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  • Go Means Go! fat bike | GO MEANS GO
    on a a 14 Fatback Deluxe which jealous as I was I was super excited to see her so excited about a bike She loves it Well I got the email about 2 weeks back that my bike was done Alaska being Alaska it helps being creative on shipping I made some calls and the Lynden Transport barge was headed out of Anchorage the next day Greg had one of his guys bring it to the office and off it was on a boat across the sound to arrive between my loving legs a few days later On it s arrival the folks at the shipping company were all a chatter Where s the motor That thing is huge Is that a bicycle I just smiled My bike was finally here In all of it s mountain bike on steroids glory It had seemingly traveled in the freezer van as it was covered in frost on receipt of the bike That s okay It ll see a lot colder temperatures in the future There it was my Fatback All dressed up with a Revelate Designs frame bag and gas tank with no place to go pedals were stored in the frame bag I walked it home and made it ready to ride The details Fatback 190 Rocker frame The Rocker is the rocker dropouts allowing chain tensioning belt compatibility Fatback Aluminum fork with hella braze ons SRAM X9 2 9 drivetrain with Gripshift FSA Comet cranks Kona WaWa pedal F Surly Rolling Darryl rim to 135mm Fatback import hub 4 8 Lou tire R Surly Rolling Darry rim to 190mm Fatback import hub 4 8 Lou tire Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors one argument for mechanical brakes is price the other is field repairability FSA bars seatpost headset stem Overall weight 32 5lbs First impression It s big Tire pressure was higher than it would be if I were on soft sand or snow about 25psi I was riding alongside a curb turned the bars and BOOP up and over it The bike just rolled right over it like it was no big deal It was almost comical Pedaling felt a little sluggish at first the wheel weight is far more than I usually have to contend with Once I picked up some momentum things were going good I wasn t going to set any speed records but the momentum was decent and once you just get used to the fact that you ve got two speeds 1 slow and 2 steady it s not half bad The 2 9 SRAM drivetrain operated via Gripshift worked well even with the 4 8 Surly Bud tires on 82mm rims and a 190mm rear hub pushing the drivetrain so far out No chain rub on the tires whatsoever I will say you shouldn t get a fatbike expecting a mountain bike It s a different animal Sorry It s fun but it WON T BE AS FAST AS YOUR

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  • Go Means Go! fatback 190 | GO MEANS GO
    receipt of the bike That s okay It ll see a lot colder temperatures in the future There it was my Fatback All dressed up with a Revelate Designs frame bag and gas tank with no place to go pedals were stored in the frame bag I walked it home and made it ready to ride The details Fatback 190 Rocker frame The Rocker is the rocker dropouts allowing chain tensioning belt compatibility Fatback Aluminum fork with hella braze ons SRAM X9 2 9 drivetrain with Gripshift FSA Comet cranks Kona WaWa pedal F Surly Rolling Darryl rim to 135mm Fatback import hub 4 8 Lou tire R Surly Rolling Darry rim to 190mm Fatback import hub 4 8 Lou tire Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes with 160mm rotors one argument for mechanical brakes is price the other is field repairability FSA bars seatpost headset stem Overall weight 32 5lbs First impression It s big Tire pressure was higher than it would be if I were on soft sand or snow about 25psi I was riding alongside a curb turned the bars and BOOP up and over it The bike just rolled right over it like it was no big deal It was almost comical Pedaling felt a little sluggish at first the wheel weight is far more than I usually have to contend with Once I picked up some momentum things were going good I wasn t going to set any speed records but the momentum was decent and once you just get used to the fact that you ve got two speeds 1 slow and 2 steady it s not half bad The 2 9 SRAM drivetrain operated via Gripshift worked well even with the 4 8 Surly Bud tires on 82mm rims and a 190mm rear hub pushing the drivetrain so far out No chain rub on the tires whatsoever I will say you shouldn t get a fatbike expecting a mountain bike It s a different animal Sorry It s fun but it WON T BE AS FAST AS YOUR 29 er Unless the terrain gets soft Then Then I ll be passing you by as you walk out No I didn t do anything epic I just rode around town But I had fun I got out of the saddle and cranked on the pedals the super wide bars giving lots of leverage Apparently the rocker dropouts weren t secured so they slipped and the tire started rubbing on the frame I got it fixed up and tightened down and it was good to go Since then I ve ridden on the mudflats of Hartney Bay up the Ibek Slough Sands and on the Copper River Banks I m excited about more adventures when weather agrees to the travel plans I ll be looking into a packraft next which opens up way more terrain even just paddling across the Copper River where the bridge is washed out and riding out to the Million Dollar Bridge

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  • Go Means Go! New Bike Day: Fatback 190 Rocker | GO MEANS GO
    s a different animal Sorry It s fun but it WON T BE AS FAST AS YOUR 29 er Unless the terrain gets soft Then Then I ll be passing you by as you walk out No I didn t do anything epic I just rode around town But I had fun I got out of the saddle and cranked on the pedals the super wide bars giving lots of leverage Apparently the rocker dropouts weren t secured so they slipped and the tire started rubbing on the frame I got it fixed up and tightened down and it was good to go Since then I ve ridden on the mudflats of Hartney Bay up the Ibek Slough Sands and on the Copper River Banks I m excited about more adventures when weather agrees to the travel plans I ll be looking into a packraft next which opens up way more terrain even just paddling across the Copper River where the bridge is washed out and riding out to the Million Dollar Bridge would be fun I was thinking I was going to go with the Clownshoe rims which are currently the widest fatbike rim available at 100mm I was dissuaded at the last minute by two reasons 1 Lots of folks are going with 82mm rims and since the frame will still run 4 8 tires it was splitting the difference 2 More importantly Clownshoes were back ordered and I may have had to wait another month for my bike So that settled that Rolling Darryls it is By no means is the honeymoon over I am really digging the build and everything about the bike What I am seeing though is the insane cost associated with a growing but still niche market Everything costs more The bikes themselves aren t cheap The Aluminum 190 XO1 bike basically what I have retails at 3700 I got a bit of a deal as it s a used bike a prototype even But it s still more than I ve plunked down on a bike ever I ve got a boner for some studs but the only factory studded tires available are the Dillingers from 45NRTH coming in at 225 Each I ve got a few things that are on my list of upgrades though Things like 45NRTH Dillinger studded tires I d like to try 180mm rotors for a little more stopping power They come with 160 s to give more heel room so I may start with the front A Schmidt SON dynamo hub laced to a Clownshoe rim Yeah they make em in the 135mm spacing for the front A 29er wheelset for the summer Likely the Surly Rabbit Hole rims Jeff Jones H bars A Gates belt drive I ve had mixed feelings on my Gates system on my SSCX bike but for a beach tour I think it d be the best way to go Single speed The grit and salt can wreck havoc on a

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  • Go Means Go! don walker | GO MEANS GO
    he was never a World Champion cyclist like Major Taylor and from what I can tell he never raced outside of Australia What can be said about Don Walker is that he was one of the few of Major Taylor s opponents that was friendly to him and treated him as an equal If the series is accurate then Major was even the best man at Walker s wedding If what you are looking for is a documentary on the life and times of Major Taylor you won t find it in Tracks of Glory It was a TV mini series the acting is mediocre and it seems to follow the Austrialian Walker around more so than Taylor being an Australian project I wasn t too surprised The actor that plays Major Taylor seems to do an ok job at portraying a man that is tormented by being a God fearing World Champion that is constantly subject to the intense racism of the time I think an actor with a darker skin complexion may have suited the part better as Major Taylor had a very dark complexion The filmmakers choice to have an actor with a lighter complexion may have been an attempt to keep the show more light hearded and less racially charged which to me was a major part of Major s story His wife Daisy though more accurately cast by appearance left much to be desired Her acting was quite poor not seeming to pay any mind to the fact that the time period it was supposed to be filmed in was the early 1900 s Renee Jones the actress that played Daisy s part may be better known in the USA for her TV roles on 21 Jumpstreet Days of our lives and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Tracks of Glory also brings in Floyd MacFarland played by Nicholas Eadie and Ivar Lawson Rodney Bell the racist pricks that personified the racism that Major Taylor was so familiar with even inflicting physical harm in some of their attacks on the track Major experienced much racism while racing in the USA and was banned from riding with whites in some states Celebrated in much of Europe his time in Australia seemed to go well until MacFarland and Lawson arrived on the scene brought there to boost ticket sales by promoter H D Huge Deal McIntosh played by Richard Roxburgh Even then the crowd seemed to love him though many of the men he raced and won against teamed against him with the color of his skin being their common enemy Major Taylor was the first black athlete to achieve World Champion status and his story is both beautiful and tragic He went from rags to riches and back to rags buried in an unmarked grave after he died in Chicago at age 53 estranged by his wife and daughter His story is one full of courage strength and dedication which every cyclist should learn more about

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  • Go Means Go! major taylor | GO MEANS GO
    was banned from riding with whites in some states Celebrated in much of Europe his time in Australia seemed to go well until MacFarland and Lawson arrived on the scene brought there to boost ticket sales by promoter H D Huge Deal McIntosh played by Richard Roxburgh Even then the crowd seemed to love him though many of the men he raced and won against teamed against him with the color of his skin being their common enemy Major Taylor was the first black athlete to achieve World Champion status and his story is both beautiful and tragic He went from rags to riches and back to rags buried in an unmarked grave after he died in Chicago at age 53 estranged by his wife and daughter His story is one full of courage strength and dedication which every cyclist should learn more about Life is too short for any man to hold bitterness in his heart Marshall Major Taylor Books to read Autobiography The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World 1929 ISBN 0 8369 8910 4 Major Taylor The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer by Andrew Ritchie 1988 ISBN 0 8018 5303 6 Major Taylor Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline Ransome ISBN 0 689 83159 5 Major A Black Athlete a White Era and the Fight to Be the World s Fastest Human Being by Todd Balf ISBN 0 3072 3658 7 We may also see a movie come out about the life and time of Major Taylor Producers Michael Dubrow and Scott Mednick supposedly have something in the works though the preview that was posted seems to be more of an iPhoto slideshow than a movie teaser In all of that I would give Tracks of Glory a 2 5 out of 5 star rating The costuming was decent The bikes weren t completely accurate when will film makers realize that if they make a film about track bikes then they shouldn t use freewheels The acting was mediocre Renee Jones was by far my least favorite performance There was far less riding than one might expect from a cycling based show The focus was more on Don Walker and his relationship with Major Taylor than it was about Major Taylor himself It did have more information than I ve seen before about Major s time spent in Australia which was pretty cool I thought of maybe doing a screening of Tracks of Glory someplace with a 2 5 out of 5 rating does anybody else have any interest in watching this little gem Continue Reading Major Written by Ryan on April 25 2010 Posted in Film video History 1 Comment I saw via Cyclelicious that it looks as though there may be a feature film about Marshall Major Taylor in the works I think it s way past due and I m excited to see more of this film honoring the The greatest hero America ever forgot Producers Scott Mednick produced Where the Wild Things

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  • Go Means Go! major taylor movie | GO MEANS GO
    Ivar Lawson Rodney Bell the racist pricks that personified the racism that Major Taylor was so familiar with even inflicting physical harm in some of their attacks on the track Major experienced much racism while racing in the USA and was banned from riding with whites in some states Celebrated in much of Europe his time in Australia seemed to go well until MacFarland and Lawson arrived on the scene brought there to boost ticket sales by promoter H D Huge Deal McIntosh played by Richard Roxburgh Even then the crowd seemed to love him though many of the men he raced and won against teamed against him with the color of his skin being their common enemy Major Taylor was the first black athlete to achieve World Champion status and his story is both beautiful and tragic He went from rags to riches and back to rags buried in an unmarked grave after he died in Chicago at age 53 estranged by his wife and daughter His story is one full of courage strength and dedication which every cyclist should learn more about Life is too short for any man to hold bitterness in his heart Marshall Major Taylor Books to read Autobiography The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World 1929 ISBN 0 8369 8910 4 Major Taylor The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer by Andrew Ritchie 1988 ISBN 0 8018 5303 6 Major Taylor Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline Ransome ISBN 0 689 83159 5 Major A Black Athlete a White Era and the Fight to Be the World s Fastest Human Being by Todd Balf ISBN 0 3072 3658 7 We may also see a movie come out about the life and time of Major Taylor Producers Michael Dubrow and Scott Mednick supposedly have something in the works though the preview that was posted seems to be more of an iPhoto slideshow than a movie teaser In all of that I would give Tracks of Glory a 2 5 out of 5 star rating The costuming was decent The bikes weren t completely accurate when will film makers realize that if they make a film about track bikes then they shouldn t use freewheels The acting was mediocre Renee Jones was by far my least favorite performance There was far less riding than one might expect from a cycling based show The focus was more on Don Walker and his relationship with Major Taylor than it was about Major Taylor himself It did have more information than I ve seen before about Major s time spent in Australia which was pretty cool I thought of maybe doing a screening of Tracks of Glory someplace with a 2 5 out of 5 rating does anybody else have any interest in watching this little gem Continue Reading Major Written by Ryan on April 25 2010 Posted in Film video History 1 Comment I saw via Cyclelicious that it looks as though there may be a feature film

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  • Go Means Go! tracks of glory | GO MEANS GO
    builder he was never a World Champion cyclist like Major Taylor and from what I can tell he never raced outside of Australia What can be said about Don Walker is that he was one of the few of Major Taylor s opponents that was friendly to him and treated him as an equal If the series is accurate then Major was even the best man at Walker s wedding If what you are looking for is a documentary on the life and times of Major Taylor you won t find it in Tracks of Glory It was a TV mini series the acting is mediocre and it seems to follow the Austrialian Walker around more so than Taylor being an Australian project I wasn t too surprised The actor that plays Major Taylor seems to do an ok job at portraying a man that is tormented by being a God fearing World Champion that is constantly subject to the intense racism of the time I think an actor with a darker skin complexion may have suited the part better as Major Taylor had a very dark complexion The filmmakers choice to have an actor with a lighter complexion may have been an attempt to keep the show more light hearded and less racially charged which to me was a major part of Major s story His wife Daisy though more accurately cast by appearance left much to be desired Her acting was quite poor not seeming to pay any mind to the fact that the time period it was supposed to be filmed in was the early 1900 s Renee Jones the actress that played Daisy s part may be better known in the USA for her TV roles on 21 Jumpstreet Days of our lives and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Tracks of Glory also brings in Floyd MacFarland played by Nicholas Eadie and Ivar Lawson Rodney Bell the racist pricks that personified the racism that Major Taylor was so familiar with even inflicting physical harm in some of their attacks on the track Major experienced much racism while racing in the USA and was banned from riding with whites in some states Celebrated in much of Europe his time in Australia seemed to go well until MacFarland and Lawson arrived on the scene brought there to boost ticket sales by promoter H D Huge Deal McIntosh played by Richard Roxburgh Even then the crowd seemed to love him though many of the men he raced and won against teamed against him with the color of his skin being their common enemy Major Taylor was the first black athlete to achieve World Champion status and his story is both beautiful and tragic He went from rags to riches and back to rags buried in an unmarked grave after he died in Chicago at age 53 estranged by his wife and daughter His story is one full of courage strength and dedication which every cyclist should learn more

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  • Go Means Go! From the vault: Tracks of Glory | GO MEANS GO
    an ok job at portraying a man that is tormented by being a God fearing World Champion that is constantly subject to the intense racism of the time I think an actor with a darker skin complexion may have suited the part better as Major Taylor had a very dark complexion The filmmakers choice to have an actor with a lighter complexion may have been an attempt to keep the show more light hearded and less racially charged which to me was a major part of Major s story His wife Daisy though more accurately cast by appearance left much to be desired Her acting was quite poor not seeming to pay any mind to the fact that the time period it was supposed to be filmed in was the early 1900 s Renee Jones the actress that played Daisy s part may be better known in the USA for her TV roles on 21 Jumpstreet Days of our lives and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air Tracks of Glory also brings in Floyd MacFarland played by Nicholas Eadie and Ivar Lawson Rodney Bell the racist pricks that personified the racism that Major Taylor was so familiar with even inflicting physical harm in some of their attacks on the track Major experienced much racism while racing in the USA and was banned from riding with whites in some states Celebrated in much of Europe his time in Australia seemed to go well until MacFarland and Lawson arrived on the scene brought there to boost ticket sales by promoter H D Huge Deal McIntosh played by Richard Roxburgh Even then the crowd seemed to love him though many of the men he raced and won against teamed against him with the color of his skin being their common enemy Major Taylor was the first black athlete to achieve World Champion status and his story is both beautiful and tragic He went from rags to riches and back to rags buried in an unmarked grave after he died in Chicago at age 53 estranged by his wife and daughter His story is one full of courage strength and dedication which every cyclist should learn more about Life is too short for any man to hold bitterness in his heart Marshall Major Taylor Books to read Autobiography The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World 1929 ISBN 0 8369 8910 4 Major Taylor The Extraordinary Career of a Champion Bicycle Racer by Andrew Ritchie 1988 ISBN 0 8018 5303 6 Major Taylor Champion Cyclist by Lesa Cline Ransome ISBN 0 689 83159 5 Major A Black Athlete a White Era and the Fight to Be the World s Fastest Human Being by Todd Balf ISBN 0 3072 3658 7 We may also see a movie come out about the life and time of Major Taylor Producers Michael Dubrow and Scott Mednick supposedly have something in the works though the preview that was posted seems to be more of an iPhoto slideshow than a movie

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