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Sunday Ride: Florida-Georgia border, headwind out, tailwind back?

I was in one of those moods. My legs were knackered from the heat, length and mental effort related to Saturday’s local group road ride in Gainesville, Florida. Group road rides with a decent attendance sometimes turn into a cat herding contest; with a little variance between abilities and such it can be challenging keeping […]

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Tech: Custom Disc Brake Gravel Wheel Component Guide – Part I – Rims, Spokes, and Nipples

This is a guest post from Dustin Gaddis of Southern Wheelworks. Dustin is the owner of Southern Wheelworks, a custom wheelbuilding shop. For readers who prefer a handbuilt, custom wheelset, Dustin provides an overview of the things you should think about when purchasing a custom disc brake wheelset for a gravel bike – along with […]

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2016 Dirty Kanza VIDEO Interview: K-Dogg of Gravel Cyclist!

JOM of Gravel Cyclist goes classy and sophisticated with music by Beethoven for an interview with K-Dogg of Gravel Cyclist, winner of the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 for the 60+ age category! He shares his thoughts on the race, suffering, nutrition, bikes and the overall experience. You’ve seen his written words, now see the man himself […]

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2016 Dirty Kanza 200: Round Three – by Bob Cummings

Dirty Kanza 2016 round Three…   Before I begin the story of Round #3, let me provide a little history of my Dirty Kanza experience(s), with a recap of Rounds #1 and #2.   Dirty Kanza 200 2014 Round #1   My first Dirty Kanza 200 was in 2014. I was mostly a road racer who used our […]

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2016 Dirty Kanza VIDEO Interview: Derrick Boos of Orange Lederhosen Racing!

JOM of Gravel Cyclist took it to the streets of Emporia, Kansas, and interviewed Derrick Boos of Orange Lederhosen Racing on the day before the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200. If you’ve ridden in the Midwest, it is likely you’ve seen the Orange Lederhosen crew. To honor the memory of his friend Joel Dyke aka “Big Grin”, […]

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2016 Dirty Kanza VIDEO Interview: Garth Prosser – Specialized Athlete!

A little late in coming, JOM of Gravel Cyclist took it to the streets of Emporia, Kansas, and interviewed Garth Prosser on the day before the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200. If you’ve ridden an UltraCX race, you know him… if you ridden pretty much any endurance gravel race, you know him. Garth is a tough […]

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2016 Dirty Kanza 200 – K-Dogg’s Race Winning Report!

That dark place. “It’s not the race! It’s the PMS!” exclaimed my wife, Mrs. K-Dogg, to herself in the middle of nowhere. Sunset had come and gone. She was exhausted, alone and nauseated. “I was disappointed and frustrated at my slowness. I pulled over for a nature break and saw my headlight warning light was flashing. I […]

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VIDEO: 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 – 200+ Gravel miles in Emporia, Kansas!

Saturday, June 4, 2016, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew drove a long way – over 2,400 miles round trip to race 200+ miles and over 9,000 feet of climbing in Kansas – at the World’s Premier Gravel Race – Dirty Kanza 200 in Emporia, Kansas. Check out JOM’s race report HERE and an article about his race bike, […]