Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia.
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Gravel

I started riding in southeastern Indiana when we moved here in the 1980s. Half the roads were gravel and my preferred bike was a Specialized Hardrock. Fully rigid. “Wide” 26 x 1.9 tires. I loved that kind of riding then and still do, so I bought a 2018 Fuji Jari 1.3 late summer 2017 to serve the same purpose. I love the bike, but I especially love the type of riding it allows. Casino boat money has paved many roads, but there’s still lots of gravel if you know where to find it. The photo is of me taking delivery at the dealer, Weber Sports in Aurora, Indiana. Below is a summary of my recent rides with links to videos or photo albums on Facebook. Those Facebook pages typically include links to maps of the routes, which can be downloaded as GPS files

First Ride

The first ride was 27.6 miles, 1,587 feet of climbing on some of my favorite local roads. The image is of the first stream crossing. Fortunately the water is usually low in autumn. Facebook album

Second Ride

The next day, once again on local roads. This time 22.5 miles and 1,442 feet of climbing. The view is from one of the high spots along the route. I call this my Turkey Branch-Wright Hill ride. Facebook video

Greenbrier-Sweetwater (Marc’s Ride)

My nephew Marc Ries was laid to rest on October 7. I couldn’t travel for the funeral so I dedicated this ride to him. 35.7 miles, 2,377 feet of climbing. Facebook album

Clark State Forest

I had a much grander ride in mind but had so much fun exploring features in the forest I did most of my playing off the bike. Ended up with only 12.0 miles, 942 feet of climbing, and massive fun. Facebook album

Brown County Studio Tour

Brown County and county seat Nashville, Indiana form one huge artist colony. I visited four of the 18 studios on their Back Roads of Brown County Fall Studio Tour. I also rode through youth camp Camp Rancho Framasa. 17.0 miles, 1,067 feet of climbing, and a great day chatting with creative types. Facebook album

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Pedal-Paddle

I wanted to get in one more ped-pad with my standup paddleboard before the cool weather arrived. Turned out to be a glorious day for pedaling and paddling at Muscatatuck NWR. I also visited historic sites on the property. 8.6 miles and 201 feet of climbing on the bike. Not sure of the distance on the SUP; I forgot to turn on my wrist GPS at the start. But I can say with confidence there were zero feet of climbing on the board. Facebook album
© All content, including images, copyright R Ries Corporation unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.
Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia.
Born2Roam.com
Words. Images. Research. Just for you!

Gravel

I started riding in southeastern Indiana when we moved here in the 1980s. Half the roads were gravel and my preferred bike was a Specialized Hardrock. Fully rigid. “Wide” 26 x 1.9 tires. I loved that kind of riding then and still do, so I bought a 2018 Fuji Jari 1.3 late summer 2017 to serve the same purpose. I love the bike, but I especially love the type of riding it allows. Casino boat money has paved many roads, but there’s still lots of gravel if you know where to find it. The photo is of me taking delivery at the dealer, Weber Sports in Aurora, Indiana. Below is a summary of my recent rides with links to videos or photo albums on Facebook. Those Facebook pages typically include links to maps of the routes, which can be downloaded as GPS files

First Ride

The first ride was 27.6 miles, 1,587 feet of climbing on some of my favorite local roads. The image is of the first stream crossing. Fortunately the water is usually low in autumn. Facebook album

Second Ride

The next day, once again on local roads. This time 22.5 miles and 1,442 feet of climbing. The view is from one of the high spots along the route. I call this my Turkey Branch-Wright Hill ride. Facebook video

Greenbrier-Sweetwater (Marc’s Ride)

My nephew Marc Ries was laid to rest on October 7. I couldn’t travel for the funeral so I dedicated this ride to him. 35.7 miles, 2,377 feet of climbing. Facebook album

Clark State Forest

I had a much grander ride in mind but had so much fun exploring features in the forest I did most of my playing off the bike. Ended up with only 12.0 miles, 942 feet of climbing, and massive fun. Facebook album

Brown County Studio Tour

Brown County and county seat Nashville, Indiana form one huge artist colony. I visited four of the 18 studios on their Back Roads of Brown County Fall Studio Tour. I also rode through youth camp Camp Rancho Framasa. 17.0 miles, 1,067 feet of climbing, and a great day chatting with creative types. Facebook album

Muscatatuck National Wildlife

Refuge Pedal-Paddle

I wanted to get in one more ped-pad with my standup paddleboard before the cool weather arrived. Turned out to be a glorious day for pedaling and paddling at Muscatatuck NWR. I also visited historic sites on the property. 8.6 miles and 201 feet of climbing on the bike. Not sure of the distance on the SUP; I forgot to turn on my wrist GPS at the start. But I can say with confidence there were zero feet of climbing on the board. Facebook album