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Manfromwillow
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joboo wrote:
swfan wrote:
How was the tracktion on the ice with those wide tires? Have you ever tried studded tires before?

Awesone traction; on all but "zamboni ice" it's all about low PSI in the big Fatties!! Wink
Yes, I've studded plenty of tires.
A case of beer and plenty of free time is all it takes. I still have the beer, but free time is very hard to come by these days.

Peace
that is a nice bike, I can't wait till I get a fat tired bike, those moonlanders look sweet!
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joboo
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@EP~
I'll leave that Bedazzled thing you speak of to my children!!! Wink

@MFW~
thanks man; but it is just a pedal bike, after all!! Wink
YEAH RIGHT!! LOL
if I lived on a coastline somewhere I think the ML would be awesome.
Here in northern Mn., or Mn. in general, "I think" it's over kill.
Don't get me wrong; yes, it's cool as h#*ll!!! Bigger isn't always better!!?? Lol
People who've went and got a ML are finding the big 5" tires are harder to pedal around in the snow than the 4" tires; no matter the psi volume. They are finding out the big tires of the ML act much like a plow.
With that said.... for the riding I've done in the last 3 years with the Pugsley I would never need to go any bigger than 4" tires.
Not trying to sway ya one way or the other, just saying. Wink
If you guys make it up north, drop a line and you can take my Pugs for a pedal!!!

Peace
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swfan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

joboo wrote:
swfan wrote:
How was the tracktion on the ice with those wide tires? Have you ever tried studded tires before?

Awesone traction; on all but "zamboni ice" it's all about low PSI in the big Fatties!! Wink
Yes, I've studded plenty of tires.
A case of beer and plenty of free time is all it takes. I still have the beer, but free time is very hard to come by these days.

Peace


With those beefy rims you must be able to run some fairly low psi without any pinch flats.

Your front wheel looks like it has a cog on it. Can you run that on the back if needed?

I know all about not having enough time to ride.
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joboo
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"With those beefy rims you must be able to run some fairly low psi without any pinch flats.
Your front wheel looks like it has a cog on it. Can you run that on the back if needed?
I know all about not having enough time to ride."
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Funny, but the Large Marge rims you speak of, (65mm), are small these days in the "FatBike" world. Now they make as wide as 100mm. I will be happy when I get my 82mm wide rims; all in good time.
You are 100% correct in your call of low psi.
Very similar to a 4wheeler tire, much smaller scale; but alot of people have the "ah ha" moment when I mention that.
Right now I'm at 5 psi front and 7 in the rear. You'd be amazed what you can ride through and over!!
A total exploration machine!! Wink LOL
Yup, both tires can run as a rear tire, if needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I came home this afternoon I noticed a wide track on my sidewalk. Sure enough it was a Larry, funny thing is I've never seen any fat tired bikers in my area.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Placing a New Cache Reply with quote



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new cache I placed, is less than 100' from here!! Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just returned from Hibbing and followed some tracks which are crazily similar to the tracks pictured. The background terrain is very familiar also. A recurring thought came into my head as I took the frozen hike to and from the car where my wife waited in the warmth...either Joboo is an animal, or I am missing out on something real special.

Thanks Joboo for the fun.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Rain, and lots of it!! Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Biking is the only way to go on a series of caches along a bike trail. The best I've seen is from Faribault to Mankato. a couple hundred very well done caches, mostly by seldon, a master.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always use my bike to geocache because I'm to old to drive and i my mom has work during the day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:40 am    Post subject: Minnesota Point 7-5-2012 Reply with quote





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Minnesota Point 7-5-2012 Reply with quote

joboo wrote:
what kind of tires are you now running, can't quite read the sidewalls
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want a great biking and caching adventure, haul your bike out to Mackinac Island. Bikes and horses are the only vehicles allowed. There is a nice flat bike trail around the island with stunning views all around, as well as spectacular views and trails on top of the island. I was worn out at the end of the day, but my wife and I had a blast! The island is about 8 miles around and 2 to 4 miles across with over 100 caches spread throughout. In our 2 days there, we found about 75 caches, all on bikes.

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