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#GOINGPLACES – XPDTN3 AT GRINDURO IN CALIFORNIA

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For those without the time to disappear on two wheels exploring for weeks on end, XPDTN3 is a group of riders who set out to pack as much as possible into three days of riding and tell the tales from along their adventures. Typically the XPDTN3 trips head out and find their way as they go, however at one of their most recent trips, the guys travelled to California for the popular Grinduro off-road event with ex-professional Dave Zabriskie joining regulars Marc Gasch and Dave Koesel.

 

XPDTN3 Grinduro

DAVE ZABRISKIE LEADS THE WAY OVER THE GRAVEL TRACKS

The riding was controlled, given the Enduro style format, but with timed sections and testing climbs to tackle it wasn’t all plain sailing as the natural competitiveness shone through.

Perfect double track roads market the first part of the race, where every rider had the opportunity to warm up before the first timed steep and short climb. The versatility of the event’s timed segments matched perfectly with the EXPLORO’s go-anywhere, do everything personality.

 

 

The versatility of the event’s timed segments matched perfectly with the EXPLORO’s go-anywhere, do everything personality. Air pressure adjustments were made for each of the segment’s surface conditions and some of us even opted to drop the saddle height for the last singletrack section.

 

 

THE WEAPON OF CHOICE FOR XPDTN3 – THE 3T EXPLORO

The XPDTN3 Team explorers use custom AeroComfort 2.0 TSA bike bags with thru-axle mounts to keep their bikes safe on their travels. #BringYourBike

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Written by Dave Koesel & photographed by Marc Gasch

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