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Old 01-09-24, 10:13 AM
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...and yesterday's ride. It was done on my XC mtb, but only because there was more snow than I wanted to deal with the gravel bike...these are roads and logging roads that I normally do on the gravel bike.



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Some cracking summer weather down here in the South! Early morning gravel rides... 😎



Location on a little island off a bigger island, somewhere around this red arrow:



Originally Posted by Polaris OBark
I realize p. 77 isn't optimal to make this request, but it would be really interesting to know the locations of many of these rides.
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Last summer in Canada. Looking forward to getting back there again this coming summer to do some more riding.
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Great thread. More, please. It helps to pass the cold, rainy, snowy, gray days. I hope to add some pics of my own when the weather breaks. Although there are some tough acts to follow here. There are so many fantastic pictures.

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Looking over downtown Los Angeles, with Catalina Island on the horizon. It was a beautiful and warm winter day in So Cal.
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Originally Posted by Samac
Great thread. More, please. It helps to pass the cold, rainy, snowy, gray days. I hope to add some pics of my own when the weather breaks. Although there are some tough acts to follow here. There are so many fantastic pictures.

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upper 40s and sunny this weekend - good time to get out !

the dirt and gravel roads might be a little soupy though (if it dips below freezing overnight)
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Originally Posted by t2p
upper 40s and sunny this weekend - good time to get out !

the dirt and gravel roads might be a little soupy though (if it dips below freezing overnight)
Yep, youre right. Its looking good for Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for the heads up. It would nice to get a couple good rides in the first of February.

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California is going to get hit with a series of storms, starting today. This weekend's riding will probably get washed out. I'm worried about the Rock Cobbler event on 2/10. I really don't want to do it in the rain. I'm also camping at the venue the night before. It could be miserable.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
California is going to get hit with a series of storms, starting today. This weekend's riding will probably get washed out. I'm worried about the Rock Cobbler event on 2/10. I really don't want to do it in the rain. I'm also camping at the venue the night before. It could be miserable.
I need to buy an atmospheric river / bomb cyclone bike so I can keep my gravel / rain bike clean. I should not have dithered before buying the Stigmata 3. If I had acted sooner I could have got it in gloss brut, which blends in with light wet mud, instead of gloss lavender, which does not.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
I need to buy an atmospheric river / bomb cyclone bike so I can keep my gravel / rain bike clean. I should not have dithered before buying the Stigmata 3. If I had acted sooner I could have got it in gloss brut, which blends in with light wet mud, instead of gloss lavender, which does not.
gloss brut ? hmmm … I really really like the lavender

you mentioned the obvious solution - another bike

we often use vintage MTBs for crappy conditions - but often reluctant to get them filthy
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Originally Posted by t2p
gloss brut ?
What Santa Cruz calls the golden tan color.

Originally Posted by t2p
hmmm I really really like the lavender
Thanks!

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you mentioned the obvious solution - another bike

we often use vintage MTBs for crappy conditions - but often reluctant to get them filthy
I don't have any MTB. I guess I can upgrade my FX2. Regardless, it is a fine line between nice enough to ride generally and too nice to ride in the wet.
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Originally Posted by SoSmellyAir
What Santa Cruz calls the golden tan color.



Thanks!



I don't have any MTB. I guess I can upgrade my FX2. Regardless, it is a fine line between nice enough to ride generally and too nice to ride in the wet.
FX2 would work ?
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Originally Posted by Samac
Yep, youre right. Its looking good for Saturday and Sunday. Thanks for the heads up. It would nice to get a couple good rides in the first of February.

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are you near CVNP / OTET ?

Little Beaver Creek greenway / trail ?
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Originally Posted by t2p
are you near CVNP / OTET ?

Little Beaver Creek greenway / trail ?
Im about a twenty minute drive from OTET and about an hour drive to the south end of CVNP. I ride the stretch of OTET from Fredericksburg to Millersburg whenever I get the chance.

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The Rock Cobbler (Bakersfield, CA)...
In the distance, there are cattle. We rode right through the herd.


One of MANY walking sections.


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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Random broken old rail bridge crossing a creek in west central Iowa
I know this is several years old. But, mstateglfr , do you remember where this bridge is? We already have two trips planned for West Central Iowa this summer. Might be able to squeeze this in as a waypoint?
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Originally Posted by Eric F

One of MANY walking sections.


yikes !

but appears you did fairly well - congrats !
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Originally Posted by t2p
yikes !

but appears you did fairly well - congrats !
I finished in the top 20% for the distance I rode (43/255). I'm pretty pleased with that. There were some moments of real fun, and some moments of suffering, doubt, and defeat. I've done longer rides, in both distance and duration - but this one was the hardest. This is the first gravel event I've done where I'm not sure I want to come back next year. That said, I'll probably have a friend ask me to join them next year, and I'll probably agree.
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Originally Posted by campfire
i know this is several years old. But, mstateglfr , do you remember where this bridge is? We already have two trips planned for west central iowa this summer. Might be able to squeeze this in as a waypoint?
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Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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The snow finally melted after Friday's storm, so took a nice little ride along the Mississippi River today near Hannibal, MO where my brother lives.
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Some photos from a bikepacking trip on Dartmoor. Absolutely stunning riding
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This thread makes me feel so envious! I need to travel more.
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