View Full Version : Anybody in for Rough Roubaix (and carpool)?

04-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Hi, I'm Tyler... long time lurker very irregular poster. Thinking of taking the trip down to H'burg for the Rough Roubaix in two weekends and I'm curious to know if (a) anybody else is heading down and (b) you might like to carpool.

Event details: https://www.bikereg.com/26241

I was leaning towards the 90-mile route but could still veer towards the 114 in a fit of insanity. Really flexible on the carpool situation: I can offer to drive (or not) and head down early Sunday morning or the day before (there's a good German place in Harrisonburg, ya know?).

Oh, and since this is a "gravel" ride I guess it'd be a huge faux pas to not talk tires: I'd be running Clément X'PLOR MSOs 40mm 120 tpi (cuz life's too short for non-premium tires).

04-07-2015, 07:43 AM
I rode the 52 last year and am riding the 90 this year. Will be running Bonti AW3 Hard Case (http://www.bontrager.com/model/10965) 28c tires, just like last year. Those tires were more than fine, but, if I had larger tires, I would run them.

I would be into carpooling, however, am planning to go down Saturday morning and get a medium length MTB ride in and then camp at Todd Lake.

04-09-2015, 08:14 AM
I could swing heading down on Saturday, I'll PM you to try and bang out details.

04-09-2015, 01:22 PM
Is a gravel rig really necessary or will a road bike with 28mm hardcase tires work?

04-09-2015, 03:05 PM
I did not find it necessary to ride a gravel specific rig, but let's be honest, each person and manufacture has a different definition of what is a gravel bike. The bike I used last year, an Indy Fab Club Racer (http://www.ifbikes.com/OurBikes/Road/Club_Racer_/) with 28 hard case tires, was totally fine. There is not that many miles of gravel. And none of the gravel sections were very deep nor using large stones.