Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tour of the Battenkill--"America's Queen of the Classics"

Signed up for Cat. 4 in the Battenkill race.  Looks like they will be sending out a total of three fields of 125 Cat 4's, so mine will be a large peloton.  I hear that over 1000 are signed up already (All cat 4 fields sold out in 7 minutes) and by race day there should be 1500 racers.  Here's what it looks like:

April 10 is very early for me to be racing, but Battenkill is a unique event in the race calendar.  At 62 miles it is one of the longest races (most are less than 40 miles).  Also, the weather can be pretty grim and the 15 miles of dirt roads make it unlike anything else you'd see in the US.  The race was originally called the Battenkill Roubaix, a reference to the brutal spring classic Paris Roubaix.  Can't explain the attraction of doign this race but it is definitely going to be a big motivator over the winter.

So hopefully I can keep the spare tire at bay this winter and be ready to go for this American Spring Classic!

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