From the brain of the person that brought you the Kill Bill Century and the 140 mile fixie MoCo Epic, I would like to present the Powhatan Dirty 200.
The short pitch: I'm likely going to be too poor to attend the Dirty Kanza 200 this year. That doesn't mean that I am going to sit on the sidelines, watching the internet while friends do a leg-breaking gravel grinder ride next year.
Similar to DK200, the PD200 will be a self-supported, 200 mile gravel grinder done in one day. I'll create a century version too, for those who want a tough ride, but don't have a 200 mile day in their legs. I'm talking about it now because I want to train and I want others to be able to train for it.
Different from DK200: This is not a race or even a supported ride. Basically I'm going to go for a ride. If you'd like to join me, you are completely welcome to. You will need to be completely self-sufficient. You can have a support crew resupply you, but you're not required to. You can carry tons of stuff with you. You can resupply at country stores along the way. I'll try and make it so there is a place to resupply every 30-40 miles. You will need to have a plan to be picked up if you need to bail mid ride. The plan will likely take the form of making sure you've got a loved-one or friend who can pick you up if you call.
Date: TBD -- Late May or Early June, 2014 is my choice.
Route: TBD -- but it will include some time on the C&O as well as gravel road miles in Loudoun, Montgomery and Frederick Counties. Some of the roads will be familiar. Some may be new to you. There will be pavement.
Why? That's a question that takes a bit extra to answer…
Because it is there and needs to be ridden.
It is an opportunity to raise money for my favorite charity.
Finishers will get a PD200/100 Finisher frame sticker.
The photos and stories will endure for EVAR!
Let me know what you think.