“This weather must be just like riding in the UK right now… ”
Race day of Land Run 100 and the fair weather of the previous day has overnight been replaced by something akin to a good British autumn: cold, wet and windy.
The Land Run 100 is one of the many growing U.S. gravel grinder events. Held in Stillwater, Oklahoma, it has made a name for itself amongst gravel fans for the iron-rich clay mud that is found atop long sections of the course. This is industrial-strength mud that just doesn’t quit. Forget your sloppy, wet brown mud—this stuff is bright orangey-red and all it wants to do is eat bikes
The name of the game at Land Run 100 is bike preservation. At any moment, the course can consume your drivetrain and leave you stranded awaiting a ride back to town with the bad taste of a DNF in your mouth… and in short, that’s exactly what happened to me.
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