Here is my write up of last years ride: 2014 Fall Foliage Gravel Grinder
Check out this video that Brad Herder posted talking about the event and route details.
|Hitting first dirt on Hoosac Road|
|Climbing Bug Hill Road|
What the 180 km had in abundance was a lot of serious climbs (and fast descents). I like to print out the elevation profile for these long rides and clip it to my handlebars (instead of a cue sheet). I think there are Garmin devices that could give me the same information about the duration and steepness ofthe climbs (in real time no less) -- but I find having the paper version prepares me mentally for what is ahead. Here is what the 180 km profile looks like:
I'm already looking forward to D2R2 next year!
|First Dirt on Lambert Road|
The Deerfield Dirt-Road Randonnee was conceived in the 1990's as just a favorite dirt-road loop in the hilltowns of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Since its birth as an organized event in 2005, many have hailed D2R2 as the hardest, most beautiful, most fun, most traffic-free, most unique, and overall best ride that they have ever done.
|Steady Lane Farm|
|Heading into Archambo Road|
|At the top of Hillman Road|
|Will at the border with Vermont|