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PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Anyone who follows bicycling has probably noticed the increase in gravel bicycling discussion, products, and press. It seems the "spirit of gravel" most likely fits best within Take A Hike! while the rest of the cycling threads discuss their skinny-tire, spandex-clad, bulging-calved lives.

Let us discuss our latest gravel adventures. What livestock have you seen? Have you covered your bike in camo vinyl? Have you created a pair of custom jorts? Are you an aspirational influencer? Are you on the waitlist for the Land Run or DK? (I don't care if you've completed them, what matters is that you let us know you're trending).

On this particular ride, I found both cows AND tacky car vinyl wrapping. Your move.


Also, I guess you can discuss anything else about bikes because all bikes are living their best lives on gravel.






PabloBOOM fucked around with this message at 17:59 on Nov 6, 2019

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bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



I saw a coyote, a deer, and a really chubby tabby on my ride last Saturday.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

The spirit of gravel is inside of me

trufflefoo
Oct 29, 2006


Gravel bikes are best bikes.

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


excuse me I ride grabble and my calves bulge

Development
Jun 2, 2016



how do I get the spirit inside of me

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

Post last weekend grabble

Development
Jun 2, 2016





send it

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME




As for wildlife I hear a bunch of coyotes yipping a few weeks ago when I went on a night ride it was cool

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

Sometimes I ride my skinny tire road bike over little bits of gravel. That's the sum of my gravel riding experience.

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

paperwind posted:

Sometimes I ride my skinny tire road bike over little bits of gravel. That's the sum of my gravel riding experience.

This is how the spirit gets in you. Welcome, brethren.

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012




am i gravleing?

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


It also sometimes gets in you when you crash and have to pick bits of gravel out of your skin

e: ^^^ Liquid gravel

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012



i graveled through these chubsters once
https://i.imgur.com/4IaUnht.mp4

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012



Development posted:

how do I get the spirit inside of me

touch it. touch the gravle

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

kemikalkadet posted:

i graveled through these chubsters once
https://i.imgur.com/4IaUnht.mp4

I'm digging this cow-vision version of gravel. Very bovine so fine.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

When you live in montana most rides are gravel rides and I don't even have a "gravel bike"







jamal fucked around with this message at 19:01 on Nov 6, 2019

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

All bikes can embrace the spirit.

Except the ones made by Fooker.

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Post gifs and the grabblest rides u know
https://i.imgur.com/d5Qg4CI.mp4

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

If you are wearing cargo bibs, have a half frame pack, a handlebar bag, and are riding a drop bar bike with knobby tires, but only stay on pavement: are you grinding gravel?

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Grinding gravel into asphalt through the most dangerous technology known to man: capitalism.

Development
Jun 2, 2016



hangin out with the grav and the chaise at work

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

vikingstrike posted:

If you are wearing cargo bibs, have a half frame pack, a handlebar bag, and are riding a drop bar bike with knobby tires, but only stay on pavement: are you grinding gravel?

So long as you have left your crusty, barely-legible Land Run number plate on for at least 3 months after the event, then yes, it still counts as gravel.

Development posted:

hangin out with the grav and the chaise at work



Congratulation on having chaised, caught, and tamed, the chaise.

I have ordered new cowbell bars and supacaz tape so my next cow gravel picture will be so much more awesome.

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


graveled up this in the morning



one of the smoother spots though that trail/road is pretty rocky

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

I’d like to share another photo of a road covered in, well, dirt.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Carbon fiber, 22lbs, 29x2.25" tires, 110mm front suspension fork with damping, 34x42 lowest gear, normal handlebars. The ultimate gravel bike?

jamal fucked around with this message at 20:19 on Nov 7, 2019

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


but how slack is the head tube

Development
Jun 2, 2016



and do you wear knee pads

Wolfy
Jul 13, 2009



jamal posted:

Carbon fiber, 22lbs, 29x2.25" tires, 110mm front suspension fork with damping, 34x42 lowest gear, normal handlebars. The ultimate gravel bike?


Flat bar gravel bike with suspension, interesting trend perhaps?

Crumps Brother
Sep 5, 2007

-G-
Get Equipped with
Ground Game

Is this where we post our explorer scores? Lemme tell you all about my 13x13 square.

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012



Crumps Brother posted:

Is this where we post our explorer scores? Lemme tell you all about my 13x13 square.


this guy's in the way of me getting an 18x18. time to get trespassy.

Crumps Brother
Sep 5, 2007

-G-
Get Equipped with
Ground Game

I can clearly see a road right there in your screenshot! Look at this dumb square. I had to walk entirely too far in to a cornfield for that one.


Probably isn't happening this year, but I'm two good rides away from 19x19.

Edit: grav grav pic

Crumps Brother fucked around with this message at 21:16 on Nov 7, 2019

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


jamal posted:

Carbon fiber, 22lbs, 29x2.25" tires, 110mm front suspension fork with damping, 34x42 lowest gear, normal handlebars. The ultimate gravel bike?



You have to have hooks to be a true gravel bike.

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

jamal posted:

Carbon fiber, 22lbs, 29x2.25" tires, 110mm front suspension fork with damping, 34x42 lowest gear, normal handlebars. The ultimate gravel bike?



Needs a dropped/elevated stay in there somewhere for no drat reason. Then we'll talk.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

It’s Friday and I hope everyone has the spirit of gravel touch them deeply this weekend.

Maybe you can find a railroad grade road in the mountains that stretches for 20+ miles and then bomb back down.



e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Is that phantom canyon? I used to fly down that all the time.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

e.pilot posted:

Is that phantom canyon? I used to fly down that all the time.

Yep

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Vikingstrike, you are the first page MVP in this here spirit of gravel thread.

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES



In that case, this is related.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au6WO91w12k

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Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


if I could post video I'd post the coyotes howling that I recorded the other day but here's some mild wildlife anyways

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