support (parts and setup advice) from Recyclist Bicycle Co. in Kaukauna, WI,
Jeff "Why can't he pick a disipline" Abitz was compelled to give it a try.
Here is his 2017 results thus far:
62 gravel road race
Conditions: 38 degrees F and nonstop rain
17th out 78 in M40-50
104 mile gravel race (Well, not advertised as a race but a prize and trophy was given to 1st overall).
1st place overall
Dirty Kanza 200 in Emporia, KS on June 3, 2017
207 mile gravel race
Goal #1: Finish with four person group.
Stretch Goal: "Beat the Sun (finish before sundown)".
Both goals accomplished.
55th out of 125 in M 45-50, Overall: 348/827
and supplying the following:
- wheelset: Custom built to perfection by Matt Fischer;
- S-Works seatpost to provide a little cushion back there;
- Lauf Grit fork that allowed his arms to feel fresh after cycling 14 hours of Flint Hill gravel.
- Teravail Cannonball tires that remained flat free. Thanks to Justin Michels for the tip.