Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Dirty Kanza

On the eve of departure for Dirty Kanza 200, I’m as ready as I’m going to be…which is to say, not very ready.  Being as I’m not yet finished packing and need to go to bed early, I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Ride. Repeat. Repeat. Whimper.

With Dirty Kanza looming over me like the sword of Damocles, I’ve been pretty focused on getting in some time on the bike.  May has shown a bit of a jump in my cycling miles, for sure. Can you tell … Continue reading

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Gravel goodness

Most of my bike rides lately have been whatever I can fit in after work, which kind of precludes planning ahead and riding with friends.  Since I’m not familiar with any gravel roads around here and am not one to go out … Continue reading

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Life and Dirty Kanza training

Gosh, it’s been almost a week since I posted anything.  Usually that’s because there’s nothing much to talk about, but this week it’s been the opposite.  Life has been full of drama, highs and lows, and too much has been … Continue reading

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Rev. SuperKate?

My mom is one of ten kids, and when her baby brother married at age 18 (19?), he and his bride chose me to be their flower girl. The first in a line of men I’ve dragged kicking and screaming … Continue reading

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The kindness of strangers

When I signed up for Dirty Kanza, I knew that I didn’t have the proper training for the race, but  that’s kind of what I do…jump headlong into things that are way bigger than I am, regardless of my ability … Continue reading

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The very busy weekend

This was my weekend to be a mom rather than an athlete. Often the pendulum swings more to MY stuff, so despite the fact that I did a little mental foot stomping and pouting, it was nice to have a … Continue reading

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A series of (un??) fortunate events

Back in January of 2011, when I had just recently discovered Team Virtus and commenced reading through their archives like the crazed groupie I was, Bob Jenkins posted a race report from his summer attempt at the Dirty Kanza 200.  … Continue reading

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