In praise of gravel riding……

“Riding gravel roads is perhaps the perfect balance between the rhythmic harmony of riding on the road and the liberty from the constraints of traffic and other nutcases that might harm you. As Emperor Palpatine said, ‘To understand the Great Mystery, one must study all its aspects.’ I suggest that straying from the road and exploring the gravel and dirt is probably the best thing you can do to enhance your love for cycling.”

Frank Strack; the creator, and curator, of The Rules