Satuday, April 13th, 2019
11 years ago, before gravel was the "cool" (kewl?) thing to do, the Barry-Roubaix was born.
With sold out distances of 22, 36, 62 and 100 miles, followed by a massive after race party, it's no wonder this event is considered the World’s Largest Gravel Road Race.
The mixture of gravel, ruts, holes, twigs, SAND!, tarmac, and punchy hills forced the rider/racer to pick the best compromise in gear to survive, let alone finish.
Three Diablos entered the 100 mile ("why aim small"-jabitz) with the goal of earning the Sub 6.5 Mile finishers mug.
Here are the results:
100-mile Panaracer “Psycho Killer” - 251 Entries
After months of 5 am inside and outside rides, Brent demonstrated the power of commitment:
Brent Rohrs - 55th overall - 5:59:21
Adam proved lots of sweet spot training is an effective training technique for the time constrained cyclist.
Adam Koenig - 57th overall - 6:05:07
Even though Jeff, the Diablos "gravel veteran" struggled with some flat tire setbacks, he still had a sold result.
Jeff Abitz - 62nd overall - 6:07:30