Tag Archives: gravel

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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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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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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Bikes on the brain (gravel edition)

The thing about a long weekend, especially once where my family is otherwise occupied, is that I get greedy. This whole endurance sports thing is still new enough to me that there’s a real kid-in-a-candy-store vibe to it. I want … 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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The SHITR happened…again

I’d been looking forward to this year’s version of the SHivering Icy Trail Run (or SHITR, for short) since…well, since the 2013 edition.   A super-fun, free race put on by my good friends and attended by a bunch of … Continue reading

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Playing catch-up

I’ve had a hard time posting regularly, so things keep slipping by without me posting them (horrors).  In loosely chronological order… 1. We had our family Halloween party, an event which looms over me like the sword of Damocles for … Continue reading

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National Adventure Day(s) Lite

When my friends at ROCK Racing and the 100+ Project came up with the idea for National Adventure Day(s) (NADs for short), I thought it was brilliant.  Because NADs fall on October 12 and 13 — between two big race … Continue reading

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Another weekend, another bike ride

This has been an atypically chilly spring for our area, but this weekend seems to have been a breakthrough of sorts with reasonable temperatures and sunshine, which has been in short supply lately.  Because of Dirty Kanza, I pretty much … Continue reading

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Cedar Cross

About a year and a half ago, my friend Bob started talking about how he thought he could put together an epic monstercross (basically, cyclocross on steriods) course. Because I’m the kind of person who totally lacks follow-through, I thought … Continue reading

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