Not ready for Vin's 80 miler? Not racing Dirty Double but still want gravel? This Haymarket loop is almost all gravel/dirt. Two major climbs also in gravel. Paved warmup/finish. I'm riding the MJ w/ Clement Xplor 40s.
Meet at Bikenetic - Full Service Bicycle Shop at 7:00. Depart 7:10 by carpool (bus if critical mass?). We'll park at Haymarket Bicycles LLC and ride by 8:00.
This is a team ride (vs. shop ride), but you can invite nice friends. Friendly but steady pace. We'll stay together & regroup as needed but try not to stop really. Have route downloaded in case we need to split the group for any reason. Map/cue sheet updated: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7876897
No known food/water on this loop, unless we detour into Middleburg (rather not). So please bring what you need. Don't forget tubes.
Return to shop by 1pm. If some need to be back earlier, we could do a separate carpool for them.