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Jamis Renegade Elite

Well, it was new bike day. I’m pleased to introduce the latest member of the fleet, the Jamis Renegade Elite. See photo below:

Jamis considers this an “adventure” bike and I have to agree. 99 more words


Lunar Kanza 2016

Event: Lunar Kanza
Date: July 16, 2016
Location: Emporia, KS

My lack of organization on Saturday afternoon made for a lot of stress for Lunar Kanza that night. 763 more words


Crusher in the Tushar: Crushing My Limits

Three months ago I stood at the top of this pile of dirt (pictured above) on my cross bike with tears in my eyes as my coach silently counted to ten, he got to ten before I got up the nerve to ride down the pile of pebbles, so we saved that for another day.  2,572 more words

Race Reports

Crusher in the Tushar: Damage Control

Our friend Kaolin has talked up the Crusher in the Tushar race for the last few years so when the open spots were quickly dwindling and he was bragging about his entry Danielle turned to me and said let’s do it, to which I casually replied “sure.”  After we guaranteed our spots I didn’t give it much thought because I was head deep in training for… 2,168 more words

Race Reports

Ridden and Reviewed: Diamondback Haanjo Trail Carbon Gravel Bike - 2017

It may still be 2016 on the calendar, but 2017 bikes are already starting to roll into our warehouse. And one that we’ve been especially excited to talk about (and had to keep under wraps until now), is the… 1,001 more words

Bike Riding

Post-bike fuel fail.

Surprisingly, despite it being really hot out, my ride was pretty good last night. I did an hour trail ride, Ottawa to Princeton and back. I didn’t have any bike malfunctions, other than needing to stop at a road crossing and hitting my right knee on the end of my handlebars while unclipping. 215 more words


My dogs are all in hiding.

My weekend was not as productive and fit as I had hoped. Saturday, as I was headed out to my long run, I thought I had a break in the weather but on the way, we drove into torrential rain and lightning. 337 more words