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Old 08-04-19, 09:53 AM
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Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views, epic climbs, or heart pounding descents. 50'/mile of climb is pretty much what most every gravel ride ends up being.

What it does have are in these pics-
Thousands of miles of gravel passing by beans, corn, ditch flowers...and apparently goats that chase you along the fenceline(it was hilarious to see)



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Old 08-04-19, 08:51 PM
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went out on the univega and did some single track climbing and a bit of in-town gravel road exploring. i love this bike!



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Old 08-04-19, 10:02 PM
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I had an amazing weekend at the Rooted Vermont event put on by Ted and Laura King in Richmond, VT. Having only recently gotten into cycling this past May, this was a great introduction into the world.

I did the short ride which was around 47 miles with about 4,400 feet of climbing.

I also had time to do some solo exploring and visit a couple of breweries.










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Old 08-05-19, 10:44 AM
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Old 08-06-19, 11:45 AM
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Old 08-07-19, 08:00 AM
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@CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice perspective!
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Why is one lawn brown and the other green?
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Good morning, Joshua Tree.
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@CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice perspective!
Thanks!

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Why is one lawn brown and the other green?
Agriculture at work.
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Old 08-07-19, 05:12 PM
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Good morning, Joshua Tree.
Is that a real Joshua tree? Without a doubt my favorite U2 album!

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Old 08-09-19, 05:12 PM
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Doing more gravel exploring near Portland, OR. Rode the Crown-Zellerbach Trail, which is based on an old logging road that is no longer used, and runs from Scappose, OR nearly all the way to Vernonia, OR. It's a well-maintained trail with a good mix of surfaces. My favorite parts are when you get into some dense forested sections.

https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_r...llerbach-trail




I know that rear racks and trunk bags aren't the height of gravel bike fashion, but they're too practical and convenient for me to give up. I was carrying an extra 1.5L of water in a couple of platypus bags, and like to be self sufficient with a few extra tubes and a small first aid kit when I do these longer rides where I frequently lose cell service.
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Haha, @zpl, the fashion angle never stopped me from doing what's practical. You keep on.
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I like this one from today's ride.

8-10-2019, Bill Cline Road, Coweta County Georgia
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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Is that a real Joshua tree? Without a doubt my favorite U2 album!

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It was taken in Joshua Tree National Park but that photo didnt have any of the actual trees in it which is amazing since they are everywhere.
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Took the new Niner out for 40 miles of break-in gravel. Damn I love this new bike! It just does everything well, and it's quite comfortable doing it. I avoided trying to ride over the rock garden; for now....

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Exploring some roads north of Calgary, this one got too muddy for me so another day.


And then these small valleys are what add the undulations to the roads. Rural roads are all laid out on the DLS grid (section lines) and run dead straight unless there is a geographic feature to skirt around.
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Old 08-13-19, 05:50 PM
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Not your typical gravel ride!
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Old 08-13-19, 08:09 PM
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I accidentally dropped to front tire down to 20 psi for this ride & didn't have a way to pump it back up to 30 psi. I now think I like 20 psi for non-tarmac rides. I am still getting used to this tubeless idea & what it is capable of.



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Old 08-13-19, 09:40 PM
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20 sounds low. Ride over some roots and rocks and see if the rim bottoms out.

43 mm Gravelking SK on 23 mm inside width rims at less than 25 PSI bottoms out on the lip at the end of my driveway. I'm 180 lb.

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bottoms out on the lip at the end of my driveway.
Pavement lips are just about the most aggressive pinch sources out there, though.
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Pavement lips are just about the most aggressive pinch sources out there, though.
Thats why I used it as a test to find the minimum pressure.
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Not your typical gravel ride!
Now that looks like fun!
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20 sounds low. Ride over some roots and rocks and see if the rim bottoms out.

43 mm Gravelking SK on 23 mm inside width rims at less than 25 PSI bottoms out on the lip at the end of my driveway. I'm 180 lb.

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20 was a little low, but the terrain that I was riding on was not civilized, as you can see in the photo, and the rim only bottomed out twice over 10 miles. The grip & ride were great. It was little more interesting once I got back on the tarmac. Handling in the corners was concerning to say the least. This is a 38 mm GK slick on a 21 mm wheel. I had been running 30 psi on non-tarmac, but I think that will be 25 or lower for future gravel rides.
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Old 08-15-19, 07:44 AM
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With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing when pedaling under load or high cadence ?
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