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Written by Mike Benson Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00
My journey to do my first gravel race started back in September when I met Anthony Moccia while waiting to be staged for a cyclocross race at White Park. Learning that registration fills up quickly, I registered days after it opened. Thankfully I did because it closed within a week with all 1000 spots taken. As the days approached to the event, my focus turned to the weather. Having skied the weekend before not far from Burke Mountain, along with spring rains, I knew that race day was going to be a slog in wet, muddy, cold, and rainy conditions. But this is why I signed up. If it was going to be easy it wouldn’t be fun.
Written by Kevin Ryan Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00
I’ve wanted to visit Texas for some time now, the Austin area in particular as it has a reputation for being one of the coolest cities in the country. So when fellow Bikeman team member Warren Gerow asked if I wanted to join in on the trip this year, I jumped at the opportunity. Bikeman’s Rick Nelson and several other allies went as well. (Great riding with you Peter, Jim, Jack, and Jon!) Rick and Warren did the race the previous year and had good things to say about it. (People would not travel from Maine to Texas for several consecutive years if the riding was anything less than stellar.)