If so, I'll see you there. I'll be the guy on the orange Salsa Vaya.

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http://www.ridestudiocafe.com/honey100

It's a 100km mixed terrain ride (66% off-pavement). It'll be my first non-MTB group ride, ever. Longest distance, ever. I'm ready to embarrass myself.

I've ridden MTBs for 15 years, but this year I wanted to get into some more road riding, so I could cut down on driving to trailheads. But I still wanted avoid cars and be in the woods, so I got a gravel bike with relatively fat tires, that isn't a hog to ride on pavement. (Also made for an excellent commuter.) It's been fun!

Anyone else exploring gravel or beat-up back roads when they're not on their MTB?