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Fatbike freeride at UNCW campus trails...

(updated: Dec 11, 2012)

...at night. Or nighttime fat bike freeriding, or fatride freebiking at night, or fat free nightbiking. Did I mention at night? Did I also mention that I am an immature adult?

From time to time you have to free yourself from the tyranny of the trail, or the road, or the man, and just ride wherever the hell you feel like. Thankfully the Pugsley or fatbike allows you to do that. At UNCW campus trails there are still some spots where you can ride off the trail and into the air and land on the ground, hopefully rubber side down. Last Thursday was one of those times. It also happened to be at night, which makes it double the fun, because UNCW at day = meh, but UNCW at night = fun. Plus we got in a good 20 miles or so, which worked us up an appetite for some beer and fish tacos at Tower 7 afterward.

Michael on the Fatback at UNCW Campus Trails:
Michael on Fatback at UNCW Campus Trails

SBA on the Pugsley:
SBA on the Pugsley at UNCW Campus Trails

Michael crossing the rickety-ass bridge. I can't believe this is still holding up, if barely. Some dude six or seven years ago who wanted to move to Utah to become a pro downhiller built this structure like eight feet off the ground, where you'd ride up and onto it and then it would just end and drop you onto flat ground, no transition or anything. It was ridiculous. We took it down and it's been used as a bridge ever since.
Michael on Fatback at UNCW Campus Trails

SBA fatbiking -- the suspension is in the tires:
SBA at UNCW Campus Trails

Michael on a logpile:
Michael at UNCW Campus Trails

Michael riding a log. This is known as logbiking, or logride fatbiking if you're on a fat bike:
Michael at UNCW Campus Trails

This is thrown in for artistic effect. No Instagram was used in the making of this photo (no, no, no).
Michael at UNCW Campus Trails

Michael on the brick skinny. Fatbike skinnybricking.
Michael at UNCW Campus Trails

Get high. Doesn't even look like I'm off the ground. I had to ride through a bunch of weed it's totally overgrown now.
SBA at UNCW Campus Trails

Someone made a jump off the side of the trail along the fire road:
SBA at UNCW Campus Trails

Michael on the skinny over the log that's still there, deep in the woods:
Michael at UNCW Campus Trails

SBA at UNCW Campus Trails

SBA at UNCW Campus Trails

This is right by the parking lot:
Fat bikes at UNCW Campus Trails

Fat bikes at UNCW Campus Trails

This drop is the largest and is located at the back fireroad where the sewer line runs along. There is no line, you just ride off the edge.
Fat bikes at UNCW Campus Trails

Fat bikes at UNCW Campus Trails

Another photo thrown in for artistic effect:


Remember, fatbiking is so two years ago, like the fixie craze, or single-speeding. So if you get a fat bike now, you'll just be another johnny-come-lately. If you want to be only somewhat late to the party, take up cyclocross racing and crossdressing. If you want to be trendy, try Enduro racing or crabon bikes. If you want to be the trendsetter, think Krampus.

-SBA



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1 COMMENT:

1. jbowen said...

glad to see the brick skinny still intact. built that one day after class on the way back to the house. all those bricks just laying in the woods waiting to be used!

Dec 12, 2012 @ 5:53 PM


 

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