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Preparing for a Gravel Event

This post was written for AZ Gravel Rides by guest blogger Kata Skaggs, a pro mountain biker and cycling coach. We hope you will find these tips useful as you begin training for the May 5th Chino Grinder!  If you haven’t ventured

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Only 5 Weeks Until The Chino Grinder….

This post was written for AZ Gravel Rides by cycling coach and former Canadian professional road cyclist Scott Price. We hope you will find these tips useful as you prepare for the Chino Grinder! Okay, here are some of the

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Preparing for the 2015 Chino Grinder

This blog is based on feedback from participants and support people of the 2014 event and pertains mainly to the 106 mile course. The start: First thing to determine is what your goal is for the event. Some folks treat

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Chino Grinder Pre-Ride and Lessons Learned

Eight riders showed up for the March 15th pre-ride. Five intending to do the 106 mile full course the others the 42 mile course. We started out at from Old Home Manor Park at 8:15 with one rider (Scott) staying

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Converting a Mountainbike to a Dropbar Gravel Grinder

Dropbars on mountainbikes can be traced back at least 25 years to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member John Tomac. Tomac was an all-rounder cyclist winning national and international titles in BMX, Road and Mountain Biking. Professionally racing both mountain

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