Gravel Labs

Welcome to 10 Tooth. My name is JR Thompson. I have been a professional in the bicycle industry for over 30 years, and I started 10 Tooth as a place to journal, start collecting resources and provide my services.

My background in cycling started with a passionate 12-year mountain bike racing career, which-included numerous professional bike race wins. And I’ve worked at many elite bike shops as a mechanic in Boulder, Moab, and most of the bike shops in Steamboat Springs.

With the entrepreneurial spirit always in me, I founded Veloscapes in 2010 (which I still own and operate) and then Blue Room Velo which was a mobile bicycle repair service company I ran for a few years. I co-founded and blog over at The Dirty Roads. And I run a gravel riding challenge called Dirty Roads 101.

Living in Routt County, Colorado, I am blessed to have some of the finest gravel riding on the planet in my backyard. And I’m stoked to see so many people discovering gravel cycling and exploring more dirt roads!

10 Tooth is a Gravel Cycling Co. based out of Oak Creek, Colorado.

But mainly, 10 Tooth is just a blog about my shenanigans!

10 Tooth JR Thompson Gravel Riding

At the Time We Just Called It County Road Riding

It was the spring of 1998, my roommate and close friend Doug Demusz had already been putting in some base miles on the frozen backroads around our hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had modified a Trek 770…


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