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Mammoth Gravel Classic Localized Weather

There must have been some extreme localized weather patterns at the Mammoth Gravel Classic this past weekend.  Or some weird warping of the space time continuum.  Because the ride "The Other Ben" described with the favorable winds and water blowing off of trees is definitely NOT what I experienced.

My ride had wet sand, mud, clouds of insects, pouring rain, watt sapping sloppy Gandy gravel...  In other words it was awesome.

One of our friends who missed the ride is going to do a make-up of sorts this weekend.  I offered that we could get a few people to spray him with a hose and throw buckets of sand in his face to help recreate the full effect.  He seems to think this weekends weather will be "better" as is.  I don't get it.

As I'm wont to do, I wrote a few words about my ride.  For a change though, it's over here instead.

I'll see everyone at the Woolly Wander or the Woolly Race in a couple of weeks.  Don't forget, it isn't too late to sign-up to race or even better, volunteer (

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