Thoughts (and prayers) on Gravel Worlds 2017

Plenty of things about Gravel Worlds make me shake in my cleats. There’s the distance: 150 miles out (and two miles up). There’s the late-August heat (and the late-season fatigue). The gravel itself isn’t the tire-eating stuff you find outside Emporia, but it can lull you into problems—convince you it’s packed and fast, then go … More Thoughts (and prayers) on Gravel Worlds 2017

Not the Plan

Abes are all smiles before the start. Working orders My orders for the Cornhusker State Games’ 104-mile gravel grinder were to set up Iron Man Eric Vacek to go for the “Dirt Rouleur Award.” That’s CSG’s tip-of-the-cap for the cyclist with the fastest combined time between the cat 1 mountain bike race on one weekend … More Not the Plan