Amazing gravel ramble into the lower Gifford Pinchot around the Panther Creek area.
The title says it all, but let’s keep it in the all good category. Some words of wisdom on gravel riding, route planning and exploring.
If you’re considering any type of multi-day trip, bikepacking or even a simple overnighter, you will need to be able to transport the right gear plus the essentials to ensure you are bike prepared but also comfortable for unexpected conditions.
Mt Rainier, the scale of the mountains and valleys can only be expressed by being experienced. I am familiar with Mount Hood which is a big mountain – 11,000ft, but the scale and the formation of rock and valleys of Mount Rainier – 14,000ft in comparison is simply breath taking and a must ride.
If you’re considering any type of multi day trip or even a simple overnighter, you need to be able to transport the right gear plus the essentials to ensure you are bike prepared but also comfortable for unexpected conditions.
A brevet? In the days of old, back before carbon fibre, people used to ride bikes long distances. These rides were unsupported, exploring their own routes, riders fending for themselves, carrying their own gear and occasionally checking in at set points. This long distance grueling and rewarding activity was called randonneuring and people took parts in events called […]