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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


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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The scoop on Chino Grinder gravel race

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As our friends at Road Bike Action, VeloNews, Bike Radar, ENVE and GU Energy recently discovered, the Arizona gravel scene is on-point. From McDowell Mountain Cycles’ weekly mixed surface group rides to events like the Chino Grinder it’s everything you can ask for (not to mention pretty nice winter weather). Speaking of Chino, Neil and I did it and will be back…

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Riding An Old Road Under A New Moon

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By Neil Shirley/ Photos Troy Templin Somewhere around Swede’s Cut, which comes midway through the 13-mile stretch of the Old Ridge Route that’s now closed to cars, I started imagining what it must have been like to drive this section in a Model T back when it first opened in 1915. As 11 of us rode along we created a…

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6 Musings From The 6th Annual Belgian Waffle Ride

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Another Belgian Waffle Ride has come and gone, and like all five that came before this one, it didn’t fail to deliver one of the hardest days on the bike I’m faced with each year. Obviously, that’s kind of the appeal, and I believe the unique element of BWR is the fact that it inspires riders to go well past…

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DK200, Here We Come

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Written by Neil Shirley Riding 200 miles in a single day, on a bicycle, is a very, very long way. Milan-San Remo and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, two of the highest-level professional races in the world, are only 185 and 160 miles, respectively. So what would motivate someone to ride 200 miles….actually, even worse, 200 miles on gravel? It’s called Dirty Kanza 200…

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Best Thing About The Sea Otter Classic? Getting There (With a Little Help from Our Friends)

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What does a perfect day in the saddle look like? Incredible scenery [check], friends old and new [check], riding for a good cause [check] delicious food/ drink waiting for you at the finish [check]. We’ve been scheming on this one for more than 6 months, and it might just be the best day in Our Outdoor Office yet. Before we…

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