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Enough with the Gravel Grinder , How about a Pavement Pounder ?

Old 06-21-19, 03:38 PM
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Enough with the Gravel Grinder , How about a Pavement Pounder ?

Enough with the Gravel Grinder , How about a Pavement Pounder ?
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How about a pavement pounder?

Is that a new type of road bike? Pray tell!
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Yeah, because paved road bikes are so underrepresented around here...***
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I don't like it when my bike makes pounding noises.
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Pavement gliding is better than pounding. You go faster much easier.
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I for one got all the gravel grinding I wanted for life when I lived on the farm, and had to ride gravel roads to school.
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Originally Posted by pakeboi
Enough with the Gravel Grinder , How about a Pavement Pounder ?
I already assumed a gravel grinder was simultaneously a "pavement pounder" (i.e. a rough-use road bike). There can only be so much compartmentalization, before it starts to get ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by pakeboi
Enough with the Gravel Grinder, How about a Pavement Pounder ?
Originally Posted by Wildwood
How about a pavement pounder?

Is that a new type of road bike? Pray tell!
Originally Posted by mtb_addict
Road runners are pavement pounders.

Road bicycles are pavement rollers.
Originally Posted by Brocephus
I already assumed a gravel grinder was simultaneously a "pavement pounder" (i.e. a rough-use road bike).

There can only be so much compartmentalization, before it starts to get ridiculous.
Be it gravel grinder, pavement pounder, pavement roller, or mountain bikes, I have previously posted,
Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
I can think of two advantages of one long ride vs split miles…

Secondly, I think that if training for a long ride, one has to toughen up down there where you sit, and I think that requires extended, continuous time in the saddle; I calI it…ahem...uh...pounding the perineum (or pudendum).”
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pogo pud pounding pavement proselytizing?
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
…I think that if training for a long ride, one has to toughen up down there where you sit, and I think that requires extended, continuous time in the saddle; I calI it…ahem...uh...pounding the perineum (or pudendum).”
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pogo pud pounding pavement proselytizing?
Pud pounding pavement prostelytizing? Precisely. Pogo? Possibly podiatric (phalangeal).

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possibly Pedantic.. perhaps?
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Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Possibly Perpetually.
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Originally Posted by Jim from Boston
…I think that if training for a long ride, one has to toughen up down there where you sit, and I think that requires extended, continuous time in the saddle; I calI it…ahem...uh...pounding the perineum (or pudendum).”
Originally Posted by fietsbob
possibly Pedantic.. perhaps?
Pedantic? ...Preposterous! ...Proverbial!

Positively pronounced:
Originally Posted by Brocephus
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Possibly Perpetually.
Perfectly!

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Originally Posted by pakeboi
Enough with the Gravel Grinder , How about a Pavement Pounder ?
Makes me think of wide tire "urban" bikes.

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Originally Posted by Brocephus
I already assumed a gravel grinder was simultaneously a "pavement pounder" (i.e. a rough-use road bike). There can only be so much compartmentalization, before it starts to get ridiculous.
Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in California, with the state of the roads and the giant potholes, and road debris - you need a gravel grinder for the subpar pavement. Gravel would be smoother.
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Originally Posted by jade408
Maybe you all have great pavement, but here in California, with the state of the roads and the giant potholes, and road debris - you need a gravel grinder for the subpar pavement. Gravel would be smoother.
My on-road tires are 38mm Compass for that reason.
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Where I used to live, I could ride a 25 mile loop almost exclusively on the road and designated bike paths.

Since moving, my rides consists of sidewalk, street, and through the park on grass.

So I did this:



Streets here I believe were voted worst in the US; you can't really call them paved anymore.

I do ride my road bikes but carefully choose my routes or I drive someplace else and ride on paths. I'll probably ride them more once I change over to 28mm tires.

I think a pavement pounder is more of an urban do it all bicycle. We don't have many gravel roads here although many of our roads do have gravel on them!
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Real gravel riders would never use the term gravel grinding.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Real gravel riders would never use the term gravel grinding.


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Looks like the term gravel grinder got let loose not too long ago.

https://salsacycles.com/culture/five...gravel_grinder

What is a Gravel Grinder? (Part 1 of 4)

https://www.cyclingabout.com/complet...re-road-bikes/

https://www.bikereg.com/events/Gravel-Grinder
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Yes, the term is widely used in marketing to the uninitiated and by those who don’t actually ride gravel.


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Yes , that's the idea .
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Originally Posted by jideta
Where I used to live, I could ride a 25 mile loop almost exclusively on the road and designated bike paths.

Since moving, my rides consists of sidewalk, street, and through the park on grass.

So I did this:



Streets here I believe were voted worst in the US; you can't really call them paved anymore.

I do ride my road bikes but carefully choose my routes or I drive someplace else and ride on paths. I'll probably ride them more once I change over to 28mm tires.

I think a pavement pounder is more of an urban do it all bicycle. We don't have many gravel roads here although many of our roads do have gravel on them!
Yes, that's the idea .
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Originally Posted by pakeboi
Yes, that's the idea .
Urban Gravel

https://www.vandesselcycles.com/bikes/urban-gravel/
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Originally Posted by jideta
Where I used to live, I could ride a 25 mile loop almost exclusively on the road and designated bike paths.

Since moving, my rides consists of sidewalk, street, and through the park on grass.

So I did this:



Streets here I believe were voted worst in the US; you can't really call them paved anymore.

I do ride my road bikes but carefully choose my routes or I drive someplace else and ride on paths. I'll probably ride them more once I change over to 28mm tires.

I think a pavement pounder is more of an urban do it all bicycle. We don't have many gravel roads here although many of our roads do have gravel on them!
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