I could drive to Cincinnati and Columbus this weekend and race around in circles with a bunch of guys on Saturday and Sunday.
Or I could drive under three hours to do a 2 lap, 50 mile hilly road race Saturday and a hilly, 30 mile mountain bike race on Sunday.
That's not even really a decision. Raccoon Rally, here we come.
Because it makes total sense for a nearly 200 pound person to want to do a hilly road race instead of a flat crit.
(note that the elevation chart for each lap is in meters, not feet)