I'd like to enter the Cup O' Dirt challenge with my first ride being the Gents Race 3.0 on April 6th. We started at 8:45 with our team of 5 for the race that day with strong winds out of the south pushing us north about 19 miles. When we made our first turn we knew it was going to be a rough day (especially for the guy on the single speed...). At about mile 23, we had our first member drop out (the guy with the singlespeed) as we made our second turn to head into the wind. A couple miles later our second teammate dropped. We geared down and spun away into the strong south wind and finally made it to the halfway point in Slater. After departing Slater at about mile 35, the 3rd member left the team. My remaining teammate and I pushed our way south with the now SW wind. Finally catching a break and headed east for several miles before pulling back into Ankeny and finishing the course at about 3:15.
Looking forward to another 11 100k gravel rides this year...I think.