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The 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, on a gravel bike, of course

Old 06-17-21, 04:50 AM
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The 1897 Yukon Gold Rush, on a gravel bike, of course

It seems our new-to-us "gravel" bikes were in common use in the late 19th century Yukon rush.

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Yeah, its well established that people rode bikes on unpaved paths and roads for decades before gravel bikes became mainstream. Racing was done on unpaved gravel roads, commuting was done on unpaved roads, etc etc.
Its also well established that bikes other than a gravel bike can be ridden on unpaved roads. It could be a road bike or a beach cruiser or a mountain bike or a bmx, etc etc etc.

It appears here is more evidence to support well established and accepted realities.
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^^^^^D@@n you for exposing all the sales and marketing gimmicks to drive one to purchase a bike they might not need.

My first gravel bike was a Schwinn Pea Picker with a banana saddle and a coaster brake.
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I donít have a gravel bike, but I agree that nearly any bike can be ridden on unpaved surfaces; as at one time everything was unpaved.

I think the difference is whether youíll ride that bike at 25+ mph, or 30+, on those unpaved surfaces with any bike.

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The bike ride by Jesson from Dawson to Nome in the middle of the winter is epic. It is worth reading about it in the article and then looking at a map. And done at -40. As Robert Service would say:

There are strange things done in the midnight sun

By the men who moil for gold;

The Arctic trails have their secret tales

That would make your blood run cold;

The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,

But the queerest they ever did see

Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge

I cremated Sam McGee.

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