The Road to Kanza: Up Close with Amanda’s Performance Machine

There’s a lot that goes into both bike fit and component selection when you spend as much time on a bike as Amanda “Panda” Nauman does each season, especially during the Dirty Kanza (13 hours) where she will seek to defend her title for the 3rd time. Here’s a closer look …

ROAD TO KANZA: MENSO DE JONG, FROM SINGLETRACK RACING TO GRAVEL

No stranger to grinding it out in the saddle for hours on end, Menso de Jong, a member of Team Clif Bar Mountain Biking and Cyclocross, talks about getting ready on his Road to Kanza. Watch the short video and read about a ride he once did with 14k of climbing. …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 3: Amanda, the Team and a Large Mammal

Day 3 of the #Ride2Mammoth took the team up the highway, off onto some scenic gravel and up to the resort and snow. Here’s the final recap of the story in video, pictures and words.(If you missed Day 1 or 2, here are the recaps: DAY 1, DAY 2) In …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 2: Amanda and the Team Face Heat in the High Desert

Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth found Amanda and her SDG Factory Teammates facing long, straight highways, high heat and relentless sunshine. Here’s the story in video, pictures and words: (If you missed Day 1, here’s the recap.)     In Amanda’s Words: Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth was a hot …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 1: From the Ocean into the Mountains with Amanda Nauman

Here’s an interesting idea. Start at the Pacific Coast, get on your bike with your training partners, ride east into the LA mountains on your way to the Sierra Nevadas. Amanda “Panda” Nauman and members of the SDG Factory Team are headed on a 400+ mile journey over three days, …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch talks about mental preparation

Rebecca Rusch, three time winner of the Dirty Kanza, returns this year to compete in the 100 mile race. Here she talks about the importance of breaking down the race into pieces so it’s easier to wrap your head around. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Vibration and fatique during a long …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch talks about vibration and fatique

Rebecca Rusch is headed back to Dirty Kanza to compete, this time in the DK100. Here are more tips on the vibration a rider will experience during long gravel rides. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Nutrition for long endurance rides Mental preparation: Breaking the ride into pieces Rebecca Rusch’s handlebar setup …

Road to Kanza: Rebecca Rusch on nutrition for long, endurance rides

Rebecca Rusch, the Queen of Pain, is headed back to Dirty Kanza to compete, this time in the DK100. Here are her tips on nutrition. Rebecca offers additional tips on: Vibration and fatique during a long gravel ride Mentally preparing for the Dirty Kanza CLICK FOR MORE INFO ON OUR OTHER …

The Road to Kanza: Five Athletes. 200 Miles. How Will They Do?

The Newbie. The Crit Specialist. The Returning Champ. The Queen of Pain. The Mountain Bike Racer. Five athletes. One race. 200 miles. How will each one do? We won’t know until race day. For now, meet a determined crew of cyclists ready to take on one of gravel grinding’s top …