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Monday Motivation – October 20, 2014

<Back to News Home | Monday Motivation- by RGBen We’re going to start a little deal on Mondays and see how it goes. If it goes well, people dig it, and people participate, then we’ll keep it rolling. If not, it’ll go the way of the first generation of SRAM hydraulic road brakes… It’s Monday […]

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Monday Motivation: A Mild Spell

A warm spell across much of the country sent avid cyclists scurrying for some coveted “outside time”. I was not immune to such persuasions. The scene here is from Iowa on a foggy, mild mid-December day. Discuss and share your pictures, questions, and thoughts about gravel rides on the┬áRiding Gravel Forum.  

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Monday Motivation: In Memory Of Joel Dyke

We learned of the tragic death of a friend of gravel riding, Joel Dyke, yesterday. Joel was a co-founder of the Dirty Kanza 200, a husband, and a father. He touched the lives of many of us in the gravel cycling community in the Mid-West and beyond. Joel will be deeply missed. Today’s “Monday Motivation” […]

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Monday Motivation: Rollers

<Back to News Home | Rollers: They might be a tool for you to get into shape for cycling. There are two kinds of “rollers” in the Mid-West: One would be those you sweat over in a basement or garage to stay fit in the Winter. The other kind you can ride on too. These […]

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Monday Motivation: Mud

<Back to News Home | Mud: When it rained a couple of inches overnight before the 2014 edition of Odin’s Revenge, race director Chad Quigley gathered the riders before their 150 mile quest and offered them the chance to do an alternate route without several miles of “Minimum Maintenance” dirt roads which would have cut […]

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Monday Motivation: Green

Green: When the cold of Winter bites, bodies get ill, and the daylight runs short, it is always good to remember that Spring, then Summer, is not that far off. Soon the overwhelming color of the warmer seasons here in the Mid-West will line every country road and dirt lane. Many gravel road events will […]

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Monday Motivation: Fog

Fog: There is something about a foggy outing in the country. Fog can be mysterious, cooling, or the harbinger of a hot, humid Summer’s day. Whichever it is, fog can be fun out on the gravel instead of a fearful situation, as it is on pavement, since traffic is rarely an issue. Fog blankets the […]

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Monday Motivation: Registering

<Back to News Home Registering: Commitment, dedication, a promise- Whatever it means to you, actually going through the process of registering for an event suddenly makes things a bit more “real”. Now you’ve gone and done it! Maybe it is an event that scares you a bit, challenges you in a new way, or is […]

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