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You may recall a few months back — shortly after we launched the Big Fat Dummy and ya’ll nearly broke the internet with excitement — we posted about how the BFD was earning its keep at Nahual, an organic farm and school of outdoor education outside of Quito, Ecuador. We recently received a few more photos and words from Michael Dammer, one of the farm's owners, and we thought we share them with you.

"We're really happy to see how the BFD has performed so far. In fact, it just came back from a trip —a family bikepacking adventure. We had 14 participants from the US, all different ages ranging from 3 years old to 65. The BFD acted as the aircraft carrier. The trip would have been nearly impossible without this bike. The thing is a monster. On the farm, the bike has proven its hard-working character. It's hard to imagine life without it. It gets ridden every single day."

All photos courtesy of Michael Dammer. Learn more about some of the amazing things Nahual does at

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