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Written by David Keppler Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:00
This year was the first year that my schedule allowed me to race the Casco Bay CX race in Portland, Maine. The race is put on by Bikeman.com, and takes place on the esplanade right on the water. I arrived on Saturday to help set up the course, and turned the experience into a mini-vacation by also spending time in the great city of Portland.
Written by Roger Jorgensen Wednesday, 16 November 2016 00:00
The town of Ojai is inland from Ventura, CA. The mountain ranges that surround this idyllic community were to be our ride. I've known about this event for a few years, and spacing between the gravel race/ride/adventure is important. I've managed about eight in the last couple of years and this is my favorite to date. A 30 and 60 mile were offered, with the promise of tacos, beer and raffle. The morning meeting is a must, the controlled roll-out a danger, and then the retired pro's and youth are gone before you know it. I've learned the hard way to never pass up a feed table, always walk when riding becomes impossible and don't worry about the clock. Concentrate on the visual, take the pictures, you may never return to this part of the planet.