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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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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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