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My Macho Man Disc on a misty late November ride thru Middlefork Savanna last fall. 

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Nice ride, what tires are you riding?

My Pinarello CX in the NBT woods. (Sorry about the fuzzy cell phone pic)

Sweet bike dude

Challenge Gravel Grinders. They come only in 38mm width. I'm very happy with these tires thus far. 

OLB 0.1 said:

Nice ride, what tires are you riding?

Thanks. I read a couple good reviews on those but I couldn't find them. I should try another LBS, they don't seem to be available online anywhere either.

Rich S said:

Challenge Gravel Grinders. They come only in 38mm width. I'm very happy with these tires thus far. 

OLB 0.1 said:

Nice ride, what tires are you riding?

I have had luck with Clement MSO's on my Salsa Chili and I have used Schwalbe Big Apples in 29x2.35 for the Gravel Metric, Night Bison, and the I&M Canal.  If it isn't too wet or muddy they are fantastic at about 40 PSI.  The bike is a 1x9 Surly Ogre that I put together a year and a half ago. 

This is not my gravel bike, but one of my commuters. With 40mm tires it can handle quite a heavy ballast though. I had a bit of spare time during errands today to hop up on the tracks parallel to Kenton Ave. I'm excited that this group exists. I just read about coffee groups that meet-up weekly in the rough to make coffee before work. Maybe we should start such a practice. The grassy area adjacent to the Ohio feeder would be a great spot along Milwaukee Ave. Or maybe the tracks that cross Elston down that-aways... 

I love the Wyoming man.  Riv has a new frameset coming out called the Clem Smith and I imagine it looking a lot like that Wyoming.  

I like the idea.........gravel grinder practice..............I got out to DeKalb a few times last year for the Gravel Metric training rides but that is no easy feat.  Something local to do would be great.

Not a weekly ride but I'm thinking of organizing a bottom to top DPRT ride in late May or June. Stay tuned!

A weekly or monthly ride would be a fun idea either way
Our shop has made that the anniversary ride the last four or five years. Catching Metra home from Antioch makes it so much better. So does a pub stop in Libertyville.

Here is my main off-road road bike. A Holdsworth Mistral. I've seen it as a frameset on the cover of their 1984 catalog. That's good enough for me. I bought it a decade ago from a shop in Maryland. It had never been built up. I've built it many ways over the years. I've settled on this current set-up. This was on the tracks parallel to the Kennedy, near Augusta and Elston.

Looks like a nice rig.  What kind of handlebar bag is that? It looks old school.

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