Author Archives: Kate

Tour d’oh(nut)

Staunton’s Tour de Donut is the first race I ever entered.  In this quirky race, entrants race a ~30 mile route with two donut stops; 5 minutes are deducted from your finishing time for each donut eaten, and results are … Continue reading

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Stubborn Mule 30 hour adventure race

Last weekend I headed up to the Northwoods area of Wisconsin for my first 30 hour adventure race.  After tackling three 24 hour courses, I was confident that a few more hours would be no big deal.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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Indian Camp Creek “9” hr mountain bike race

This past Saturday was the Indian Camp Creek , mountain bike race, an endurance event featuring 3/6/9 hour divisions for solos and teams.  Two years ago I raced in the 12-hour edition of this event, riding 9 laps (72 miles) … Continue reading

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Goomna adventure race

Goomna is a short, local adventure race. While my typical AR is 12-24 hours and set in areas like state parks and national forestland, Goomna has an urban setting and takes most teams less than 6 hours. Despite it’s proximity … Continue reading

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Dirty Kanza 2014

By the time we lined up at the start line of the Dirty Kanza 200, it had already been a loooong couple of days. Friday started with a slight navigational miscue (turns out the GPS is most useful when used) … Continue reading

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Anything can happen…

It’s that time again.  Dirty Kanza is a mere 3 days away.  In fact, at this time 3 days from right now, I’ll hopefully be nearing the halfway point.  It’s pretty much all I’ve thought about for the past few … Continue reading

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Dorcy light review

I recently had the opportunity to test out some Dorcy lights: a headlamp, a bike light, and a tail light. Check out my review and see what I thought about them!

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Hairy Hundred

I’m going to be doing most of my blogging over on blogger for now. Just did a 93 mile gravel race around Rocheport, MO. Check out how it went! Hairy Hundred race report

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Cedar Cross 2014

If you weren’t at Cedar Cross, you might just want to stop reading this right now.  I don’t know of any other grassroots race that begins with an electric guitar and ends with fireworks, but those were only the bookends … Continue reading

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Get back on that horse and ride

So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground. ~Oprah Winfrey Saturday I met up with some friends for a bike ride.  We all have long gravel races coming up: this weekend’s OGRE (150 miles) for Keith … Continue reading

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