2021 Morganzo 55: Double Nickels on the Grime

Most of the 2021 Participants
Photo by Sam H.

The 2021 Morganzo was a great success. The temperature was perfect, the smoke was at a minimum, and gravel conditions were all time! Sixteen riders toed the line for the 8am departure on Sunday, July 26th, 2021. A small group of around four riders decided to beat the heat and showed up at 7am and another group of around four or five arrived at the start point a bit late bringing the total ridership to around 24 or 25. This is probably the largest showing the Morganzo has seen.

Although the Morganzo isn’t a race (there’s no registration, no support, and no prizes) there was a group of three riders who headed out with purpose and according to their times recorded to Strava the course record was broken.

As usual the group broke into distinct groups with fast riders fighting their way together to the finish and smaller groups forming up along the route with intent to ride whatever pace suited them whether it be three and a half hours or five and a half hours.