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Old 09-16-19, 03:35 PM
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I set a route up in northeast iowa to ride in the driftless region(where ice hadn't scraped the land flat long ago) while on my way back from a bikeforums group road ride yesterday in WI.

This took me on pavement, gravel, doubletrack, level b(minimum maintenance) and level c(even less maintenance) roads.
And I rode past the Field of Dreams, so that was a cool stopoff.




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Old 09-17-19, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I set a route up in northeast iowa to ride in the driftless region(where ice hadn't scraped the land flat long ago) while on my way back from a bikeforums group road ride yesterday in WI.

This took me on pavement, gravel, doubletrack, level b(minimum maintenance) and level c(even less maintenance) roads.
And I rode past the Field of Dreams, so that was a cool stopoff.




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Old 09-20-19, 10:38 PM
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I took a gravel vacation this week.

Among the highlights were seeing two bears, one not ten minutes into the first day's ride.






















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Old 09-21-19, 03:29 AM
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Did you have the tent in the rear bag?

I'm slowly getting a few things to do some bikepacking.
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Old 09-21-19, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by tangerineowl View Post
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Did you have the tent in the rear bag?

I'm slowly getting a few things to do some bikepacking.
Relatively light items like tent and quilt go into the bar bag so that steering isn’t impacted as much.

The heaviest stuff goes in the frame bag so that the bike is not top heavy. Tools, pasta, tuna packets, gu and blocks, lock and cable, Anker battery, etc.

Clothes, pad, bear bag and cook kit go in the saddle bag.
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Old 09-21-19, 04:56 PM
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How did you respond to the bears?
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Heading into drizzle season.

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Old 09-26-19, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Heading into drizzle season.
that looks fun. old abandoned road?
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Old 09-28-19, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I took a gravel vacation this week.

Among the highlights were seeing two bears, one not ten minutes into the first day's ride.




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All of that looks perfect for the Steilacoom
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Old 09-28-19, 07:15 PM
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Heading into drizzle season.
Where is that?
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Winter is coming...




Today I rode a section of the Kettle Valley Railway out of Hope BC through what are called the Othello Tunnels. After that I did part of the Hope/Nicola trail, an old cattle drive route put through by the Gov't in the 1870's to bring cattle down from the interior. That involved a lot of "hike a bike".






















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Old 09-29-19, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
that looks fun. old abandoned road?
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Where is that?
Some random poorly-maintained double-track road near Mt Pilchuck.
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Old 09-30-19, 06:18 PM
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So many cool places in this thread. So far gravel rides are still a sidebar for me and I haven't ventured anywhere interesting.

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Old 10-05-19, 06:52 PM
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There were a lot better views than this yesterday, but I figured the most typical view should be posted.
Fall in Iowa- beans to the left and corn to the right, both dry and ready for harvest.

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Mount Pilchuck and the Pilchuck River valley.

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Old 10-07-19, 08:47 AM
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Got out to the Lake Placid/Saranac Lake region of NY this weekend. Limited but scenic gravel riding.






Yup, this is the path....water compliments of local beavers


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Old 10-13-19, 10:26 PM
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Explored loads of out-and-backs and whatnot near Mt Pilchuck. Had some trouble framing photos, but the roads were amazing. Lots of good stuff to remember for later rides.





And here's some gravel:

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Old 10-14-19, 08:35 AM
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I got out for 25 miles of gravel along the Santa Ana River in Norco yesterday and ran across the ultimate trail clearing machine! I guess they're using this beast to start work on the connection to the main bike trail that leads all the way to Huntington Beach. Look at the size of this thing with my Niner next to the tire!

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somewhere in westchester, new york. dirty apple 50 mile route.
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Old 10-17-19, 09:09 AM
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from unPAved Sunday

my hardest and most beautiful ride!

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my hardest and most beautiful ride!

Very nice. I have deep regrets for not doing this event.
Which distance did you ride? I'm thinking about the 90 next year.
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Old 10-17-19, 12:33 PM
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Very nice. I have deep regrets for not doing this event.
Which distance did you ride? I'm thinking about the 90 next year.
I rode the 90 or 86.96 for this year's route.
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