The "Around the Block" loop is a classic Jackson road ride. Two good climbs, over a hundred miles, and guaranteed headwind at some point make it a solid effort.
JayP, Bergy, and I banged it out on Sunday and miraculously avoided getting rained on. After Saturday's ride, I was VERY happy about this. I even strapped a small handlebar bag to my road bike (definitely a hardcore roadie faux pax) to carry a real rain jacket and neoprene gloves in addition to all of the other layers I was carrying. Nice work fellas, I am feeling it today.