The Riding Gravel Light Round-Up: Light and Motion Imjin 800- by Grannygear Since there is only one sample left in our group of lights we began with, and since none of them have been my favorite light so far, then it looks like the Light and Motion Imjin 800 is my top choice for gravel […]
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Marque Handle Bar Tape: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted Handle bar tape is not often spoken of. However; since it is one of the “touch points” of our bicycles, it seems like it should be more important. Maybe like a saddle is important. Ironically, it doesn’t seem that way. Especially when you consider that there […]
Cabot, Vermont’s Ride the Ridges is a “something for everyone” type of event. This event, where 100% of the proceeds go towards Cabot Connects, Cabot’s Mentoring Program, offers 4 different distance rides, each with multiple aid stations, plenty of gravel, hills, and scenic overlooks. We offer a 10k, 30k, 60k, and 100k ride, with staggered start times. The routes are well-marked and maps are provided. Almost all of the riding is on gravel roads and trails, and the scenery is breathtaking. For those looking for a challenging ride, the 100k offers plenty of challenge, complete with over 7500 ft of elevation gain.
The aid stations are stocked with plenty of energy-rich food, including granola bars, trail mix, maple-syrup shots, freshly picked local apples, freshly made maple donuts, pickles, bananas, plenty of water and gatorade, and even specialty cheeses and crackers – and more! Following the ride, we deck out the Cabot Green with a mobile wood-fired pizza oven for handmade pizzas with all-natural ingredients, more specialty cheeses, and lots, lots more!! This is a terrific event put on by terrific people and supporting a terrific cause. If you have any questions, please contact us through our FaceBook page – https://www.facebook.com/cabotconnects – or by email at email@example.com
“People say it’s one of the best one day dirt road bike tour routes in Vermont, the scenery is unbroken.” Choose from 15, 30 and 60 mile routes. Short route is family friendly and gradual. The long route is demanding, with 6000 feet of elevation gain. Well marked courses, four food stops, bike patrol on duty, full cookout at end of ride. Kids and teens ride free (so bring a crowd.) $60 registration from adults is a donation to the Cross Vermont Trail – working to connect neighborhoods, schools and parks with safe, fun bike paths. Also, maple creemees.
Irwin Cycling Aon GX 35 650B Carbon Wheels: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The time has come for the final word on these carbon hooped 650B rims from Irwin Cycling. So far they have been rather impressive. To read the past posts on these wheels please click the links for the “Getting Rolling” post […]
Jamis Renegade Elite: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The “gravel” all-road segment of bicycles, arguably non-existent not more than five years ago, now seems to be the hottest segment in cycling. Well…..non-motorized cycling, at any rate. Sea Otter, which is the annual festival held near Monterrey, California every April, was rife with gravel/adventure bikes. It […]
Wolf Tooth Precision Head Set: Quick Review- by Guitar Ted With all the components we have to rely on for our bicycles to work, perhaps the importance of the head set gets lost in all the hoopla other components get. I mean, think about it- who talks about their head set? Almost no one. Bottom […]
GORE Windstopper Kit: Quick Review- by Grannygear I am pedaling on what is pretty much flat ground; maybe the slightest of uphills. I have two cogs to go before I am in my lowest gear on the gravel bike, which is a 36/36. The wind is hard at my face; a cold biting wind that […]
Editor’s Note: We welcome in our contributor, John Ingham, again who explores how riding gravel promotes happiness despite the pain and suffering in his latest essay. To Cosmos and Beyond – by John Ingham The efflux of the soul is happiness, here is happiness, I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all […]
Irwin Cycling Arlo GX 27 Wheels: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The Arlo GX wheels have been rolling along underneath me all through Spring and now into Summer. It is high time to give my latest impressions on these aluminum tubeless ready wheels in the 700c format. For a look at the “Getting Rolling” click that […]