There are 1.3 million miles of gravel roads that run across America, and over the last few years thousands of cyclists have found in them a new frontier for riding. In the September issue of Men’s Journal is a piece I did about that scene, which is gritty, down to earth and open to all comers. Gravel, after all, is the everyman pavement, the unsung surface that makes America work. Likewise gravel rides are the everyman’s race. You don’t need special equipment, or training. All you need is a bike, the right attitude, and a bunch of crushed rocks.