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jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Oh I have one of that actually

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnumUePhxL1/


Also went looking for the spirit of gravel today







jamal fucked around with this message at 00:49 on Nov 9, 2019

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bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



I rode on *not pavement* to get this shot, so it's gravel riding.

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012



I felt the spirits presence today


also mud

guess thats why they call them mudguards haha

bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



I found some gravel

on the side of the road

paperwind
Sep 5, 2006
Cunning Linguist

I too found some gravel today.




100 meters worth.

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

Praise be to grabble christ. Today was a good grabble day. 56 miles, 5600ft.







Drop bar suspension-less mountain bicycles forever and always.

Tigren
Oct 3, 2003


Did babbies first gravel ride today. I was having too much fun to take any more pictures. There was a good mix of single track and fire road. However, I did feel like I traded the "predictability" of cars for the unpredictability of a bike coming at me around a curve on the single track. The open fire roads where I could confidently pick up more speed and see farther ahead of me were more my style.

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Pretty much the same as yesterday



On a different bike with more daylight this road is a good ride. Goes to the top of a mountain and there's some singletrack along the ridge that no one ever rides and then you can drop back into the south side of town.

Pantsmaster Bill
May 7, 2007



British winter riding is basically gravel riding half the time. Had 150km of wet feet and potholes but also had an absolute blast.



My feet are still numb though, it was like 4 Celsius

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Pantsmaster Bill posted:

British winter riding is basically gravel riding half the time. Had 150km of wet feet and potholes but also had an absolute blast.



My feet are still numb though, it was like 4 Celsius

I like this. Next cold Midwest gravel ride I'll just pretend I'm British!

I also tried to seal this tire in the most Gravel Sprit way possible.

It still did not work though.

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


Did what we call a "mixed terrain" ride today.

Fire road, trail, single track broken pavement, with some road connecting it



bicievino
Feb 5, 2015



Found some very well curated gravel today.


Was happy about it.

kemikalkadet
Sep 16, 2012



excellent gravels everyone also shoutout to the fallen leaves making it extra spicy

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Crunchy leaves noise

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Hittin’ that good good

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Took the big tire, normal handlebar bike up to the ski hill. it was cold, but scenic.



hemale in pain
Jun 5, 2010






Salad Prong



blessed rainbow digger making gravel

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


🦃 🇹🇷

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Probably one of the most important parts of the spirit of gravel is taking pictures so that people know you were riding on gravel.

So much spirit of gravel right here

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


I can feel the spirit deep inside of me.

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Strong sprit for race #2 today. Even though I forgot my refreshing halfway-there beverage. Oh well, I nailed my "nutrition" game courtesy of still-leftover candy.

We had a dozen or so of us start together this morning.

Race organizer: "Oh good, this should help us avoid all doing individual gravel TT this time."
Us 2 miles in:


I saw lots of birbs, a possum, and many cows. Picture isn't great but these cows were having a slow stampede towards the feed truck that just arrived


It was a good day.


Very much in the sprit of grabble


I only got off my bike once over the 40 miles(and only then to answer nature's call), and have come to very much appreciate this bike. It is a good bike.


My heart is full of the sprit. Grabble be with you always.

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Well folks, I just got done facetiming with the gravel gods. They're real disappointed at the lack of offerings since my last "race report" that apparently nobody really cared about . They say the sprit is about to run critically low.

At least I think that was the message, their reception wasn't good since they're currently bikepacking shirtless across death valley with a solar still and 17 dogs.

Development
Jun 2, 2016



good grief I need a break from that dumbass trainer talk

show me the spirit

show me the grav

show me the spirit of the grav

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

I’m hoping I’ll be well enough to have the spirit of gravel completely fill my body this weekend.

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


I've been graveling but not many pictures lately!

Here's a pretty typical pic



Hoping it will eventually rain here at some point

vikingstrike
Sep 23, 2007

whats happening, captain

What a beautiful sanctuary to worship the grabble.

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Levitate posted:

I've been graveling but not many pictures lately!

Here's a pretty typical pic



Hoping it will eventually rain here at some point

Good news! Baltimore gets plenty of rain.



That is some excellent gravel indeed.

Wolfy
Jul 13, 2009



Development posted:

good grief I need a break from that dumbass trainer talk

show me the spirit

show me the grav

show me the spirit of the grav
When do you think zwift will add gravel races?

Development
Jun 2, 2016



Wolfy posted:

When do you think zwift will add gravel races?



real talk they do have an mtb mode

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


the problem with gravel riding sometimes is that I don't want to stop and take pictures

Development
Jun 2, 2016



oh you mean you're not rich enough to pay someone to follow you and take photos?

Levitate
Sep 30, 2005

randy newman voice

YOU'VE GOT A LAFRENIÈRE IN ME


I've propped up a phone and set a timer to take a photo of myself before though

Development
Jun 2, 2016



Levitate posted:

I've propped up a phone and set a timer to take a photo of myself before though

the pro move is to use your apple watch to make sure it's all perfect and then set a timer

PabloBOOM
Mar 10, 2004
Hunchback of DOOM

Not stopping is why some of my pictures go all this way

kimbo305
Jun 9, 2007

He is I, and I am him



Levitate posted:

I've propped up a phone and set a timer to take a photo of myself before though

I spent 15min arguing with my friends to go back 100 ft and ride through again to get this shot:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BJOK8wgDRZl/

e: actually now that I think about, I think I made them do 3 takes.

kimbo305 fucked around with this message at 21:14 on Nov 21, 2019

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Spirit
Of
Grav
Grav





When the watts kick in


ALL GOOD

e.pilot
Nov 20, 2011

MR.FUSION
#TEAMTRASHMILES


Spirit of Gravel friends, I made a sticker inspired by the Spirit of St. Louis if anyone is interested.

https://www.redbubble.com/people/epilot/works/42666303-spirit-of-gravel?asc=u&kind=transparent_sticker&p=transparent-sticker&size=small
e:
also in white by request
https://www.redbubble.com/people/epilot/works/42666666-spirit-of-gravel-white?p=transparent-sticker&asc=u

e.pilot fucked around with this message at 22:48 on Nov 21, 2019

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Woah those gravel grinders look huge. Have you stuck a caliper on them?


What's more spirit of gravel- MTB, or going and teaching the children cyclocross skills? We did ride on some gravel and trails and stuff.

Here's a picture from today.



and an instagram from yesterday

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5G7iIGngRA/

jamal
Apr 15, 2003

I'll set the building on fire

Got real fuckin spirit of graveley today





https://www.strava.com/activities/2886377269

jamal fucked around with this message at 03:51 on Nov 24, 2019

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a loathsome bird
Aug 15, 2004



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