Did the Farm House Classic this past weekend. It was my first Gravel Experience. It was 93 miles. 6:55 of pedal time. 6:48 from start to finish.
Farm House Classic Gravel Grinder by ty.trammell at Garmin Connect - Details
I was kind of just in survival mode after 60 miles. The front shifter was broken so I was stuck in the big chain ring the whole time, 46 tooth. I felt pretty good on the climbs surprisingly. I think I did a good job fighting off dehydration and cramps. I took some Sportlegs, and Salt Stick before the ride and some more after about 3hrs. I think this really helped. I never had a single cramp. I also ate shot blocks for the first 70 miles till I ran out. I had a Coke at 30, and 70 miles. I also ate some beef jerky for protein. Then I bought some gummy bears and orange slices to continue with something to eat for the last 30 miles.
I rode in the last 40 miles with Eric formally with Bike Shack. It helped to have someone to ride with. Very dirty. Everything was filthy.