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    Fat Guy Rolling dcrowell's Avatar
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    'Bent Gravel Ride

    Over the last couple of years, I've been doing gravel rides with some friends. This isn't something I would normally do on a recumbent, but due to my neck issue, the 'bent is the only bike I can ride for any distance right now.

    Yesterday, I went on a 40-mile ride with four other guys. I rode the 'bent, and was the only one that did. Compared to my Surly LHT, the usual gravel machine, the Bacchetta Agio was a little more squirrelly in the loose stuff, but the disc brakes made the descents more manageable.

    I fell behind on the climbs, but that probably has as much to do with my weight gain and lack of fitness as the bike.

    It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. I got my first sunburn of the year.
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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    The next time you do a gravel ride and want fresh blood (literally, I will probably crash and bleed within the first mile), just send out an invite and I and the Giro might join you. The 1.25" tires should make it doable.
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    Fat Guy Rolling dcrowell's Avatar
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    Yep, I've read that before.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Yep, I've read that. I love reading this guy, he's extremely opinionated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    The next time you do a gravel ride and want fresh blood (literally, I will probably crash and bleed within the first mile), just send out an invite and I and the Giro might join you. The 1.25" tires should make it doable.
    The 1.25" tires should be fine. My Agio has 1.5", but that's because I upgraded them. Send me a PM with your email, and I'll let you know of the next one. Are you on Google+? Most of our event planning takes place there these days.

    I heard from Timothy that you were at the Populaire. I need to build some more fitness up before I ride another one of those. Sorry I missed you. Timothy was the guy who designed the Populaire route. He was also on the gravel ride.
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