Get a Grip on Your Gravel: Salsa WoodChippers (#2)
I've been on about 10 rides with these bars and can't see myself going back to traditional cross bars, save for actually racing in cross events (slim?).
Unlike seeing them in person and trying someone's setup, reading about bar setups on a blog is about as useful as reading how to...
Ride Report: Franklin County Foothills
Somehow I managed to get off work early and to my house by 2pm. I'd explored in my truck and by satellite imagery some far roads out west and today was the day to ride the loop I christened the Franklin County Foothills. This 37 mile ride packed 2,700+ feet of climbing and on the cross... Read more
Ride Report: 2012 Joe Dirt Gravel Ride
The third Missouri Gravel Grinder event of the yearly winter gravel series took place near St. James, Missouri just south of Meramec Springs State Park. To everyone's surprise, over 70 riders made the trek from all over the state to attend... Read more
Ride Report: 2012 Berryman Social Ride
Three weeks ago a simple post was placed on the GORC site from Jim Davis who was cross-linking a blog post from Team Virtus. Until that post, I had not heard of this adventure race team. Turns out Bob Jenkins was part of this crew and he had thrown... Read more
2011- The Year in Review
Another busy year for GORC. With 19 official workdays, not to mention some impromptu ones, as well as a lot of unpublicized individual efforts, it's hard to keep track of everything. Here's a summary what went on this year, and I'll try to point out the plans for each of the trails in the... Read more
Winter Alt Riding: Gravel Grinders
Editors Note: This piece was written before Missouri decided to give us the best winter present ever so far - little precipitation and mild weather. But all good things must end and when they do this little piece will come in handy...
As you know, winter can be tough in the... Read more
Ride in Peace, Bob Taylor
Our GORC family lost a cycling brother on Tuesday December 20th. While Bob Taylor made the most of the past 15 months – continuing to ride even after 2 brain surgeries and chemo treatments, he lost his battle with brain cancer early Tuesday morning. He lived life to the fullest and was... Read more
Trail Tools: Spartacus (Revisited)
Spartacus, our rock moving tool developed by one of our own members, last made an appearance on our blog back in 2008 when Ron debuted it with links to the plans.
I am revisiting Spartacus here to centralize the... Read more
SIUE Workday 12-10-11 Pictorial
Wow, a big Thank You! to everyone who showed up at our SIUE workday this past weekend. Forty-nine (49!) people showed up and we completed the new section of trail...yes completed. It was a total of 0.3 miles of trail, while not a lot, it is still something.
Big Thanks to The...
Rock Hollow Workday: A Few Images
Over 40 volunteers (GORC, Americorp and school students) helped clear the trail corridor and build a sustainable benchcut near the beginning of the trail. This workday will help the contractors who are bidding on this project see what the finished trail should resemble.
Here... Read more