On Saturday, I loaded my gravel grinder (bike) in the car, and headed about 30 miles or so south of the Twin Cities, to where the gravel starts. The temperature was 45 F with a brisk and sometimes gusty wind out of the East. My first training day on gravel. It was a good experience. I learned some new stuff. The bike works just as I hoped it would. A good mix of conditions and terrain. Gravel, asphalt, mud, grass, sand, got a little bit of everything. Hills and wind, too!