Donnelly MSO 650B X 50mm Tires: Checkpoint- by Grannygear Editor’s Note: Grannygear’s “Getting Rolling” introduction to the 650B X 50mm MSO tires can be found by clicking HERE. My first ride on the MSOs was in the higher elevations of a mountain town south of Los Angeles. The single tracks up here beckon […]
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Donnelly MSO 650B x 50mm Tires: Getting Rolling – by Grannygear Many gravel bikes in this day and age are coming from the factory set up to run both 700c and 650b wheel sizes. Typically the smaller wheel allows for at least a 47mm tire to fit in there and more commonly, like the new […]
WTB Sendero 650B X 47mm Tires: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted The WTB Road Plus concept is something we’re quite familiar with here at Riding Gravel. We’ve had a look at the Horizon and the Byway before. Now WTB has filled out the range with the Sendero, a full-on knobby compliment to the previous Road […]
Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted with N.Y. Roll The Michelin line of gravel tires is fairly new and we were curious as to what this well known brand had cooked up for riders of off-pavement roads and trails. The tires have been used and tested thoroughly, so […]
Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted with N.Y. Roll The Summer has gone and Fall has us in full grip now, so we need to update you on the Michelin Power Gravel tires. Our contributor in this review, N.Y. Roll, and I are testing different sizes of this model. I […]
Gravel Grinder News: WTB Debuts Sendero, Venture Road Plus Tires- by Guitar Ted WTB launched their “Road Plus” vision for 650B tires and adventure/gravel bikes with the Horizon in early 2016. Then the Byway followed it up. Since then, things have been quiet on the “Road Plus” side until today. WTB announces two new 650B […]
Michelin Power Gravel 35mm and 40mm Tires: Getting Rolling- by Guitar Ted with N.Y. Roll– Michelin is no stranger to bicycle tires, yet they seemed to sit on the sidelines while several other manufacturers jumped in with gravel oriented offerings. Michelin is a big company, and generally speaking, bigger companies wait until “the numbers make […]
WE ARE BACK!
Registration opens on the winter solstice, Thursday, December 21. More details coming soon.
The DAMn – The Day Across Minnesota, also known as The DAMn gravel road bicycle race. Racers will traverse 240 miles of Minnesota gravel roads by bicycle in a single day. That’s right, they will have 24 hours from start to finish. They will start in South Dakota and finish in Wisconsin. This event will take place on August 18th, 2018.
Racers who attempt the 240 mile Day Across Minnesota gravel road bicycle race will start in Gary, South Dakota on Saturday August 5th 2017 as the clock strikes midnight. If they finish, they will finish no more than 24 hours later in Hager City, Wisconsin. This epic point-to-point adventure will require each racer to get themselves to the pre-race check-in on time, get themselves across the state of Minnesota by bicycle, and to get themselves home afterwards. *There are no shuttles and will be no on course support being provided by The DAMn.
There will be a pre-race program from 11:00pm until 11:30pm. Afterwards, racers will gear up and head directly to the starting line. Checking in before 11:00pm and attending the pre-race program are both mandatory, so be there. The neutral roll-out happens promptly at midnight.
There will be 3 course check-points throughout the 240 mile day. Racers must make it to each check-point before the check-point cut-off time which will require racers to average a minimum of 10mph. If at any point throughout the day a racer does not make a check-point cut-off, they will not be given the means necessary to proceed.
These check-points will also contain neutral support zones for support crews if racers choose to bring one. Support can only be taken from crew members in the designated neutral support zones. This restriction will help keep our racers safer by having fewer vehicles on the course. Support can also be taken from fellow racers while on the course and from any establishment that a racer passes while on the course.
We understand and hope that the point-to-point logistics combined with the optional neutral support opportunity may increase the desire to car-pool and share support crews. Have a DAMn car? Need a DAMn crew? Head over to the Riding Gravel Forum DAMn Thread.
Kenda Flintridge Pro Tires: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted The Summer is here and so is the time for my final words on the Kenda Flitridge Pro tires. I also have a few comments from our tester, MG, to share as well. Much of this review content will reference the “Checkpoint” post which you […]
Kenda Flintridge Pro Tires: Checkpoint- by Guitar Ted The Spring we were supposedly going to have was a fast one and here we are in Summer already. Time to update this review with the latest views on this classic gravel tire. If you seem to think you’ve seen a Flintridge review here before, you may […]