Update 2/21/10 (7:30 a.m.). The Smithville Gravel Grinder has been cancelled for today due to unsafe driving conditions and icy roads. And the fact that I could not get out of my neighborhood with my little truck due to the slick roads....
Randy marked the course today. Yellow flags = Left Turn, Pink flags = Right turn. Bailouts are flagged with both Yellow and Pick. See below map for bailouts.
Based on the forecast (30 degrees), the planned MTB ride before the GG is not going to happen. We will meet at around 9:50am for a planned 10:00am departure for the gravel grinder. This looks like it is going to be a real classic - wintry mix, snow, slush, ice, slop.
What: Smithville Gravel Grinder v3
When: Sunday , February 21, 2010 - 10:00 am start time
Where: Smoke N Davey Trail head (off W highway) , Smithville, Missouri
Who: Any and all are welcome
Why: Because it is time for Randy to get off his ass and ride.
Come join Cow Town Cycling's Randy Cartwright on a scenic trip around Smithville and surrounding counties - 4 to be exact. Route is just under 34 miles and includes our favorite, hilly gravel roads.
If the trails are frozen on Sunday morning (long term forecast says they should be) a group of us will also ride one lap of the Bone Bender course beginning at 8:30 am. After the MTB ride we will ride the gravel grinder route. What more can you ask for. A full morning/afternoon of riding our bikes.
Here is the course map - Smithville Gravel Grinder v3 Course Map