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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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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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Can ALLIED Cycle Works Create a New Cycling Industry Model? Outside Finds Out

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By Aaron Gulley on OutsideOnline If you ride a carbon-fiber bike, chances are it was manufactured in one of five factories in China. If you ride an American-made carbon model, you probably bought it from a boutique brand and paid through the teeth for it. All this might change thanks to Allied Cycles, which launched in February in Little Rock,…

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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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Neil Shirley: Inside ALLIED CYCLE WORKS

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By Neil Shirley A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take a trip out to Little Rock, Arkansas, to see first-hand what HIA Velo–and their first brand, ALLIED Cycle Works–all about. Over the course of nearly a year, I, like most others in the cycling media, heard bits of info about former Orbea USA owner Tony Karklins starting…

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