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Old 02-22-17, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Primitive Don View Post
That was the Gravel Grovel this past November. That's a photo of the 60-mile start, and I did the 20-mile; it was a blast! Would love to try the 60 this year. I would like to do the Death March, but the Melting Mann and Barry Roubaix are the two weekends following.
I work for the Forest Service, so i travel those roads often. I'd love to do either of those rides, but neither my bike or my body is up for that at this point lol
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Originally Posted by jbell_64 View Post
I work for the Forest Service, so i travel those roads often. I'd love to do either of those rides, but neither my bike or my body is up for that at this point lol
Beautiful in the Hoosier National Forest for sure. But as someone from Northern Indiana, I'd say a couple of those climbs are tough. I definitely had to push the bike up one hill, but I was not alone by any stretch. I would have loved to do the 60-mile, but I was not strong enough to climb 3,000+ ft. in 2016.
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Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
These are from Lee County/Chambers County in Southeast Alabama - November 2016

The Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century? I am hoping they have it again this year, and that the weather is as nice as it was last year. You have lots of pics of areas I want to explore, thanks for sharing!
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Here are some more pics of roads around SW IA near Red Oak.

















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Originally Posted by ckindt View Post
Here are some more pics of roads around SW IA near Red Oak.

















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Originally Posted by RocThrower View Post
I had to look it up on Strava, but it is on Wild Wood Lane, near Prole. I don't know if this will work, but I tried dropping a pin on it in google maps for you. Try this
Thank you!

That is right in the middle of a 55mi route i figured out which starts in Cumming, goes west, then south to st charles, back east across 35, and returns notth to Cumming.
Ill have to figure up a modified route to hit this road up.
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Finally got my internet back so I can share some pics. These are all around Anto***asta, a coast city in the north of Chile. Lots of gravel roads around, haven't been around them all as there is some serious climbing involved in most of them.

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I rode these once on my road bike. West of Atlanta near Dallas or Braswell...

Williams Rd.




Brushy Mountain Rd




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The other Trans-America Trail

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Originally Posted by ckindt View Post

Sign should say "One lane tunnel" IMO.
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Well done guys and gals, great thread.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Sign should say "One lane tunnel" IMO.
Yeah, agreed. This is SWIA though.
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What is that off to the left?
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Well done guys and gals, great thread.

Anyone know how to upload a video?
Put it on youtube and then just paste a link into the reply window.

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Put it on youtube and then just paste a link into the reply window.

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That's some strange looking gravel.
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What is that off to the left?
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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.
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An interesting thread, thanks.

Here in SW Ohio, there's essentially zero gravel roads. Even the lane-and-a-half farm roads are paved.

New York State
I rode part of this route in New York State last summer, found on a "riding the Catskills" blog. The route was tagged "Worth the Trip". Yes, it was.

The gravel roads were all nicely maintained and graded. A nice mix of woods and farmland. Some steep hills along the way.

Here's the blog post with a map and photos: Meridale 43

A couple of snapshots from my ride:
Old rock fences in the woods.
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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.
Thank you. Not something you see here in Florida. We have to build up the land to keep the swamps out. (no gravel roads around here either)




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@TimothyH Thanks! I love how obnoxiously bright it is. It's DHB Blok Micro jersey for women from 2015, I think. I had to stalk eBay for months to get one in my size, as for some reason Wiggle's "international" shipping doesn't include my country.
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Great thread!

Cascade River Road



Between Ellensburg and Cle Elum





Tronsen Ridge Road





Middle Fork Snoqualmie (a dumpster dive)



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Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
Not me but a trail I'd like to ride between Squamish and Whistler:

What a gorgeous shot! I've been wanting to go play in the Bugaboos, how far is this?
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What a gorgeous shot! I've been wanting to go play in the Bugaboos, how far is this?
It's about an hour north of Vancouver. A long way from the bugaboos though
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