gravel cycling in southern georgia

Pelham, Baconton, Camilla & beyond… rambling about Georgia, USA

Circa May / June / July 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic continues to persist, but that isn’t stopping me from continuing my solo exploration of mixed-surface roads and towns far off the beaten track. My travel opportunities of late have been limited to weekend getaways as I simply refuse to fly at the time of this […]

drop bar mountain bike conversion

Drop Bar Mountain Bike Conversion aka “The Eldorado”: Built in 2015 for Taming Gnarly Gravel!

Meet a drop bar mountain bike converted to the rigors of gravel in 2015 – aka the “El Dorado” – created in the interest of a safer experience for taming the gnarlier side of gravel. Events, races and gravelly roads in states such as North Carolina and West Virginia can push the limits of conventional […]

gravel cycling near the baltic sea

A Gravel Ride by the Baltic Sea: Hansegravel by Timo Rokitta

Hanse is the name of the association of North German merchants between the mid-12th century and the mid-17th century, the aim of which was to promote free trade and common interests abroad. The first cities to form a covenant were Lübeck and Hamburg. Other coastal cities such as Lübeck, Hamburg, Bremen, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund, Greifswald, […]

Donnelly MSO WC tire review

World Cup Performance comes to Gravel: Introducing the Donnelly MSO WC

“The original MSO gravel tire was released in Spring 2012 and essentially wrote the book on what a gravel tire should be. Donnelly is set to rewrite the script with the release of the all-new MSO WC gravel tire.” “Expertly crafted in Europe, the MSO WC is made of the finest materials with scrutinizing care, […]

moots routt ybb 2020 gravel bike review

Moots Routt Gravel Bikes get WIDE: Bigger Tires, Geometry & Gravel Wide Drivetrains

“Moots is pioneering the evolution of gravel bikes. Is it ironic that this classic, handcrafted brand should be at the cutting edge of a cycling movement? Maybe, but being located in a part of Colorado that boasts more dirt roads than paved, it actually seems fitting in the context.” – Moots So what’s new? Moots […]

shimano sd-501a spd sandals review

Something for the Casual Gravel Cyclist: Shimano introduces 25th Anniversary edition SD-501A SPD Sandal

“Shimano celebrates the 25th anniversary of its beloved SPD sandal with a throwback, special edition sandal in a unique colorway. Inspired by Shimano’s second-generation SPD sandals, introduced in the year 2000, the new SD-501A sandals deliver a sleek, minimalistic design with a dark navy upper and special logo accents.” “The SPD sandal has cult status […]

spinergy gxx king of gravel wheelset review

Spinergy launches GXX “King of Gravel” Wheelset inc. Special Gold Edition

“There is a new “King of Gravel” and it’s the Spinergy GXX.” – Spinergy Taking cues from their line of GXC wheelsets, Spinergy has upped the ante with a brand new carbon rim for GXX, built like everything else inside their North American factory. PBO Power Patented PBO Spokes are three times the strength of […]

ridefarr GMX monster cross gravel bike review

RideFarr introduces GMX (Gravel Monster Cross) Frame-Kits: aka The Gravel Monster

RideFarr – “We’re a team of bike-minded individuals with a passion for all things bicycle. Always tinkering, always inspired by the freedom of riding our bikes and always thinking about how to offer products that are better suited to your needs and ours.” GMX ( Gravel Monster Cross ) frames offer retro-inspired frame options for […]