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 […]

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 […]

2016 Interbike: Orbea Terra Carbon Gravel Bike

Orbea is a bicycle manufacturer based in the Basque Country of Spain. The company opened its doors way back in 1840 as a firearms manufacturer, but added bicycles to its portfolio in 1930. For several years, the company sponsored the Euskatel-Euskadi team, whose riders and bikes were easily recognizable in the European road professional peloton with […]