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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:39 pm 
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Jamie & I have a plan.

Ride is starting in Dingwall.

Thereafter, where's the snow, to there we go...

If that's a dud, we'll play in the mud...

Any retros welcome.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:45 am 
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A cunning plan my lord ;)

Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:11 am 
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Getting ready for Global fat Bike Day ride tomorrow!
Looks like being a traditional one, wet and soaking with a touch of freezing ;)
Pugsley out tonight to load in the van as an early start tomorrow morning. Needed to adjust the rear brake as it was catching slightly and making that tiny ding sound. All adjusted now though had to be quick as I was in the kitchen. Had to repair my PDW rear guard, well repair the repair really :) The last repair lasted a good few years as I used black electrical tape and one of Gils Fatty Owl decals from the 2015 Puffer. A bit of duct tape underneath and I should now get another 5 years out of it. I have only had a few rides out on it since last winter and realised tonight how much I miss it, so really looking forward to tomorrows ride.
Anyway, hope everyone has a good weekend and a good GFBD, if nothing else it is motivation to go and ride.

Jamie

Image1 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Image2 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Image4 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Image3 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:12 am 
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Enjoy the ride guys.
Jamie, I think everyone’s PDW split down those seams. Mine was held together with roofing tape.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:47 pm 
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Just back home after a fantastic day!
Will load some photos later.
Clubby I am not complaining as those PDWs must be about 9 years old. A bit of Duct tape and they lasted today and hopefully many more rides yet :)
They were certainly appreciated as it didn't stop raining all day :)

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:15 pm 
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The weather was a bit biblical today. Jamie arrived just in time for me to finish loading the animals two by two into the ark I built last night.

If it wasn't GFBD, I would have stayed at home.

The trails were wet, wet, wet.

Jamie did his best to redistribute the surplus moisture on to the shrubbery.

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Just as well there was a bridge there...

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Small diversion to pay respects to Puffer Bill. He politely wore his mask.

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I enjoyed a bit of splashing too. I was dubious about how deep it was in the middle here because the centre gets washed away in a good flow like this, so I wisely sent Jamie over first.

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Was it worth it?

Yes. Good to get out on the fatbike again after it's been in the shed for most of the year.

(Sorry for the crap photos, Had to bin quite a few because the overcast was very dark.)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:07 pm 
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Jeez! Looks like Jamie could do with outriggers in that last pic :shock:
I suppose the fat tyres offer some flotation, could be an idea for next year? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:19 am 
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That's Brian in the last one! and yes it was pretty wet.
Brian was on his carbon Fatty with carbon rims etc so his was going to float regardless :) Plus he had 5.5 tyres as opposed to my slim 4.0 Nates.
What a great day out, we just plodded away through the hills following trails we knew, taking detours when the tracks looked interesting, surviving on Snickers. I was glad I put my wet trousers on over my Keelas as this and my jacket with my winter boots meant I actually stayed completely dry underneath.
On one of the steep downhill bends Brian was doing his usual trail archaeology digging to find a handful of studs and a tubeless valve, this meant that whenever I stopped on a downhill I was looking for little shiny studs buried in the ground :) I didn't even want them but one of those things that once you see them then you start seeing them everywhere :)
So despite the cold, and it was cold on the face on the high exposed ground and the volume of water it was great to be back out on the Pugsley as well as being back singlespeeding after what seems ages but in reality is only a couple of months. Great day out and well worth the early drive south for sure. Another thoroughly enjoyable GFBD.

Jamie

Here's a few photos of mine and a couple of Brians.
Clean start
ImageDSCN8682 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4392 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4401 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4407 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8694 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4404 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8697 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageIMG_4413 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

Puffer Bill and Brian both masked up
ImageIMG_4418 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8707 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN5843 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN5847 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8709 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8714 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN5859 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN5862 by Jamie Dyer, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8714 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8716 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8717 by epicyclo, on Flickr

ImageDSCN8722 by epicyclo, on Flickr


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