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archeng59

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I rode my third gravel grinder this weekend in Erick, Oklahoma.  The Do-Wacka-Do Trail Run included 42, 60 and 100 mile gravel routes through some awesomely beautiful country in SW Oklahoma.  I did the 42 miler.  I've only been riding since this past March, so wasn't sure how it would go.  I did about 35 miles ok then the hills took their toll on my legs.  Took me 5 1/2 hours, which is too long but hey I finished on my own, which is what matters to me.  The time will get better the more I ride.  They do this every year in the fall if anyone wants to do it next year.  IMG_3674[1].JPG  IMG_3662[1].JPG  IMG_3672[1].JPG  IMG_3686[1].JPG  IMG_3705[1].JPG
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CADBiker

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what a great looking route. Congrats on the finish
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Congrats on the finish. I finished my first last weekend at the Pony Express. It took you so long to finish because you were stopping too much to take pics. [biggrin] I am glad you had fun on your ride. I can Google it but wondering how many riders were in it and what was the entry fee? So I see the entry fee was $40 not bad. It also looks like the run has been running longer than the gravel ride. They had some really nice belt buckles for the run finishers. Just being able to ride a gravel ride somewhere is enough of a prize. For you ride I did see you did get a t shirt which I have plenty. Looks like a great ride. I saw something on the website about having to buying OK fishing/hunting license because it was run on a wildlife area. Was that for the run or the bike race?

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There were about 40 riders all together.  The fee was $40.  I think the fishing/hunting license was for the two longer rides and the runs since they all went through the wildlife management area.  The 42 mile route was all outside the management area except for the start and finish.  No one asked me for my license though.  If you go to the Do-Wacka-Do facebook page, there is a post showing the gravel grinders and finish times.  It was fun.  I'm definitely doing it again next year.
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Wow only 40 riders. I am somewhat directional challenged. On the Pony Express which had around 180 riders total I always had a rider around me and didn't have to worry about reading a cue sheet. That did help when I lost all my cue cards except for the last one and the contact number # 62 miles. I found out for some reason even though my BarMap likes road riding all right it doesn't seem to live gravel grinding. I did look at the website but was somewhat confused on the hunting/fishing license.

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