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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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