WELL, I DID IT. Pulled the trigger on a gravel bike. Broke all my rules of not getting a bike the same color as the one it's replacing, etc... because, I've never had a gravel bike. My friends all tell me this is going to change my life, but they won't be explaining it to Surfergirl.
I had to... right?!
First, it's going to change my life.
Second, we sponsor The Hardman Invitational and this year I'm doing it.
Third, the next HUNKR, in November, will be a gravel event + 3 more in Twenty19.
But, it's not really "gravel".
Technically, I believe, it's mixed surface: some pavement, some dirt trails, some gravel roads. Being a somewhat mixed up person, this should be right my alley.
Evidence: I picked up my orthotics today. Doc, should I get a second pair for my MTB shoes? What do most people do? Todd, most people just ride road.
Will this bike change my life?
Some bikes are powerful talisman.