I participated in my secondÂ (of three) of our little local gravel bike ride/race the Morganzo 55: Double Nickles on the Grime last weekend. Â It’s a beautiful fifty-five mile course all of which (minus the first 1/4 mile or so) is on gravel roads of quality varying from regularly graded to rutted farm two tracks. Â There were around 15 participants this year who turned out for the ride under partly cloudy skies with temps pushing near 90 deg. F.
I aimed to finish in less than five hours and I pretty much managed that. Â My GPS read 05:01 but that included a 1.5 mile out-and-back detour due to a bad route finding decision. Â Oops. Â As one of the race promoters you’d think I’d know the exact course. Â Anyway, it was a great ride, with great participants, and I expect we’ll do it again next year.