Well we are drawing closer to our annual gravel grinder, Chucky's Challenge, as we are less than a week away. Things are really coming together on our end, the route is prepped and maps are getting finished up, and the route will be flagged later this week. We all hope that you can make the trip to Jamesport, MO on Saturday Feb 2, 2013 for our 10:00 a.m. start and our epic adventure on bikes through some amazing Amish country. Don't feel like you have 63 miles in your legs? Don't let that stop you, go as far as you want and either just turn around and head back or navigate your own adventure back with the map. There are some very good post ride food options in Jamesport, the Country Cupboard (located at 1011 Old Hwy 6) or Gingerich Dutch Pantry 120 W Broadway (NW corner of the 4 way stop in downtown Jamesport).
Doug has always been the leader of this ride but as many of you know Doug will be in Louisville for the Cyclocross World Championships so I have been heading up this ride this year. Doug has always took the lead group out at faster speeds and others have ridden their own pace. I won't be riding "Dougs" pace as I am working on building my base now but whoever wants to take out at higher speeds is more than welcome. You will be supplied maps and the course will be marked so go out and enjoy your ride. We do recommend that you have someone of equal riding fitness/ability to ride with in case you have an issue. If any of the GHTA faithful come up on a rider in need of help we will do what we can to assist that rider to get them back underway.
We hope to see you all this Saturday Feb 2, 2013. Ride starts at 10:00 a.m. at the 4 way stop in downtown Jamesport, MO.