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The CC Gravel Grind

Don't be fooled by the photos - there were enough sections of rock to finish this ride depleted of adrenaline. Photos tend to be the last thing on the mind when your front wheel is bouncing from one baby head to the next, and you are trying to keep your own helmeted noggin from adding to the trail clutter. "Gravel Grind," well that might be a slight misnomer; sure there is some, I think, but it is mostly the chunk that I remember. You will notice that most of the bikes being ridden were not the the gravel variety, rather they were full on mountain bikes. But then the Hakkalugi did carry me though it; nor was it the only cx / gravel bike in the bunch.
For years and years locals have been attempting to string together sections of dirt linked, where necessary, by pavement into a big, fun, rideable loop - a local version of the world famous Fullerton Loop. I have been reading about this Saturday morning Cycling Connection ride for the past several weeks, looking at the ride p…

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