Author Archive | Guitar Ted

Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

The Pennsylvania countryside in Fall is supposed to be a beautiful thing, or so I have been told. I would know, but an unfortunate family health issue prevented me from attending the second unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley event. Oh well, that’s how it goes sometimes. The good news is that the team there in Pennsylvania has decided to do it all again this coming Fall.

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New Podcast Episode is Out!

We’ve done this podcast over the last few years and it’s always been fun. We’re back on the air and we’re creating a whole new feed so that you can get subscribe to just the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch. BUT, as of right now, it’s not quite available. Give it another few days and then […]

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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds

Featuring several bikes with the new GRX components which Shimano introduced last year, (and which Riding Gravel is still reviewing), the new Warbirds still have all the salient features of the range introduced last year. Big tire clearances, dual wheel size capabilities, lots of accessory attachment points, and the Class V VRS vibration damping system.

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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: At The Finish

The RX8 does what a gravel bike does. It takes what was a road thing, for smooth paved surfaces, and it makes it into a rough road, dirt road thing. Gravel riding is not mountain biking, (despite the cross-over at some points), and the demands of road riding are a bit closer related to what we do on gravel “roads” than what people need to have for single track. Therefore; it is my opinion that a slightly modified road shoe is what will do the job best, and Shimano has knocked it out of the park with the RX8

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Gravel Grinder News: Andy’s Bike Shop – Riding Gravel Partner Up

Today Riding Gravel announces its new “technical support” partner in Andy’s Bike Shop, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Riding Gravel’s Guitar Ted and Andy’s Bike Shop’s Andy Tetmeyer will be working together to help with logistics and technical aspects regarding the review work, merchandising, and some social media aspects of the website.

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Featured Event: Coast To Coast

Featured Event: Coast To Coast – Press Release Editor’s Note: the following “Featured Event” post is a press release from the Coast To Coast gravel/multi-surface event in Michigan. Riders in the third annual Coast to Coast Gravel Grinder, presented by Salsa Cycles, will traverse 210 miles of fast gravel roads and challenging two-tracks, spanning Michigan’s […]

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Gritty Take: The Top Gravel Stories of 2019

The year is about done for, so it is a good time to look back on 2019 and determine the most impactful stories on the gravel scene for the year. While there are a lot of things that happened over the course of the year, three things really stand head and shoulders above the crowd when it comes to stories we talked most about during 2019.

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by Riding Gravel 2014