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MID-SOUTH

The Land Run 100 has changed its name to the MID-SOUTH as of 12/30/19. The MID-SOUTH is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads of the Oklahoma.

 What you need to know in a nutshell

  • Registration for the 2020   TBA
  •  MID-SOUTH will be held on March 14th, 2020

What is the MID-SOUTH?

The MID-SOUTH is a solo, self supported, non-stop, 100-mile-long bicycling endurance challenge on the gravel and dirt roads  of  Oklahoma.

When and where is the MID-SOUTH held?
MID-SOUTH is held Saturday, March 14th, 2020 in Stillwater, OK.

There are lots of “Gravel Grinder” cycling events. What makesMID-SOUTH unique?
Who said anything about unique? We love the Dirty Kanza 200 but it only comes around once a year. The MID-SOUTH is a training mile stone race for those who dare attempt the DK200. Complete the this event and you are on the right track for the DK200. DNF the MID-SOUTH , you still have time to fix what went wrong before the DK200. Flint Hills we are not, but gravel, hills, and red dirt we got. Careful on those rickety bridges by the way, we are taking you on the far back road

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GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike – Part 2

Editor’s Note: In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In Part 1, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear’s needs. In this post we will get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.

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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts Updated Cutthroat

Salsa Cycles announced this morning publicly that the Cutthroat model will be a ground-up redesign for the 2020 model year. The Cutthroat is Salsa Cycles carbon drop bar mountain bike which is aimed at bike-packing and long rides in remote territory, ala Tour Divide. It also is a fairly popular model amongst some gravel riders.

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Project Topstone: Getting Rolling – Part 2

The stock feel of the bike fit wise is very roadie. It feels long, low, and narrow with the 100mm stem and 42cm bar. With lighter wheels and a swap to faster tires it has a very nice road presence to it. Right now I am running some Hutchinson 38mm tires…zoom zoom…I disliked the WTB Nanos on the road. Actually I simply disliked the Nanos…period

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Project Topstone: Getting Rolling – Part 1

So I will be living with a Johnny Cash black Cannondale Topstone for a few months. I will be using it to play with upgrades on a budget to see where we can improve performance, drop weight, and add comfort. But first, I want to begin with my thoughts on how the bike is spec’d and how it is to ride stock at the risk of duplicating some of MG’s findings

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A Look At Gearing For Gravel – Part “2X” (part duex)

I applaud the coming of ‘adventure’ geared cranks and kudos to Shimano for finally jumping in. I think that the 46/30 is a nice thing to have for a large segment of the gravel population, bike packers, etc. Unfortunately, if it is not perfect for your needs, it’s not like you get a chance to choose a different crank set-up when you buy your bike, forcing you to make what could be a costly swap to get what you want.

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