Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Gravel

 Today had me riding some local gravel.  The roads are in excellent bicycling conditions. 

 The colors are nice also.

 This little road leads into a wetland area called Moose Fork Flowage.

 This is part of that wetland.

 This was the lunch spot today.  As of late, my riding has been around the noon hour, so I have been packing a peanut butter and honey on wheat. It's a good lunch.

 Met my first car at the 25.80 mile mark today.  Took me by surprise, as I recognized the vehicle and haven't a clue what would bring him so far in the bush.
I rode today on my Giant Anthem mountain bike. I have also rode this same route on the fixed gear along with the cross bike at other times.  The mountain bike is still my favorite for gravel.  It may not be as fast, but I am in no hurry and I am fond of this bike. Whether on the MTB trails or on the gravel like today, it rides and shifts like a dream.
 My less than $100 camera doesn't give nature its do.

For those that are near and may want to ride what I think is an ideal mostly gravel loop...todays ride had me on the Crotty Brook to the Holmes Camp Rd to M to Jackson Box to Jackson Box Grouse Rd to Bounty Rd to M to West Crotty to Crotty and back on the West Mail.  From the Scotts bridge on West Mail Rd, the total distance is just over 35 miles.  Of that 31 is gravel and 4 on quiet blacktop. 

I do appreciate the good folks who visit rlove2bike.
Thank You!

Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!


  1. That looked just plain awesome. I've been street commuting only for way too long. Thanks for all the great pics! Saw some good trees...

  2. Great thoughts and photos. I love that kind of riding. I have an older Giant hardtail that gets some action on backroads too.It's not flashy,but the thing is so dependable it's ridiculous.
    I love wetlands. The grasses,sedges and catails in your shots are beautiful.Of course,the foliage as well. Nice country.

  3. That does look a really nice ride...Pity I live so far away from it!!