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  1. BigSkyFatGuy

    Winter cycling is insane and suicidal.

    I have ridden a Trek Farley 8, a Salsa Mukluk titanium, and a Salsa Blackborow. They were all great rides. The Farley and the Mukluk had 4" tires, the Blackborow has 5" tires. As a fat kid I enjoy the extra floatation of the 5" tire. I think I'll buy a Blackborow at some point. I'm Interested in...
  2. BigSkyFatGuy

    Winter cycling is insane and suicidal.

    Did 70 miles on a rented Salsa Blackborrow last weekend. Temps in the teens and got 19" of snow that day. Was an amazing ride with a group of about 15. All on fat bikes, all boozing it up good. Now I need to buy a fat bike.
  3. BigSkyFatGuy

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    My problem with your post that the last time I did any reading on the subject, the Aussie crime rates skyrocketed after your gun bans took effect. I'm too lazy to dig up the article, but your violent crime rates, and the likelihood of women in Australia to be raped increased far above the US...
  4. BigSkyFatGuy

    My first bad cycling experience.

    I've had a couple of bad experiences. One of them ended with my hand hurting for a couple of days after the incident. Dickheads gonna be dickheads......ignore them.
  5. BigSkyFatGuy

    Am I too heavy for my bike?

    I weigh 265 and ride a carbon road bike with 700x23 tires and haven't had any problems with being too heavy. I run max air pressure and check it before every ride. You've gotta be having some other kind of problem. I'm fairly new to this too but I'd try the cheap fixes already mentioned before...
  6. BigSkyFatGuy

    Winter cycling is insane and suicidal.

    In Montana snow, ice and subzero temps are 5 months of the year. We buy studded tires, fat bikes, proper clothing, and keep on pedaling. 30 to 40 below zero here happens. We cycle, ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, and work in it for hours at a time. I have a buddy that cross country skiis that has a...
  7. BigSkyFatGuy

    How Often Do You Flat?

    I am new to road cycling. I have a bad ankle and at 260 pounds cycling is about the only thing low impact enough to not irritate it. I bought a Trek Madone 4.5 two weekends ago. I run 125psi both tires. I have put about 175 miles on in 2 weeks going on 25-30 mile weekend rides and commuting to...
  8. BigSkyFatGuy

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I live in Kalispell, right between Whitefish Mountain (it will always be Big Mountain to us locals) and BlackTail Mountain. There are a few other good resorts in the state as well. Bridger Bowl down by Bozeman is a good one too. If you're a cross country guy Kalispell is also just a few miles...
  9. BigSkyFatGuy

    How many of you carry a gun as part of your cycling equipment?

    I normally take my gun off when I'm road riding. However I do carry every day. I wake up in the morning and my S&W M&P Shield goes on with my belt. Some days I'll carry a 1911, some days I'll carry a Glock. Depends on what I have been shooting a lot at the time. Mostly ends up being the Shield 9...
  10. BigSkyFatGuy

    Other Hobbies Besides Cycling?

    Other hobbies......camping, motorcycles both road and dirt, just started kayaking, building/restoring/customizing vehicles, and guns/reloading. I have a house full of everything from black powder muzzle loaders to the scary looking evil black guns that the libtards are afraid of and a basement...
  11. BigSkyFatGuy

    Where are you from,what do you do?

    Greetings. I am a 35 year old guy from northwestern Montana. I work in a plywood factory.
  12. BigSkyFatGuy

    Is road cycling dangerous?

    I live about 20 miles from where that guy died. The road he was on was a steep winding mountain road. I don't know the details, but I guess a car pulled out in front of him. If he was descending chances are he was hauling butt on that road. I don't see cycling as any more dangerous than any...