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Gravel Grinder this Saturday:
Last Post 11/23/2013 08:02 PM by Hoshie S. 7 Replies.
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pabiker

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10/24/2013 09:37 PM
From Loudon County High School just outside Leesburg, VA @ 10am. 50'ish miles at a moderate pace. This is East Coast gravel grinding at its finest. Ride led by Old Man Kegley, grandfather of NOVA gravel grinding.
RobertMitchum

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10/25/2013 03:16 PM
haiku:

Grittin and grinnin
Heads down boys, throwin up rocks
I love gravel rides
pabiker

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10/28/2013 11:10 PM
75 miles with 45 on gravel made for a nice day in Loudon County, VA - pretty much maxed out the capability of my Conti 25mms.
photos: David Kegley
longslowdistance

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10/29/2013 10:20 AM
Cool pix PA.
Anyone using fenders on their gravel/adventure bike?
I've zip tied some ancient "Mt. Zefal" plastic parts, which help a little. This setup does hold up under the pounding well.
vtguy

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10/29/2013 11:15 AM
No fenders for me. I sometimes get a mud/road sludge stripe up my back but it washes out mostly.
Orange Crush

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10/29/2013 12:22 PM
Nice roads and scenery.
pabiker

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10/29/2013 12:36 PM
8 riders:
6 CX bikes, 1 road bike (25mm tires), 1 fixie road bike (28mm tires).
Of the 6 CX bikes, 3 had disc brakes - 3 had cantis
1 bike had fenders.

I rode across that steam on my 25mms and some other gnarly stuff. My CX bike is a beast so I don't use it unless we are hitting actual single track. So far, the road bike has gone everywhere else.

Hoshie

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11/23/2013 08:02 PM
Man, no place to do 45 miles on reasonable dirt here...nice.

AMAzing what a set of 25 s can do. Most people baby their stuff and it can do more.
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