Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Prairie Spirits Gravel Grinder

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gravel Grinding at Night

Our first night gravel grinder was a success. Turns out no one was afraid of the dark. Very nice evening for a ride with only a brief period of misty rain. By the end of evening the temps were perfect for riding.

Thanks to Tim Greene for organizing the ride. We had a great time and plan on hosting several more night rides later this year.

Here are some pictures from our evening of gravel grinding.

Night Gravel Grinder

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Achluophobia Gravel Grinder

Update: We are still a go! Roads are all clear in Stilwell. See everyone tonight. Should be a great night with a nice moonlight night.

What: Tim's Night Gravel Grinder
When: Saturday, 9/25/10, 6:30 pm start time
Where: Stilwell Station - corner of 199th and Metcalf
Who: Anyone that is not afraid of the dark

**Lights are required for this ride**

Do you have Achluophobia - Fear of Darkness? Here is your chance to change that. Visit How to Not Be Afraid of the Dark or just join us for our first night time gravel grinder. Tim Greene will be our ride leader for the evening. He will lead a group at an 15 - 16 mph average. Expected ride time is around 3 hours. Please bring food/water for your journey. A faster group will be forming - more info to follow.

This is a Show-N-Go ride and you are responsible for yourself. Please obey all traffic laws. You are responsible for your own safety.

Here is the route:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

One Fast Gravel Grinder

What a great day for a ride, especially on gravel. Today's Chamois Butt'r Gravel Grinder was well represented by several local teams and gravel enthusiasts. Plenty of happy faces before the ride started our of Smoke' N Davy trail head.

A route of just under 50 miles with plenty of hills which created some separation within the group. Today's little grinder felt more like a race at times, but was fun non the less. We dropped several along the way and waited a couple of times but the gaps were large by then. A suggestion was made to have two different rides - one fast, one slow. This is a good idea and we will make every effort to find some more ride leaders to make this happen. Maybe also have shorter route for the slower group was also suggested.

The gravel roads north of Smithville Lake offer a wide variety of routes. We look forward to having another gravel grinder there soon. Thanks to Curt Shelman for creating the route and leading us along the way. Thanks to Paceline Products for their continued support and for making the best skin lubricant out there.

Pictures from the day....

Smithville Gravel Grinder

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chamois Butt'r Gravel Grinder

What: Chamois Butt'r Gravel Grinder
When: Sunday, 9/12/10, 9:00 am start time
Where: Smithville, MO - Smoke N Davey trail head.
Who: Anyone who enjoys riding cross, off-road, and of course hilly gravel roads.
Why: Enjoy some sweet gravel and receive a free water bottle and koozie compliments of Paceline Products.

Come enjoy a 46 mile route brought to us by Paceline Products Curt Shelman.

Smoken N Davey trail head is located off W highway just north of Smithville, MO. Take Hwy 169 North out of Smithville. Turn right on W highway. Cross the bridge and the Smoke N Davey trail head is just on the right.

More info forthcoming...

The course map