I know the route that Guitar Ted has selected will test the riders this year not to make it a challenge to win the race but to simply make the cutoff times to finish the race. The conditions wont be as bad as TI2 but it will be close. Here’s a video from my first attempt at this race:
(I'm wearing the yellow raincoat and riding the same bike as i will this year. Was 35 d with 30 mph headwinds)
You can follow this years race via the live race radio at the TransIowaBlog site. Mark does a cool job updating the site in years past with updates every couple of hours.
We'll see if my bike makes it to Iowa without damage?