I helped put together a Rapha Continental Ride, as the spoke card below denotes. Some editors from Bicycling magazine showed up and rode it as well, and wrote it up, and gave a shout out to not only this humble, dust cover’d blog, but also to the neglected but viable dirt road database. We thank them for that! Here is a link to the main article by David L’Heureux aka Laroo, some quotes, and I will have links to the Rapha imagery as soon as its up, and mine, ditto. I am developing the B&W in my kitchen as we speak. Wait! I got some scanned in. Here is a link to the bikely map and cue sheet for the whole shebang. Find more delicious dirt roads @ the dirt road database wiki.
“Speeds on the descent were almost scary as we tip toed the line between in control and over cooked. At the bottom we patched flats and egos, then turned around to ride back up to the ridge for and even longer and more hair-raising descent back into the valley.”
“I’d never ridden here, so word of mouth was the only thing to go on. I’d been told the ride would be stunning. It was.”
“We were riding by horse-drawn buggies through picturesque farmland almost instantly.”
More soonish! Flickr set, including images above, here.
For the photo dorks: fuji neo pan 1600, yashica electro gsn 35, red filter.