The big weekend of the Dirty Kanza 200 and Lost and Found Gravel Grinder wrapped up the unofficial first half of the gravel season. Shortly after recording Episode 2 of the Groadio podcast, Bill Schieken of CXHairs and I sat down to record Episode 3, which includes the first-ever Groadio Power Rankings.
Schieken has brought the semi-serious ranking feature to mountain biking, and at his urging, I constructed a model to find out who the top gravel racers in the U.S. are so far in 2019. The rankings are, of course, based on the maths, so there can be no arguments*.
* Nevermind that all models are based on the assumptions you make, not the numbers they put out.
In this episode of Groadio, Schieken makes a surprisingly compelling argument for using the term groad to describe alternative racing in the U.S., I give my Top 10s for the Women and Men in the gravel scene, and Schieken breaks down the Quinn Simmons / Payson McElveen Moab White Rim Fastest Known Time showdown.
You can listen via the embed below and at Apple Podcasts.