Tag Archives: gravel

Friday Group Ride #415

Friday Group Ride #415

I have a bad habit of valuing anecdotal evidence more than I value data. Maybe it’s that I hew more verbal than mathematical. Maybe it’s that it’s easier to support opinions ...

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Friday Group Ride #405

Friday Group Ride #405

In 1980, my parents bought me a BMX bike. I rode BMX street-style, before that was a thing. I rode single-track in the Alabama woods. I rode off plywood jumps and on small dirt tracks we shoveled ...

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Racey for Loose: Mosaic GT-1

Racey for Loose: Mosaic GT-1

There’s a switchback up on the shoulder of Sonoma Mountain that combines a steep approach with a full 180-degree turn and peppers it with a narrow trail with a soft outside shoulder. If ...

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Friday Group Ride #380

Friday Group Ride #380

It was hot in New England this last week. September has been more like June, and for me, that means I’m riding one of two drop bar bikes I own. One is a straight ahead road bike with 25mm ...

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Dirtiest Kansas

Dirtiest Kansas

I’m in Emporia, Kansas. Cyclists who specialize in either road or mountain might wonder why. However, for those who do adventure rides, gravel events and the like, there’s little ...

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The Gravel Slayer

The Gravel Slayer

At the point I center-punched the granite block I wouldn’t have admitted to you I was out of control. To admit such a thing would require me to even agree with that statement … or ...

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What Is Gravel?

What Is Gravel?

Language. It’s a funny thing. It’s how we connect with other people. How we share ideas, tell the world who we are and integral to how we work, no matter what we do. It can get at the ...

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Friday Group Ride #264

Friday Group Ride #264

At my  day job, I spend a fair amount of time discussing the merits of emerging technologies with customers putting together their dream bikes. Electronic shifting, disc brakes, thru-axles, these ...

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Friday Group Ride #240

Friday Group Ride #240

I am, despite whatever lingering swash-buckling notions of myself I still might harbor, a serial monogamist. I had two high school girlfriends. I had three in college. The last became my wife. ...

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