Timothy has been putting on Gravel Adventure Rides for the Louisville Bicycle Club. I attended one last month.
Tim and I went together. I think we had a total of six riders. The ride started in New Washington Indiana. This route is nice for only having one big climb.
My memory isn’t clear, as I didn’t write about it right away.
Timothy and the other riders mostly stayed ahead of Tim and I. Tim stayed with me. I was struggling to keep any kind of pace whatsoever. The first half of the ride, I never took my camera out.
We stopped at Jendy’s Pizza in Hanover. It started raining at that point.
My new waterproof camera is perfect for rain, but I was too busy to use it. I let Tim take pictures.
The ride was cut a bit short at 35 miles. I enjoyed getting out, but had a weak day on the bike.
6 thoughts on “November 23rd Gravel Adventure Ride”
Hey Dave, great pictures. Love the scenery. How was the pizza?
I didn’t have pizza. I had a sandwich. It was plenty good. I was mainly after “bike fuel” and it did the trick.
Always enjoy reading your posts…
Just for kicks…what do you think a good bike would be for a guy starting out riding. I’ve had a giant I’ve used off and on just to go 10-20 miles, but if I wanted to step up to a real bike…any suggestions?
What kind of riding? Fast road riding? Mountain biking? Touring?
I have multiple bikes because I like different kinds of riding.
David, I do a little mountain and trying to do road riding.
What do you do most of? Is touring kind of a hybrid or road and mtn?
A touring bike like my (former) Long Haul Trucker is basically a steel road bike with fatter tires, a stouter frame, and lots of places to mount racks and fenders.
A “touring” bike like my Salsa Fargo is basically a mountain bike without suspension.
Then there are hybrid bikes, but nobody agrees on what they are. Most are low-end “comfort” bikes. Some are basically road bikes with flat handlebars.
My hint: Don’t get a bike with suspension unless you’re paying $1000+ for it. Crappy suspension is horrible. None of my bikes have suspension, so I don’t have that issue.
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