Category Archives: Bicycling

What the Dirty Kanza Meant to Me

I have intentionally waited a week to write about what the Dirty Kanza meant to me. Last Saturday, June 3, 2017 I rode the DK100, the “shorter” version of the Dirty Kanza which is a 200 mile bicycle endurance race through the Flint Hills of Kansas. The DK100 is a 100 mile race. In actuality…

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Dirty Kanza Half Pint Training and Bike Choice

As I mentioned in my Dirty Kanza Half Pint Training post a week or so ago I ride every day in April each year to get my legs in shape. This month, on the morning of the 23rd, I am sitting right at 383.62 miles. Most of that riding has been on my 2015 Surly Ogre…

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Prairie Spirit Trail Bike Ride from Ottawa to Garnett, Kansas

Yesterday Eric Kelter and I began training in earnest for the Dirty Kanza Half Pint 100 gravel bike race.  We decided to ride the crushed limestone gravel of the Prairie Spirit Trail from Ottawa, Kansas to Garnett, Kansas and back. All in all it was a great ride. We did a lot of stopping to…

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Dirty Kanza 2017 Half Pint Training

Though I live a mere 89.5 miles from the starting point of the Dirty Kanza 200 I hadn’t heard of it until I was reading Kansas! magazine at 34,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico on my way to Cozumel back in February of 2014. By the time I returned home I learned that the DK had…

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