Monthly Archives: June 2012

Familiar ground: Indian Camp Creek 12-hour

What are the chances that both of my June bike races would feature glorious weather, double-digit durations, and culminate in me crashing in the dark, alone, with miles left to ride? Whatever the odds, that’s how the Indian Camp Creek … Continue reading

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Hiking the Little Grand Canyon

Towards the end of May, Jeff’s hours were cut to four days a week.  This has happened a couple times before, and things always pick up, but it’s a little nerve-wracking when construction-dependent jobs are being cut in the summer, traditionally … Continue reading

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The next big thing (and a contest/giveaway)

I know it’s been all bikes, all the time for the past month or so here, so thanks to my running friends who still stop by and read and comment.  I would miss you if you were gone!  Even though … Continue reading

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Thursday epic ride (fail)

Though as a teacher I’m lucky enough to have my summers free, I haven’t managed to take advantage of it much to date.  There was my niece’s graduation, then my son’s graduation, then getting ready for Dirty Kanza, then recovering … Continue reading

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Loose gravel: Dirty Kanza bits and pieces

Welcome to my repository of all the Dirty Kanza-related tidbits that didn’t fit into my race report(s). Most of it may be of no interest to anyone but me, but I don’t want to forget. Bike setup: Isn’t she pretty? … Continue reading

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This is not a fairy tale — 2012 Dirty Kanza

My view at 9:30 Saturday night By 9:30 p.m. it was dark, and I was alone. I’d been riding for 15.5 hours and was almost halfway into a 5 hour stretch of utter solitude. When I left checkpoint 2 at … Continue reading

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Quick and Dirty Kanza race report

Dirty Kanza has come and gone.  The report, like the race itself, promises to be epic in scale.  While you wait, here’s a quick recap for those of you who don’t facebook or twitter and so missed out on the … Continue reading

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