I’ve had a few exchanges with Brian Jensen’s wife. Sounds like it is going to be one of those days. It is horrible conditions for a 200 miles dirt road race.
Early on, Brian had two flats and was walking some. Then next text I get it is that he is up to 5 flats and 20 minutes down in 6th, which is still doable. Now, no rear derailleur and he’s getting picked up. I feel badly for him. He’s going so good right now.
So, there will be a new Dirty Kanza winner today. Berry Wicks was in 3rd earlier and I’m sure he has encountered these conditions many, many times before, so he should be next in line to take the win. But there is a lot of racing to go. Maybe Jonathan Schottler, 3rd last year is gonna have some luck this year. I think he has the form. Okay, that’s it from here. Going for a ride myself. Kind of cool here, in the lower 60’s.
*Rumor has it that Schottler is out of the race too now. And Wicks I think. Man, brutal.
Here are a few pictures from the ugliness out there from Thomas Prehn’s facebook page.