargrease on the north fork of Eagle River, Alaska. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – #fatbackbikes #denali #tonightsthenight #Iditarodtrail

  Our longtime amigo and contributor Kevin Breitenbach sent me a few shots under the heading “gnome hunting near the Alaska Range”. Kevin took this amazing shot of fellow Fatback riders, Tim Berntson and Kevin Murphy, presumably out stretching the legs in preparation for the ITI. The Iditarod Trail Invitational is happening as I type this […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Truckee California

  This week’s wallpaper image comes to us from Scott Berelson and it’s a bit of a “Where’s Waldo?”….or maybe Where’s Dora? We’ll let Scott explain in his own words. I recently took this shot of my bamboo fatbike “Cali Grown” and my dog Dora out early morning on our backyard trail. Not a lot […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Aussie Series Premier – Featuring Eckart Altenkamp

  We’re stoked to introduce a new monthly series that will feature photos from the 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. So once a month, we’ll flip your wigs with some incredibly beautiful images from Austrailia! This is what Eckart shared about this photo. I took this photo on a training ride for the Simpson […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Babyhead Beach

  I spied this shot and really loved the baby heads. It really brought back memories of the trip that James Healy and I took across the top of Michigan’s Upper Penninsula and exemplifies the sort of terrain for which fat-bikes transcend every other form of bicycle. This week’s photo was taken in the UK […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Big M by KBS

  This week’s WW really ties the whole room together, man…..if you’re into what we have coming up later this week. Our longtime Bike Black Ribbon Test Pilot and the C0-Host of the Fat Camp Podcast, Ken Blakey-Shell, is also a member of the crew at the Big M Groomed Fat-Bike Trails, where another of our Michigan […]

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Best of Wallpaper Wednesday 2017

Let’s take a look back at the year’s Best Wallpaper Wednesday images from 2017. January This photo was taken by Rocky Hallows in Dixie National Forest near Cedar City, Utah and Brian Head Ski Resort. February Paul captured his fat-bike in the Peak District in Derbyshire, England. March Fat biking the Mineral Belt Trail in the […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Doublepond

  Peter De Mattia sent us this week’s Wallpaper feature from Northern New Jersey. This is what he shared with us about his image. Here is a photo I took of my 2014 Trek Farley on the Doublepond Trail in Wawayanda State Park in northern New Jersey. This is such a great park, with singletrack […]

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Foto Gordo Returns?!?

Every now and then we come across an image that doesn’t fit into the normal ‘Wallpaper’ (landscape) perspective and we’ve generally posted them on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings under the Foto Gordo banner. This week we’ve got a shot from Dave Krueger’s Borealis Aspen Crestone photo spread that we published last week that depicts […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Winter is Here!

  The calendar says that Winter doesn’t officially start until next week but in the French Alps…and here in Wisconsin, Jacque Frost is painting the landscape with ice and snow! Our Wallpaper features a shot from earlier this year, taken by Patrick Strahm at the end of this past Winter. You can check out more […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Xtra-Fat

I spied this photo as part of the incredibly huge wave of photos and videos that came in from the Global Fat Bike Celebrations that took place this past weekend. I tracked down the photographer, Masahiro Matsushima, that shot the photo during a GFBD ride in Sapporo Japan. It’s a Kuwahara Tandem that’s been fitted with […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Strawberry Pass

Steve Olson sent us a shot of photo of his Moonlander at sunset on the trails at Strawberry Pass near Rossland B.C. Canada. Download the image and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the photo to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We […]

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Foto Gordo – Fatboy Expert

I shot this yesterday with my little point and shoot camera.This is the bike that I’ve been riding the last few times out. It’s a Specialized Fatboy Expert in flat black carbon and some peacock blue accents. This is a spot about halfway down Richard’s Revenge on the Blue Loop at Kettle. There’s a fox […]

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