Staff Favorite: Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3

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This week, our Staff Favorite Pick features Jace and his dream helmet, the Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3.  Jace works at our retail store in Smithville, MO.  He has been racing hare scrambles since 2006, and has several championships under his belt.  He recently made the decision to step up to a Shoei helmet.

Beyond Your Gear: How to Be Prepared for Your First Track Day

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Besides proper riding gear, there are other requirements and tips that will help ensure you and your bike are both ready and prepared to make the most of your first track day.  Every track will have its own requirements and conditions, so be sure to confirm with your local track before heading out.

GoPro HERO3 Plus vs Garmin VIRB

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Brand Name, Amazing Quality, Similar Price… So What Is The Difference?  If you have also been asking yourself these same questions, I have broken them both down for you to help make up your mind!             For starters the HERO3 Plus Black Edition is slightly smaller than the Garmin VIRB Elite, but not by much. One great feature the VIRB Elite offers is a more… Read More

Pins of the Week!

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        BONUS! We’d like to wish all of our customers a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please eat, drink and be merry while celebrating this holiday of giving thanks. Unless you have a severe bird phobia, we urge you to check out the wild turkey in the following clip that refuses to be a Thanksgiving meal for a couple of bikers on their motorcycle… http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=cIuFsUj4Tew HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

Nutrition is the Key to any Adventure, trust me!

We have all heard the adage: Nutrition is the key to a successful diet.  Well, it is true; but, it is also true for a cycling adventure, like the Dirty Kanza 200 (DK200).  When riding your bicycle expending up to 1100 calories an hour for over 15 hours, proper nutrition is required.  Think of it like this; a cold cut combo footlong is 450 calories.  I would have to eat… Read More

It was supposed to be 50 miles

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When I last wrote, I had completed a 65 mile mountain bike ride and was feeling pretty good about my training thus far for the Dirty Kanza 200.  The next big hurdle would be Syllamo’s Revenge on May 19th, 2012.  Here is the race description from the Syllamo’s Revenge website: “Don’t miss this opportunity to test your skills and endurance on the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail in the beautiful Ozark… Read More

Training for 200 Miles in the Saddle is a Pain in the Butt

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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

Adventure; Get Closer to Nature

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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.

My Race In Chanute, KS

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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