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Old 09-11-17, 05:24 PM
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I'm probably faster than you over 10 miles, but I'll struggle to keep up at 50. Well, that's at sea level, you'd probably clobber me in beginning, too.

Would you recommend it in the spring or fall?
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
I'm probably faster than you over 10 miles, but I'll struggle to keep up at 50. Well, that's at sea level, you'd probably clobber me in beginning, too.

Would you recommend it in the spring or fall?
Fall for sure. Too many roads closed in spring and none of the high country is open yet. Come when the aspens are changing. End of Sept maybe?
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I can't make it this fall but will try to make this happen next year. The timing sounds excellent. We have our own fall color show in early to mid October, and I wouldn't want to miss it.

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Asheville Offroad Series Gravel Grinder at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.

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Originally Posted by ksryder
125 miles actually, 7000+ feet of climbing (according to my wahoo). . . much tougher than it looked on paper.
Um, looks pretty tough on paper.
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Somewhere in or near Bellingham.

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My usual 30 mile ride along the Delaware Canal Towpath to New Hope, PA.


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Originally Posted by rfmarotti
Um, looks pretty tough on paper.
True -- I think I was being misguidedly optimistic. When I mapped the course on ridewithGPS it was about 5000 feet of climbing, not the 7000+ that my computer told me (although everyone's computer said something different so who knows how much there actually was.)
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^ It's started.
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Originally Posted by rm -rf
An interesting thread, thanks.

Here in SW Ohio, there's essentially zero gravel roads. Even the lane-and-a-half farm roads are paved.

New York State
I rode part of this route in New York State last summer, found on a "riding the Catskills" blog. The route was tagged "Worth the Trip". Yes, it was.

The gravel roads were all nicely maintained and graded. A nice mix of woods and farmland. Some steep hills along the way.

Here's the blog post with a map and photos: Meridale 43

A couple of snapshots from my ride:
Old rock fences in the woods.
Very nice. Thanks for sharing. My in laws are only 15 miles from the opposite end of that loop, maybe too far to lollipop it by road and enjoy the whole ride, but an easy drive and ride or perhaps a worthwhile sufferfest.
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Beth and I did a short ride on rented MTBs, on gravel roads near the Meadows campground at Harts Pass, while the shop set my new wheels up tubeless for me.

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Today's ride, only 9.7 on gravel but it felt like 97! The combines and 2 wheel grain wagons have the roads really torn up.











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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest
^ It's started.
Yep.

The fall. When red bikes turn pink.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
love that black mountain, what size frame?
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Originally Posted by websterrr
love that black mountain, what size frame?
Thanks! Its a 65cm which is what the current 64cm frame dimensions match.
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Alpine larches. And my bike.

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Thanks! Its a 65cm which is what the current 64cm frame dimensions match.
Looks good, I had the opportunity to grab a 65cm and missed it. Kinda regretting it now
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Ride started in the valley. Really nice roads and scenery. Beautiful weather...



Wild Muskadine grapes.




GPS wasn't much help here and I was pretty much lost after this point...




Conditions deteriorating - climbed out of the valley into the clouds, temperature dropping, fog, then rain, then the tires packed with mud and sustained 12% climbing. Winding Stair Gap Rd is aptly named...



Decided to abort. Rode back to the valley and it was beautiful weather. 18 miles, 2600 ft climbing, 7.4 MPH average




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Originally Posted by TimothyH
great photo!
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Really awesome photos guys! Really really great.
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