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What do you think about the future of gravel riding, as well as all around riding?
What do you think about Guitar Ted's take on it all? He wrote "Less About the Rock and More About the Roll" recently. Do you agree or disagree? What would you like to see? What would you like to ride? Do you even care if you and others are out riding? Share your thoughts!
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It's more about the future of off pavement riding! and as more abandoned rail lines become available and more trails are opened up that steer clear of cars, combined with the existing unpaved roads, the future of "gravel" riding looks great!
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First, I am a fan of Teds writing, its what brought me to this site.
Personally, I see or at least hope to see more culture, touring and charity in "gravel" - dirt road riding __________________ Enjoy the outdoors....
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Living and riding from a small mountain town I ride the local roads to the fire roads and then over the national forest roads as needed. I think that the ability to ride is the key. So the flexibility and the adaptability of the bike is needed to utilize the variations in terrain and surfaces. I am riding a recumbent and so need a frame that will fit the various sizes of tires for the surfaces. One way out of town is all pavement and the other ways are gravel and forest service roads. Jan Heine has the idea ride what your area allows and don't limit yourself to trails, or expect more to be built.
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The past and future of gravel riding will continue to be bright, as long as too many roadies don't show up.
hehehe Live and let live. We are gravel riders. Read and understand that roadies....lol.
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Originally Posted by
GHC The past and future of gravel riding will continue to be bright, as long as too many roadies don't show up. hehehe Live and let live. We are gravel riders. Read and understand that roadies....lol. First post here so understand that.... There are many of us to whom riding a bicycle means exactly that, on any terrain available on whatever machine you have that works. Prior to MTB I was riding my Schwinn Typhoon on the local motocross trails in the early 70's. No point in polarizing the sub categories of cyclists, we are all a minority and riding bikes is where it's at. Strength in numbers. And gravel roads are just that right? Roads. So whatever you bring to ride makes us cyclists. A unique community. And definitely fighting an uphill battle against most drivers burning petrol, not to mention the obvious danger of self driving autos, lane warning bump-steer devices that keep cars from moving out of our way, etc.
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Originally Posted by
ClydethePointer First post here so understand that.... not to mention the obvious danger of self driving autos, lane warning bump-steer devices that keep cars from moving out of our way, etc.
I never made that connection about lane warning, arghhh.
Just another reason to justify a gravel bike purchase!