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The NJ gravel grinder

Old 01-27-22, 06:49 PM
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The NJ gravel grinder

just signed up for the May race very exciting. 2nd year of the event. i was impressed that it was actually mostly gravel roads...bedminster area. really good stuff.
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Looks fun
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Oh hell, gotta buy another bike...
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That Looks like Awesome fun! And the country/route is wonderful !
I may just have to come back and visit friends, at that time!
(and maybe rent a bike...)
thx for the heads-up!
Ride On
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
just signed up for the May race very exciting. 2nd year of the event. i was impressed that it was actually mostly gravel roads...bedminster area. really good stuff.
Do you have a link to the event? I used to live in NJ, so i'm curious about what roads they are. Didn't know there was gravel down there.

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Originally Posted by bonsai171 View Post
Do you have a link to the event? I used to live in NJ, so i'm curious about what roads they are. Didn't know there was gravel down there.

Dave
hey
go to bikereg.com isearch gravel races .nj may events. i dont know how to cut and paste.
i did the 1st one last year.well done.
yes i too as a nj boy but nwnj boy was impressed as the gravel roads were great...plentiful..just nice event.
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Try this. https://www.trireg.com/1728
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Thanks for pointing this out, might actually sign up for the Sprint Tri with the spawn in June.

https://rsgadventures.com/events/
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Originally Posted by blacknbluebikes View Post
Oh hell, gotta buy another bike...
you can make it complicated or just 'adapt'
if you have a bunch of road bikes or more than 1 wheelset...
swap tires for some 'cross' tires - 32mm would be fine for most 'gravel' in that area, no real steep, knarly stuff around there (as I remember)
or
get another wheel set , shimano cheaper wheels are quite nice, and tires to match...
I'd be very surprised if most riders couldn;t make it thru that area with a mid to higher 30s inch gear... 34x28 with 32mm tire = 33 gear in.
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Originally Posted by cyclezen View Post
you can make it complicated or just 'adapt'
if you have a bunch of road bikes or more than 1 wheelset...
swap tires for some 'cross' tires - 32mm would be fine for most 'gravel' in that area, no real steep, knarly stuff around there (as I remember)
or
get another wheel set , shimano cheaper wheels are quite nice, and tires to match...
I'd be very surprised if most riders couldn;t make it thru that area with a mid to higher 30s inch gear... 34x28 with 32mm tire = 33 gear in.
i used 32 's last year and had zero issues all types of bikes used....but 32 's were fine....some spots were deep sandy and many folks just biffed....one decent was cazy long fast loose....the beginners just bought it.....bam!
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i used 32 's last year and had zero issues all types of bikes used....but 32 's were fine....some spots were deep sandy and many folks just biffed....one decent was cazy long fast loose....the beginners just bought it.....bam!
Hey, if you were to make a recommendation of tire size (or recommended range) for this event, what would it be? I have a variety from 32 - 43 to choose from.
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Hey, if you were to make a recommendation of tire size (or recommended range) for this event, what would it be? I have a variety from 32 - 43 to choose from.
I ran 35 had zero issues however my bike is limited to 35mm
​​if i could go bigger i would but not huge.. fast hard packed roads some loose areas but fast smooth roads.
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I ran 35 had zero issues however my bike is limited to 35mm
​​if i could go bigger i would but not huge.. fast hard packed roads some loose areas but fast smooth roads.
Thanks
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Thanks
i am very excited as it is only few weeks away.
I have 2 gravel events in May back to back Sundays
15th and 22nd..
see you out there
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I have been 'voluntold' and will be manning one of the aid stations. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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i am very excited as it is only few weeks away.
I have 2 gravel events in May back to back Sundays
15th and 22nd..
see you out there
I'm excited too.

What distance are you doing?
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I have been 'voluntold' and will be manning one of the aid stations. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Thank you for your service .
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I'm excited too.

What distance are you doing?
i am not sure but the 20 something distance. It being early in the year i wanted to enjoy myself.
how about you?
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i am not sure but the 20 something distance. It being early in the year i wanted to enjoy myself.
how about you?
55 mi.
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Originally Posted by force10 View Post
55 mi.
ouch
good for you.
lets hope for a nice day.
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Oof, it was a hot and humid one today!
I was at the 3rd aid station, so hopefully was able to help some of you come through. We had a great time chatting with and helping out the riders today.
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Oof, it was a hot and humid one today!
I was at the 3rd aid station, so hopefully was able to help some of you come through. We had a great time chatting with and helping out the riders today.
great day i completed the Soul 28 miles hard i was toast.
we got only 1rest stop....great event.
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Too bad it was so hot. It was so pleasant before and has been since.

I have to say Iím a bit disappointed the results arenít back yet.
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