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How to Prep for Riding Your First (or 50th) Gravel Race

While most of us celebrate four seasons, Russians apparently go for six. Rasputitsa occurs twice a year, like two pieces of soggy bread sandwiching the frozen expanse of a ham-fisted winter. These rasputitsa mud seasons are so intense across the realm of the former USSR that they’ve earned special designation synonymous with quagmires, un-crossable roads,… Read more »

Gravel: The New “It” Road for Cycling

Move over, dirt. Hit the road, pavement. Gravel is all the rage for cycling now. Yes, you thought gravel was just the bouncy part of the road you tolerated en route to some greater majesty, or just the annoyance responsible for the scar in your knee from a childhood biking crash. No longer. Gravel is… Read more »

Rasputitsa Ride Vermont

Vermont is beautiful, quirky and addictive. Unlike more dramatic outdoor locations (think: the Oregon coast, Colorado’s continental divide, or Alaska’s Valdez mountains) that cut jagged holes into an adventurer’s consciousness, Vermont is more diligent. It seeps in and not just with its beautiful parts, its covered bridges, or its wholesome pastures. The ugly misshapen parts… Read more »