#OneSpeedOpen rolled out in misty conditions to tackle a 62 mile loop 'round some of the finest gravel in Larimer and Weld Counties. Two rules: no shifting, no complaining. Logan and Zack disappeared after about 5 miles and arrived to the finish far enough ahead that I'm sure they were onto beer #2 or #3 before anyone else crossed the line.
Eric caught up with me just prior to.a series of rollers and threatened to drop me on all of the steep downhills as we started to close in on the finish. I had to brake on a few of them as I was topping out at 50 kph doing 130 rpm, which isn't totally outrageous until you remember that it's all gravel! I did my best to chase back on after each and launched a bid for the finishline just inside 8 miles to go. Nabbed 3rd.