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Chris’ Top 10 Rides of 17

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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

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

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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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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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