COOL HAND LUKE GRAVEL GRINDERShawn Morelli
Hello everyone I am back with a short update. This last weekend I decided due to a lack of road races in my area I would do a Gravel Grinder. If you are not sure what this is it is a race on dirt, gravel, B roads with some goat paths thrown in.
I raced the CHL in Leavenworth Kansas. This was a 64 Mile race of which I made 68 miles due to a little misdirection trying to find the support stop. I managed to find it after spending 20 min riding in circles. Once I found it I had conceded that I was out of contention for the win but would still try to complete the event in a respectable time.
So I started out again and linked up with some other riders and we made excellent time, then all of a sudden I started to pass women who I started with after passing about 5 women I started to try and do the math of how many could possibly still be in front of me. Then all of sudden I came up to the lead pack. In the end I finished second in my category and second overall female which I am extremely happy with seeing as I rode 4 more miles then them…