Talk about variety. The Red Granite Grinder had it all. Pavement, a long climb up Rib Mountain, a 1+ mile hike a bike down a rocky trail, lots of gravel, single track, double track, a river crossing, and lots hills.
For details see: www.ironbull.org/red-granite-grinder-details
Dan Naef, Diablo Cycling's latest addition, added to his impressive palmares, with an age category win!
Jeff Abitz opted to use his clip-on aero bars, which made for fast, efficient solo riding (although working in the smaller groups probably would have resulted in a shorter time).
Adam Koenig further proved his grit and determination, finishing in the dark and smiling.
Diablo Cycling Results:
144 Mile with 8,363' of climbing (36 total)
Jeff Abitz - 16th overall, 4th in 50-59
Adam Koenig - 25th
85 Mile with 4,900 ' of climbing (125 total)
Dan Naef - 5th overall, 1st in 40-49
Full Results: www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=257559