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Dirty Kanza 2014

By the time we lined up at the start line of the Dirty Kanza 200, it had already been a loooong couple of days. Friday started with a slight navigational miscue (turns out the GPS is most useful when used) … Continue reading

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Bikes on the brain (part 1)

Gravel season is upon us, my friends.  Last Saturday morning, I rolled out of bed at the delightful hour of 9:30 to a facebook reminder about Dirty Kanza registration.  Not ten minutes later, I was signed up and committed to … Continue reading

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Race recovery

Recovery from last weekend’s Thunder Rolls adventure race was a little slower than after March’s LBL Challenge.  Both races were 24 hour races, but that’s where the similarities end.  We finished LBL in 28 hours, while we were “only” our for … 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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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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