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jever98

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Hi folks,

new to this forum - great forum you have going on here. Just moved to the PNW and thought I might get to know the area by doing a gravel fondo right away. Have never done a gravel fondo, but some long road and MTB races, so I hope I'll survive.

A couple of questions for those in the know:
- I've got 36/28 as my lowest gear (700c). Am I crazy to go out with that?
- My MTB pedals are still in boxes being shipped over - can I get away with using speedplays and road shoes or am I crazy :-)?
- Planning on running Schwalbe G-one allround 38 in the front (more space on my CX-ish bike) and 35 in the back - does that sound reasonable?

thanks in advance for any tips for a newbie to the region and to what gravel fondos are like.

Cheers
Jever
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prostcj

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My first time as well but looking at the elevation profile, I'm worried about getting fatigued with my 38/42.  I don't have the leg strength of some though.  I have also noticed comments about rough descents so I will be running my 650B X 48 gravel kings just for the added security. 

Course profile. 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/20962190
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jever98

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Thanks for sharing!

Course profile seems easy enough to remember (up down, up down :-)).

maybe it's doable with road shoes - just have to hope that there is no mud and need to walk...
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