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09-21-22, 07:32 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Here's some video from last night's TNG ride....

Here's some video from last night's TNG ride. Always a fun time.

Kevin g

https://youtu.be/0Lk3H0lHWaQ
09-13-22, 10:10 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

The River Bottoms has a New Feature

There's a large crevasse that's opened up along the river trails in the last two weeks. It appears that a large chunk of trail is about to be swallowed up by the Minnesota River. That's okay. We're a...
08-17-22, 07:13 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Tuesday Night Gravel on a Beautiful Night

Here's some video from last night's Tuesday Night Gravel ride with the Cannon Valley Velo Club in Northfield, Mn. A beautiful night and a sizeable group made for lots-o-fun! Details of the ride can...
08-10-22, 07:49 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Tuesday Night Gravel

Here is some video from last night's Tuesday Night Gravel ride with the Cannon Valley Velo Club out of Northfield, Mn. Lots of dust and lots of fun!

Kevin g

https://youtu.be/wB0qXzBVxBQ
07-22-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

River Bottoms Romp!

The river bottoms were may happy place on Wednesday afternoon for 39 miles (63 km) of mostly dirt trail riding.

Kevin g

https://youtu.be/JYbt6ym-Nps
07-13-22, 12:09 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Tng!

We had a nice turnout last night for our weekly Tuesday Night Gravel ride out of Northfield, MN. I've been AWOL the past couple of months so it was nice to be back among friends and in the pack!
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07-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thank you! My bike was a muddy mess when I got it...

Thank you! My bike was a muddy mess when I got it home. I probably should've included before-and-after photos of it. No, the bikes on the raft were a mother and her young son's bikes. She had helped...
07-09-22, 12:06 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

River Bottoms, Long Overdue!

I messed up. I was supposed to ride with some friends on Friday morning on our gravel bikes from Northfield to Wanamingo but when I went to bed last night, I thought it was still Wednesday! I missed...
07-01-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

No Particular Place to Be

I went out yesterday in search of gravel roads I've not yet ridden. My Wandrer app (https://wandrer.earth) makes this very easy to do by highlighting in red on my Garmin's map view any roads I've yet...
06-11-22, 06:33 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

Jordan Loop and More

To date, light winds have been in short supply this spring and early summer in Minnesota. Yesterday was a welcomed exception.

Kevin g

https://youtu.be/VHch-fDD7GU

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05-23-22, 12:59 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

We went out at a manageable pace so we'd more...

We went out at a manageable pace so we'd more likely be passing riders rather than being passed in the final hours of the ride, and that's how it worked out. I hear you...I found myself counting down...
05-23-22, 06:42 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks! The temp was 44º to start and eventually...

Thanks! The temp was 44º to start and eventually crept up to 53º. A little on the cool side but the bigger problem was the wind which at times was approaching 20 mph and mostly a headwind on the...
05-22-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

The Inaugural Heywood 110

I spent yesterday participating in the inaugural Heywood 110 gravel ride out of Northfield, Mn. The ride is held on some of the most scenic gravel roads in the region with a good amount of climbing....
05-13-22, 07:08 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

You're welcome. Kevin g

You're welcome.

Kevin g
05-12-22, 05:28 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thank you. My wish is that I had better gravel...

Thank you. My wish is that I had better gravel routes out my front door. The nearest decent gravel is about 6 miles (10 km) away. I'm fortunate to have some fun MTB parks nearby.

Kevin g
05-11-22, 12:54 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

More TNG Fun!

Our Tuesday Night Gravel ride has become a thing! We've had 30+ riders turnout the past two weeks. That's quite a lot. We stopped at Chapel Brewing in Dundas to top off our reserves before finishing...
05-04-22, 04:00 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Hey John, that looks like a lot of fun and a...

Hey John, that looks like a lot of fun and a great way to enjoy retirement!

Kevin g
05-04-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

The 2nd deer got caught up in an electrified...

The 2nd deer got caught up in an electrified fence or it may well have run me over! It ran back in the direction from which it came. It was just a little "shocked". So were we! 🤷🏽‍♂️😁

Kevin g
05-04-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

A Fine Tuesday Night Gravel Turnout!

We have a Tuesday Night Gravel ride, affectionately known as TNG, out of Northfield, MN that has been growing in popularity. Last night's turnout was in excess of 30 riders (plus 2 deer that...
05-01-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,741
Posted By onekgguy

I can find extended stretches of gravel a little...

I can find extended stretches of gravel a little over 6 miles from home. I think most of it will safely remain gravel for decades to come.

Kevin g
04-30-22, 12:07 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

More Wind but Beautiful Gravel as Well!

I ventured out last Saturday to do this ride but turned back after almost being blown off my bike a couple of times in gusts of nearly 40 mph (64 kph). Yesterday's wind wasn't quite as strong but it...
04-28-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thank you. The flooded area is slow to recede due...

Thank you. The flooded area is slow to recede due to all of the rain we've been getting. It looks like it's going to be at least another couple of weeks before it's rideable. The guy who crossed it...
04-27-22, 08:10 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Spring floods are still receding but for the most...

Spring floods are still receding but for the most part, the river trails are in fine shape. It felt so nice to be riding them again. They're my happy place! Come on along and let me show you.
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04-18-22, 08:01 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

Much thanks! Kevin g

Much thanks!

Kevin g
04-18-22, 07:29 AM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks! That's great to hear! I would be less...

Thanks! That's great to hear! I would be less than honest if I didn't admit that part of what I'm doing with my videos is to try and create a sense of fascination with what we do on two wheels with...
04-17-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Let's Ride Bikes! In the Wind!

Some of us are dragging out our winter gear to get some gravel miles in here in the Minneapolis area as spring continues to be mostly a no-show. These are a few snippets from yesterday afternoon's...
03-22-22, 07:01 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks so much! 🥂 Kevin g

Thanks so much! 🥂

Kevin g
03-22-22, 12:20 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks! Yes, I have a small tripod that I keep in...

Thanks! Yes, I have a small tripod that I keep in my top-tube bag for such a scene. The ribs are back to normal.

Considering how I had 3 separate rib injuries in 8 months, I felt I should have a...
03-22-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Who Let the Dogs Out!?

Yesterday was a sublime day to be on a bike!

Kevin g

https://youtu.be/opA-t5SUscg
02-27-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

No, I never have but I've heard stories of others...

No, I never have but I've heard stories of others who weren't so fortunate.

Kevin g
02-27-22, 12:46 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

A Return

I've been restricting my riding to my indoor trainer the past 7 weeks after a crash that resulted in a rib injury sidelined me. It was nice to make it out to the river trails yesterday and to feel...
02-23-22, 09:13 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Ah, interesting. Yes, 1080 seems to work well. I...

Ah, interesting. Yes, 1080 seems to work well. I delete all of my video files after processing each video. I do save a copy of the file I upload to YouTube. They're usually a little less than a GB.
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02-23-22, 09:05 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks much! 🥂 Kevin g

Thanks much! 🥂

Kevin g
02-23-22, 05:56 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

I'm using 1080 at 30 fps but 24 should be fine....

I'm using 1080 at 30 fps but 24 should be fine. Yes, Superview with HyperSmooth. I'm not sure about Boost. What is that? Is that related to color processing? I typically record in flat and enhance...
01-31-22, 02:29 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

I know that going out too soon and not having my...

I know that going out too soon and not having my normal mobility increases my risk for another crash and possibly setting back my recovery. I just want this done with!

Kevin g
01-29-22, 08:24 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

From 6 Months Ago

I'm still confined to my indoor trainer as I wait on a rib injury to heal. I'm hoping to be back out on the trails in the coming week. Another fall on ribs not fully healed will set me back more than...
01-10-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks. I was fortunate enough to not injure...

Thanks. I was fortunate enough to not injure again the ribs that are now mostly healed but my right side ribs took a hard hit. It's not as bad as the previous injury because it's higher up on my...
01-09-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

I've been sidelined from outdoor riding for the...

I've been sidelined from outdoor riding for the past month while I slowly recover from a nasty rib injury after falling on our icy driveway (not bike-related). Yesterday's weather was much too nice...
12-29-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

I still can't cough or sneeze without severe...

I still can't cough or sneeze without severe pain. Slow deep breaths get me to about 70% of my lung capacity. I'm nearly 3 weeks out from the fall and will probably never know if I cracked a rib. I...
12-28-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

I took a hard fall on our icy driveway a couple...

I took a hard fall on our icy driveway a couple of Fridays ago (not bike related) and have been mostly off my bike since then while a persistent rib injury slowly heals. So, I'm missing stitching...
12-08-21, 02:05 PM
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Posted By onekgguy

Yikes! Yeah, I'd definitely agree that you want...

Yikes! Yeah, I'd definitely agree that you want to find a way to somehow shelter your bike from all that. Cool photos, tho! 😁

Kevin g
12-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks! No, I've never attempted to cover my bike...

Thanks! No, I've never attempted to cover my bike in any way although it's a good idea. Road salt wreaks havoc on drivetrains—my rear derailleur can attest to that! I like to hose my bike off and...
12-07-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Snow Day!

Where was this snow for Global Fat Bike Day!? We finally received more than a dusting of snow here in the Minneapolis area. The temp was between 12 - 15ºf (-11 - -9ºc). I scrapped my other plans and...
11-27-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

The River Bottoms with Jason and Tyler

I met some friends for a ride along the Minnesota River bottoms this morning in temps around freezing. It was a beautiful morning to be out. Snow and sustained cooler temps can't be too far off. My...
11-24-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thanks. I'm using a GoPro Hero 8 in front and a...

Thanks. I'm using a GoPro Hero 8 in front and a Hero 7 in the rear. Their internal stabilization is nothing short of incredible. The only adjustments to the image I make is to tweak the color.
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11-24-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,741
Posted By onekgguy

I live in a suburb of the Minneapolis metro area...

I live in a suburb of the Minneapolis metro area (Lakeville) where we get our share of snow. The river bottoms where my video was recorded yesterday is such an excellent place for fat biking in the...
11-23-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Three weeks into November and we're still...

Three weeks into November and we're still enjoying temps warm enough to allow me to wear shorts on my rides here in the Minneapolis area. I'll take it! I rode the Minnesota River bottoms today (just...
11-23-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 103
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Posted By onekgguy

Thank you. I'll continue to add them to this...

Thank you. I'll continue to add them to this thread as I put them together. The raft works pretty well but it was pulled up on shore today for the winter. It's going to be at least a month before the...
11-20-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,741
Posted By onekgguy

Thanks so much. Kevin g

Thanks so much.

Kevin g
11-16-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,741
Posted By onekgguy

Ride Videos

Hi, I'm fairly new to the forum. I enjoy taking videos of some of my rides and stitching them together with some backing music as a way of sharing my love of cycling with others. Here's a link to a...
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