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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 Dirty Kanza 200 – by The Pseudo Single Speeder, Lee Henson

  There is something inspiring about the sound a White Industries freewheel makes when coasting at speed, especially if it is spun onto a White Industries ENO hub surrounded by a finely tensioned rear wheel. I had just such a wheel bolted into an 853 steel cyclocross frame, where the freewheel ratchet seemed to reverberate […]

The 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 Experience – JOM’s Race Report

2016 Dirty Kanza 200 To quote Frank Sinatra, I did it my way… It was a sleepless night. Waking at 4am for a bike race that begins at 6am isn’t conducive to regular sleep patterns, nor is downing breakfast at 4:30am. As my eyes drearily averted themselves from my bowl of oatmeal, it was apparent […]

2016 Dirty Kanza VIDEO Interview: Sally and Michelle of Team Apex Multisport!

JOM of Gravel Cyclist took it to the streets of Emporia, Kansas, interviewing random cyclists in town for the 2016 Dirty Kanza. He catches up with Sally and Michelle of Team Apex Multisport, a team based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to Like the Gravel Cyclist Facebook page, follow G.C. […]

The 2016 Dirty Kanza 200 Experience – Part Two – by JOM

After catching some much needed sleep at a hotel on the edge of town, I woke early on Thursday morning, June 2nd, eager to explore the town of Emporia. If you read Part One, you’ll see I did a bit of poking around on Wednesday night, shortly after my arrival. On the agenda for Thursday […]