Steel Steed

In this world of high-modulus monocoque carbon frames being printed out by the dozens, the idea of a true custom steel machine has always appealed to me. I was lucky enough to sync with Firefly Bicycles to create a one of a kind ride, light enough for the 18% slopes, the 50+ MPH descents, and the infinite amount of dirt riding in the Boulder area

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Bonds that (Apparently) can't be Broken

I was very curious to see how an ISP (integrated seat post) and carbon-titanium bonding could handle my very silly riding choices. Aside from its remarkable aesthetic appeal, how effective would it be on harsh terrain? Would it be difficult to pack? Does it handle differently compared to my other titanium CX steeds? Here’s a quick take-away.

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DKXL: 350 miles of Dirty Kanza

I’ve never cried tears of happiness during a bike race before. I’m not really the crying type. But after 350 long, beautiful, painful, lonely, wonderful miles in Kanza country, I rolled into Emporia on Saturday afternoon with a lump in my throat. Turning onto Commercial street and entering the buzz and excitement of the DK finish line, everything started to sink in and the tears started to flow.

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Wild Horse Gravel - BNG is Back, Bitches!

Dani and I headed out to Da Beque, Colorado earlier this month to kick off the 2019 season with a weekend of camping, gravel racing, and plenty of suffering to go around. We’ve both been deep in the world of work this spring so it was great to emerge from our laptop black holes and spend a whole weekend outside, out of service, and totally off the grid. 

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You Call This Mud?!? Nationals Recap

I love mud. And I love riding my bike in mud. It’s especially fun when a rut under the soupy, brown goop catches my wheel and throws me face first into the soft, sticky mess… all while cyclocross fans lining the racecourse shout a collective “oooohhhh” followed by laughs and gentle encouragements as I stagger to my feet. I mean, how can you take yourself seriously when this is the pinnacle of your entire season?

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