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10 months 1 week ago #24501

Holy crap, I signed up for the DK205 again. At least last time I could say my optimism was fueled by ignorance.

Not sure what my excuse is this year.

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1 year 5 months ago #23824

Done! Here's the Strava proof because if it's not on Strava, it didn't happen:

www.strava.com/activities/599991772

Just in generaly, though, I would not rec this race to everyone. If you're going to do it, you should really be taking it seriously. It's not on the level of The Great Divide, but it's a serious, real-deal undertaking.

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1 year 5 months ago #23740

Lot's of fun and fast gravel up here so far!! Things were a little wet when I first arrived (see appended ride videos), but are drying out now. And that makes for FAST gravel.

Right now the toughest part will be getting out of and into the start area as both the Cottonwood River to the South of Emporia and the Neosho River to the North have been flooded over the weekend to pretty much now. Highway 99 was shut down until this afternoon. With a few days to dry out, this will hopefully be an UN-epic ride. Except that it's 200+ miles across mostly wilderness.





After this video, all DK200 routing east of the Verdigris disappeared from the map & 11 miles were added to the last leg.

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1 year 8 months ago #23256

Good stuff. Thanks for sharing!


Joe Rosario | "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore

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1 year 8 months ago #23251

Kinda on a spur-of-the-moment trip I went up to Kansas and rode ~110 miles of solo gravel in the DK200 area. It was great! But there was some tough gravel there. You can see some of the sites here:



Learned a lot of good things. Rode a lot of beautiful roads. For the first 100 kilometers I saw three deer, four cyclists, and only a couple (few?) motor vehicles.

Wanted to do ~130 but ripped of my derailleur after fording...

well, it's in the video. Anyhow, riding gravel in this area is definitely recommended. (beware KanOkie dogs, though) I'm going to try to go back for some more practice before the race.

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1 year 10 months ago #23011

Cool. Need a pic of the whip!


Joe Rosario | "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore

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1 year 10 months ago #23003

Got a look at the _possible_ DK200 route this weekend. :woohoo: I'm pretty pumped about this route. (ask me again at mile 150...might have a different opinion)

Looks like the route will go just north of Virgil on what is mapped as road '11'. In my opinion, this is the BEST gravel anywhere. Even better than Old Vashiti Rd (which isn't gravel anyhow, it's sand and grapefruit sized chunks of limestone!) Of course, I reserve the right to adjust my opinion...

Go gravel.

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1 year 10 months ago #22973

No problem. I entered the e-bike category.

Just kidding.

Inside info is the Cottonwood Falls stop has moved to Eureka. Every year's route is a little different but that means this year's route will be materially different. For the better, in my opinion. The Eureka/Hamilton/Virgil/Quincy quadrilateral has some super good gravel riding. You'll just want to ride around in there forever.

In fact, I may be riding there now and this could all be a mediocre dream I'm having after falling asleep on my bike.

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1 year 10 months ago #22969

Congrats! I heard it sold out in a couple of hours. 200+ miles with 10K+ of climbing - good luck!


Joe Rosario | "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams." John Barrymore

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1 year 10 months ago #22955

Wow. That looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for the info. I'm sure I can find a few folks (the hubby and the little one) to help crew, but I suppose I should begin by buying a bike. :)

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