Category Archives: Training

Cedar Cross 2014

If you weren’t at Cedar Cross, you might just want to stop reading this right now.  I don’t know of any other grassroots race that begins with an electric guitar and ends with fireworks, but those were only the bookends … Continue reading

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Get back on that horse and ride

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground. ~Oprah Winfrey Saturday I met up with some friends for a bike ride.  We all have long gravel races coming up: this weekend’s OGRE (150 miles) for Keith … Continue reading

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Tour of Hermann

Tour of Hermann is a two-day gravel stage race held around Hermann, MO.  Day one features three 30ish mile loops, and day two follows with two 50ish mile loops. For those of us preparing for Dirty Kanza, the weekend promises … Continue reading

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Little Lost Creek and the bifecta

Dirty Kanza is looming in just a couple short months. Right now I’m about 100 miles ahead of where I was from January to mid-March last year. That difference is small enough to give me mini-anxiety attacks when I think … Continue reading

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Gravel double

Alternate title: If a bike ride doesn’t have a GPS track, did it ever really happen? ***Catching up on last weekend’s goings on*** Saturday (3/8): Finally, finally the weather forecast was semi-favorable, and we made sure to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Adventure Racing 101: How to build your Personal Adventure Network

In education, the Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a popular concept. Basically, a PLN is a network of resources — blogs, websites, and individuals — that inform and inspire you in your career. Similarly, aspiring (or active) adventure racers can … Continue reading

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Cold feet

I’m not much of an idea person, so I’m really lucky to have friends who come up with awesome plans and then let me tag along.  It seems to work out pretty well: I get to avoid driving, see cool … Continue reading

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