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Old 03-09-19, 07:28 PM
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Today's Pic and a video to boot:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joMq...ature=youtu.be
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A rare green and cloudy day, Tujunga Wash basin So Cal


Riding across Hansen Dam

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went looking for gravel to ride on & wound up in the woods instead

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[QUOTE=Happy Feet;20832476]video to boot/QUOTE]
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I've been doing a lot of singlespeed canal grinding lately...

Near Santan, AZ



CAP, Peoria, AZ





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Old 03-16-19, 02:06 PM
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So it is a wee bit muddy out there following our flooding
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Old 03-16-19, 04:14 PM
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My ride today, Contra Loma park in Antioch, California. Lots of storm and cattle damage to the trails.

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Old 03-16-19, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
So it is a wee bit muddy out there following our flooding
That's some sticky goop!

our horse was moved a couple days ago because one of the major rivers flooded the property(its 4-8' under water right now, depending on the building).
he was moved 20mi south of the city and I made the trek yesterday with my wife and kids(they ride) to see him and quickly knew right where we were as we took gravel roads that i ride.
it was shocking to drive on the mud/gravel/sandy mix since its nothing like what I usually encounter on those roads.

the flooding from all the snowmelt, ice floes, and rain storms has made for some wildly quick flooding here too.

zoomed in pic of one of the barns which is flooded by the raccoon river and under about 4' of water. This is in the city right near downtown.
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Cohutta Mountains, Georgia









A friend on his first gravel ride.




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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
That's some sticky goop!

our horse was moved a couple days ago because one of the major rivers flooded the property(its 4-8' under water right now, depending on the building).
he was moved 20mi south of the city and I made the trek yesterday with my wife and kids(they ride) to see him and quickly knew right where we were as we took gravel roads that i ride.
it was shocking to drive on the mud/gravel/sandy mix since its nothing like what I usually encounter on those roads.

the flooding from all the snowmelt, ice floes, and rain storms has made for some wildly quick flooding here too.

zoomed in pic of one of the barns which is flooded by the raccoon river and under about 4' of water. This is in the city right near downtown.
Here in Lincoln, the eyewall of the cyclone went over us (have the data from my own PWS showing it)...but we didn't get hit *that* hard by wind or rain....nowhere near as bad as out west or north. Very lucky considering virtually every other county, city, and burg in the eastern half of the state. Virtually all the Tour de Nebraska stops in the last 6-7 years minimum are under water. 7 Cities Century out of Norfolk had just cancelled for this year--a few days before they got hit by flooding.

Stay safe mi amigo, our news is to obsessed with our own water problems to even think about the other side of Mighty Mo to cover it...and once the snow/ice out west thaws and melts another round will come.
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Only a sort of gravel ride. 75km round trip to check out a section of gravel that connects one popular riding area with trails to another.

Looking west towards Mt Baker, that lies in WA state (I'm in BC, CAN). This is on the Matsqui Prairie that has a trail and dike system.



Looking east towards Glen Valley and Ft. Langley further afield. This is a very popular road riding area with a trail that follows the Fraser River.



The area I wanted to explore. This is a stretch of steep gravel road that joins the two areas but was closed decades ago due to instability and is now part of the Trans Canada Trail.
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Old 03-17-19, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Only a sort of gravel ride. 75km round trip to check out a section of gravel that connects one popular riding area with trails to another.

Looking west towards Mt Baker, that lies in WA state (I'm in BC, CAN). This is on the Matsqui Prairie that has a trail and dike system.

Looking east towards Glen Valley and Ft. Langley further afield. This is a very popular road riding area with a trail that follows the Fraser River.

The area I wanted to explore. This is a stretch of steep gravel road that joins the two areas but was closed decades ago due to instability and is now part of the Trans Canada Trail.
always love the rural SW BC pics.
what is that trunk bag? Looks like a souped up carradice that's made of waterproof matetial.
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Old 03-17-19, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
always love the rural SW BC pics.
what is that trunk bag? Looks like a souped up carradice that's made of waterproof matetial.
BC does have a lot of variety.

It's a PVC bag, part of the Carradice carradry line. I have it and two matching front panniers for light touring. This bag holds about 12L and another, the SQR holds about 18L (has two additional side pockets).
I like it. Simple, waterproof and durable. Like a Orlieb but cheaper.
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Old 03-18-19, 07:17 PM
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First real dirt ride on new bike. The 650b thunder burt sticks to the dirt like glue. The dropper is so awesome on descents too. Definitely don't knock it till you try it.


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A couple of pics from an obscure corner of the Canadian Prairies.

The Great Sand Hills, SW Saskatchewan, just west of Swift Current. An area of exposed sand that in some places forms dunes.
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Thanks so much for the description. That sand does not look like it's fun to ride in.
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My first gravel ride on my Trek Checkpoint SL6. San Francisco Bay Trail near San Mateo Bridge.

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Lauf had a demo day in my city. Got to take out a True Grit for a pretty long ride. I was very impressed by the frame, not so much by the fork. The fork is great in micro bumps but damping the hard hits is not happening. My Fox AX is 90% of the way there in the micro bumps with proper tuning (pills, fast rebound setting) and on the hard stuff it just crushes it. The one con I found on the frame is that it only has internal routing for rear shifter and brake hose. So you get 2 entry points on the left side of the downtube but zero entry points on the right side so you cannot run a dropper seatpost. Also the geometry is MTB like with long reach so you have a long top tube with a short stem.

Frame has a lot of clearance and can easily clear 700x45s with a lot of room left for mud.


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was looking for gravel but only found a few stones. hope that's OK

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was looking for gravel but only found a few stones. hope that's OK

@rumrunn6 it looks awesome to me !
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North of Nyack on Hook Mtn state Park, NY. on my gravel converted Nishiki.
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@rumrunn6 it looks awesome to me !
Yeah, makes me want to ride through the glades really fast right now.

Lots of great photos on this page.
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almost stopped this morning to take a picture on my commute when the road i was riding has been so torn up with construction it was like riding on a gravel road haha
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almost stopped this morning to take a picture on my commute when the road i was riding has been so torn up with construction it was like riding on a gravel road haha
Come to the UK ... you don't need construction going on ... the government here are spending so little money on roads they're all gravel roads ... in fact gravel bikes not enough you need full suspension.

Tax us to F*&k for having a car and spend 1/3rd of it maintaining the roads ... any other company set up and did the same ... charging for something they don't deliver they'd close them down for fraud!!

Funniest was a facebook post that went round a couple of days ago with 2 pictures ... Roman road built 2000 years ago .. immaculate ...... council road built 2 years ago .... you can guess what it looked like and I wouldn't want to take my 29er down there!!

I'll see if I can post some gravel ride pics soon because the unmaintained roads over here are in a far better state than the main roads
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