My husband, me, and some friends rode in the Almanzo 100 this weekend. A free 100 mile unsupported gravel race.
My goal was to finish, which I did, so I’m proud. I’m also amazed. No one in our group got any flats, broke any chains, or sustained any injuries. We all finished, and although weary tired and hungry, we were all smiling.
According to my computer (official times aren’t yet posted) we finished with a rolling time of just under 9 hours (total 11.5 hours with stops) We rode almost 110 miles due to a wrong turn and a course re-route at one of the river crossings and we climbed 7,000 feet. My husband cleared every hill on his single speed.
I’m sore here and there and I have matching bruises on the outside of each thigh in addition to some road rash on my shin, but otherwise I feel great.
These are the kind of events I like to participate it!