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I knew by March I bit off more than I could chew. I thought maybe it was do-able but i'd have to train really hard. Well those training days just never happened as much as I liked. I finished the Half Pint though and I'm damn proud of it. My buddy's already planning on doing the 200 again next year. I'm undecided, I finished pretty late on the 111 mi course and I would really like to progress my riding before committing to the 200 again with the knowledge and experience I have now.
 

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Ryno, you are officially a [email protected]$$ for pulling that off. You set yourself a huge challenge, and did it. A century in gravel...wow. I think you were wise to handle it the way you did.

Xela, you're a beast. Sorry to hear about the stomach thing, though my sympathy is offset by jealousy at the idea of having any legs left at all after 200+mi of gravel :D

Bravo, both of you!
 

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Big congrats to you both. 1-for even attempting ( I would never attempt such foolishness :eek: and 2- for finishing at some level even though you mite not have met your personal goal. Great job. Well done. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Ya my thoughts exactly. I did 14mi on Monday and 2.7 yesterday. None today, been battling this cough/sinus thing and stayed in bed most of the day. I'm still beat!

And... I get to work a 50hr week this week on my good ol night shift after being off for 5 days. Ya me! NOT!
 

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I've had some good rides this week including the shop ride last night. Spirits are back up. I even bought one of the event photos to remember it with.

Considering signing up for the Heck of the North. It looks like the REEB would be perfect for that.

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I like seeing a former pro and professional coach label the DK200 as a push outside of his comfort zone. :)

Just like anyone else, I have my favorite rides and events. But I also stretch myself to take on challenges that push me outside my comfort zone. This year, the Dirty Kanza 200 was one of those events. Not many people ever ride a 200-mile race – not even pros – much less one on remote gravel roads in Kansas.
 

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I'm undecided yet if I want to try the 200 or not. I haven't rode near as much as I would have liked to so far this year.
A double in and of itself is pretty huge ride. Throw in some gravel and you have yourself a helluva tough ride! Don't underestimate what you will need both physically and mentally to accomplish something like this.

I felt the same about the Shenandoah 100. I can't imagine 14-16 hrs on MTB. Selene Yeager said the mountains here are tough :)
 
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