This is Saturday and that's me off the back, in the distance, fighting a bike that wouldn't stay in one gear for any length of time from the wet gravel getting thrown by my front tire. Photo: Cornbread
It was a good weekend of riding. Saturday was tough with mud foiling my 10-speed drivetrain on the Chili Con Crosso and banishing me from my original group in favor of pavement and smoother pedaling.
Sunday I chose my singlespeed El Mariachi 29er and met up with Jim Craig's crew in Panama for the pre-ride of the Panama Enduro course, which is gonna' be pretty sweet this year. Jim took his local knowledge and set up a sweet little gravel 40-miler. It's got some good sized hills, some nice scenery and excellent roads, for gravel aficionados, that is. That race will be Sunday the 14th of March, Panama, Nebraska. Details are at the AngryCowAdventures.com site. Czech it.
Saturday will be the PCL's Lincoln-?-Lincoln ride, which will be a big question mark, but will be big fun. Don't kid yourself. Have you ever done a PCL event that hasn't been a blast? Come riding a bike fit for gravel and ready to ride about 50-60 miles. That's what I'd say... I'm guessing the call will be to go out against the wind and come back with the wind. I could be wrong here, but that makes for a nice ride... So come out and ride, 'eh? It'll be a heck of a good time. Details will be up soon on the PCL blog. Oh yeah, you know you wanna' check that one out...
Hopefully this week I'll be building up the new gravel bike I'll be racing this season. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best... I have all the parts I need to build the bike. The tires are even aired up.