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Monthly Saturday Gravel Ride

Saturday 5/4 8:00 AM. 27 miles start from Gunter
By Tony Ward
Posted on 5/1/2019 7:42 PM

Please be ready to sign-in and listen the speech by 7:45am. As always, watch this thread for updates due to weather issues as rain is a possibility.

Meeting Point : Gunter Elementary School, 200 W Elm St, Gunter, TX 75058.


We will stay together but not in a tight formation like on regular roads. There will be frequent regroups at intersections. Approximate pace will be 10-12 mph, which is a rough equivalent effort to 16-17 mph on the road.


Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29263081


GRAVEL Basics

Bring your Gravel/Cross/Mountain bike out and join the fun! For those who have never ridden gravel before but are curious here are a few tips:


* GRAVEL is more work than riding paved roads, you will eat more food and drink more water (yes even at 10 mph). For the best experience, it is recommended you regularly ride Tweeners or above for the most enjoyable experience


* GRAVEL is an Adventure - plan to get dirty, water a tree (there are no facilities on the route), and have a good time with your friends


* GRAVEL can be unpredictable - therefore when it comes to tires, the wider the better. I will be on my mountain bike but that is not required. HOWEVER, you don't want to be on 23 mm road tires!!!


* GRAVEL riders are self sufficient - be sure to bring everything you and your bike needs for a successful ride (food, water, spare tubes, pump, tire levers, etc.)