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Podcast: Fresh off Sea Otter plus Chef Chris Cosentino on bikes, Chefs Cycle and CampoVelo

We’re back for a fresh show, talking about what Neil and Chris saw at Sea Otter. Then we’ll hand the mic over to famed chef Chris Cosentino, winner of Top Chef Masters, restauranteur, cyclist and advocate for Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry, which provides meals to under-served kids across the country. This weekend Chris will also play host to cycling…

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Building A DK Engine

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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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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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Making Gravel Standard

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From the dirt roads of Colorado’s Haute Route Rockies to the unforgiving Flint Hills of the Dirty Kanza 200, the popularity of events that take riders away from the comforts of the pavement just keeps growing. As more mixed-surface and gravel events continue popping up all over the globe, the question of which tire size, and in some cases, what…

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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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