The Carlton Reserve is drying out faster than previous years. The last few weeks of windy and dry weather have dramatically changed the property. Most of the roads are dry and SCORR has been able to do their annual trail maintenance earlier than usual.
This year, Piggy's Revenge promises to be a different experience than last year, no more mud or water. New for this year are some brand new single-track sections on the 40 mile loop and the 60 mile gravel/mixed terrain loop will be inside the Carlton. So expect two separate loops without much repetition. We are thinking of bringing the riders back to the start between the two loops. This will give the crowd a chance to see how the race is progressing and the riders can resupply, get psyched up to continue or quit (this is not a easy ride). I know you wouldn't quit in the middle of your ride, but the smell of the fresh homemade brats on the grill and the beer from Fat Point might change your mind.
In preparation for the January event, I have started the sauerkraut making process. Fermentation is involved and takes some time so get just right. The kraut is getting ready are you? Sign up now so you will get a T-shirt reserved in your size. Eric