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Old 05-31-19, 04:07 PM
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I rode through some Wildlife Management Areas and some fine country roads today.

Ya'll come down.












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Old 05-31-19, 04:53 PM
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^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride that !!!

How many miles of that have you got around there???
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Old 05-31-19, 07:13 PM
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^^^^ Absolutely beautiful ... would love to ride that !!!

How many miles of that have you got around there???

There are about 20 miles of gravel in the county just to the west of me. Gravel sectors need to be connected with paved sectors, but that isn't really a bother when the paved sectors look like the photo below, which was also from my ride today.




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Old 06-01-19, 05:06 PM
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^^^ Now you've really made me green with envy
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Frame grabs from a GoPro, not the best quality.







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Old 06-10-19, 07:26 AM
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Just picked up my first gravel bike last week (first time doing anything offroad), Giant Revolt Advanced 2, went for my first gravel ride on Saturday and had an absolute blast!!


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Only took one photo that involved a road, but here's one shot from the ride-event I did yesterday. Rode with a friend who was a bit slower on the hills, so I got to sit up and enjoy the scenery. 30 miles, 3200 feet of climbing, I'd guess 70% or so gravel?

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Old 06-10-19, 08:46 AM
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Not much gravel on this ride, but portions of the road may as well have been gravel.
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Old 06-10-19, 02:00 PM
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A bit of everything on this ride. I suck at taking pictures though!
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Old 06-11-19, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by tsmorr View Post
Only took one photo that involved a road, but here's one shot from the ride-event I did yesterday. Rode with a friend who was a bit slower on the hills, so I got to sit up and enjoy the scenery. 30 miles, 3200 feet of climbing, I'd guess 70% or so gravel?
Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. 7700' (actually coasted 1mi down and road 1mi back to get metric at the end)


Me in front
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Old 06-11-19, 07:21 AM
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A'yup. Tour de Heifer.

I kinda wish I'd done the 60, but it was fun all the same. Nice, low-key event.

Hope you got something to eat at the end! Sounds like that part did not go according to plan.
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Old 06-11-19, 07:22 AM
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A bit of everything on this ride. I suck at taking pictures though!
At least you can take comfort that you're not as bad as me
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Old 06-11-19, 07:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tsmorr View Post
A'yup. Tour de Heifer.

I kinda wish I'd done the 60, but it was fun all the same. Nice, low-key event.

Hope you got something to eat at the end! Sounds like that part did not go according to plan.
Nope, was probably in the top few people getting back from the 60 (4.5hr) and there wasn't anything. apparently we'll get a discount on next year. i've done the last 3 years now and this was the first issue.. usually they are great.
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Old 06-11-19, 02:38 PM
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From today's ride (taking the long way to work):

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Old 06-11-19, 07:36 PM
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This is from tonight's ride. I had to forgo the gravel bike and use the mountain bike for this ride. There are sections that are a little too rough for the 700x40 tires on my gravel bike.

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Old 06-12-19, 11:53 AM
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Nope, was probably in the top few people getting back from the 60 (4.5hr) and there wasn't anything. apparently we'll get a discount on next year. i've done the last 3 years now and this was the first issue.. usually they are great.
D'oh. That sucks. They must've run out pretty fast, because there was plenty of food when I got there, probably around 11:30-11:45 or so.
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Old 06-12-19, 06:27 PM
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Nice after work ride on the C&O Canal towpath.
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Old 06-13-19, 01:45 PM
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Nice after work ride on the C&O Canal towpath.
that is really nice. i hope to ride the C& O next year. better to go from Cumberland to DC or other way around?
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Old 06-13-19, 08:03 PM
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I like starting in Cumberland. Gives you something more to shoot for at the end, riding by Great Falls (pictured) and rolling into Georgetown. Also (very) marginally more downhill.
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User @bonsai171 cresting a hill into the evening sunshine...

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Old 06-14-19, 07:17 AM
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User @bonsai171 cresting a hill into the evening sunshine...
Clearly a happy cyclist!
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Clearly a happy cyclist!
That's cause we live in Georgia.
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I like starting in Cumberland. Gives you something more to shoot for at the end, riding by Great Falls (pictured) and rolling into Georgetown. Also (very) marginally more downhill.
thank you @curttard that is what I was planning to do since I rode from Cumberland to Pittsburgh a few years back.
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Northeast Kingdom, VT gravel - above Lake Willoughby
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