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Shaun McNally

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First time doing this one.....what's the gravel like in this part of the state? I've been looking at pictures of the race and it looks pretty hard and well packed. Is it class V or something like crushed limestone? Looking at the weather report it looks like there will be plenty of rain the 2 days prior. How are these roads when wet?

I come from western MN, class V gravel country, our roads can stay quite soft and spongy for a few days after a lot of rain. 
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scotjonscot

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As you now know, the roads were great!
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Shaun McNally

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Yes they were! Except for the few spots with hard potholes that led to waterbottlearmegedon. 
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Yes they were! Except for the few spots with hard potholes that led to waterbottlearmegedon. 


Lol on the waterbottlearmegedon. Did the water bottles survive?


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Nope, I lost one of mine at about mile 1.5. There was still too many riders packed together to even think of stopping and turning around. I was kind of worried since the first water was at about mile 30. So 30 miles on one bottle? But it was ok. Made it to the church with a gulp to spare. 
Good thing that I won a water bottle in the meat raffle!
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Shaun McNally

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Holy crap! the winning time was 1:52!
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That time is not legit.
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If Drew Wilson did it in 2:31 in 2016 then 1:52 is a car.

I wasn't able to do it this year because of knee surgery or last year because of school, but in 2015 I did it in 5:12 on a Big Dummy.

       
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Yeah, just shy of 27mph average speed? No.
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Shaun McNally

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Just got a facebook posting from them and they said they took the times and placings down for correction.
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If Drew Wilson did it in 2:31 in 2016 then 1:52 is a car.

I wasn't able to do it this year because of knee surgery or last year because of school, but in 2015 I did it in 5:12 on a Big Dummy.

       


Well I have seen speeds of 20 mph for rides which just baffles me. I see there is a guy out in Kansas that is the American Olympic track/velodrome which is doing gravel racing which is really fast. I think he won Gravel Worlds this year.

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20mph is fast, but not unrealistic. The real winner did over 21 I believe. (I averaged just over 18)
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