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Old 10-17-18, 06:27 PM
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Well, there were a couple of gravel sections in Sunday's CX race at Boundry Waters
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Old 10-17-18, 07:51 PM
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Gravelers Grally in south Miami-Dade county. It was a little damp, but a fun, hot ride!
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Old 10-19-18, 09:47 AM
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We have oodles and oodles of gravel here.

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From Kandango Unpaved in Volland KS. I didn't get any pics of the more challenging sections- there were roads that were heavily rutted and covered in large rocks, not gravel. I almost got off and walked down one of them, it was mountain bike territory. I had to walk up part of one hill, it was just rocks and mud and I was losing traction and didn't want to fall over and break something.








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View from the climb on NF-18 out of Swede Heaven, overlooking the North Fork Stillaguamish valley, backed by Whitehorse Mountain.

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Old 10-22-18, 12:16 AM
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Was headed for the beach. It was fogged in. Decided to head up this trail instead. Did surprisingly well for having road tires fitted!
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Old 10-22-18, 02:55 AM
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Excuse me Gorillimo, but you cannot ride a 30 year old mountain bike with triple crank and townie bars in the gravel. This is against of the law. (some law in Minnesota)
All gravel bikes must be drop bars and single crank.
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Old 10-22-18, 06:58 AM
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Fire tower on top of Grassy Mountain, AKA "The Top" as in, "Did you climb all the way to the top?"
Grassy Mountain, Cohutta Mountains, Georgia
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"The Switchback" at the top of Mill Creek Rd, Cohutta Mountains, GA.



Georgia is heavily forested and none of the peaks are above treeline. Vistas are not as common as other places except for where the forest has been cleared. This one peeked through the trees.



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looks like a nice climb! & can you get to the platform of the tower or is the trap door locked? or is it just off limits all together?
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
View from the climb on NF-18 out of Swede Heaven, overlooking the North Fork Stillaguamish valley, backed by Whitehorse Mountain.
sweet, are those Compass tires?
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Old 10-22-18, 08:01 AM
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so that's a cattle catcher, or whatever? cool. how did you get around it or did you have to carry your bike while walking over it?
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southern NH

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so that's a cattle catcher, or whatever? cool. how did you get around it or did you have to carry your bike while walking over it?
I walked over it. Wasn’t going to risk it on 1.5” street tires....
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Old 10-22-18, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
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Excuse me Gorillimo, but you cannot ride a 30 year old mountain bike with triple crank and townie bars in the gravel. This is against of the law. (some law in Minnesota)
All gravel bikes must be drop bars and single crank.
Figured I’d test Grant Peterson’s (Rivendell) “hill bike” theory....

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Figured I’d test Grant Peterson’s (Rivendell) “hill bike” theory....
Holy cow what length are those crank arms? Sweet machine.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
sweet, are those Compass tires?
Yes, Rat Trap Pass ELs.

(And from the location of the photo, I could have ridden to the tires' namesake in only about 40 miles. )

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Oh a train, I'll wait it out. Goes slower then stops. Ah crud!
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Old 10-22-18, 11:07 AM
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Oh a train, I'll wait it out. Goes slower then stops. Ah crud!
Ugh. I do not miss the trains in Iowa.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
looks like a nice climb! & can you get to the platform of the tower or is the trap door locked? or is it just off limits all together?
The trapped door is locked. The custom is to climb the stairs anyway, just so you say you went all the way.

This is the actual climb. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28822932


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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
The trapped door is locked. The custom is to climb the stairs anyway, just so you say you went all the way.

This is the actual climb. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28822932


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I need to come visit you next year! That's one heck of a climb.
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Holy cow what length are those crank arms? Sweet machine.
Not sure. Deore’s. Been fine. Gonna change tires to something more trail appropriate. Thinking Schwalbe Marathon. Don’t want to ruin the do anything part of the bike.
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Old 10-25-18, 03:01 PM
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Seems that this time of year most of my riding is at night. At least we had a full moon this week!


Uh oh, sun is going down...



We need lights this time of year




At least the moon rise was beautiful
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Old 10-25-18, 06:31 PM
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Nice photos chas88

this morning before work I had my headlight (to see) on the entire ride. Seems like. It long ago I didn’t need it at all
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