This Saturday we will ride for the first time of the season! Bring your fatbikes.
We will be doing the February 26 mile route found in the Route Files page of the website. Click the link. https://www.hugogravel.org/route-files . The route is a suggestion.
If you want more miles, have at it. If you need to cut it short, that's great too.
Riding to the meet up is a great way to add extra miles.
Fill out the waiver if you haven't.
Download the route.
Print the cue sheet.
The weather will be cold with a predicted 10mph wind as well. We will likely be out there for 2 hours. Dress accordingly. Wool and layers are great choices.
If you are not familiar with the area, please see the FAQ section of the website here. https://www.hugogravel.org/faq At the bottom is a map that shows the general area. Please know the route, and your way back. This is an unsupported ride and we want to be sure you will return safely.
C-store on the route.
Some will stop at the halfway point at Big Marine C-Store on Manning.
It's a chance to warm up, refill bottles/coffee, and use a bathroom.
We will likely have two or three paces of folks - expresso, mocha's and cappuccinos. You will find your fit. This is about sharing the love of gravel, training for events, and making new friends.
In reality, it all depends on the weather and road conditions. The gravel will still be frozen which makes it very hard and will roll fast, but the cold in your legs, bearings, and lungs might be a force to recon with. Plan for icy corners. Studs or no studs, that's up to you. And then there is a wind, which will mostly be a cross wind and head wind on the way out and turn to our backs on the return? One can hope.
Start is at 9am. Please arrive by 8:45am. Pre-game talk a few minutes before we depart. Will depart on time. There is a bathroom and food in the Festival/Dunn Bros. coffee shop. Plan to stick around afterwards for a HOT cup of coffee and share stories. We should be back around 11-11:15am. Click the link for Hugo Dunn bros. location https://goo.gl/maps/LHnQQNqHZ2rLUcZv6
See you there!