In July, 2008, there was a race report on CXMagazine.com written by Lelan Dains (http://cxmagazine.com/dirty-kanza-200-cyclocross-race-report-2008
) about his experience riding the Dirty Kanza. Since we're in the thick of 'Cobbles Week', and Battenkill is just around the corner, I wanted to ask, are there other races you know of in your area that are in a similar vein - races that blur the lines of cyclo-cross, road racing, randonneuring, and endurance mountain biking?
My goal is to create a little database of these types of races, then start doing some of the springtime events to help with base training. Also, I might try and talk Andrew into letting me write an article on these types of events for an issue of the print magazine at some point.
Here's a list of races of such ilk that I'm familiar with; please feel free to add more.
Dirty Kanza 200: http://www.heartlandrace.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=...
Tour of the Battenkill: http://www.tourofthebattenkill.com/
Rouge Roubaix: http://www.rougeroubaix.com/
Barry Roubaix: http://www.kisscross.com/Barry-Roubaix/
Eugene Roubaix: http://www.obra.org/flyers/2009/eugene_roubaix.html
Iron Cross: http://www.yellowbreechesracing.org/ironcross/
Three Peaks: http://www.3peakscyclocross.org.uk/
Phoenix Endurance Experience: http://phxee.blogspot.com/
PCL Gravel Consipracy: http://piratecyclingleague.blogspot.com/2008/07/date-set-for-good-l...
Kaibab Monstercross: http://kaibabmonstercross.blogspot.com/
Julian Death March: http://www.julianactive.com/Julian7500.htm
San Ysidro Dirty Century: http://nmes.wordpress.com/nmes-bragging-rights/2008-bragging-rights...
Depth of Winter Cycling Event: http://gatevents.blog.com/
Almanzo 100: http://almanzo100.blogspot.com/
Ragnarok 105: http://www.ragnarok105.blogspot.com/
Southern Cross: http://www.55nineperformance.com/southernX.html
Highland Fling: http://www.wildhorizons.com.au/highlandfling/index.html