2018 Jam Fund Grand Fundo- CX version July 14

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2018 Jam Fund Grand Fundo- CX version July 14

Post by dantelman » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:31 am

For anyone interested: They list the CX ride as 65 miles 5k+ ft climbing. Recommended 35c+ knobby tires.
The regular Grand Fondo is similar distance, but only 20 miles of dirt roads.
http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundo/

For 2018, the JAM Fund is excited to continue our evolution of gravel adventuring in Western Massachusetts! We're adding a new, challenging "CX adventure" loop for participants looking to dust off their CX bikes in July. The idea is to create a version of our Grand Fundo that most closely resembles what the JAM riders do on any given weekend. Make no bones about it, this loop is hard! There will be a healthy mix of technical road, dirt and MTB-like sections, but that will make the rest stop food and scenic views that much better.

Note: The Adventure is for riders who have prepared extensively for a lot of steep climbs, dirt, technical descents and long days on the bike. We’ve been playing around on this loop and it should take about five hours. It’s a very challenging ride, but there are spots where you can bail out onto the FUNdo loop and get yourself back to the vineyard at a reasonable hour. Adventure riders should use 35C tires and pack spare equipment as our SRAM support vehicles will not be able to pass some of the roads you'll be conquering.
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Re: 2018 Jam Fund Grand Fundo- CX version July 14

Post by KTeves » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:15 pm

I've been meaning to post up to see who's interested in the JAM Fundo and the NEBRA Adventure Ride. I'm hoping we can get a good group on these rides as we did on the KTotQ.

From the sounds of the new CX loop I think I'll stick with the Grand Fundo. Anyone else?
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Re: 2018 Jam Fund Grand Fundo- CX version July 14

Post by dantelman » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:26 am

I am doing the standard Gran Fundo (i.e. road bike), the CX version sounds like a bit much. I will likely do NEBRA, because I don't want to pay $200 to ride D2R2. It looks like Patrick registered for the CX ride on the 14th
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