2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Jacob vs. The Muddy Kanza

This in from Jacob S. “I woke early that day, before the sun and before the town of Emporia. After a quick snack and final gear check we made our way towards the starting line. Excited faces and enthusiastic greetings gave a cheerful feeling of well being.  A light fog created a setting of calm […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Heat, Headwinds, and Heifers

“James Garis, Eric Wickizer, and James Phillips set off at 6:48 on Sunday, May 3rd to accomplish our 1st Metric for the COD challenge. This was the same day as the Lincoln Marathon, temps were warm and humid. Our ride to Malcolm was uneventful, we had a reasonable tailwind, and made good time. After leaving […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Neil Takes on Maisie’s Pride

“This metric was part of the Maisie’s Pride race in Eskridge, KS.  The first 10 miles were mixed with CHUNKY rocks and mud..  About 9 miles in you hit what is known as “the road”.  Come out for next years ride to find out about this.  I can’t spoil the surprise that is that road. […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Jacob vs. Cedar Cross

“Last weekend I did the Cedar Cross in Jefferson City.  100 miles seemed doable, no crazy climbing like Herman.  Weather looked good, what could go wrong right? This was my first real ride on my new Raleigh.  Love the bike and it did great on the gravel sections.  The cow pasture, horse trails and single […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Climbing the Ladder

This in from Dallas W. “As we travel through life it seems that some are happy to enjoy predictable experiences with predictable outcomes, while others continuously pursue the next greatER challenge.  For cyclists that have ventured beyond the paved path to the local coffee shop, the need to go farther can become a constant call. […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

A Katy Trail Mini Tour

“This weekend my buddy and I did a Katy Trail mini tour. We were not able to leave Columbia, Mo till about 6:30 pm on Thursday so we decided to just ride to Jefferson City and stay at my friends parents house that night. Friday’s ride took us from Jefferson City to Marthasville. This was […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

A Mammoth Gravel Classic Report

Here’s a great write up from Greg G… “A few weeks ago CyclovaXC shop owner/Mammoth organizer, and fellow gravel aficionado, Frank Lundeen and I joined a few other adventurers to confirm the cue sheet for the upcoming Mammoth Gravel Classic April 18th.  We had an amazing day chronicled elsewhere on the Cup O Dirt bloggerama. […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Just Out for a Ride

“Metric # 5 in the books. This was such an enjoyable ride for me. I really didn’t plan on doing a metric this evening. I went out about 4 PM on the bike taking 4 water bottles with me, just in case I wanted to ride, but more because I wanted to hydrate extremely well […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

A Double Metric Bikepack

  Oh, Canada, I want to ride on you! This in from Lennard P. “I did my 1st Bikepacking trip this past weekend in preparation for my upcoming attempt at the Oregon Outback. In typical Kamloops fashion the ride started off on Saturday morning on a steady 3000 ft climb out of the valley. This […]

Read more
2015 Rides, Rider Updates

Many Tour of Hermann Miles Logged

At least 11 Cup chasers attacked the Tour of Hermann this past weekend. Here are a few of their stories…. “Rode in the Tour of Hermann this past weekend.   I decided to dress warm for the first loop, just to keep my body feeling good.  I’ve been out on rides were I’ve got cold, […]

Read more