This weekend has two Monuments. Paris Roubaix is very well known:
The Water Valley 220 is lesser known. But it's gaining in popularity ; )
Us amateurs head out to test our mettle on an uncobbled course that substitutes in plenty of gravel, a course with more vertical, but 37km less. Alberta is cooperating by delivering rain/snow and temperatures expected to range +-0C. But even that "smaller effort" brings context to Spring Classic watching - those guys race hard, and those races are long.