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Not sure how many of you have heard of the Dirty Kanza.

Posted By: Carolina Cycling Ute
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 09:45 pm

It's a gravel/road race hybrid in Ea/Central Kansas. I'm not doing it, at least not this year.

Prior to this year, I had heard of it, but never really gave it much thought. Then this year progressed, and I have worked to get my bike company off the ground (BM me if you want info, but that's not the focus of this post), I've looked more into the DK.

It's only been around since 2006. It started out much like LOTOJA did way back when, just a group of friends who set out to see if they could do something. Some of the interesting stats, at least to me, they're rider capped at 2500 riders. The longest race is 350 miles, and starts this Friday. The majority of the riders will do a 200 or 100 mile loop near Emporia, KS.

I guess, what I'm getting to is this strikes me as fun, and something to get excited about. As an ex-road and mtn bike racer, it's been hard for me to ride for the sake of riding. I love and need goals, especially to ride towards.

So I suppose, I have something to shoot for. Not next years version, it takes time to build your body up for the rigors of racing. But 2021 I'd like to take a crack at it. I'll even do it on one of my bikes, whether a custom steel that I build for myself (yes welded and designed by yours truly), or one of my carbon (imported) gravel/endurance bikes.

Anyway, just had to get ideas flowing and this seemed a good place. There are gravel grinders all over the West. I hope to see some in the East, but they're hard to set up with very little that's not paved any more.

So, if you're curious about the DK, here's a link.

https://dirtykanza.com/

edit: date change for accuracy.

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Carolina Cycling Ute icon NEW: Not sure how many of you have heard of the Dirty Kanza.
Carolina Cycling Ute - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 09:45 pm [ID# 1947490] [reply]
SforkUte icon NEW: Good luck man. I think I want to try The Dirty Kanza on a lady. (nm)
SforkUte - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 10:07 pm [ID# 1947493] [reply]
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Newbomb Turk icon NEW: You're like a dog chasing a car...... (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 09:12 am [ID# 1947509] [reply]
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Rocker Ute icon NEW: Check out the Crusher in the Tushar. (nm)
Rocker Ute - -- Wednesday 29 May 2019, at 10:29 pm [ID# 1947495] [reply]
o NEW: RE: Not sure how many of you have heard of the Dirty Kanza.
salUTE - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 12:05 am [ID# 1947496] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: Dirty Kanza is in an area called the Flint Hills, so not dead flat. (short)
Maji Man - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 01:25 pm [ID# 1947541] [reply]
scad41 icon NEW: RE: Not sure how many of you have heard of the Dirty Kanza. (short)
scad41 - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 09:43 am [ID# 1947511] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: In E./Central Kansas, I'd worry less about the gravel and more about the tornadoes. (nm)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 11:28 am [ID# 1947525] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: Most famous around here is the Hotter 'n Hell 100.
Maji Man - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 12:52 pm [ID# 1947529] [reply]
Carolina Cycling Ute icon NEW: RE: Most famous around here is the Hotter 'n Hell 100.
Carolina Cycling Ute - -- Thursday 30 May 2019, at 03:09 pm [ID# 1947558] [reply]
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