Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
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The race I did this week had a stretch of freshly poured gravel. I'm not sure if they did that just for the race or if it was coincidental trail maintenance. Anyway, it was very loose and about an inch or two thick.
Riding across this stuff was, for me at least, a lot like riding across sand. The bike was floating pretty freely and I just took the approach of maintaining as much momentum as I could and letting the bike pick its own line for the most part, since it clearly didn't want to let me be in control.
Did I do this right or is there some trick to finding a solid line through a patch of gravel?