D2R2 Dirt Road Randonnée in the charming Franklin County, Massachusetts is a challenging event with a good mix of gravel, dirt roads & older paved roads. Hard, beautiful, fun & unique are words that describe the course well but unlike most event and races, D2R2 does not end with a winning ceremony as it is all about the journey and personal challenges.Different distances are available, the longest covering 180km with over 14.000ft of climbing. Gravel tires of 40mm and the Grit suspension fork proofed to be an accessory on rough roads and the stable True Grit bike was helpful on the fun descents. With an almost completely unmarked course we found a good GPS a necessity along the cue sheet. Good food plays a large role in this event, with the highlight of the perfect lunch meal where participants of all distances met.