fat tire bikes

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    Jan 31, 2015 2:28 AM GMT
    These fat tire bikes are very popular for those who like winter biking. There is a winter bike ride planned here in Wisconsin next weekend on Saturday, February 7 across Lake Winnebago, leaving from Vinland's Bar and Grill in Neenah. It will be a ride to Hilbert across the lake that is 8 miles one way (18 round trip.) There will also be buses at Vinland's Bar and Grill to take you over to Hilbert by road, if you are not a biker and would rather walk/run across the lake the 8 miles. There will be brats and beer afterwards, followed by a dance in the evening. This has become a really popular event here every February.

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    Jan 31, 2015 4:22 AM GMT
    sounds like fun.....

    they do this in the desert at night..

    crazy if you fall.
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    Jan 31, 2015 4:37 AM GMT
    Don't for get the

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    Jan 31, 2015 4:50 AM GMT
    How very Queen. Cross "Fat-bottomed Girls" with "Bicycle" and you get Fat Tire Bikes.
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    Jan 31, 2015 11:52 AM GMT
    That bike looks so wild, it'll do good where I go biking.
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    Jan 31, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
    michael61 saidThese fat tire bikes are very popular for those who like winter biking.

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    Great idea, wish I could join your winter bike ride.

    When I lived in northern Germany, and later 11 years in North Dakota ( icon_eek.gif ) I refused to be intimated by the snow & cold. "Thrive where you're planted" is my motto, and so I turned the inhospitable Winter into my outdoor playground. I learned cross country skiing (later instructing it at college), bought myself a snowmobile.

    What I notice about this fat-tire bike pic (never tried one of those in snow, looks fun), is that it has hand warmers on the grips. When I rode a motorcyle up north I tried to extend my riding season as long as possible. Though snow & ice road conditions were out for my big road bikes. There are some specialized winter motorcyles, with steel-spiked tires, but mainly for ice racing.

    But what I had for very cold riding in the 1970s when the roads were clear was something marketed as "Hippo Hands" that you fitted over the hand grips. Looked just like those, only a bit larger, vinyl on the outside, fleece inside. Didn't need them on my snowmobile, though, since it had electric heated grips. And now you can get them on motorcycles, too.
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    Jan 31, 2015 7:18 PM GMT
    They ARE friggen awesome, but just like any specialized awesome thing it eventually gets co-opted by hipsters and douches, like the guy who rides one around the French Quarter here in New Orleans.