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Lost and Found: Polk County Wanderings

Lost and Found: Polk County Wanderings

May 04, 2023

Preview an article in the FREE OBED publication, Spoke & Terrain. An assemblage of stories, recollections from the trail & the race, all about the gravel community. Full Article Now Available


Content creation always starts with that one word. And it is always preceded with the annoying bleating of an alarm at an ungodly hour. Because getting the glory images; first light golden hour shots, doesn’t happen with a 9:30 a.m leisurely wake-up call from the front desk. This time, it was 4:30 a.m. An early start to say the least. Our crew was assembling in drips and drabs, focused on the pot of Stumptown coffee brewing in the kitchen.

We found that rural Polk County, Tennessee would be ideal terrain to explore. Nearby to our Chattanooga headquarters, the dirt, forest and unknown roads were all we needed. The winding road was a dream: two-lane pavement ceded to dirt roads, perfectly tacky two days after a rain. With no dust, a few puddles, and all the traction, it was going to be a fun day on hero dirt… the kind that make for great video and photos...

James Walsh riding a GVR

"Leave the road; take the trails.” – Pythagoras

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