Sunday, March 23, 2008

Gravel Rouser Epic

Yesterday was the Gravel Rouser! Shouldn't that mean Spring Time is officially here. Maybe in OH, but today we are driving back to Wisco where old man winter might linger for another month or two...always a little depressing going home after vacation...even more so with fresh snow on the ground.

The Gravel Rouser Lake Hope Epic was another for the record books. We gathered at the W. State St. ball fields for the 20+ mile dirt road ride out to Lake Hope. Right off the bat Duncan w/ his rockin' mullet jumped out to the lead in the road kill points competition. The ride out was great and we even took some local short cuts.


















The points competition heated up when Mike Boyes tied things up with this sweet score...



















When everyone arrived at Lake Hope it was time for the real racing to begin. 8 miles of the best singletrack in the midwest. I started off 3 wheels back and slowly made my way to the front. On one of the climbs I pushed the pace and only Ryan Curtis could hang. Ryan took the lead like any local would and pointed me in the long way around an option section! I bided my time and followed him on the technical descent until he took a corner a little too hot and the wet leaves unhooked his back wheel. I cruised it on in for my second stage win of the 08 Rouser. More photos & GPS route to come soon.

Finished off the 4.5 hour day in some rain with Joey and Mike hoping to score some last minute roadkill and win the weasel, but it looks like this is the closest it will ever make it to Sheboygan...

2 comments:

Tim Drankus said...

Not only is the weather pattern in winter mode you have to still move into your house. OUCH!!! Let me know if you need help.

Sarah Lukas said...

hah what a bunch of dorks those girls are. How in the world are you affiliated with them?