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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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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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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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Third time’s a charm (and the first two weren’t bad either)

April has been a pretty fantastic month so far.  I celebrated my birthday, of course, and every weekend has been awesome. First up was the CAC2 and the next day’s gravel ride, and the following weekend featured Robby’s 5K, more … Continue reading

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Ava Brown Memorial 5K

I first “met” my teammate Robby’s daughter Ava in this post (which tells you everything you need to know about how amazing my teammates are) back in 2011.  Robby and his wife Sarah lost Ava to SIDS in 2009, and … Continue reading

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Not gonna melt

I’d been looking forward to this past weekend for ages. I had fun outdoor plans both days, and the meteorologists were forecasting glorious weather for Saturday, a high of 63 and sunny. While we haven’t had a terribly cold winter, … Continue reading

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