Podcast: We’re back with episode 2 and guest Jake Pantone from ENVE

While not yet the Phil Donahues of podcasting we’re back with our second show and first guest, ENVE Composites Director of Marketing Jake Pantone. We’ll cover a lot of ground including Jake’s interests beyond cycling including snow and water sports, his start in the biz, product design, brand marketing, what’s on the horizon for ENVE, and #1 manscaping tip. Housekeeping note:…

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Building A DK Engine

In our ongoing series of articles on all things Dirty Kanza, we have the first of a three-part training piece from Jesse Moore of Moore Performance Coaching. Jesse’s clients represent some of the country’s top athletes, ranging from triathlon to pro road racing. Yet even with decades of experience, his commitment to helping Chris Lyman prepare for the demands of…

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Chris’ Top 10 Rides of 17

Trying to categorize last year’s top rides is like trying to pick my favorite bottle of Pinot. It’s a tall order replete with the potential to overlook a gem. But a “best of” list deserves careful consideration, so here goes. Gravel: Anywhere, Anytime I’d danced around the edges of gravel but last year I came to fully appreciate that fun…

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Neil’s Top-10 Rides Of 2017

Proving that good rides have no expiration date, here are my Top-10 Rides of 2017. It might already be March, but in an attempt to up my winter stoke level I thought it was time to take a look back on last year’s best. Because I’m an equal opportunity cyclist, you’ll find this list free of surface prejudices and includes…

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The Making of a Dirty Kanza Racer

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Finding success at Dirty Kanza 200 is determined by a number of factors. Racing 200 miles through the Flint Hills of Kansas on gravel roads is, of course, a major challenge regardless of who you are, how much you train, or how methodical you are with your nutritional needs. Yet no matter how dialed you are with all of those,…

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#RoadtoDK: Only thing Bigger than the Challenge is Overall Experience

Fresh off the Rock Cobbler gravel race last weekend, Neil was reminded that the journey is more about pedaling the bike, and proffered these sage tips for Tim’s #RoadtoDK. When it comes to Dirty Kanza, the only thing bigger than the challenge is the overall experience. In order to make sure the tough times are balanced out with fun, here…

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#RoadtoDK: Tech Tips for Tim

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When spending an entire day in saddle riding over an uncountable number of flint rocks trying to steal precious life from tires, not to mention unparalleled Kansas mud, equipment plays an outsized role in successfully getting through Dirty Kanza–there’s a mega amount of info to know. Fortunately for Tim (and all of us) our colleague Neil is a gear guru.…

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#MondayMotivation — Yuri Hauswald’s Top Tips for Tim

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Yuri Hauswald lays claim to an impressive resume of ridiculous ultra endurance events & adventures, including winning the 2015 Dirty Kanza. Fresh off Land Run 100, we’ll be rapping with Yuri on an upcoming podcast.  But until then, his three tips for Tim can be considered DK dogma. 1. Have a nutrition plan and practice/train with it. Begin experimenting with a combination…

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#RoadtoDK — Ted Talks Tips for Tim

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We almost feel bad about peer pressuring our colleague Tim into the Dirty Kanza 100. Almost. Absence of guilt acknowledged, we decided to help pave his bumpy road to Emporia with tips from the legends. And where better to start than the 2016 King of DK, Ted King, and being prepared for the unexpected. 1. Always be two steps ahead.…

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