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Book review, Bikepacking Scotland by Markus Stitz

Back in 2015, Markus set off from the UK and headed east on his singlespeed Surly Ogre and nearly 12 months later became the first person to cycle singlespeed around the world. So with that, you could say he knows how to plot a route! Since his return, Markus has been busy riding the lesser-known […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – CoastKid Plus Bike Backpack

We go back to back weeks to celebrate our long-time hero and friend, Brice Mathieson for this week’s Fat Plus Bike Video feature. Bruce is the God Father of fat bike beach riding. Check out our interview with Bruce from 2014 on the Weekly Dose of Fat Podcast No. 27. Bruce was also part of […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Ed’s Trail Radio Remix

Illya Rudkin is a grizzled veteran of our Fat Video Tuesday presentations. I wonder if he thinks fat bikes are dead like many of our fatbassadors from the UK have stated? We don’t worry if the mule is blind. We just load the wagon. In other words, we don’t let popularity get in the way […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – CC Rider!

All of you should be familiar with Bruce Mathieson, the Coastkid. He’s the godfather of beach riding over in Scotland. Tommy from the Netherlands sent me an email asking me if I’d seen his latest video and suggested that we share it here for F(v)T. I’d call that a sterling suggestion! In this clip, Bruce […]

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Lockdown Video Escape to Scotland by Bruce Mathieson

The godfather of fat-bike beach riding, Mr. Bruce Mathieson, catalogues Scotland’s incredible coastal paradise with videos that have been an inspiration for around the last ten years. He’s really been cranking out some great stuff during the Covid lockdowns in the UK. Bruce had this to say about his latest film. Been a crazy year […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Coastkid Godfather of the Beach

By the looks of things, our amigo Bruce Mathieson has been riding a ton and he continues to be one of my all-time favorite videographers Coastkid’s videos helped feed the stoke world-wide for fat-bike fun. I think of Bruce as the Godfather of fat-bike beach rides. He’s the reason that I took my fat-bike to […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday the wilds of Moray, Scotland

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 […]

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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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Fat (video) Tuesday – Aboyne

Our Amigo Illya is back with a clip from the Scottish Highlands. We haven’t shared a Fat Tuesday Video recently, so its always nice to back into the groove! I can think of no better way to get back into the groove, than with a clip from Scotland! Here’s what Illya had to say about […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Fat Bike Bomb

    This is chapter three of our video series from our amigo Illya Rudkin. We interviewed Illya on Fat-Bike Radio and you can listen to the man behind our series here (Starts a 18:20). I always ask Illya to share a few thoughts about his videos and this is the cliff notes version of […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Scottish Summer

Our video this week is from our long time friend from Scotland, Bruce Mathieson! Bruce took his Pugsley out for a bit of a spin, but we’ll let him tell you about it in his own words. Hey Gomez, hope you are well and having a good summer! Here is a wee film you may want to […]

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FATuesday VIDEO ♦ Cider Shortbread & Fatbike Shennanigans

The Godfather of Beach Riding, Bruce Mathieson, sent us one of his excellent video clips to share. Bruce presents this film as a joint effort, created with his amigos Brian and Craig.   Where does your Fat-Bike Take You?   Share your hosted video with us and we’ll provide you with the virtual theater of the inter-webz, […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday – A Cold Day in November

Our amigo Jason Liddell from Scotland has been getting some dramatic beach riding photos with great reflections in them. This is what Jason had to say about this shot. “Here’s a shot showing two frequent riding companions of mine, Craig Finlayson (Surly Pugsley) and Brian Thomson (OneOne Fatty), riding our local coast here in East Lothian, […]

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Not a Wallpaper Wednesday – North Wales

Mark Weldon took his new Carver O’Beast for its first proper ride on the hills and coast of North Wales! He captured a rather angry looking sky and his beautiful Titanium Carver in this week’s Not a Wallpaer Wednesday feature photo. This is what Mark had to say. Been riding the fat bike on the […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Forth Fat

The second Forth Fat took place recently in North Berwick, Scotland and Tommy sent us this video to give you all a sense of what you missed if you did’t make the event. Had a good ride lately? We’d love to share your videos! Shoot me a link to your hosted video and we will […]

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¡Foto Gordo! – The Isle of Skye

  This is one of the many reasons that I love this job! We get notes, like this, from all over the world. Snippy is our first contributor from the Isle of Skye! We’re elated that you’re loving your new fatty Señior Snips! Thanks for sharing your beautiful coastline with us! Balance We try to […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday – Beach Wheelie

And then there’s this from Bruce Mathieson: aka: the coastkid. Bruce is the Viceroy of  Scottish Beach Cycling and rides, one hell of good wheelie! His clips of exploring the scenic beach riding around East Lothian, have inspired thousands – (myself included!)  A trip to Scotland to ride fat-bikes on the beach is, most definitely, on my […]

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Fat (video) Tuesday ♦ Sandwood Bay

Our old amigo Bruce – aka coastkid, is world famous for his video artistry and fat-sporations along the coast of Scotland, but somehow, we haven’t featured one of his works here, for quite some time. Today we remedy that situation by sharing a clip that Bruce describes, thusly…… “a cycle out to Sandwood Bay in […]

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Pink Sky

Jason Liddell took this shot of his 9:Zero:7 with the magic light of the East Lothian coastline bathing the beach in colour. You can see more of Jason’s photographs at Triple F is a weekly feature, designed to inspire fat-bike fun, fueled by submissions from our readers. Would you like to help? Send your uncle […]

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Fat Video Tuesday ♦ Farm Wind

It’s been awhile since we’ve featured one of Gary Buckham’s (Pugsley on Patrol) videos, so today, we’re going to do, just that!     Send Uncle Gomez some fat bike fun films! The gnomes that read my mail monitor    

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Fat Foto Friday ♦ Pugsley on Patrol

  Our long time amigo Gary Buckham aka Pugsley on Patrol took a shot that makes still life seem like it’s ready to roll. Fat Foto Friday is a new weekly feature for us. We’d like to help kick off everyone’s fat-bike weekend(s)s with a little Friday afternoon foto-stoke, thanks to the help of submissions from our readers. […]

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Wallpaper Wednesday ~ Northumberland Fat-Bike Gathering

John Moore from England took this shot at a UK Fat-Bike Gathering, last year in Northumberland. Feel free to download it and use it as your own wallpaper. Just click on the image to open the full-sized version which you can right-click to save. Got your own Wallpaper Worthy Photo? If you’ve got a fat-bike related image […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday – Sunset Playtime

If this doesn’t make you want to ride beaches in Scotland, I don’t know what would! Simply beautiful! We’d love to see what fat-biking is like in your part of the world! If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you feel is “Fat (Video) Tuesday” material, slap a link in an email with […]

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Fat (Video) Tuesday ~ A short film from Big Fat Larry

Bruce the ‘coastkid‘ lent his go-pro to his close friend B.F. Larry and this well scored, short film speaks for itself. We hope you enjoy the ride! We’d love to see what your tires experience? If you’ve got a fat-bike related, short film that you feel is “Fat (Video) Tuesday” material, slap a link in […]

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Fat Video Tuesday – Fat-Bike Honeymoon

Mike Taylor Chronicles the first month of riding his new custom painted pugsley around (where else?) – Scotland!   Got your own fatbike video? If you’ve got a fat-bike related image that you feel is “Fat (Video) Tuesday” worthy, slap a link in an email with what, where, why-type info and videographer’s credit to and you may see […]

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Pugsley on Patrol 95 – Talla Water

Latest video in the Pugsley on Patrol series. Filmed in the Tweedsmuir Hills of the Scottish Borders with music by Mindthings. Filming took over 5 hours and produced over 10 Gb of HD footage which was edited down to the 4.38 minutes you see here. Two cameras were used, a GoPro HD for the “camera-on-a-stick”, […]

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My First Fat Bike

Hey All! Gary from Pugsley on Patrol has joined the crew and will be regaling us with stories and experiences from that fatbike paradise, Scotland! – Sven There was a time when I had never even heard of the term “fat bike”, let alone actually seen one in the flesh or lifted my leg […]

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