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Old 04-18-24, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by partyanimal
Midsouth 2024. Perfect weather, perfect 100 miles of Oklahoma dirt and gravel roads. Just a really fun and well-run event.


That's pretty much the state of roads across the UK at the minute as we've had barely any respite from the rain for the past 8 months or so. It doesn't matter if it's on or off-road, lots of flooding in recent months.
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One of my favorite local singletracks on my gravel bike - twisty and trending downhill, with nothing very technically demanding.


However, I did manage to hit something on the trail that punctured my rear tire with a hole too large for just the sealant to plug up - first flat tire on my gravel bike. I stuck a Dynaplug in the hole, but it still wasn't enough, and I wasted a CO2 cartridge discovering that issue. A second Dynaplug along side the first one took care of hole, and a hit from a second CO2 cartridge got me rolling again. I could probably continue to ride the tire without any issues, with the plugs still in place, but with a race coming up next weekend, I ordered a new tire to replace it. When I pulled off the punctured tire, I discovered a piece of wire sticking out inside the tire. Apparently, I ran over it at some point, and the sealant did its job.
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Originally Posted by justin1138
Earlier this week... taking advantage of a slow work day and some beautiful weather.




Justin - That looks like some great riding in that area. I will be coming through there probably in August. I'll try to get some pointers where to go out there. I worked in the Portland area in the late 70's and I would like to see the changes in the area.
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Part of ride today. Typical road in my neck of the woods
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This one's borderline not gravel...did it on one of my road bikes and most of the ride was on pavement. It did have about 10 miles of gravel though, so I'm counting it lol.








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Bombtracking

Trying out the new Vecnum stem. So far so good!
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
This one's borderline not gravel...did it on one of my road bikes and most of the ride was on pavement. It did have about 10 miles of gravel though, so I'm counting it lol.



lol I Scrolled up from bottom of the thread, noticed the scenery, spotted the bike and thought, that looks very roadie! Nice
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Originally Posted by Noonievut
lol I Scrolled up from bottom of the thread, noticed the scenery, spotted the bike and thought, that looks very roadie! Nice
Yeah, it's a route that has enough paved climbing to make me feel over-biked on my gravel bike. However, the gravel is just a bit too chunky in spots for me to want to take my main road bike on. My old ultra-compliant endurance bike with wider smooth tires is just perfect.
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Getting dirty with myself on some of my local trails.
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did some exploring on this access road a couple of weeks ago

but too many nasty bigger rocks scattered under the leaves

also had to stop a couple of times when it appeared the drivetrain was going to consume a hidden tree branch

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Put comfy swept back bars and don't think i can go back to flats or drops. The ergonomics and control compared to drops is next level.

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Nice spring day up here in the mountains:





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Catching some shade yesterday in the Forest.


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Couple of snaps from my Seven Gravel Race 2024 (i use the term race very lightly here)

So many amazing photo ops but your either descending at speed where you need two hands, or climbing brutal climbs.









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Hungry Bear Gravel Race in WI




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A few pics from last week's rides, while on vacation in Laguna Beach, and exploring new-to-me dirt in the vicinity...

Buck Gully


Bommer Ridge


Aliso Canyon


Cholla Trail - Pretty demanding in the uphill direction


West Ridge - Looking back the way I came
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Love this thread! Great shots
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