Friday, February 4, 2011
Saturday Gravel Goodness
Isn't this a happy-looking lot of ragamuffins? That's what happens when you ride 50 miles of wet, snowy gravel through the Loess Hills: unbridled joy. Plus: sugar-bonking, extremity numbness, and spatial disorientation!
Sound like fun? Wanna spend next week picking grit outta yer teeth? Then join us! We'll meet MOD, Shim, Rafal, and the rest of their wrecking crew at the Bob Kerry Pedestrian bridge at 9:30 Saturday morning. We'll stay together as a bigger pack and then split into A and B groups once we hit the hills. MOD's people will end up rolling 80+ miles, while our junior varsity squad (led by Leah and yours truly) will cover ~50 miles.
This will NOT be a no-drop ride, so please come prepared with a 'cross bike, tubes, pump, fluids, and food. We'll ride about three hours at my base pace, which is probably 16-20 mph on the flats and dead-ass slow on the hills. I am a sprinter, after all.
I won't let anyone get left alone in the wilds of Pottawattamie County, but please take the time to familiarize yourself with the route:
Plus, you'll get to eyeball this luscious piece of steel as it makes only its second voyage:
C.T.? Munson? This ride has got your names written all over it.....