Cyclocross and Gravelbiking (Recreational) This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 02-25-17, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by rm -rf View Post
Here's the blog post with a map and photos: Meridale 43
I enjoyed your blog post and photos, looks like it was a fun time.
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Old 02-25-17, 05:25 PM
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Was not nearly so lovely today, this was definitely superior weather to the snow pellets I was getting pelted with today. On the other hand, the road was hard packed(frozen) and made for a fast ride with skinny 32's on the bike.
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Old 02-25-17, 08:22 PM
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Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids, ages 13 and 11.

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Old 02-27-17, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Vortac180 View Post
Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids, ages 13 and 11.
This is great!
"I can't feel my butt"
Moments like that only come once in a lifetime.


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Old 02-28-17, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
This is great!
"I can't feel my butt"
Moments like that only come once in a lifetime.


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. It'll make for good video for her own kiddos someday.
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Old 03-04-17, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by kuroba View Post
I have no idea if they have a particular name in English but those are pools to contain and redirect landslides. Where I live it's a desert terrain but sometimes (every 10 years or so) we get an unusual amount of precipitation which back in 1991 caused a series of landslides that severely affected the city. The pools were built a few years later in the major ravines around the city to prevent this from happening again.
@kuroba

I heard on BBC that there was a lot of rain in Chile, landslides and many are without water in Santiago.

Praying and hoping you are OK.


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Old 03-13-17, 06:47 AM
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@TimothyH Hi Tim, I was in Santiago that week. The city was without water for a couple days. Fortunately the building we were at had a water tank. Thanks for your concern (:
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Old 03-18-17, 01:28 PM
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Saw a vulture grabbing lunch thanks to a possum today.
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Old 03-18-17, 05:28 PM
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Today's ride.
From my house.
Into town.
Over some mtb trails.
Pretty weather.

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Old 03-19-17, 03:49 PM
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finally got to play w my new tires. I think I can add 1 lb in the back & let 2 lbs out of the front to balance it better

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Old 03-20-17, 06:09 AM
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some gravel riding in francis marion national forest outside of charleston, sc

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Old 03-20-17, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by biketampa View Post
some gravel riding in francis marion national forest outside of charleston, sc
cool. looks like the google maps driver had a little fun too

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...628393!6m1!1e1
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Old 03-20-17, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
cool. looks like the google maps driver had a little fun too

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fr...628393!6m1!1e1
haha I think they must have. I map out my rides by going into google maps and seeing what roads have google map street view available. it seems they did a pretty good job of going down every available road.
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Old 03-21-17, 10:19 AM
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Some gravel roads in NoCal

There are some nice gravel roads around here, a lot of them drop down into river bottoms then climb out. I've ridden these all with my canti-equipped touring bike with 35C tires. I recently picked up a Felt V100 so the descents wouldn't be so exciting!

Here's Yankee Jim Road, dropping down southbound to the North Fork of the American River:
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This is on Finning Mill Road, outside Foresthill:
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Here's a downhill stretch (southbound) on Ponderosa Way:
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And this is the river crossing at the bottom of Ponderosa Way:
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And here's the Mercian after some dirty riding!
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Looking forward to more gravel with my new Felt this season!
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Old 03-21-17, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Loomite View Post
There are some nice gravel roads around herel
wow that's a workout! looks remote too. any wildlife?
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Old 03-21-17, 11:41 AM
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@rumrunn6;

Mostly just deer and small critters like squirrels and skunks. Never seen any bear on my bike, but I have when driving through some of this country!
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Old 03-21-17, 08:54 PM
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Views of Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington WA.



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Wow.
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Old 03-22-17, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Views of Whitehorse Mountain, near Darrington WA.



Your bike reminds me of something I was reading yesterday:-
Bike Check: Legor Cicli?s 650b steel all-road bike | road.cc
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Well done, @HTupolev!!

What route did you take?
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Well done, @HTupolev!!

What route did you take?
That was right after Sunday's Ride to Remember Oso. Rather than take the bus back to Arlington, I decided to check out the Whitehorse Trail.

The first picture is on Powerline Road. I briefly left the trail because the stream running beside it had decided to not merely be running beside it. I was okay with just dealing with the water when it was only my tire submerged, but once it got up to my derailleur and I started carrying the bike, it seemed like it might be worth it to momentarily ride someplace else.

Second picture is a bit farther south, back on the trail.

I ultimately didn't spend all that much time on the trail. The pictures show good gravel, but it features a big variety of surfaces, and more than my bike can comfortably handle. While I was bouncing around on thorn-covered rough grass in sight of Highway 530 I saw a paceline fly past, and decided to retreat to the silky-smooth pavement.

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Your bike reminds me of something I was reading yesterday:-
Bike Check: Legor Cicli?s 650b steel all-road bike | road.cc
Sweet bike. Mine is a drop bar conversion of an '83 Stumpjumper; we're both using Compass tires, although mine are the Rat Trap Pass EL 26ers, so slightly wider and slightly lower-diameter.

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Thanks for the info, HTupolev!

I had plans to hike in the North Cascades on Sunday and wound up in the MFK Snoqualmie instead so as not to get in the way of the Remember Oso event.
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Old 03-26-17, 05:52 PM
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there is gravel under here. really

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
there is gravel under here. really....
I hope it was icy and not mushy.
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Old 03-26-17, 06:09 PM
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Today.
Thats Mesa Verde in the background of pic 1.
There was mud.
Later I got my fenders clogged.
A couple times.
I kept a mud clearing stick with me the whole ride.



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