Alex Ryan reports: This past weekend was the Annual Boone Roubaix located in beautiful Boone, North Carolina. Some of the greatest roads in the country reside in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina. The 50 mile road/gravel mix made for an interesting race dynamic with flatting a constant threat the entire race. The race started promptly at 10am leaving from the local Boone fair grounds. The route immediately sent the peloton down a loss gravel road along a winding river. After 10 miles or so, the group of riders splintered as we hit the first climb. With multiple loose rocky gravel road climbs that seemed to never end, I had made a attack with 4 other riders following. After several more gravel road sections the group dwindled to 3 riders. The last and final gravel section sent us back to the fair grounds where we then completed a lap of the local derby dirt track. At this point myself and another rider remained on the final sprint to the line. I was able to accelerate and take the win for the day. The Kona Zone 2 rocked the gravel & made the ride mega sweet!