As previously pointed out, the first annual (I hope) Camp Shelby Gravel Grind was today. I did the 50 mile option, and I must say that it was about all that I could handle, maybe a tad more. Several miles of gravel were loose like roller bearings, the climbs were killer steep, and the friend I was riding with had three flats before calling it a day and flagging the sag wagon. Wouldn't have it any other way! Well, except for the three flats/sag wagon part. Will be back next year. I rolled in well after the cut-off time to cheers and a hot bowl of chili. A good end to a hard day.
Here are a couple of pictures:
Tanks. I wonder which is heavier?
Meanwhile, down at the starting line...