bike shop life during covid-19

Life at a Bike Shop during COVID-19: With Bikes & More, Gainesville, Florida

G’day trendsetters, I’ll spare everyone the spiel about COVID-19. We all know it’s a pandemic and we all know its changed life as we know it. Depending on where you live in the world, some businesses are classified as essential and therefore remain open albeit with limited hours / functionality. In my USA home base […]

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The Georgia & Alabama Gravel Bike Ride: Dirt, Gravel, Red Clay, Mud, Rain, Breweries & More!

This wonderful ride took place on August 3rd, 2019, starting from the small rural town of Lumpkin, Georgia, US of A. Not much is happening in Lumpkin these days, as evidenced by my short tour of the city before my ride gets underway. My route would take me west out of Lumpkin, make a quick […]

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LET’S MAKE AMERICA GRAVEL AGAIN!

April 1, 2020 G’day trendsetters, we’re into the second quarter of the year, and to say recent times have seen a societal change, would be an understatement. However, I’ve had quite enough of the endless bad news, viral peak graphs and everything else related to the current situation. All things taken into account, I consider […]

crusher in the tushar trainer video

RAW Crusher in the Tushar, 2017 Edition: 90+ Minutes of Utah Gravel – Perfect for your Trainer!

Looking for a distraction from hours of monotony on the indoor trainer? Or, riding Crusher in the Tushar for the first time in 2020? This video comes to you from the cameras of yours truly during my one and only foray into the 2017 edition of Crusher in the Tushar. Living in Florida much of […]

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The Australian Summer of Gravel: Steam Trains & Gravel Roads = Multi-Modal Transport Bliss

The Australian Summer of Gravel: These videos come to you from the cameras of JOM of Gravel Cyclist, visiting his Aussie homeland during late December 2019, into January 2020. The Southern Hemisphere sees the seasons effectively reversed from the North; cars and bicycles travel on the other side of the road, whilst vehicles are Right […]

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RAW SBT GRVL, 2019 Edition: 80+ Minutes of Colorado Gravel – Perfect for your Indoor Trainer!

Looking for a distraction from hours of monotony on the indoor trainer? Or, riding SBT GRVL for the first time in 2020? This video comes to you from the cameras of yours truly during my initial foray into SBT GRVL, the 100-mile version. This is a RAW edit. RAW edit? There is no music during […]

laurens ten dams gravel interview

Interview: Laurens ten Dam – Pro Racer to Pro Adventurer – Specialized Gravel Ambassador

From Pro Racer to Pro Adventurer: “Laurens ten Dam is a retired Dutch road racing cyclist, who competed professionally between 2003 and 2019 for the Rabobank GS3, BankGiroLoterij, Unibet.com, LottoNL–Jumbo, Team Sunweb and CCC Team squads.” “A decent climber, ten Dam was able to finish in the top ten in many important stage races including […]

evil chamois hagar review

EVIL Chamois Hagar Gravel Bike Review: “Shred Comes to Gravel”

Founded in 1999 and born again in 2008, Evil Bikes is predominantly a company that produces mountain bikes. That was until Evil went a bit crazy sometime in 2019, looked around to see what everyone else was passing off as a bike for gravelly road fun, and designed the Chamois Hagar; their vision of the […]