2016 Rides, Rider Updates

Tour de Lyon County

“Sept 3 I rode the Tour de Lyon County here in Emporia, KS. This was 105 miles of beautiful Kansas roads. This race started off different than any other I had ridden in the past. I was dropped within a mile from most of the racers. However, I had a goal in place of finishing in […]

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2016 Rides, Rider Updates

Pete’s Gravel Worlds

“Gravel Worlds, AKA The Good Life Gravel Adventure, is just that:  A day on the bike on gravel having a good time.  The best part of GW is that you get to be a pirate for a day.  The PCL crew from Lincoln always make this a day a good one. Late Friday afternoon downpours […]

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2016 Rides, Rider Updates

The Guitar Ted Death Ride Invitational

​”Dirty Metric Centuries # 11 & 12. This was my third GTDRI in as many years. The weather looked like it was going to cooperate, and I was looking forward to seeing who was going to show up for the ride. We were scheduled to leave the start on the SW side of Waterloo at […]

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5 Days, 5 Metrics and Lots of Views

“This was a five day trip on the historic C and O Towpath and Great Allegheny Passage from Washington, DC (Georgetown) to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Traveled ultra-light on my Salsa Warbird Ti, staying at hotels along the way. July 30, 2016.  From Georgetown (Washington, DC) to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  64.55 miles on the C&O.  Pictures are […]

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Jon Earns His Cup the Long Way

​”Just finished the Cowboy Tough 3 1/2 day adventure race in Wyoming for my last two full centuries.  We paddled 100 miles, biked 240 miles and trekked 30+ miles. The race started with a 30 mile paved bike with a neutral rollout out of Casper, followed by a 75 mile paddle on the North Platte […]

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Tony’s Revenge

​”Odin’s Revenge – Gothenburg, Nebraska Made the 7 ½ hour drive out to Gothenburg on Friday after my 24-hour shift at the fire station. Guitar Ted was going to ride with me, but his sister had planned a surprise family get together for his mother’s birthday so he had to back out. After checking into […]

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2016 Rides, Rider Updates

The Lutsen 99er

“This was my first time doing Lutsen and my wife Tasha decided to come along.  We made it into a vacation weekend.  For most of the gravel events I’ve done this spring, I’ve slept in my tent.  This weekend was at Blufin Bay.  A real bed!!  We headed out on Friday and made it up […]

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2016 Rides, Rider Updates

Neil vs DK200

​”Finally getting to writing about my DK200 experience.  It was 1:30 in the morning and I was awake because someone decided it was a good idea to toss something in the empty dumpster across the street and cause a loud BANG!!  Come on man!!  Good thing I went to bed about 8 PM and had […]

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#10 for Tony M.

“Dirty Metric # 10. This was my first ride since Dirty Kanza. I added two more water bottle cages on the Fargo, because I wanted to see how far 5 water bottles would last me on a hot day. The weather was perfect, but I didn’t realize how intense the sun was until I got […]

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2016 Rides, Poems, Rider Updates

Prairie Spirit Trail

“Early ring from the clock. Body says – what a shock. Mind trumps body.  Off we go. Doesn’t take long.  In the flow. Prairie Spirit.  Favorite gravel. Glad it’s close. No need to travel. Wheat has turned to beautiful gold. Kansas harvest.  Never gets old. Really glad I didn’t wait. 100k gravel number 8.” -Ron […]

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