Just got word in today that the Dirty Kanza route has been pre-ridden. It looks to be a great route this year, (it's supposedly a totally different route from last years). You can check out some route photos here: http://www.ridehighgear.com/pages/framepages/news.html
(Blogger is goofy this morning, or I'd have hyper-linked that for you!)
The Dirty Kanza 200 is going to take place starting in Emporia Kansas on May 19th. More info will be posted here as it becomes available. It should be another really fun time on the sharp flint gravel of Kansas. I can not wait!
Another gravel grinder that I just happen to have something to do with is Trans Iowa, (www.transiowa.blogspot.com) It will be taking place at the end of April, but we haven't decided which of two weekends that we will be using yet. Our course should be around 330- 350 miles long and will be one big loop, just like Dirty Kanza's course. We are featuring some tougher hills this year and this could quite possibly be the toughest Trans Iowa, (barring the weather) yet. Of course, any and all updates will be found here.
Finally, the last gravel event that I want to mention is my namesake event, The Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational, which I plan on riding in July, probably mid-month as of right now. More info on this past summers event can be found at www.gtdri.blogspot.com or any future announcements can also be found here.
Gravel.....just what is it about this stuff anyway? Look for more thoughts on that to come!