Ok, I've been dragging my feet on this but let's get serious here: we have an event planned, all are invited, and it involves riding on a variety of surfaces - including plenty of gravel and dirt - as well as a long/cold/damp tunnel. We're calling it "Trofeo Strada Bianca", it starts at 9am from North Bend, WA, (Park and Ride, exit 31) on July 14th, and we'll ride about 60 miles with 2000 feet of mostly gradual elevation gain.
We'll have a light lunch (provided, probably) at Hyack, the half-way point, before entering the cold/damp/dark tunnel and hat/gloves/jacket/legwarmers and lights are strongly recommended for this portion. We can carry your clothing and lights to the start of the tunnel but you'll need to get them back to the finish of the ride.
Please register here on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/657617827600927/ - and feel free to drag friends along. We'd like to have an idea of how many are coming so we can buy enough FREE FOOD to go around. This is not a race, 27 to 35mm tires strongly recommended, there may be a waiver to sign, and post-ride libations will be imbibed at the Pour House in North Bend. See you there!