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    Dirty Kanza 2016

    1000 riders for the 200 mile, 600 riders for the 100 mile. Registration opened two hours ago....aaaannnddd...its full!

    Who else signed up? Since I live in the general area, I decided to take the plunge and do the 100 mile route. Kind of excited, I've never done a bike race that big before.

    Any advice from you dk veterans? I'll be racing to finish, not win

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    I'm in the 100! It sold out very fast

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    100 here, too.
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    I'm in the 200 again this year. Advice for finishing the 100?

    1. Don't try to stay with the breakaway. Not even for a mile. Ride a comfortable endurance pace. You will pass most of the first breakaway as they filter back.
    2. Ride it like a casual group ride. Stay with a group at a moderate speed.
    3. For the 100, your distance between start / checkpoint / finish isn't far enough to bonk unless you refuse to eat. Eat something along the way. No need to go crazy with it.
    4. Drink a bottle of sports drink per hour, more or less.
    5. Enjoy the ride. You'll be in daylight all day. You won't face that morale-killing 50+ mile drag into the wind. 100 miles is a good, challenging, pleasure-ride distance on the DK course.

    The real difficulty of the 200 comes after 100 miles. Even more after 150. It's the cumulative effect of the miles that gives the 200 its degree of difficulty.
    Last edited by FlashBazbo; 01-10-16 at 04:31 PM.

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    I'll be there again for the 200, the Mrs is going to attempt the 100.

    I think FlashBazbo has some real good advice.

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    Oh yeah, plus support planning must be on a whole different level.

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    For over a week(12days actually), we dont have internet service yet. with all the data being used up on other things.. I honestly forgot the DK registration date. i missed the registration. i dont know what to do, with 4 of my recruits to the event got in and i became left out. i really want to be in that race. sigh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick 13330 View Post
    For over a week(12days actually), we dont have internet service yet. with all the data being used up on other things.. I honestly forgot the DK registration date. i missed the registration. i dont know what to do, with 4 of my recruits to the event got in and i became left out. i really want to be in that race. sigh..
    Try posting your interest for a 200 slot on their FB page. Maybe someone will have one to give you eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWSER View Post
    Try posting your interest for a 200 slot on their FB page. Maybe someone will have one to give you eventually.
    Worth a shot, and you'd probably have some luck in FB groups like Mid West Velo Swap or KC Cycling Swap & Shop. Especially when it gets closer to race day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOWSER View Post
    Try posting your interest for a 200 slot on their FB page. Maybe someone will have one to give you eventually.
    There was even a post here last year from someone that had to back out of the race a month or so out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
    I'm in the 200 again this year. Advice for finishing the 100?

    1. Don't try to stay with the breakaway. Not even for a mile. Ride a comfortable endurance pace. You will pass most of the first breakaway as they filter back.
    2. Ride it like a casual group ride. Stay with a group at a moderate speed.
    3. For the 100, your distance between start / checkpoint / finish isn't far enough to bonk unless you refuse to eat. Eat something along the way. No need to go crazy with it.
    4. Drink a bottle of sports drink per hour, more or less.
    5. Enjoy the ride. You'll be in daylight all day. You won't face that morale-killing 50+ mile drag into the wind. 100 miles is a good, challenging, pleasure-ride distance on the DK course.

    The real difficulty of the 200 comes after 100 miles. Even more after 150. It's the cumulative effect of the miles that gives the 200 its degree of difficulty.

    All good advice. Especially 3/4. I did a 77 mile gravel race last year and basically followed my marathon regimen as far as fueling/hydrating. I tend to cramp pretty good if I don't keep up on electrolytes. Nice thing about biking is that it's a little easier to eat real food while you keep moving.

    My biggest concern is finding the optimal tire width/pressure/flat protection setup. I might give "gorilla tape tubeless" a shot this spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick 13330 View Post
    For over a week(12days actually), we dont have internet service yet. with all the data being used up on other things.. I honestly forgot the DK registration date. i missed the registration. i dont know what to do, with 4 of my recruits to the event got in and i became left out. i really want to be in that race. sigh..
    The ridinggravel.com forum in the racing section has the official registration transfer thread. Of course, there will be nearly no one wanting to give up there registration so soon, but you should go post that you want one.

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    I'm in for the 200! I should probably start putting some miles in...

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    My advice would be to train/prepare like you got a spot, there always seems to be people trying to sell their spots closer to the cutoff day. They either had something conflict with the race or got hurt.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick 13330 View Post
    For over a week(12days actually), we dont have internet service yet. with all the data being used up on other things.. I honestly forgot the DK registration date. i missed the registration. i dont know what to do, with 4 of my recruits to the event got in and i became left out. i really want to be in that race. sigh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by imhuskertko View Post
    My advice would be to train/prepare like you got a spot, there always seems to be people trying to sell their spots closer to the cutoff day. They either had something conflict with the race or got hurt.
    Im already signed-up for Landrun(march) and OGRE(april).. Pretty much i'll be ready if ever a spot becomes available. Thanks for the advice though.

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    If anyone's still looking for an entry for the 200, mine's available.

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