The biggest turnout yet for the Melting Mann saw the deepest field as well. Increase in quantity and quality ratcheted up the stakes of a race that, until now, was a Barry-Roubaix tune up race. Now, this is a lofty goal in its own right.
The 2017 gravel season gets under way in Vandalia just one week ahead of Barry-Roubaix.
Some critics have suggested that Acker’s manly red beard register on its own. Matt Acker’s beard refused to comment on a report in The New York Times that called for it to pay its own way at bike races in 2016. Weighing more than Kaitlynn Patterson and actually taller that some riders, the beard has stayed completely…