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 04-08-19, 02:19 PM
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I did a ride yesterday in Westchester County (just north of NYC). Had a blast on all the gravel roads up there – and it was really beautiful as well…






Mountain Lakes Park

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Restored train station set in conservation area along a rail trail


Sulpher Springs Road, Ancaster Ontario. Almost made it to the top. Picture is about 100 feet shy of the top
Was trying out my new Giant Toughroad. First drop bar bike for me since I was 20. Replaced my Roam 3 hybrid with this one. Handles the bumps, mud, roots and ruts like a pro. 31 km on first ride, thank goodness there were no bugs out or my big grin would of been collecting a mouthful.
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The Ohio River was a tad high today.
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If "mountain bikes are restricted to designated roads and trails," does that mean that gravel bikes can ride wherever they want to??? ;-)

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58 mile loop in the Book Cliffs of Utah


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Rail trail 5 Km from home


Calling for a bit of snow tonight, had to get out today


Walked the bike around the muddy bogs to preserve the trails


Surprised at how well the Toughroad plays in the rough
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Old 04-12-19, 10:09 AM
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Took my gravel bike on a tour of the two local trail systems, found the freeride area at one and let the camera run as I did a couple laps. Very exciting on a gravel bike.


After the second trail I was having some weird clunking during pedaling so I took the bottom bracket apart and found out that it was completely dry and notchy, bottom bracket shell also full of sediment. This is maybe 1400 miles of gravel with quite a bit of wet riding and stream crossings. Also found the front brake housing had failed both at the shifter head and the caliper ferrule. Last ride I did before this was a 134 mile event
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Old 04-13-19, 09:30 PM
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Today a couple dozen like minded cyclists and I did a North Georgia mixed surface ride.

Mud pits, fresh one inch aggregate on 15% grades, concrete barriers, stream crossings, abandoned forest service roads, a sustained mountain climb at mile 69 - 110 miles and 11,000 ft climbing total. This was the most climbing I've done in one day by a good margin.

Georgia wine country


The descent off Burnt Mountain. I hit 51+ MPH.


Didn't help at all.


One of the more bucolic moments...


Stretching the legs late in the ride on a relatively tame section of doubletrack on the perimeter of the Rich Mountain Wilderness.



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Old 04-13-19, 09:42 PM
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Rode Central Arizona Project gravel yesterday. The CAP is lined on both sides by immaculately graded dirt but said dirt is fenced off. Luckily, in town, most of the way there's some kind of gravel running alongside the fence. Occasional sections of rough Jeep trail to keep you on your toes.








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Quick snap along the trail tonight.

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Got my new to me Surly Cross Check out for its first real “adventure ride”. Been limited to asphalt so far. Stopped by the local co-op on the way. Picked up a seat post with more setback and a great tailbag. Both much better.
Rode oil field asphalt, gravel, sandy trails. Pretty much what this all arounder was meant for. Combination of nice steel frame and 700c 41mm tires made for a great ride. A good day on an excellent bike....
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North Georgia
















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This is a mixed use hardpack/gravel bridal path that leads into the largest park in the city which is then an entry way to all the gravel roads south and southwest of the metro.

The entire park surrounding area flooded a month ago during the thaw and this is some of the damage. It's a half mile from the river and the flooding went another half mile past this.

The flooding managed to expose some crazy rock under all the packed up dirt/silt/gravel.
And this gutted out sinkhole formation is about 20' long and 3' deep.

The most frustrating part of all this is knowing flooding in this area is expected to increase in frequency over the coming years.
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The flooding managed to expose some crazy rock under all the packed up dirt/silt/gravel.
And this gutted out sinkhole formation is about 20' long and 3' deep.

The most frustrating part of all this is knowing flooding in this area is expected to increase in frequency over the coming years.
Ill see your gutted out sinkhole and raise you the mother of all ruts. Winter storm damage in the Verdugo Mtns.

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Old 04-23-19, 09:48 PM
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Nice campsite Tim. Great pics as usual too.
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Old 04-23-19, 09:54 PM
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Pics from my ride last week. It figures my last ride before a long vacation I hit the dirt, but whatever. I love riding and the challenges it presents along the way. Even when I run out of talent.




Oak Tree with fresh leaves.
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That park you ride in Bryan reminds me of the Shire from Lord of the Rings. I expect to see Hobbits walking around.


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Even the Turkeys are wondering where the sun is. Calling for possible snow Sunday morning just in time for the Paris to Ancaster race
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Don't ya love these signs?

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did a little single track with my nephew last weekend. you can kinda see him pushing his klunker up the hill (it's a lot steeper than this picture lets on)

i really need to get some higher volume tires

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Don't ya love these signs?
Pavement Ends is a favorite, indeed!!!

On one of my favorite routes near Rock Springs, WY they didn't mention the end of pavement, simply noted that it was the End of County Maintenance.

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Today I took a photo of a fly.



There are a couple other things in the image, like Mount Pilchuck and the South Fork Stillaguamish river valley.
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Nice.

Maybe it's a pterodactyl about to perch on the mountain.

Are those people at the top of the road?
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