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2017 Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race Recap

October 31, 2017 This past Saturday, October 28, 2017, saw the 3rd running of the Zionsville Harvest 50 Gravel Road Race put on by Team Nebo Ridge. Over 125 participants braved unseasonably cold and windy weather to challenge themselves and their competitors … Continue reading

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Let Fear Motivate You — Commit to Your Bodacious, Big-Ass Cycling Event for 2017

Find Your 2017 Lodestar Cycling Event It is deep winter here in Central Indiana. It’s grey and cold — too cold even for the most hard-core cyclists — although some brave the wind, wet, and snow with their mountain or … Continue reading

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The Gravel Grovel

With the Zionsville Harvest 50 Race  (and 25 Challenge Ride) coming up soon on October 29 and The Gravel Grovel on November 26, I thought I would post my essay on the 2015 Gravel Grovel. Weirdly wonderful day it was! The … Continue reading

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The Art of the Group Ride: Rotating Pacelines and Plato’s Forms

The Art of the Group Ride: Rotating Pacelines and Plato’s Forms The highest form of group road riding must be the rotating paceline. Plato talks in The Republic about his theory of knowledge – and argues the existence of “Platonic … Continue reading

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DIRTY KANZA June 2016 — Emporia, Kansas

    I’ve raved and flexed about my finishes the past two years at the Dirty Kanza (or DK) 200/100 mile gravel road race in the Flint Hills of Kansas. So a cosmic reckoning was due this year. The reckoning … Continue reading

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DIRTY KANZA 2015- Emporia, Kansas

Last year I wrote about the Dirty Kanza 200/100 gravel road race – the country’s premier gravel road event – and I included some photos of the event in the Flint Hills of SE Kansas. It was a highlight of … Continue reading

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A Ride for Any Hoosier Road

A big trend in the bike industry is designing bikes especially capable of flying up and down roads made of any surface – not just asphalt. Among other features, these rides are more ruggedly designed, incorporate slightly slacker angles for … Continue reading

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