In January 2012 I signed up for the Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200). I had decided to commit a portion of the next 6 months to training my body and mind to bicycle 200 miles of Kansas gravel. Now, how do I train for this event? OK, 200 miles will take me how long to finish? Well riding at 10 – 13 mph it will take about 15 to 20 hours. … Read More
This is why I should have had a kickstart. Sweat was pouring down my back and face. With a white knuckled grip on my bent handlebars, I stood next to my battered motorcycle and threw another hasty, wild-eyed glance over my shoulder. I didn’t need to look. I knew they were getting closer. I could hear them– their eerie moaning, their shuffling feet dragging broken glass and blood stained debris… Read More
Adventure; Get Closer to Nature What is adventure? Is it better to describe adventure as a thing, or is adventure better explained by telling a story? Adventure is defined as an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. For me, riding a bicycle is an adventure. Here is a little more from my Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200) adventure.
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go to a race in Chanute, Ks. The race was put into a split race format which means the novice class and junior class race first. Then the Pro’s and the intermediate classes race after they are finished. I ride a 2008 Rm 250, and race in the C advanced class. After the first race was over I was able to go… Read More