Joined by my brother-in-law, today I completed my first proper bike race in years today. Rebecca’s Private Idaho is one of the most popular gravel rides in he country, and despite the dust and dirt, I had loads of fun riding the 58 mile course.
I’m quite happy with my new bike. 🙂
It’s a special day … new bike day!
I’ve long wanted to add a gravel/all-road bike to my stable and today that is happening, as I took possession of a semi-custom bike from Denver, Colorado based Rodeo Adventure Labs. Don’t let these sexy photos fool you, I spec’d this bike (Trail Donkey 3.0 is the model) to be a practical, blue-collar, gravel workhorse.
Complementing the carbon frame and fork, my build of choice includes a Rival 1 gearbox, 40 tooth crank affixed to a creak-suppressing T47 bottom bracket. The entire rig will be rolling atop carbon 700c tubeless rims, shredding dirt courtesy of 40mm tires. My ass will enjoy the luxury of a dropper post, and I’ll be navigating this steed via a carbon cockpit.
I expect to be pushing this go-anywhere bike over miles and miles of gravel, single-track, and even the occasional stretch of tarmac.
Big thanks to everyone at Rodeo Adventure Labs who helped me in this purchase process.
Happy new bike day to me! 🚵🏼♂️