Few words from Beata: Gravel Grinder - 1st place 60 miler. Great and fun way to start the year with something different. My second ever gravel race and first actually on a gravel bike. Thank you so much @jenkraatz for lending me your bike! I was worried I would be like a fish out of water not in my environment but it all worked out. I was learning as I went. We had the most gorgeous day. Start was intense and took me some effort to stay first with the group and then on 8.5 miles to get my breakaway. From there was all about keeping on the gas and working with my fantastic group of guys. I hardly ate anything and ran out of water with 10 miles to go. It didn't stop me from returning the favor and doing lots of work and burning myself out to keep my group motivated, fast and finish without getting cought by groups behind. It was hard work but fun. I did better than I expected in a pretty big class. Fantastic day!