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Old 09-06-2023, 04:39 PM
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I just registered for the 30.

Looking forward to seeing old friends, riding new roads, and tipping a few brews together!

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Old 09-06-2023, 08:46 PM
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The B ride it is! It was a good solid ride last year and looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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Old 09-07-2023, 02:44 PM
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I’m doing the 30 miler.
It’s pretty challenging and I can’t stack the A ride back to back with rides Friday and Sunday.
B Ride 30 miler sounds like a plan. I signed up for the A ride last fall but easy enough to switch. Especially if the A ride is two loops of the B loop. One trip up Manzo is already one trip up Manzo too many!

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Old 09-07-2023, 05:06 PM
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B-loop
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37582367

According to ridewithgps, the section that is unpaved runs 2.9 miles, the rest is paved. Does that sound right?
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Old 09-07-2023, 06:01 PM
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B-loop
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37582367

According to ridewithgps, the section that is unpaved runs 2.9 miles, the rest is paved. Does that sound right?
Completely inaccurate.
The data on this area is not correct.
I’d say 75% not paved.
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Old 09-07-2023, 06:23 PM
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Completely inaccurate.
The data on this area is not correct.
I’d say 75% not paved.
thanks for the correction, CNY pal...oh goodness, I better bring my motobike.
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Old 09-07-2023, 06:58 PM
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thanks for the correction, CNY pal...oh goodness, I better bring my motobike.
The corollary to this is when you are driving and using GPS, be wary of routes taking you on secondary roads.
They aren't all really roads.
As AngryScientist would say, they "don't pass the Honda Civic test".
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Old 09-07-2023, 08:22 PM
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I will be honest with you CNYpal, I am a roadie by heart, I only put up with this gravel BS because I get to ride with my pals. Anything that makes my hands numb, my butt hurts, speed up the process of needing dentures, and has the potential to put titanium screws in my body - I have a hard time calling it fun but again...i am only doing it because of cow bells. See you in October!
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Old 09-07-2023, 11:12 PM
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The New Lisbon / Butternut Valley Gravel Grinder is (IMO) one of the best gravel ROAD rides. The roads are some of the nicest gravel in the northeast. I understand even the infamous Manzo has been graded/smoothed by the local highway department. And as CNY rider noted, the majority of the route is unpaved. This isn’t a mountain bike ride masquerading as gravel, it’s a road ride that happens to take place on dirt roads. In upstate NY, we natives call them dirt roads. Whatever you want to call them, I’m willing to bet you’ll like the unpaved roads in the New Lisbon area.

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Old 09-08-2023, 05:58 AM
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Thanks Greg pal for the insight and encouragement, I am really looking forward to the gathering.
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Old 09-08-2023, 06:38 AM
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No gravel event is complete without discussing about tire choices...

In today's world of so many great options, I will be using the venerable O' faithful Xplor MSO 40...

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Old 09-08-2023, 01:59 PM
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I am hoping to make it but I can't commit 110% just yet.
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Old 09-08-2023, 02:34 PM
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No gravel event is complete without discussing about tire choices...

In today's world of so many great options, I will be using the venerable O' faithful Xplor MSO 40...

Perfect.
I like anything from 35-42 mm for the dirt roads around here.
I've seen it done on lesser tires but it's not for me.
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Old 09-08-2023, 02:35 PM
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I am hoping to make it but I can't commit 110% just yet.
I'll include you when I send out the final full details for all the rides in a week or two.
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Old 09-09-2023, 01:59 PM
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I thought you were coming all the way up here because you missed me!



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I will be honest with you CNYpal, I am a roadie by heart, I only put up with this gravel BS because I get to ride with my pals. Anything that makes my hands numb, my butt hurts, speed up the process of needing dentures, and has the potential to put titanium screws in my body - I have a hard time calling it fun but again...i am only doing it because of cow bells. See you in October!
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