2017 Dirty Kanza Interview: Christine Springer takes on her FIFTH Dirty Kanza 200!

The final rider interview from the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200. JOM of Gravel Cyclist chatted briefly with Christine Springer, on the day before her FIFTH Dirty Kanza 200. That’s 1,000 miles of DK! Don’t forget to Like the Gravel Cyclist Facebook page, follow G.C. on Instagram and subscribe to our Youtube Channel. We are also […]

VIDEO: Inside the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Race – Emporia, Kansas

June 3, 2017 marked the 12th running of Dirty Kanza 200, the premier gravel race in the United States. Near perfect temperatures saw the women’s course record broken, while many riders broke their personal best times. 206 miles / 330 kilometres, Dirty Kanza is not a walk in the park. JOM’s Race Report – K-Dogg’s […]

The 2017 Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Race: Emporia, Kansas – JOM’s Race Report

Two hundred is a nice round number, it even rolls off the tongue nicely. Two… hundred… also the number of miles that competitors at one of the world’s biggest gravel races must traverse in order to finish. In reality, the distance is about 206 miles. The Dirty Kanza 200, a lilliputian event during its inaugural […]

2017 Dirty Kanza Interview: David Sheek – Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s Mechanic

JOM of Gravel Cyclist took it to the streets of Emporia, Kansas, and interviewed David Sheek, mechanic to Amanda “Panda” Nauman. We discuss her 2017 Niner RLT RDO gravel bike and race nutrition. Don’t forget to Like the Gravel Cyclist Facebook page, follow G.C. on Instagram and subscribe to our Youtube Channel. We are also […]

2017 Dirty Kanza Interview: Lincoln Steward – Fat Bike Category

JOM of Gravel Cyclist took it to the streets of Emporia, Kansas, and interviewed Lincoln Steward on the day before the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200. To mix it up this year, Lincoln contested the Fat Bike category. Don’t forget to Like the Gravel Cyclist Facebook page, follow G.C. on Instagram and subscribe to our Youtube […]

Dirty Kanza 200: Resurrection – by K-Dogg

Last year was my first and almost only DK200. The last 50 miles was the most misery I’ve experienced ever on a bike. I ran out of water, ran out of electrolytes, hated all my race food, had massive leg cramps, butt cramps, shoulder cramps, hours of nausea and the dreaded mental cramps. The mental cramps […]

The Gravel Cyclist Dirty Kanza 200 Training Plan – Part Two – The Bike

Greetings trendsetters! In Part One, I covered my loosely formed training plan for the 2017 Dirty Kanza 200 as well as the food I plan to consume race day. Part Two covers my bike preparation and related items. Unlike some of us riding Dirty Kanza 200, I am in the enviable? position of riding a […]

The Gravel Cyclist Dirty Kanza 200 Training Plan – Part One

Dirty Kanza 200 is not a race to be taken lightly. Two hundred miles of road cycling in one day is difficult enough. For a gravel race such as Dirty Kanza, the rough and unforgiving gravel road surfaces add another element for a rider to deal with. Over 95% of the roads comprising the course are […]