It has been brought to my attention that some individual (or group) have supposedly already downloaded the course onto their Garmins. I find this to be rather odd (and entertaining) to say the least. First off, my technological skills are rather archaic, and I have never placed this information onto any web based site. And secondly, there is only one other who knows the course. So unless these persons have coarsed this information from my wife, the actual course remains undisclosed to anyone.
In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter if someone already knows the course (which they don't). A ride is simply a ride. But the spirit of gravel grinds is to find your way as you go. That is part of what makes a grind unique. Choosing to follow a path other than the path specificly created on the cue cards is risky business. I once had the TransIowa experience of blindly following those ahead of me and going about 8 miles off course at 5:30 in the morning. Being lost felt terrible, and the feeling was made worse because I knew I should have been making my own decisions rather than blindy trusting another. The moral of this story. Trust only the issued cue cards. They mark the couse, and they'll get you home safely.