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Ragna Rockin’

Hi. I’m Kelly Mac, Art Director and new kid on the block here at Salsa Cycles. I recently celebrated my first week in the office by saddling up with some of the Crew for the Ragnarök 105 gravel race.

97 riders decided to test their legs with a healthy heaping of early-Spring gravel

This year’s Ragnarök course was actually 111 miles long due to a revamped start location, and featured nearly 8000 feet of climbing. The event kicked off the 2011 AGRS (Almanzo Gravel Race Series). Starting and finishing in Red Wing, Minnesota, the race course followed portions of the Zumbro River,  tackled several minimum maintenance roads, and featured plenty-o hardy climbs.

Mile upon mile of the gravel. Some of it thawed...

...some of it still slightly chilled...

...and lots of it hilly.

Salsa sponsored rider Tim Ek and product designer Joe Meiser fought the good fight all day long and came in second and third respectively, finishing in 6 hours 40 minutes. That’s an average of 16.7 mph. Hauling. I was surely still pedaling (or fixing flats) by the time these guys were well on their way home.

The next stop on the AGRS is the Almanzo 100, on May 14th. Registration is closed, but for those that signed up I hope we see you there.

Thanks to the Ragnarök organizers for a great FREE event! You put a smile on my face.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly MacWilliams

Origins: San Francisco Bay Area Location: Minneapolis, MN (Harrison!) Likes: Bikes, Arturo Bandini, large metal sculpture, photography, design, anything jalapeƱo, denim, albino squirrels, bock beer, and my backyard fire pit. Dislikes: Television and beets.

COMMENTS (11)

Tim Ek | April 20th, 2011

Great pictures and cool recap! I still think those glasses are pretty cool. As far as still being out there when we were on our way home goes, look at this way, you got to enjoy it longer. Good job! I was curled up in the passenger seat with my legs seized, wondering if walking would be possible.

Pops MacWilliams | April 20th, 2011

Great story,great pictures, outstanding glasses. Where you did you find them ? So proud !

BIg Mac | April 20th, 2011

Way to go Bootsy Collins!  Sounds like a great day.  Well done.

S.Fuller | April 21st, 2011

That hill shot is something extra special. Really sets the perspective on what the course is like. Welcome to Salsa too :)

Richard Adler | April 21st, 2011

........so what fine Salsa machine were you riding?

Perry Jewett | April 21st, 2011

Congrats Salsa you picked up another great representative for cycling and art!  Congrats Kelly on keeping your art in the cycling community.  Pedal Power and art, great combo.

JimC | April 22nd, 2011

Kelly, I hear a seat just opened up on the Salsa wagon coming down to Dirty Kanza.  You gonna fill it?  We need more Ladies rockin’ the Kanza gravel.

Kelly Mac | April 22nd, 2011

200 miles of gravel? I only play tough on TV.

TomB | April 27th, 2011

Oh come on. Put on your big girl pants and do it.

David | May 9th, 2011

Kelly,
You certainly kicked my butt riding your ss! Any chance your other pics are up for vi nice chatting btw, see you at Almonzo?

bearpi | May 11th, 2011

Classy lady

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