TJ said it will be 100-miles+ for the day if you ride the Loop. Definitely do it and don’t stop at the intersection where it starts. Just dive in. Actually, it was a great pleasure to get my photo taken with Karras last year on the Loop. 129-days away!
The picture with Mr. Karras last year made that otherwise rough day so very worth it.
In general….I don’t know if I’ve seen solid statistics on how many do the Loop any given year. As Ken said, being that it’s early this year, we will likely have a lot more company on it than last year. Of course, if it’s a hot’n'windy one again, not so much.