2022 On the road today

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Aryeh
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by Aryeh

Maryland Gran Fondo on Sunday
97mi (156km) and 10,800ft (3290m) of elevation gain
The longest climb was around 20 minutes but there were many 3-5 minute climbs that added up.

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e4rthm0ver
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From quick after work loop through some country roads

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Miller
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by Miller

On Saturday I rode in the second King's Cup Gravel Championship in the masters age group race. This took place at a forest site in Suffolk in the UK. The start/finish was in a grassy arena with trade stands and food and drink and the course was a 15km lap along gravel and sandy tracks. The racing was intense and a whole lot of fun. I rode well enough and finished in the upper half of my category.

Here's a 5-minute video:


I also made a different edit in phone-friendly portrait format:

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spokenwords
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"Notice how the door closes when the chimes of freedom ring." Joe Strummer
"this goes to 11" Nigel Tufnel
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Miller
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The club I'm in promoted its annual cyclocross race on Sunday. Have a look, this is grass roots racing - literally.





Btw, @spokenwords, the photo I assume you posted is not visible.

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MrCurrieinahurry
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@Miller thats a good pal of mine ali cigari in the wheelers kit. Said his race was pretty brutal basically a road race

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Miller
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Hah, good to recognise somebody! Although it rained a little on Sunday morning the course was firm and fast. Looked like a one hour TT-level effort.

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Miller
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Old guys do CX too! This was the Veterans v50 race in the same event last Sunday.


basilic
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by basilic

Col de Parpaillon.
This is a classic climb for French cyclists, an old military road. Many online reviews say that the dirt section is in bad shape, so I was prepared for the worst (40 mm tires), but surprise - the road has been refinished recently (the initial 7 km, the last 2 km somewhat worse), packed dirt worthy of Roland-Garros. Looks flat in the photos, but mostly 9-10%. And of course empty road in October.
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basilic
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Col des Champs (from St Martin d'Entraunes)
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At the col
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basilic
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by basilic

Col de Valbelle (from St André d'Embrun)
Nice fall colors. And yes, the rain caught up with me.
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View from the col on the road
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Aryeh
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Mount Greylock yesterday
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Mount Greylock yesterday

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Beautiful fall colors. Not a fan of winter with that said I do have my fat bike to make snowy days tolerable.

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Lake Zurich yesterday morning ImageImage

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Miller
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Aryeh wrote:
Thu Oct 13, 2022 9:42 pm
Mount Greylock yesterday
I did a hill-climb event up Mt Greylock once, would have been October 1994, on a loan bike that was too small for me. It's a substantial climb.

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