Monday, June 6, 2016

Dirty Kanza; The Kit List

I have yet to write up my Race Report from Dirty Kanza, in fact I am behind on blogging by several months and a couple of races including the Mulholland Challenge and the L’etape Tour of California but as some folks are asking I thought I would put together the DK200 kit list. Plus it’s a quick post that requires little thought;

Bike; Lynskey Cooper CX. I picked this up off of a Facebook Swap Meet group. I did really well the bike was a solid investment and it handled everything I threw at it and more, in fact I rode it over far worse terrain testing up the new groupsan I added. My set up from top to bottom;

  • Lynskey Cooper CX with Endurance forks
  • 3T Arx II stem
  • 3T Ergoterra bars
  • 3T Doric seatpost
  • Fizik bar tape with added gel pads
  • TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes
  • TRP 160 rotors
  • Shimano Ultegra 6700 shifters
  • Shimano Ultegra 6700 long cage rear derailleur
  • Shimano CX50 crankset and Front derailleur. These are CX specific, the chain rings are 46/36 and the FD has a narrower arc to follow the smaller gearing
  • SRAM 12-32 cassette
  • KMC chain
  • ISM Prologue saddle
  • Shimano RX31 wheels
  • Clement MSO X’Plr clinchers 40F/32F (great choice given the mud)
  • Specialized Airlock inner tubes
  • Electra Ticino Tourist Stainless Steel Bottle Cages
  • Crank Brothers Eggbeater 3 pedals
  • Garmin Edge 810
  • Garmin GSC10
  • Garmin Fenix 3
  • Anker Powercore lipstick charger
  • K-Edge XL Garmin mount
  • Generic CREE LED front light and spare battery
  • Magnus Innovation Bold II rear light
  • Topeak Fuel Tank with Charging Cable Hole
  • Topeak Large Wedge Pack
  • Camelbak Podium Insulated bottles
  • Fox Low Pro Hydration Back Pack


  • Pactimo Brand Ambassador Ascent jersey
  • Pactimo Ascent Pro Bibs
  • Pactimo Zero Weight base layer
  • Defeet/Sako 7 Pro Solitude socks
  • Giro Xen full fingered gloves
  • Giro Privateer shoes
  • Headsweats Skullcap
  • Louis Garneu Course helmet
  • Oakley Fast Jacket glasses

OK I think that’s it…I’ll update if I remember anything else!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Headsweats Contest

Headsweats fans! Don't forget to enter the June Headsweaty Selfie contest! There is actually one a month throughout the year!

  1. Take an awesome selfie in your Headsweats
  2. Post to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #HeadsweatySelfie hashtag
  3. Be entered for a chance to win a free piece of headwear!

They will pick 2 lucky winners at the end of the month. Good luck!

Get out there this weekend and go for it!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Summary

May, oh boy what a month. Work was cray cray crazy! A project I am on took over nights, days and the time in between. I knew it was coming and I did my best to prepare and brace for it but there were a few days when I was up 24 hours or more straight. I had to be realistic and put the bike aside as required. That essentially carved out 8 days over two weeks when I was off the bike. Not ideal, but I needed to be switched on for work and that’s what pays the bills. At the end of the two weeks I picked up my mountain bike and went and had some fun just to get my mind back in the game. This was followed up with the TrainerRoad 8DC ride, they didn’t do this challenge themselves but I found last years and rode the first 7 days piling on over 190 miles in the week. Here is how the month shook out in the end.


Tarveling to Kansas on Thursday…Dirty Kanza here we come!