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I expected this to be marketing BS, but it was fairly sensible…

There are a few interesting takeaways from this Rene Herse article on the aerodynamics of gravel bikes/riding. If you just want the TLDR; body position is where it’s at (duh). I did enjoy that they corroborated my assertion that aero gravel wheels aren’t a great idea :). But I would like to see some independent corroboration of the claim that a handlebar bag is more aerodynamic. They claim a small gain, probably…

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Why don’t we like TT?

I did my first organized, licensed, legit time-trial (TT) on Sunday, and it was a blast. But, it’s not really a discipline with broad appeal in the US (this is different in other countries), and I don’t understand why. I have some theories, but I think it might be better to ask why you all don’t do TT (or if you do, chime in to say that). It’s a style of riding…

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Turkey Burner – 2022

Last year’s Turkey Burner was a highlight last year. The course was awesome, the organizer was awesome, and it was just all around feel good event. I signed up for the 2022 race, on Saturday, November 5th, a while back but forgot to get this post up pointing that out. It should be fun, and the winner takes home a frozen turkey, and last year they got some malt liquor too :).…

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Wahoo KICKR V6/2022 Launches

There’s not a lot new in the V6 KICKR, but the addition of Wi-Fi is nice for those using an Apple TV (like me) because it frees up the Bluetooth connections for other things. Otherwise, I’m not really seeing anything upgrade worthy if you already have a working smart trainer configuration. But, obviously a solid contender if you’re looking for THE BEST smart trainer (or one of the best anyway) available today.…

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Snaggy Ridge 105

I will be heading back to Tipton, IA for the Snaggy Ridge 105 gravel race in a few weeks. I was unprepared for the experience last year, but in my defense it was my first gravel race, ever. Not sure I’ve learned enough, or am fit enough, to be more than an “also-ran”, but I couldn’t say “no” to the incredible benchmark that doing it again, a year on, will be. ATM,…

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