What’s New!

22 May

The Dirty Freehub gang has been busy, but from our lack of blog posts, it may not seem that way. :) Rides! Rides! Rides! We have added two new gravel rides this spring and are working several others. The Ghost of Ashwood is flat out spectacular and fun.  40+ miles, … Read More »

Montana Gravel – North Fork of Flathead River

4 Mar

The Dirty Freehub gang wandered upon this gravel route while on a winter / spring skiing trip in Whitefish, Montana. It looks fantastic to us …. off the beaten track, great scenery, a rolling course with some pavement, and a food and water stop at the half way point. Ride details: … Read More »

Where’s My Road?

20 May

Within the cue sheet (i.e. turn by turn directions) of each of the rides I post, I have the following disclaimer: This ride, like most adventure / gravel rides, has a lot of nuanced turns. The easiest way to follow the ride is by downloading the GPS file to a … Read More »

Comfortably Numb

19 Apr

by Gravel Girl / April 19th, 2015 I am at that level of exhaustion that can only be created by some absurd sports event.  I want to shut my eyes but I know that I need another glass of water along with another mound of food. The lights from inside the … Read More »

Exploring Billy’s Playground

13 Apr

After a great weekend gravel ride with WebCyclery  (the Spring Classic ride, with over 50+ riders), I have two other gravel / adventure rides to suggest.  Billy’s Playground, as in Billy Chinook, the indian guide for John Fremont and Kit Carson.  The rides explore the area between Sisters and Lake … Read More »

An Urban Adventure Ride (in Bend!)

15 Oct

Looking for a fun, low key ride? Or a great recovery ride? This is it! Why do I like this ride? – It has close, in-town access ==> the ride starts and finishes in Drake Park. – It is scenic ==> river and mountain views. – It has varied terrain … Read More »

Tires & Wheels – Some Art, Some Science

28 Sep

Tires / Wheels is one of the keys to a good adventure / gravel ride. On each of my adventure / gravel bikes I run a tubeless wheel set up with Stan’s or Orange Seal inside the tire.  Why tubeless? I can run lower pressures ==> softer ride without the … Read More »

Post Gravel — so much, so good!

2 Sep

One of the unknown gems in adventure riding is a rectangular section of the Ochoco National Forest just southeast of Post, OR. The town of Post is the geographic center of Oregon. This section of the Ochoco National Forest (that I will refer to as the Ochoco Rectangle ) is … Read More »