Tuesday, August 19, 2014
another gravel worlds is in the books. it was a foggy and damp start and it turned out to be perfect (no dust). i didn't do the full 153, only about 75 before turning back to Lincoln. my 39x16 gear was ok but it still made each steep climb an all out effort again and again. my lower back and hamstrings are still sore days later. the strada tires did alright on the gravel, though i had to stay alert on the loose dirt sections because i came very close to loosing it a few times trying to change lines. by the checkpoint in Garland there was plenty of grit on my bike. all in all it's a great way to spend a saturday and a fun time was had by all. i can't wait for next year.