Author Archives: Kate

Tour of Hermann

Tour of Hermann is a two-day gravel stage race held around Hermann, MO.  Day one features three 30ish mile loops, and day two follows with two 50ish mile loops. For those of us preparing for Dirty Kanza, the weekend promises … Continue reading

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Little Lost Creek and the bifecta

Dirty Kanza is looming in just a couple short months. Right now I’m about 100 miles ahead of where I was from January to mid-March last year. That difference is small enough to give me mini-anxiety attacks when I think … Continue reading

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Going solo: BonkHard Chill volunteer report

What do you do when no one wants to go along with your brilliant ideas? I used to miss out on a lot because I was afraid to do things alone, but in the past five or so years I’ve … Continue reading

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Adventure racing for cheapskates

Adventure racing, while being the coolest sport on the planet, can present some obstacles to the budget-minded athlete. Prospective racers first face the hurdle of acquiring basic gear, but it doesn’t stop there. Unlike camping, where most expenses are incurred … Continue reading

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Gravel double

Alternate title: If a bike ride doesn’t have a GPS track, did it ever really happen? ***Catching up on last weekend’s goings on*** Saturday (3/8): Finally, finally the weather forecast was semi-favorable, and we made sure to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Adventure Racing 101: How to build your Personal Adventure Network

In education, the Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a popular concept. Basically, a PLN is a network of resources — blogs, websites, and individuals — that inform and inspire you in your career. Similarly, aspiring (or active) adventure racers can … Continue reading

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Cold feet

I’m not much of an idea person, so I’m really lucky to have friends who come up with awesome plans and then let me tag along.  It seems to work out pretty well: I get to avoid driving, see cool … Continue reading

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Sophomore year

If you’ve been reading my blog for long at all, it’s no secret that navigation isn’t one of my strong points.  It’s something I really want to improve on, which is why I spent a lot of my Christmas break … Continue reading

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Say Yes More

A couple years ago, my friend Patrick heard about this guy, Dave Cornthwaite, who at the time was paddling a standup paddleboard the length of the Mississippi River as part of his Expedition 1000 project to complete 25 1,000-mile non-motorized … Continue reading

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Icicle hunting

It’s no secret that the Midwest, like so much of the rest of the country, has endured some crazy cold weather this winter. As I mentioned to a friend today, I think this is going to be the winter that … Continue reading

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