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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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    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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    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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