Hints at why gravel and off-pavement bikepacking are growing in this video “epitaph” by road cyclist Phil Gaimon. No, Phil didn’t die, but he made this relatable video to share when he does…

More cars on the road, the lack of protected bike lanes and infrastructure, too many drivers using mobile phones, and general reckless driving… all reasons why gravel cycling and bikepacking continue to grow, and the reason why many road cyclists have retreated to double track, singletrack, and gravel backroads. Here, retired pro road cyclist Phil Gaimon (known for his love of cookies and hatred of doping) shares his video epitaph, and a few relatable encounters:



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