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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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Wallpaper Wednesday – Vernal Equinox

JohnClimber aka John Moore has been a frequent contributor to our Wall Paper Wednesday Parade of Stupendous Pixels over the years. This week’s feature coincides with the Vernal Equinox and I think John has captured the terse handshake between old man winter and the promise of spring. Here’s what John shared about this weeks WW feature photo. The […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Staten Island

Today’s Wallpaper Wednesday feature comes to us from Gregg Murray from the beaches of Staten Island, New York. Gregg doesn’t mention gnomes in the description of his portrait, but the trained eye can detect the handiwork of these clever little devil’s. Note the classic pointy hat construction at the top of each carefully erected rock cairn. Here’s what […]

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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 – 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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Event Spotlight – Big Fat Bike Festival – Homer AK

  March is Fat-Bike Beach Month and our amigos up in Homer Alaska have an event that every fat-biker should put on their bucket list. I went a couple of years back and I really cannot wait till I get a chance to return to this grassroots, kick-ass fat-bike party! Visit www.homercyclingclub.org/bigfatbikefestival/ for all of […]

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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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Foto Gordo – Tasmania

  This week’s wallpaper comes from our long time amigo and photo contributor, Ross Cairns! The photo was taken near Latta on the North Coast of Tasmania on a bikepacking trip that Ross wrote about at his blog The Unknown Rider. We’re coming up on the sixth anniversary of Wallpaper Wednesdays, here at fat dash […]

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Origin8 Supercell Tire 26 x 4.0 Review

The one and only, Pistil Pete asked about this tire and after our editorial staff took a look at them on the interwebz, we decided to pull the trigger and bought a set for $49 each. We wanted to see if we might shed some light on how these babies, would do on the beach, […]

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509 Cycles – Green Bay Wisconsin

There’s a fine history of of Independent Bicycle Dealers – aka : ‘Bike Shops’ creating their own fat-bike brands. Both Fatback and 9:Zero:7 were created by two enterprising bike shops in Anchorage Alaska and Bear Claw Bikes is a relatively new brand that is the creation of Einstein Cycles over in Traverse City, Michigan. Today […]

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Foto Gordo – An Trá is Faide

Our new desktop image for this week came to us from Chris Heyworth. This is what Chris had to say about his portrait. Taken on the longest stretch of sand in Europe – Morriscastle beach in County Wexford, Ireland Where’s the Longest Beach on your continent? Send us your fat or plus bike photos or […]

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RSD Ti Mayor Mid Term Review

People love to complain about the weather and the last couple of winter’s around the midsection of the Great Lakes have been pretty shy on sustainable snow-pack. As I write this (Late February) , my local temperature is forecast to be nearly 70 degrees and we’ve completely lost our base down to the bare dirt. […]

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Vee Tire Co. Apache Fatty Slick Ridden

  From the moment that I got my first glimpse of the Apache Fatty Slick from Vee Tire, it grabbed my attention as something that might work well for beach riding. Some of my Pac/West amigos have been experimenting with tire shaving on everything from Endomorphs to Snowshow 2XL’s to create the ultimate tire for beach […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Sandwood Bay

  Last month we introduced you to Illya Rudkin and his wife, Vida and they’re back with a film about a trip to Sandwood bay near Durness in Scotland. We very pleased to announce that we’ll be featuring Illya and Vida’s adventures in a series of Fat (video) Tuesday posts over the next few months. Here’s Illya’s […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – August Beach Bivy

  John Moore has been a contributor, all the way back to the beginning of our little internet experiment in fat-bikes. John’s first contributions were beautiful still photographs and today include videography. There are times in this video, when John is riding and flying his drone at the same time. I don’t think I could do that […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ It’s raining Fat-Bikes

  Our old friend Deo is back with some rainy beach riding from the Canadian Atlantic Coastline! The beach is often best served, off season and stormy! It’s gonna be ninety plus degrees later this week and I think I’ll take Otis for a swim in Lake Michigan, along with some beach riding. Pro-Tip #72 […]

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NRS Workboot Wetshoe

  Sven and I have had a long running search for the ultimate shoe for riding on the beach. Once the weather gets above freezing and we enter the spring beach season, getting your feet wet, is an inevitable part of almost every beach ride. Swollen creeks and blustery waves will eventually  submerge your boots or […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – from Good Friday

Frequent site visitor, Gomez, took this shot last week after a spring snow storm flocked the local landscape in a thin layer of snow. This is what g-mez shared about his picture postcard. The snow that fell, was predicted to have a very short shelf-life, so for a few hours on Good Friday morning, Otis and I, celebrated […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fatbike vs New Brunswick

Our man Deo is back with his unique perspective on fat-bike fun from the Coastal Atlantic Province of New Brunswick, Canada! El Niño has opened up spring beach riding a little early on Lake Michigan, in our region and we’d love to see how folks around this shiny blue marble celebrate fat-bike fun, as the […]

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