After doing the race I stand corrected! First of all, this race is still very low key, but has a great grassroots vibe, and a really cool format when you look at it. 50 miles of flat hard pack fast as hell dirt roads for 4.8 miles, and then 5.2 miles of some of the hardest most technical single track trails in the state! This is truly a race that has something for everyone, but refuses to cater to no one! The mix of great old school trails, with the fast group racing of a gravel grinder all wrapped up in a 5 lap, 10 mile loop race format truly makes this a great race to compete, to watch or just challenge yourself at completing. Think of races like "Cone-Azalia" and "Grampian Challege" all rolled up into one! I'm glad I did it, and hope it sticks around and continues to grow.
Congrats to Chris and Tony. It sure was a lot of fun, and you both worked your asses off!
Also, congrats to TSB! We had some great results, and a lot of personal Goals were met, making for a perfect tough day.
Thanks to Todd and Kevin, for pushing to get this event in our back yard again, and wiping the trail into great shape year after year!
Finally, thanks to Mike's Mix for fueling me through such grueling events like Ore to Shore and Ruby 50!