At 7:15am we took off for what was an amazing Saturday morning group ride. The weather was perfect for Casper, this time of year and the wind didn't hurt us until the very end. That was the nice thing about leaving that early.
Matt "the maniac", rode his frankenstein bike with a mix of mountain bike and road bike parts rolling on cyclocross tires. Besides the few muddy sections in the road where the brakes would clog with gunk, this bike is perfectly suited for the gravel road rides.
Neil "the real deal", Ben "the beast" and Adam "Griz" opted for 29er hardtails. Next time I will put on some heavier tires on the road bike. When the roads are dry, I know a road bike would FLY on this route. Can't wait to do it again. How about next weekend?
The views and roads are absolutely beautiful on this route. I hope to share it with all of you in the future. This would make an excellent gravel road race. The roads were so nice, that a road bike would be the fastest bike to race this route on. Thanks Kevin for giving me these 29er slick tires! I never thought I'd use them, but they are the bomb on gravel.