The 2022 Grand Depart saw 37 riders line up and 21 complete their intended mileages (check out full finish listings on the results page). This year the weather was harsh: cold temps with rain every other day, some days many hours of driving rain with little reprieve. This makes for slow going on the bike and extreme wear on gear, clothes, and bodies. Congratulations to all the finishers for their endurance and self-possession!
Below are links to four ride reports, including an interview with Tatianna Wawrzynski, the new women's Fastest Known Time holder of the Vermont Super 8.
Tatianna on her FKT ride: her background, sacrifices, and pushing yourself to the edge (The Town Bicycle).
Will Savitri's detailed ride report, including gear breakdown.
Alex Getty's south lobe ride report (3x Super 8 rider).
4x Super 8 veteran Erik Nelson's take on the Montpelier Vortex.
Ryan Sarka's video of his north lobe ride.
Andrew Currier's singlespeed north lobe ride report & gear breakdown.