|Only weirdos would consider riding a single speed for 100 miles on gravel. Are you in?|
Okay, things are progressing. First off, we're leaning towards the late March date as of now. That would be March 30th, 2019. Pencil that in if you are down with this idea. That date falls one week before the Gents Race and two weeks after Land Run in Oklahoma. I think it's a good date, but yes- it conflicts with something. Whatever. We are 90% sure we're going with that date as of now.
Next up is the venue. My feelings are that I have to make sure we have motels, places to eat, and I have to make sure it is easy to get to, centrally located if possible. There is room for compromise. We've talked about two venues: Decorah and Grinnell. We aren't done considering places, so chime in if you have strong feelings about this. Please.
This won't be a free to enter event, as we are going to have insurance and maybe more structure than what you might be familiar with from me. It is a "State Championship", after all, so there is some seriousness to this. That said, we're pretty stuck on self-support, and my feeling is that there will be one chance at re-supply, hopefully at around mile 50-ish, and that's that. It's more than likely going to be self-navigated as well. We're still looking at things in this area.
Oh yeah.........we came up with a name for it: C.O.G. 100. "Creatures Of Gravel".