Sunday, July 19, 2009
Century 9 (My First Gravel Century)
Friday I successfully completed my first gravel century. I set out early so I could meet my dad at Bait shop at 5. So I rode out on my Bianchi Cross bike. I choose the southern roads and hills since the wind was bad friday (good choice). I used a 38x17 fixed gear ratio this was a lot better than the last time on the cross at 38x15. I was able to make it over every hill without walking and the downhills spinout at 21 mph or so. I still was able to average 13 mph for the day though. So I need to learn some better routes. I rode the booneville route then past badger creek state park and ended up in Bevington continued south (there is a cool hill just south of Bevington turns and then false summit and is worse than grand ave) After this my route went all over the place and I finally found Martensdale (next time a compass is in order) rode to cummings tap and had a beer (by a beer I mean a pitcher). Then to finish out the 30 some mile I had left I did some loops around cummings (found a good 5 mile loop) then headed for downtown.