As I’ve mentioned before, I am racing Gravel Grovel this year. I had to cajole some of the others to actually registering, but they have. I’m pretty sure that Tim, Patrick, and Timothy are registered. I’m not sure about Michael.
I have stripped my LHT down. I removed the fenders, racks, lights and most other accessories. I put my Acorn handlebar bag on to hold the essentials and installed the wider tires (700×47 Marathons) that Patrick loaned me. It’s still not a light bike, but it’s a bit better equipped for racing on gravel.
I met up with Tim this morning for a 25-mile training ride in town. No gravel was involved, but just trying to get our fitness levels up. I was slow and felt thrashed. I haven’t adjusted to the colder weather yet.
We’re heading out a again tomorrow for a real gravel ride of about 57 miles. Wish me luck.