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Gravel Ride Pics

Old 02-21-17, 08:05 AM
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Gravel Ride Pics

I'd sure like to see where everyone rides.

Is there already a thread? If not then post here.



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These are bad phone pics, but here goes:






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I rarely remember to take photos when I'm out...This one was from a race last fall, out near Beaumont, Kansas.
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I am terrible with taking pics in the moment.
Here are a few.

Connector trail bypassing paved roads in a small Iowa town to get from gravel to gravel.


This is somewhere in central Missouri.


Random broken old rail bridge crossing a creek in west central Iowa
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Various roads I have ridden around SW Iowa.
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Here's one of 'em. I haven't edited down the others to a reasonable 1-3 minutes.

Had two or three flats that day. Turned out to be a loose valve core in a new tube. LBS fixed it for me gratis, including a trial squirt of Slime to see if I liked it, since these cyclocross tires are lightweight and grippy but puncture prone. Had about half a dozen actual puncture flats in December-January, mostly grass burrs, one shard of glass.

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Not me but a trail I'd like to ride between Squamish and Whistler:

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I found my gravel road closed, bridge out. Rather than back tracking, I found a way over what had been a drivable bridge, then continued on to Stearman Field (a good destination for lunch). Benton, Kansas
https://ridewithgps.com/trips/11276069#photos/2027507

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These are great!

@gregf83, what is the name of the trail? I must go there.


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Primitive Don is that the Death March or Gravel Grovel?
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
These are great!

@gregf83, what is the name of the trail? I must go there.


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I've ridden the road from Squamish to Whistler but never on the trail. I'll be exploring the trail this summer.
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I've ridden the road from Squamish to Whistler but never on the trail. I'll be exploring the trail this summer.
Oh man...

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cpl of my favs from this past fall

these whoop de dos were fun

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Here are a few from some gravel roads just south of Des Moines, IA:


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if this thread doesn't make a roadie wanna go off road, nothing will. kudos to the OP!
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Well, its winter, so I have a lot of snow pictures of the bike with studded tires (sometimes riding across lakes, sometimes fat bike trails, sometimes just off on my own). It is breathtaking riding in the winter, and I love that there is zero mud, and zero insects.

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  • Night riding
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  • experimenting to see how deep snow I can bike in
  • Single tracking
  • sunsets
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Levee along the American River in Sacramento, CA.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
if this thread doesn't make a roadie wanna go off road, nothing will. kudos to the OP!
Yeah, it opened up a whole new world of riding for me. Most of my rides I just do from home. I hated spending 3 hours round trip driving to go mountain biking, and just plain old road riding was kind of lame if I wasn't in a fast paceline. With the right bike, we can explore all kinds of stuff!
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Laurel Hill County Park, Mount Pleasant, SC (outside of Charleston). This is just a small park with multiple trail loops but with the longest being 5 miles. So not a light of mileage but if I just want to get a short ride in I'll just do a loop or two on the trails here then go out on the roads nearby for a bit. These aren't my pictures just ones I pulled off the internet but they're accurate. I'll have to locate some photos as well of Francis Marion Forest just north of me.




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Originally Posted by RocThrower
Here are a few from some gravel roads just south of Des Moines, IA:

Any chance you know where this bridge is?
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Originally Posted by chas58
  • experimenting to see how deep snow I can bike in

That picture made me laugh like a little kid.


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Originally Posted by RocThrower
Here are a few from some gravel roads just south of Des Moines, IA:




Nice pics!
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr
Any chance you know where this bridge is?
I had to look it up on Strava, but it is on Wild Wood Lane, near Prole. I don't know if this will work, but I tried dropping a pin on it in google maps for you. Try this
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Originally Posted by jbell_64
Primitive Don is that the Death March or Gravel Grovel?
That was the Gravel Grovel this past November. That's a photo of the 60-mile start, and I did the 20-mile; it was a blast! Would love to try the 60 this year. I would like to do the Death March, but the Melting Mann and Barry Roubaix are the two weekends following.
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Originally Posted by Primitive Don
That was the Gravel Grovel this past November. That's a photo of the 60-mile start, and I did the 20-mile; it was a blast! Would love to try the 60 this year. I would like to do the Death March, but the Melting Mann and Barry Roubaix are the two weekends following.
I work for the Forest Service, so i travel those roads often. I'd love to do either of those rides, but neither my bike or my body is up for that at this point lol
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