So much talk about gravel rides so I decided to try it out. Rather than a gravel bike, I had an opportunity to ride a lightweight mountain bike. I selected a short route of 34 miles and....
....off I went, just my shadow and me. Departing from Granville, I got onto Dry Creek Road and then.....
....the first gravel section, the modest Cat Run Road. Some of my thoughts from this experience....
....lots of cows out here along.....
.....and on the gravel roads. As I approached this group, they suddenly stormed into the corn to the left. No kidding, it was a mini stampede! Following roughly 34 miles, I re-entered Granville just when....
....it began to pour!!!!! I took shelter under an awning at CVS but only for a few minutes and about a mile from my car.
I enjoyed the experience with new roads and new scenery. I did not like wearing running shoes on flat pedals so feet were always moving around. For sure, for me, a cross bike set up similarly to my road bike is the way to go, rather than a mountain bike. Having my hands spread farther apart with no option for changing hand placement was crummy. I am being taken out by a real pro this Friday and I hope to be on a cross bike so will report on that.
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