What a great weekend for riding! This was a doubleheader gravel weekend for us, 67 miles from Hell (Michigan) on Saturday and 62 windy Lake Erie Fall Ride miles on Sunday.
On Saturday, Justin brought out the Cannondale van loaded with the new Topstone Carbon demos. Man, those bikes are fast. Some rain moved through the area, missing us, but leaving some peanut buttery roads as we neared the finish. Hell was a very busy place when we got there, and it was hot.
Sunday was the Lake Erie Fall Ride. We started out with a great group of riders of all levels, rolling along at a quick 17mph for the first half. The wind took its toll on the back of the pack, so we split into two groups after the lunch stop in Luna Pier. Everyone worked their butts off to get back for the Pavlov's Brewing beer tent. Thanks to Monroe Cycling Club for putting on a great event!
More gravel events are lined up, right up to Winter Warrior in November. On 9/28, we ride a gravel century from Morenci, MI, weather permitting. The forecast is rough right now. On 10/6 (Sunday), we travel to Loudonville for a Summer of Stupid ride that is not for the faint of heart: 70 odd miles and 7000 feet of climbing on sometimes firm, sometimes loose, but always steep gravel roads.
Hope to see you out there.
Photos from the Hell Gravel Grovel: https://photos.app.goo.gl/r3bZX3H2YET8LZpNA
Photos from the Lake Erie Fall Ride: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Tbv8XXqFwbWcT37dA