Today I competed in the inaugural Tour De King. It was a fun event but one that I’m not sure if I’ll do again. It was well organized, and presented an interesting course – but the single-track sections were too technical to ride on a cyclocross bike, and the road sections were too numerous and long to ride on a full mountain bike. Full suspension was nice in the trail sections but sucked the life out of me on the road. A CX bike with a triple, and slightly wider tires would be the best bet in my opinion. Throw in front suspension that could be locked out and you’ve got it made!
And since I don’t have that bike (yet) it’s not likely that I’ll be doing this ride again.
Despite my concerns I managed to complete the course in two hours, fifty-five minutes and twenty seconds. It was a VERY long, cold and wet day in the saddle.