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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Blacknell View Post
    I've ridden it several times on a road bike with 25s. Which is exactly how you'd want to ride it (well, except faster than me).

    What, you want something longer? Well, I suggest you revisit something you've appeared to notice on FB already https://www.facebook.com/events/1583483341702188/

    (That would be such an awesome way to spent a few days)
    Ha, yeah, Rockstar does look like so much fun!

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    Random post to derail your thread mostly.

    Over the holidays I was back where I grew up in rural Western North Carolina. Didn't take a bike but I went driving around. When I was young I would put together a ride of all the gravel sections I could string together into a big ride on Paris-Roubaix race day. Gave me something to think about while I waited for the next issue of Velo News to arrive in the mail.

    I was bummed to see that "the last" road has been paved. I have been watching them all get paved over the years, just like the one I grew up on. Still great roads and probably a huge improvement for the folks that live on them and the county roads budget. Must be cheaper in the long run to pave a road. But...all just memories now.

    I've done some other types of cool gravel rides just west of here.

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    There's a tree fiddy piloting at at Dirty Kanza this year. DKXL is by invitation only, self-supported, expected to complete the course in about 24hrs.

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    Shendaoh Mountain Touring near Harrisburg runs the VA Rough Robuix each spring. Long route around 90. http://www.mtntouring.com/mountain/htm/home/hbody.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    Yeah, I did see that, but when I looked into it I wrote it off because it was non-competitive, but more importantly it was self-supported. I kinda like paying to have places to get water and nutrition refills, course marking, etc. (My Garmin won't last long enough w/ nav running for 200k, for one thing.)
    Well it turns out I'm non-competitive too, so... As far as nav is concerned, are you trying to keep things minimal, so no battery packs and such?

    Thanks for starting this thread though. I had no idea there were so many options out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birru View Post
    Well it turns out I'm non-competitive too, so... As far as nav is concerned, are you trying to keep things minimal, so no battery packs and such?

    Thanks for starting this thread though. I had no idea there were so many options out there.
    I probably just need to invest in a battery pack for my Garmin 1000. I admit I have not looked into that at all, buy if I could get something that I can hook up to the Go Pro mount under my k-edge out-front mount, that would be sweet .... Time to do some research!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I probably just need to invest in a battery pack for my Garmin 1000. I admit I have not looked into that at all, buy if I could get something that I can hook up to the Go Pro mount under my k-edge out-front mount, that would be sweet .... Time to do some research!
    Probably just time to upgrade to the 1030 and get the integrated battery pack. It's only a $730 outlay.

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/571552

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    How do you feel about 335 miles of gravel in under 24 hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    How do you feel about 335 miles of gravel in under 24 hours?
    Queasy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birru View Post
    Probably just time to upgrade to the 1030 and get the integrated battery pack. It's only a $730 outlay.

    https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/571552
    OR... And I am just going to throw this out there... You could just buy a regular old battery pack.

    One of these kept my Garmin going for 20+ hours and STILL had enough juice to charge my phone twice. And they are relatively inexpensive at $18 each. I bought three of them thinking I would need to change them out at every check point at DK200, but it just kept going and going and going.

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