IRR 1.0: Roads of Questionable Character and Content

Year- 2012 Distance- 90 miles. Elevation- 8800+. Riding time- 6:30

Jay Nutini at the fake summit of Braintree gap


The briefest report:

The first edition of IRR 1.0 was a hastily put together invite only ride that started and finished in Waterbury, Vermont. Later, some attendees would consider the invite and insult and vow never to return. #truestory. Only one prescribed route, zero finishers of the official route. Lunch break at the Warren General Store in Warren, Vermont. Featured Braintree Gap and Lincoln Gap ridden back to back.

Bike: Traditional carbon road bike (Felt F1) with 23mm slicks 53/39T crankset and 11-26T cassette. Caliper brakes. One flat.

Route: Link to Strava file from that day- Irreverent Road Ride 1.0.

IRR OG Ben Coleman ascending braintree gap on 23mm slicks

Post ride. Hubert- "I told you it was going to get weird."