Wednesday, August 20, 2014

'Merican Century Gravel Grinder and beyond!

What's next?  D2R2 is next weekend.  The 160K is not quite 100 miles but maybe I can convince Will to take a little side trip to check out the Harriman Dam to the see the Glory Hole.

... that the name of the Harriman Dam's enormous 
160' spillway is the Glory Hole? 
It is called the Glory Hole because 
it is shaped like a gigantic morning glory.

There is another long distance, gravel grinder-esce ride in the making in mid-September.  It's called J2R2 by another D2R2 and Roxbury Dirt Roads cyclist that I think encompasses some of what I just rode a long with Roxbury/Washington/New Milford dirt roads.  There is a Gravel Grinder up in Becket, MA that I will probably do, too, called F2G2, or Fall Foliage Gravel Grinder.  Not a big course, in fact not even a 100K but it's the after the ride, Oktoberfest style party that is most alluring.  Next year, it will be a toss up on whether to try the Foolish Classic again or finally do the Detour de Connecticut, a 112 mile course in the heart of the state.   There's lots of dirty riding still to be done this year!

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