|What kind of folks ride these kinds of roads?|
I mean, what type of riders do this sort of thing? What riders would be attracted to such an activity? For many years, most cyclists, (not to mention non-cyclists), would give you that "you're crazy" look if you said that you were out riding gravel. Well, that is if they just didn't come right out and say it to your face, which a lot of people have to me.
I guess I could maybe give you- the reader- a version of what I think a gravel road rider is, but I am one. It's maybe not my place to even say what a gravel road rider's profile is, if there even is a "profile" for one.
Oh, I've been asked about this before. Folks wanting to know about Trans Iowa, or speaking to me about "Gravel Grinder News" . But for this post, I wanted to let you decide: Who Are The Gravel Grinders?
So, if you've got your version you'd like to share, hit me with it in the comments section. Thanks!
Special Note On "300 Miles Of Gravel":
300 Miles of Gravel Trailer from Jeff Frings Photography on Vimeo.
I have been getting several requests/questions about how one can get ahold of the film project by Jeff Frings about Trans Iowa V7 called "300 Miles Of Gravel" .
The answer is- You can't get it. .....................well, not yet anyway.
Let me explain a few things: First of all, I and all the riders and volunteers in Trans Iowa V7 have no connection with the sale or distribution of the film. We were in it, but we do not own the rights. We were "compensated" for our inclusion in the project by Mr. Frings by getting a free copy of the completed film in digital file format. Mr. Frings also opened up a small window for those wanting to have the film by making a list, (compiled and sent to Mr. Frings by myself), and snding those folks a copy of the film as well.
Beyond this, my only information regarding the film comes from Mr. Frings who told me that he "may offer the film for sale" at some undetermined point in the future.
So, while I am greatly flattered and appreciative of the interest I am finding out about out there for this film, I can not get you "hooked up", and have no influence on whether or not "300 Miles Of Gravel" will ever be distributed for public consumption/viewing.