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Old 07-29-18, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kuroba View Post
I love seeing everyone's pics of gravel roads in the forest. My gravel is endless miles of desert.

Anyway, went for a quick gravel ride with the SO to try my 'new' 2x10 configuration. Crankset is 44/28 and cassette 11-36. Sweet, sweet, low gears.
That gearing sounds amazing...

I love seeing pictures of the desert! A few trees here and there are nice, but I miss wide, open landscapes.
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Old 07-29-18, 10:18 PM
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Photos of today's group ride, just south of Hokah, MN (I did not take the photos)


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Old 07-30-18, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
That gearing sounds amazing...
I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators and this one gave me a range close to my old 48-36-24 triple with 12-32 cassette. I lost some top speed but I'm more grateful to have the lower gears. Bonus points because I was able to re-purpose my old triple crankset (just changed the chainrings).

I do love the desert e but it gets old lol. In September I'll bring my bike along on my holiday to the central valleys, looking forward to some gravel grinding in a different ladscape
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Old 08-17-18, 08:46 AM
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Part of the original Old Yale road that stretched from the US border up to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.

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Originally Posted by kuroba View Post
Crankset is 44/28 and cassette 11-36.
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I did a lot of combinations with gear calculators and this one gave me a range close to my old 48-36-24 triple with 12-32 cassette. I lost some top speed but I'm more grateful to have the lower gears.
Your top speed gearing hasn't changed. 48-12 and 44-11 are exactly the same ratio.

You also don't have lower gears. 28-36 is about 4% higher than your old 24-32.
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Old 08-17-18, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Part of the original Old Yale road that stretched from the US border up to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.

VERY nice photograph!
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Old 08-19-18, 04:19 AM
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I finally got on some rideable gravel outside of Jerusalem yesterday. My favorite ride so far is from downtown Jerusalem to the Kennedy Memorial--about a 20 mile round trip--which is all pavement. I've been looking for a flatter approach because the Memorial is at the top of a large hill. Well, this route is even hillier than my normal route but I was treated to this 2 mile section of gravel that is next to the Israel National Trail (they took inspiration from the US's Appalachian Trail). What a treat that was!


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Old 08-19-18, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pennpaul View Post
Well, this route is even hillier than my normal route but I was treated to this 2 mile section of gravel that is next to the Israel National Trail (they took inspiration from the US's Appalachian Trail). What a treat that was!
@pennpaul, do you know anything about the Israel National Bike Trail?

My understanding is that several sectors are open in the Negev. I'd sure like to ride that.

Ideally I'd be looking for a guide.

https://xpdtn3.club/trip/the-negev-desert


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Originally Posted by pennpaul View Post
I finally got on some rideable gravel outside of Jerusalem yesterday. My favorite ride so far is from downtown Jerusalem to the Kennedy Memorial--about a 20 mile round trip--which is all pavement. I've been looking for a flatter approach because the Memorial is at the top of a large hill. Well, this route is even hillier than my normal route but I was treated to this 2 mile section of gravel that is next to the Israel National Trail (they took inspiration from the US's Appalachian Trail). What a treat that was!


Nice pic!
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Old 08-19-18, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
@pennpaul, do you know anything about the Israel National Bike Trail?

My understanding is that several sectors are open in the Negev. I'd sure like to ride that.

Ideally I'd be looking for a guide.

-Tim-
Tim, I haven't ventured south of Jerusalem yet so all I know about the trail is that it exists. Sorry, I know that is no help.

It is a tourist destination and I came across several companies that will offer guides or rent bikes:

Bike Tours

I'll ask around in our community if people have taken bike tours and would recommend a company.

Paul
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Does this count?

Part of the trail was gravel.

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Nice pic!
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There were 666 replies so I'm breaking the curse.
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First time on two wheels in one of the few undulating parts of southern Manitoba on Saturday. A nice change from the pan flat grid roads closer to home. Put together a (metric) century based off some other ride I peeped off of Strava, which turned out to be a nice mix of grid roads, rail beds, and farm tracks. Only had 11 vehicles cross paths with me in over 4 hours, and only chased by dogs 4 times.




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Old 09-04-18, 11:38 AM
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Couple photos from my ride last weekend.


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gorgeous!

when my "gravel" turned to sand, I had to air down ...



when the trail turned to a mud pit of unknown depth I had to portage the steep hill on the left


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A little drier in my area:
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cough, cough, think I can taste that! did you gag?
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First ride on my new (to me) FG gravel bike. An old Apollo frame with a 12/14 flip flop on an Alexrims RPD15 wheelset with a 40 crank. The tires are 38mm.
The bike came with HP road tires, no pedals, seat or bar tape for $40. I had extras of everything so that's my investment so far.
25 km's of dike with a bit of road. No brakes yet so I am trying to avoid hills







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You don't need brakes for this! Miles upon never ending miles
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
First ride on my new (to me) FG gravel bike. An old Apollo frame with a 12/14 flip flop on an Alexrims RPD15 wheelset with a 40 crank. The tires are 38mm.
The bike came with HP road tires, no pedals, seat or bar tape for $40. I had extras of everything so that's my investment so far.
25 km's of dike with a bit of road. No brakes yet so I am trying to avoid hills







Love the pictures, especially the two black and white ones!
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