What This Post Is And What The Series Scheduling Will Be: This post is to be seen as a "table of contents" of sorts. For now, you can look at this and see what you need to be looking forward to, and if some of the topics are of no interest, you will be able to skip those. This will run Wednesdays until the series concludes so dates are attached here for your convenience.
Where You Can Access The Series In The Future: After the series is over, I will add the links to each post on a new page here on the site. Pages can be accessed from underneath the header image on this blog above this text. I won't populate the page or post it publicly until the series is completed. That looks to be sometime this May, (barring any more suggested topics for discussion), so don't look for that until late spring or so.
A Note On The Topics; I chose most of the topics, so if I am missing anything, please make a suggestion in the comment section. That said, these topics will be covered in the simplest of terms and are aimed at encouraging people to ride. My main goal is to break down any barriers keeping people from riding. NOT teaching them about the finer points of tubeless tires, drive train maintenance, or why they shouldn't wear this-or-that. This is not THAT series, nor should it be.
Schedule And Topics
February 24th: Why Ride Gravel?
March 3rd: What Bike To Use
March 10th: What To Wear
March 17th: How To Ride On Gravel
How To Be Self-Supported And Why
March 24th: How To Be self-Supported And Why
March 31: What To Eat And Drink
April 7th: What Accessories You Should Consider
April 14th: How To Repair A Flat Tire
April 21st:How To Lubricate Your Chain
April 28th: How To Clean Your Bike
Where To Ride And How To Navigate
May 5th: Routes and Navigation Basics
May 12th: Riding "Right" (Basic Gravel Road Riding Rules and How to Deal With Dogs)
Sending You Off
May 19th: Have Some Fun Already!
That's the schedule! I hope that it serves some folks well. Of course, many of you will already have a great idea of how to do gravel. That's expected, and this series may not be for you. However; you may know someone just getting started, or someone you have in mind that might like riding gravel. If that's the case, would you point this series out to them? It hopefully will be a help and encouragement.
Okay, with that, I will end today's post and next Wednesday I'll start off on the B.O.G. Series!