touring downtown tampa by bicycle

Touring Downtown Tampa, Florida by Gravel Bike! A Mostly Quiet Day of Exploration

Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico. Tampa is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. With a population of 399,700 in 2019, Tampa is the third-largest city in […]

quiring cycles custom stainless steel gravel bike

2013 Quiring Cycles Custom Stainless Steel Gravel Bike: Way Ahead of its Time!

Meet the 2013 Quiring Cycles Custom Stainless Steel Gravel bike owned by Gravel Cyclist’s very own, Dr. Pain. This bike has been featured on the website in the past, but not in video format. The bike came about out of the necessity of creating a safer experience on gnarly gravel. Events such as 3 Peaks […]

shimano grx mechanical long term review

Shimano GRX Mechanical 1x & 2x Long Term Review! The best mechanical groupset for gravel?

“Following a multi-year global market study, product testing and development process, Shimano introduce the world’s first dedicated gravel component line: SHIMANO GRX. New for the 2020 model year, the SHIMANO GRX 800 series offers 1×11 and 2×11 drivetrains – with mechanical and Di2 electronic options – that allow riders to tailor their mixed surface riding […]

gravel cycling in nashville georgia

Gravel Cycling around Nashville!… the other Nashville… Nashville, Georgia & Surrounds!

Nashville is a city in Berrien County, Georgia, United States, and the population was 4,939 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Berrien Count and is called the “City of Dogwoods”, as the tree grows in large numbers around the area. Nashville was founded in about 1840 and was incorporated as […]

comparing niner mcr 9 rdo with cannondale topstone carbon lefty

Cannondale Topstone Carbon Lefty vs Niner MCR 9 RDO: Comparing the Wildest Gravel Bikes!

The Wildest Bikes in Gravel – Full Suspension Gravel Bikes! The Niner MCR 9 RDO, the World’s first full-suspension gravel bike. “More comfort, more confidence, more control, and more fun and freedom.” At the front end, there’s 40mm of active suspension, thanks to the FOX AX suspension fork, a relatively traditional looking fork. Moving to […]

cycling in hawthorne florida

Exploring the hinterlands of Hawthorne, Florida: Sand, Heat, Flies & Historic places!

Hawthorne is a city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, incorporated in 1881. Indigenous peoples of the Americas had been living in the area since around 100 CE; Hawthorne grew around their trading trails. Throughout its history, Hawthorne has been known for its agriculture, railroad, and rural lifestyle. Hawthorne’s population was 1,417 at the 2010 […]

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SRAM Force eTap AXS Wide Gravel Bike Drivetrain Project: Part Two – The Frame

In Part One, we introduced the drivetrain for this project, SRAM Force eTap AXS WIDE. “It can be the steep kicker near the summit of a long climb. Or a multi-hour ride on roads and trails that push you way out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you want a lower gear. Because having more range […]

what to carry on your gravel bike

What I Carry on my Gravel Bike Rides: Short, Long & Really Long!

I’ve been asked many times, what do I carry for every gravel bike ride, or how about the rides where you go long, or really long? There are three configurations closely related to the description of this video. For every ride, the saddlebag always accompanies me, and likely with some food stashed into the rear […]