Ride Time: The Tennessee / Carolinas Gravel Cycling Weekend

Over the weekend of Saturday, 6/24/2017 and Sunday 6/25/2017, JOM of  Gravel Cyclist got away for a weekend of riding and visiting friends in Tennessee and North / South Carolina.

Admittedly, the weekend started on Friday, 6/23/2017, when JOM visited the Lynskey Performance facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to tour the factory, and collect the newest Lynskey bike to hit the market, the PRO GR 6/4 Titanium gravel bike. The factory tour and interview with Mark Lynskey will be featured soon on GravelCyclist.com

Both of the rides were aboard the new Lynskey PRO GR, a bike which JOM will be reviewing long term. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out our video review of the PRO GR’s brethren, the fantastic Lynskey GR250 titanium gravel bike.

The first day’s ride was with JOM’s long-time friends and former residents of Gainesville, Florida, Tal and Holly – aboard their tandem on hilly gravel roads in Tennessee! The second day of riding was with founder of Boyd Cycling, Mr Boyd Johnson in South Carolina / North Carolina. In the video, you’ll witness Boyd putting the gas to his new Jocasee 650b carbon gravel bike wheelset. Also, check out our interview with Boyd, where he discusses the new Jocasee wheelset.

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  1. Avatar Larry Brenize

    Love it when you can smoke a car in gravel. I sure wish I had gravel roads like that around here. I might have to go exploring. Great report and video…thanks

    • JOM JOM

      Thanks Larry. I’m not a huge fan of Strava, but Boyd beat his best descent time, despite losing a bunch of time due to that car… d’oh! Hey may have been #1 if it weren’t for that 🙂

  2. Avatar Sharon Morejon

    Awesome route you did in TN, JOM. I wish we would have been able to join you. Love that route, we are doing a long gravel ride from there on Sun. If you don’t have anything to do this wk.end come and join us. 60 miles and 7000+ ft of climbing. Looking forward to viewing your rides in the future. See you soon.

    • JOM JOM

      Hey Sharon, would love to join you, but staying local this weekend. Been a bit under the weather, so laying low… I have Crusher in the Tushar happening the weekend after next. A stack of gravel climbing and descending in Utah at altitude… what could possibly go wrong for a lad who lives in Florida? 🙂 Whee!!!

  3. Avatar Carlos M

    Great video, really enjoyed watching it.

    • JOM JOM

      Thanks Carlos, appreciate the kind words. Both days were a lot of fun.

  4. Avatar Steve F LAGG

    I say this everytime, JOM…..AWESOME!

    Meanwhile, the LAGG has been putting together some awesome rides of his own, here in Central Vic…… they’re just waiting for a certain Gravel Cyclist to venture down this way again ????

    • JOM JOM

      Hopefully we can ride together next time!

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