With the growing popularity of gravel racing, and the
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:
Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race in Hastings, MI on March 25, 2017
62 gravel road race
Conditions: 38 degrees F and nonstop rain
17th out 78 in M40-50
The Bear 100 in Laona, WI on May 20, 2017
104 mile gravel race (Well, not advertised as a race but a prize and trophy was given to 1st overall).
1st place overall
And the "BIG DEAL" race...
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
Jeff Abitz wishes to thank Recyclist Bicycle Co. in Kaukauna, WI for recommending,
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.