Opinion: It is 2022. We need equal prize money, equal distances, and equal coverage

Dearly beloved gravel, we are gathered here today to tell you we love you.

You are so much to so many of us. We buy new bikes for you. We take uncharted gravel roads for you. People make careers out of you. We lower tire pressure and break rules for you. You are edgy, cagey, unpredictable, and a whole lot of audacious fun.