August 31st, 2010 - By admin
Sent in by Todd H. in Amherst, MA, this is what I can only assume assume is him on his Kish cross bike.
I think I know that feeling. I certainly would had I stumbled into the ‘D2R2’, perhaps thinking on was on my way to a dyslexic Star Wars fan convention. Todd describes it:
“…the Deerfield Dirt Road Randonnee (D2R2). In addition to 11,000+ feet of climbing, 109 miles if you don’t get lost, and several 20% grades, last year it was almost 100 degrees and tropically humid.”
Read more about it here, this is exactly the type of riding we build so many of our cross bikes for. (Sorry but I can’t bring myself to call them ‘randonneurs’, or worse, ‘randos’). No traffic, no giant banners, all the pain and none of the glory of racing…
I’m in the process of gathering links to such rides/races across the country since I know a lot of you are into the same thing. If you have a good one in your area, let me know.
My accountant would not forgive if I skipped this opportunity to mention that our production CrossMuters are on sale for a paltry $1000, with good deals on forks available too. Once they’re gone, they’re gone (or more accurately, once they’re gone they’ll be $1600, since they’ve always been available built custom),