Jake the Snake has sent us a series of black carbon fatties over the last decade. The latest is a drop bar version. I love riding drop bar bikes but I’ve never been comfortable enough with them to truly shred the gnar on one. I’m sure that it can be done, but give me a […]
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Foto Gordo – Porky Point
We managed to make it through another week of product testing and writing stories about fat bikes. The photo above was taken at Levis Mounds on the Porky Point Trail. For some reason, I don’t ride Porky Point very often. It’s really close to the trailhead and gives you the feel of being all the […]
Foto Gordo – Nova Scotia
Don Ervin sent us some captivating shots of his Kona Wo that he described as “Springtime in Nova Scotia”. The Atlantic Provinces of Canada look like a fat bike paradise! It looks like we all managed to make it through another Summer. Some really cool things are on the horizon like Summer Squatch and Singlespped […]
Foto Gordo – Maah Daah Hey 100
Dan Campion sent us some shots from this year’s Maah Daah Hey 100. When it rains, the Maah Daah Hey’s Bentonite Clay singletrack turns to glue. Unfortunately for Dan, this year’s race was cut short due to rain. The Mah Daah Hey Trail is a bucket list trail for any mountain biker when it’s dry. […]
Foto Gordo – Tom Ice
Is there a better fat bike name than Tom Ice? I think not. Tom sent us a shot of his bike from last winter in Colorado and I love nothing more than to exploit the contrast between a hot sunny summer day with a cold crisp winter portrait of a fat bike in the Colorado […]
Foto Gordo – Arbor Day
Happy Arbor Day amigos! I’m back at the test bunker after a few days in da’UP and I thought that I’d take a peek at some of the pixels that I collected. This one seemed to jump off the camera!
Foto Gordo – Amante del Invierno
It’s FRIDAY!!!! and the last weekend in the best month of the year, September! We’re excited about the changing of the seasons and the prospect of a great Autumn followed by one big daddy of a Winter! Today’s photo is from Ron Plinske and a bit about how he learned to look forward to Winter. […]
Foto Gordo – Klunky Levis (Funky Kingstown)
Today’s subject is Tim’s Hooptie at Levis Mound on a trail called Cliffhanger. These trails are one of my favorite happy places and ripping around on a steel singlespeed is the perfect way to create some quality beta waves in what’s left of my brain cells. Moments like these make me gain a deeper appreciation […]
Foto Gordo – Keizer Lake
Today’s Foto Gordo comes to us from Dan Campion. Here’s what dan shared about his shot. In the photo are my old school Mukluk and Sugar – our rescue dog. Photo is from the Keizer Lake Trails near Webster WI – the same town that hosts the Fat Fish Forty. Keep those cards and letters […]
Foto Gordo – Faturday Morning Biketoons
We’re experiencing a little instant Summer in the Big Whiskey. I hope it works out better than instant coffee. I remember as a kid trying to get up early and catch Tom Slick or the Banana Splits on the tube with a big bowl of fruit loops in my lap. Well, Foto Gordo is sort […]
Foto Gordo – FYF!
It’s Friday and if you’re in the US, it’s a holiday weekend that officially launches what most people consider Summer vacation season! So let’s celebrate Summer with a shot from Nick Barbetta. This is Nick’s OG, Robin’s egg blue Wednesday in the Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos, New Mexico all loaded with gnomes and ready […]
Foto Gordo Contest Winner – Bob Rainville
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 […]
Foto Gordo – Contest Winner – Monte McAnulty!
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 […]
Foto Gordo – Let’s get this Party Started!
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 […]
Foto Gordo – Motor City
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 […]
Foto Gordo – Full Moon Friday the 13th Edition
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! […]
Wallpaper Wednesday – Pole
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 […]
Foto Gordo – (you) Big Fat Dummy!
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Foto Gordo – June Bug!
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 […]
Foto Gordo – Webster Park
This month’s Foto Gordo contest winner is David Tinnes! David regularly shares his fatventures with us. His perseverance alone won him some schwag a few months back, but this month he’s the Foto Gordo Grand Prize Winner. We even swapped out a different t-shirt so it would fit Dave. I think this might be the […]
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 […]
Foto Gordo March Winner!
Justin Van Alstyne is our March Foto Gordo Contest Winner! Justin sent us a handfull of photos, each one better that the last. Justin is a pro pixel slinger from Colorado and for his efforts wins all of the fabulous prizes below. If you entered and your name isn’t Justin Van Alstyne, the gnomes down […]
Foto Gordo Prize Winner!
A couple of weeks ago we launched a little foto gordo contest and we’re here to thank everyone that entered and announce the winner! David Lieble sent us this shot taken at the 2018 Polar Roll up in Marquette. Everyone that entered the contest is getting a sticker pack sent out to them and David wins […]
Foto Gordo – The Pine Barrens of New Jersey
David Pinkerton sent us this week’s new wallpaper for your desktop. This is a portrait of his Fatboy at the base of Mt Jemima, out in the Pine Barrens of NJ! I asked David about his local fat-bike scene and this is what he shared. Oh my God fat bikes are made for the Pine Barrens! […]
Foto Gordo – Rapid City
Ed Engler lights the fuse on this weekend’s ride stoke with a shot from the gateway to the Lakota’s Sacred Black Hills of South Dakota! Here’s what Ed shared with us about the shot. Passing along a photo from a rare break in the clouds on a cold day in Rapid City, South Dakota. Location […]
Foto Gordo ♦ Squirrely Surly
Our stickers for pixels trade has yielded, yet another, weekend ride stoke, booster rocket! This week’s digital super vitamin energy pill is provided by Robert V Rainville Jr, out of upstate New York. Have you ever seen a squirrel’s claws? I’ve been doing a fair bit of studded tire rides this week and I’ve been channeling my […]
Foto Gordo – Wednesday Looks Stumped
This week’s Friday foto stoke is a Wednesday, out on Great Salt Lake near Antelope Island State Park in the Bee Hive State. You may notice that this is Wednesday before any decals or badges got tattoo’d on the bike’s smooth robin’s egg blue finish. Fat-bikes take us to wild and desolate places…..sometimes, surprisingly close to […]
Foto Gordo – Big Fat Hurt
Joshua Macpherson sent us a shot from the mapping stage of the Big Fat Hurt. Josh was joined by riders, Brad Mertens and Ross Cairns, near Myall Lakes, New South Wales, Austalia. This is our way of suggesting that, “it’s not too late to load your bike and some gear and go explore the great outdoors this weekend!” Friday Fat-Bike Stoke…….Engaged. […]
Foto Gordo ♦ Arizona Winter
Todd Wright sent us this great shot from the valley of the sun, Phoenix Arizona! It sure doesn’t look like winter in Wisconsin! Most of the bike industry thinks that this sort of fat-biking doesn’t exist. They think fat-bikers are only interested in riding their fat-bikes in the snow, from December to March. Let’s help […]
Foto Gordo ♦ Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Our amigo Nathan Long from over there in the Chippewa River Valley of Wisconsin sent us this psychedelic spring explosion of color that he entitled ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’. Nathan shot this at Northwest Park in Eau Claire, WI and you can see more of his work at www.longphotoandvideo.com Have a Great Weekend! Give me your […]
Foto Gordo ♦ Cholo y la Bici Gorda
Dave Clark sent us this great shot of his Lab, Cholo and his Mukluk from Canmore Alberta! This is what Dave shared about his shot. This is my riding buddy Cholo and my Muk Luk. I have ridden winters, for over thirty years and have never enjoyed it as much as with this bike. […]
The Triumphant Return of FOTO GORDO!
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 Jeni Axelsen out in Big Sky Country. Her photo was taken while riding the North end of Flathead Lake in Somers, Montana. Jeni shared, “It’s a seasonal beach with […]
Lance Darley shot the one and only, Mark Peterson, above Ogden, Utah for this week’s Fat Friday Photo Stoke – aka Foto Gordo, Triple F or Fat Foto Friday. In January, the Fat-Bike Advocacy Summit will be held in Ogden and we’re lucky to have our amigo Mark right there to cover the Summit for Fat-Bike.com. […]