Our Amigo from the Empire State, Bob Rainville also helps out with the Saratoga Fat Bike Festival in Up-State New York. Bob’s been kind enough to volunteer as an unofficial Fatbassador to New York and share some of his imaginative pixel arrangements, like the one above. Bob’s got one hell of an eye and a […]
Ahhh Wallpaper Wednesday…the middle of the week and the beginning of the Weekend! I found this inspiring image of an Extrawheel trailer matched up with a loaded fat-bike by a cat that goes by Fat Mongrel and then I busted out the photoshop pixel blender and came up with this little number. We’ll be testing […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Brandon Bender from over in Michigan. This is what Brandon shared about his photo. Ayyye. Attached are a few pictures I took on the Lake Michigan shore near Grand Haven, MI.. When the trails are trashed here in west Michigan, the beach is the next go-to when […]
Jay Cable is back with our series of Wallpapers from Alaska! This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday was shot at the Fairwell Lakes on the Iditarod Trail between Rainy Pass and Nikolai, in the rain (and snow!) with a shadow on the Alaska Range. Jay Cable grew up in Skagway, Alaska, and learned to love the outdoors […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday features one of our favorite excuses to go for a ride – The Full Moon!. René Albisser sent us a couple of excellent photos from a full moon night excursion that he and his amigos did in the Swiss Alps.
Kind of like the Rockford Files, but instead of a Pontiac Firebird, Bob drives a Surly Ice Cream Truck.
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Olivier Descamps in the Netherlands. Here’s what Olivier shared about his photo. I took this shot last Saturday on the beach in Monster (of all places) in The Netherlands. I have a Vee Tire Mission Command on the front and a Vee Tire Fatty Slick on the […]
Our First Wallpaper of 2020 comes to us from Ben Robertson. Ben sent us a shot that he took of his dog, Remy, and his Otso Voytek out for a ride on Strawberry Pass near Rossland BC. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve […]
Let’s take a look back at the year’s Best Wallpaper Wednesday images from 2019! January Tom McDonald – Grand Falls on the Dead River, Maine February Daniel Tscharnuter – The Dobratsch March John Moore – the Vernal Equinox – North of Liverpool on the Merseyside Coast April Joshua Earl – high above Ogden, Utah May […]
photo by Jason Durick Season’s Greetings – Happy Holidays – Happy Hanukkah – Merry Quanza – Fruitful Epiphany – Groovy Yule – Hugh Jass New Year! Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related image that you feel is “Wallpaper Worthy”, […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday was shot just yesterday and I call it Skittles at Kettles. It’s a shot of my Fatback Corvus FLT (named Ten Beers) at the Stinger. I rode a white, tangerine and a grape loop. What flavor is white? Peppermint?
Our Amigo Monte McAnulty dropped us a line from Vegas and what did our eyes behold? November snow in the desert! He didn’t even know that he was entering the Foto Gordo Contest, but he won anyway. Sometimes you’re just that lucky. Here’s what Monte had to say about his award-winning pixels. Hey Gomez! Fat […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Paul Barrett. It was a great reminder for me that we don’t need snow to enjoy a fat-bike ride in the great outdoors! Here’s what Paul had to say about his gorgeous photo. Fatbikes are the business for exploring moorland. Big tyres don’t sink in as much […]
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Otis! My Man! Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes…so like a kid on Christmas morning, I saddled up Otis and hit the local twisties just after first light. The best snow was on open grassy areas and it didn’t last for long, but […]
Winter Wonderland The wind was lightly blowing all of the fresh snow off of the trees in a sparkling light show. The low slung rays of autumnal morning sunshine always provide some magic to the landscape. Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes…so like […]
First Tracks Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes. It’s only November 6th and it’s already snowed three times! When it snows…I go riding. Snow turns everything into fun on bikes. I saddled up Otis and hit the local twisties just after first light. […]
Five inches of snow on Halloween is one hell of a great start for this year’s fat-bike prime time! We’re doing our part to kick things into gear with a little shin-dig called (now get this) The Grand Funduro Beach Ride & Ball. Kind of a fancy name for a “bowling banquet” ‘bike-fest hybrid, but […]
Good Morning Aztalan! After a weekend of riding in balmy autumn temps down in Kentucky, Mother Nature gave the gift of an early autumn blanket of snow to go out and play bikes…so like a kid on Christmas morning, I saddled up Otis and hit the local twisties just after first light. The First Snow […]
Jay Cable is back with his series of Wallpaper images from Alaska. This week’s portrait is of Tom M, pushing his bike through an old burn on the Moose Creek Trail in the White Mountains National Recreational Area (the home of the White Mountains 100). #winteriscoming Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Mark “Jake The Snake” Jacobson . This is Mark’s second Wallpaper Wednesday feature and this shot features a Fatback Skookum with a Lauf Carbonara Fork. Mark named his Skookum Pancia Rosa. It’s time to start thinking about riding in the snow. It’s the perfect time of year […]
Foto Gordo returns! to bring all of our fat-bike cousins some Friday foto stoke! Let’s get ready to go play bikes all weekend! This week’s foto comes from Jeff Wriker. Jeff included a poem with his photo (below) The Great TrailTrans Canada TrailWindsor OntarioThat’s the GM towers across the river in Detriot Jeff Wriker Does your […]
Dean Leavitt sent us some snaps of his Olive Drab Trek Farley in various poses in search of cool fat-bike dot com stickers and that’s how you get’r done every Wallpaper Wednesday! We’re rolling ever closer to or eight-year anniversary of our WW column. How do you think we should celebrate? Got your own Wallpaper […]
Jay from the AK (Jay Cable) is back with his second featured photo in his Alaskan Series of WallPaper Wednesdays. Today’s shot is of Kevin Breitenbach pushing his bike on the way to Nome on the Iditarod Trail. The shot was taken between the historic town of Iditarod and the village of Shageluk. Got your […]
Put the lime in the coconut, and you’ll feel better! We’ve already burned through half of September and it’s both the Full Moon and Friday the 13th! It only seems appropriate to celebrate the luckiest day of the year with an Alaskan foto gordo post. Today’s foto comes from Nicole Geils out in Girdwood Alaska! […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Greg Stephen from Scotland. This picture made me think of Harvest, which made me think of Neil Young, which played the song Helpless on the jukebox in my head. This is what Greg shared with us about his photographs, Here’s a few of my Ritchey Commando at […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Bandw from Italy. The photo was taken on the Etna Volcano with a Nikon AW100 camera. you can see more from Bandw on his website www.bandw.it Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from around the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related […]
Here we are in the last week of August and if you’re like me (a winter-bike-weirdo) you’re looking forward to the quiet solitude of Winter Trail riding. We’re going to start featuring a monthly Alaskan Wallpaper Wednesday Series from our amigo Jay Cable that should start to get you in the mood for some winter […]
The view from the beaver pond is of Mt. Hope and to the left, Hope Pass. This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday features photos from our long-time amigo, James Healy. His photo is from a ride that he and his pooch, Hazel did on the Colorado / Continental Divide Trail along the shores of Twin Lakes, CO […]
Antti Hakonen sent us this shot back in March for a Foto Gordo entry, but it was so good, we made it this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday. It’s his Pole Taiga and he took this magnificent pic with a Nokia 808 PureView phone. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? We love to feature your fat-bike photos from […]
Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday is meant to bring y’all some relief from the dog days of summer with a little Alaskan sunshine from our amigo Jay Cable. This is what Jay had to say about his fabulous shot… What: David F biking up the Yukon river on the Yukon quest trail a hour or so after […]
The last gasp of July takes us to the Southwest United States of America somewhere above Santa Fe, New Mexico. Richard Wilson shot his Salsa with a storm brewing in the background in this Week’s Wallpaper Wednesday portrait. It’s what’s on my computer’s desktop. What’s on yours? Send us a shot of your desktop and […]
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 […]
We’re celebrating our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. Once a month, for the last nineteen months, we’ve delighted your retinas with some intensely beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday photo. Simpson Desert Bike Challenge 2018. An […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday was taken by a gentleman named Gomez from Wisconsin during a recent three-day tour that he rode through the Kettle Moraine State Forest. This serene portrait was taken early in the morning stillness after packing all of his gear onto the bike from the night before. This might be called “Saying […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from the Beaver State. Terry Johnson sent in a shot of his 509 Jabit at Smith Rocks State Park near Bend. (Mt Hood in the background). Terry added that he “Loves the podcast”. Thanks for listening Terry! Happy Hump Day Campers! I’m off for a couple of days […]
This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Jeff Davis. It’s a shot of his Salsa Blackborow loaded with gear for at trip for two adults and two, nine year-old boys along the Arizona Trail in Flagstaff. I think that this should earn Jeff some votes for ‘Father of the Year’ and on top of […]
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This week’s Wallpaper Wednesday comes to us from Ilari Lindstedt. Ilari grabbed this shot of his Ice Cream Truck at the beach near Raisio in Finland early this spring with anticipation for warm summer beach rides! Well, summer is here and I’m already thinking about snow riding….but that’s just the way my mind works. Does […]
We’re celebrating the year and a half mark for our monthly series that features photos from our amigo – 2017 Simpson Desert Challenge Champion, Eckart Altenkamp. Once a month, for the last eighteen months, we’ve delighted your retinas with some intensely beautiful images from Australia! This is what Eckart shared about this week’s Wallpaper Wednesday […]
We’ve already burned through half of June and I’ve yet to see a June Bug! It only seems appropriate to celebrate the festival of light, sponsored by the summer solstice, with a little front range, high country foto gordo post. Today’s foto comes from Justin VanAlstyne out in Fort Collins, Colorado and he wins a […]
This week’s WW came to us from Federation of Planets, Lt. Commander Jeff Wriker. This is a scene of Earth 2019. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to be exact. I liked the way Jeff’s Black Sheep’s curves contrast with all of the line segments and dynamic angles of the architecture and the Skydance Bridge sculpture. The Skydance […]
Took a little trip up to Levis Mound to kick off (meteorological) summer and give these new Surly Sunrise handlebars a try at one of my favorite places to camp and ride. The rain must have scared off a lot of people, because I practically had the place to myself (at night). It was getting […]