The heavens have parted and delivered onto us a post from AYBABTU.
Finally, after years of anticipation, i was at the starting line of the Dirty Kanza 200.
Just getting to this point took quite a while. You see, i had wanted to give this race a go for close to three years, but different reasons like getting married, and breaking an arm, had really kept lining up for the DK200 from being a possibility. But this time, with some generosity from Ben Witt, i had actually made it into Emporia Kansas by 6am on June 2nd, and now i merely had to ride my bicycle over rough gravel roads for 200+ miles.
Lining up in Downtown Emporia was an experience, hundreds of riders all around, talking, planning, and taking a spot in the pack appropriate for when they expected to finish. It was only in the 50s temperature wise, quite cold for a Kanza morning. I donned my packable Bontrager windjacket…
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