7 comments on “Thank you from Gravel Cyclist. Here’s to 2018!

  1. Happy New Year to you and the whole Gravel Cyclist crew. I’ve enjoyed reading your articles and reviews. You’ve been extremely helpful to the 75 year old “beginner”.
    Cheers – Bob

  2. Hey JOM, looking forward to reading your posts and watching your videos in the new year. Keep up the good work.

  3. Hey JOM I also agree with Bobk. Being the newbie here also I really appreciate all the bike reviews and product reviews. I enjoyed the ride reports and the suffer fests you and you crew have indulged in and reported on. For sure it makes me want to ride some of them. Thanks for all your good advice to me this year.

    BTW I am looking for a place to fly down South the weekend of Jan. 20th. It’s too frickin cold outside to ride here in Pa. 22 deg. F here today. I was thinking Ga. somewhere close to where Southwest Airlines flies and I could get in a couple of 100 or at least above 50 milers in without too much trouble and possibly some refueling stops along the way. Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

    I see the Everglades 100 is that weekend. What do you know about that ride/race and is most/or almost all of it gravel?


  4. Hi all. New years greetings from sunny South Africa – no arctic blast for us.
    Although MTB rules the roost here, gravel riding is growing in popularity, thanks to distributors finally responding to the challenge put out there by the importers of Santa Cruz as well as Niner bikes. This was further driven by the country annually hosting one of the global Eroica series which popularised riding a mix of paved/gravel on vintage steel bikes. I got myself a Specialized Diverge E5 gravel bike and am wondering why it has taken so long for us to wake up to this thrilling new (old) style of riding. I grew up during the 60’s in a small rural town, riding gravel roads to go see buddies or go for a swim at the local hotel so there is some feeling of “call back the past” for me. South Africa, indeed the whole of Africa, has vastly more gravel roads than paved surfaces so it makes sense to ride MTB or gravel. We’re a small country (relative to the US) but have well over 400 mtb races each year and slowly event organisers are beginning to accommodate the few gravel grinders who’s voices are growing.

    So…if you have an urgent need to escape the Big Freeze, take a flight out here, bring your bike and catch some miles (and a tan).

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