This weekend is the inaugural Gem Grit Grinder in Emmett that is being hosted by the Boise Velo Women. It will be their second event they are hosting and promoting in the last year. I decided to go pre-ride the course yesterday (05/18/17) and get a feel for what we have in store for the 44 mile course this Saturday.
Parked at the high point of the course. Million dollar views.
So smooth, almost considered road tires after the ride yesterday.
Budget must be tight, this is the roadside restroom. Giving up privacy for a more natural view.
This is Jesus's corner. I didn't see him out there, but the sign mentioned this was his barrio.
I have made the decision to ride my Cannondale Super-X this weekend. I predict you may see a sub two hour finish of the 44 mile course. The roads are buffed out smooth and the course is less than technical, which will benefit the roadie teams that show up and use team tactics.
Hopefully we have a good turnout from teams like UpCycle and 10 Barrel, showing up in force to support our local race scene is what the valley needs. These events wont last without the support of our local cycling community. Thanks to the almost 60 riders already registered, and it's not to late for registration.
Race Information: www.boisevelowomen.com/gravel2017.html
Race Registration: www.usacycling.org/register/2017-1258
-King Donger..."Getting Tater’d in Idaho"