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#MyGravelWorlds: Libby Skinner

Gravel grinding is a super cool, hip club that they let a 56-year-old Mom (and librarian...shhh) into. Lots of tattoos, long beards and hipster style. What was not obvious when I walked up to the registration table at Cycle World in Lincoln, Nebraska is that I've been...

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#MyGravelWorlds: Todd Smith

Reason to Ride I could tell by the miles on my Garmin, and the pain in my legs, that the finish line was near by: I needed it to be. Every part of me wanted to just lay my bike over lazily and fade into a cool shady spot under one of the many trees along the way. My...

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#MyGravelWorlds: Colin Strickland

When was your first Gravel Worlds?  2017 was my first Gravel Worlds. What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? The biggest challenge of the race was staying on top of nutrition and hydration to ensure that the body has enough fuel supply to keep going for...

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#MyGravelWorlds: Abhilesh Dhawanjewar

When was your first Gravel Worlds? August 2017 What was your biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? Knowing the nutritional needs of my body was one of the most difficult challenges for me over the course of the ride. Having to constantly remind myself to fuel and...

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#MyGravelWorlds: Neil "MinisterOfGravel" Taylor

When was your first Gravel Worlds? I’m a total Gravel Worlds newbie.  I’ve only been there once, this past year in 2017.  I decided to start “racing” outside of the local races and take some trips to see some other areas.  I had only heard great things about Gravel...

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#MyGravelWorlds: Jeff Kimble

  When was your first Gravel Worlds? 2017's Gravel Worlds Privateer (75 mile) course What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? Easily the mental fatigue, especially after getting into the 'Bohemian Alps' west of Valparaiso.  Each and every pedal stroke was...

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#myGravelWorlds: Ken Theis

My first Gravel Worlds was 2016, but you won't find any pictures or even see me on the results page, although I collected all the pipe cleaners. Just nine months prior I had been cycling to a cross race and was run over from behind by a person driving a SUV. Among my...

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#myGravelWorlds: Tamara

When was your first Gravel Worlds? 2015 I pirated and only finished about half of the route 2016 was my first finish! What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? Being slow 🙂 being on a bike for 16 hours can really mess with your mind. It was difficult to...

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#mygravelworlds: Scott Sumpter

When was your first Gravel Worlds? I think 2015. I was a late-bloomer as we have so many gravel roads in Iowa. In hindsight, I would have participated years ago! I love the event and the vibe! What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? the last 20 miles of...

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#mygravelworlds: Steve Fuller

When was your first Gravel Worlds? - My first was back in 2009 when it was “just” The Good Life Gravel Adventure. What was the biggest hurdle/most difficult challenge? - That year, the Nebraska headwinds and heat, along with deep sand in many parts of the course made...

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#mygravelworlds: Venny Alub

When was your first Gravel Worlds? August 2016. I was new to gravel riding and had less than 5 gravel rides in me. My longest ride had been a century. I really didn’t know what to expect other than what I saw from photos and videos. It looked like a crazy enough...

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