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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 a very reasonable entry fee ($40...
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Going solo: The BonkHard Chill volunteer report
What do you do when no one wants to go along with your brilliant ideas? I used to spend a lot of time missing out because I was afraid to do things alone, but in the past five or so years I've come to the realization that, for me, doing things on my own is ...
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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 the polar vort...
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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 wandering around in the woods on the Rockwoods Range ...
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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 about it, though the majority of my ea...
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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 incu...
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 campi...
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Adventure Racing 101: How to build you 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 benefit ...
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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 new places, and have someone along to call the paramedics, and ...
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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 journeys.  H...
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I'm a runner, adventure racer and cyclist, easily talked into new challenges and types of event in which to flounder in all the spare time left between parenting, teaching, and grad school.
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