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.