The sport is rough, but sometimes, there are these universal moments - Roglic could not turn over the gear he was pushing after he got up from his crash...
So I am getting a gravel bike. it's a 2019 model that finally went on sale. Carbon Trek Checkpoint color Cobra Blood.
One really gets a lot of nice with a new bike. I had to wait, and was pushed towards a $5k bicycle, which I resisted.
There seem to be more gravel type organized rides around here - let's see. Just happier off the road...
"Is there good mountain biking here?"
Yes, there is good mountain biking everywhere.