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    Welcome to the Road Forum v2.0

    I think this used to be the MTB forum; but I'm not so sure any more. Swap fav elevation profiles and stories and photos of your gnar gravel road adventures here.

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    Haha...see, I told you guys Doug was a jerk!

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    Does Rogers Road in Reseda count as a "road"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I think this used to be the MTB forum; but I'm not so sure any more. Swap fav elevation profiles and stories and photos of your gnar gravel road adventures here.

    You're a moderator, I think you should delete his thread; that'll show him. These people that actually ride their bicycles as bicycles need to learn a lesson.

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    You asked for an elevation----And even this will not show it fully. The Slippage I had was basically when I was going too slow to get the Garmin to register. Long Man has a max of 18% grade and Butts Brow is 24%

    They may not be high but climbs like that take it out of me--Hence the ride back on the flat bits after Butts brow.

    Summer and this is just Hardpack chalk. Good surface till you hit the "Green" bits. Winter and the chalk is like ICE and loose scree covers the trail, in between the ruts and the mud in the forest.

    This range of hills is only 6 miles from home so I don't bother going too far for a decent ride. I can get in easy or hard rides covering anything from 20 to 60 miles without touching a road except to cross one.

    And other pics to show how gentle the trails are.
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    We need to increase the stupidity level by quite a bit if we aspire to become a 2.0 version of the road forum.

    Not that that's a bad thing of course !

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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked View Post
    These people that actually ride their bicycles as bicycles need to learn a lesson.
    Could you expound on this technique? I'm not aware of any other ways to ride it.

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    I love riding my 29er on long road rides.
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    But to be fair, gnar gravel road adventures sometimes result in views like this:


    and this:


    But both of these views have amazing singletrack descents that follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cryptid01 View Post
    Could you expound on this technique?
    No. You either get it or you don't. It's pointless to discuss it or to try to explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    But to be fair, gnar gravel road adventures sometimes result in views like this:
    >snip<
    But the argument could be made that those places are not of the mere mortal world but, rather, of the Canadian Rockies .

    I love starting threads like this on Fridays. Get people all riled up after a week's snore-fest "what multi-tool should I buy?" threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    I love riding my 29er on long road rides.


    I love riding my road bike on long gravel roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    But the argument could be made that those places are not of the mere mortal world but, rather, of the Canadian Rockies .
    I do love living in the Canadian Rockies!

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    Big talk from a guy who posts pics of himself all dressed up in his StarWars stormtrooper costume pushing his bike instead of riding it
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    Who has a stormtrooper costume for riding? That'd be sweet!

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    I actually saw that a week or two ago on the 'other' forum - - race at Plattekill or somewhere. Can't find it again for the life of me now. Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I actually saw that a week or two ago on the 'other' forum - - race at Plattekill or somewhere. Can't find it again for the life of me now. Hilarious!
    Either Plattekill or Diablo.
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    I think it's this guy, but could only find pre-run preparations
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    When the trails are to crappy to ride then it's time to hit the dirt road.


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    I love riding my dual suspension with the big knobby 2.35 tires on long windy road rides.
    The suspension gobbles up pot holes and speed bumps =)

    The knobs make a cool noise on the ground too, makes my bike sound gnarly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemtbr View Post
    When the trails are to crappy to ride then it's time to hit the dirt road.

    Trails are never too crappy to ride. Tiring --Yes- but I would rather ride offroad than tackle the Ice on a Fire road. That gravel will hurt if you slip on it.





    Quote Originally Posted by -_RebelRidin'_- View Post
    I love riding my dual suspension with the big knobby 2.35 tires on long windy road rides.
    The suspension gobbles up pot holes and speed bumps =)

    The knobs make a cool noise on the ground too, makes my bike sound gnarly.
    I ride road and the only time the MTB goes on that stuff is on the way out to the hills.

    Have to admit though that with the number of potholes around- a full suspension MTB might be a good idea for saving the butt.
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