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A pirate sword for the taking: Alison Tetrick's Gravel Worlds diary

Forget the rainbow jersey, there's a different kind of booty to be won at Pirate Cycling's unofficial Gravel World Championships. Defendi...

Armadillos, storms and a gravel yellow brick road: Alison Tetrick's Dirty Kanza

Armadillos, dust storms, lightning, wind, and rain. Oh my, it was a Dirty Kanza to be remembered, but it is not as if this 200 mile (320 ...

A Pirate Champion: Alison Tetrick on winning Gravel Worlds

I am here to tell the tales of voyages in the endless and mysterious gravel roads meandering through corn Husker territory. The views are...

Setting sail for Gravel Worlds 2017 with Alison Tetrick

Can you hear it? The distant calling of a familiar tune. Yo, ho, yo, ho… Don’t you feel the urge to soak in the warm winds of exploration...

Becoming the Queen of Kanza: Alison Tetrick's Dirty Kanza 200 diary

I know we are not in Kansas anymore, but I did return the Queen of the Kanza.  I didn’t even have to click my ruby red slippers to do so....

The memorable moments that happen between the results

Results are wins, losses, disasters and sometimes easily structured into acronyms –DNS. DNF. DFL. WTF. What you did and did not do in a s...

"May all your pain turn to champagne": Rider diary from La Course

There is nothing quite like Paris in July, and apparently everyone thinks so because everyone seems to be in Paris in July, including all...

Why I Still Race Bikes

  Earlier this year, endurance rider Sarah Hammond penned a short but to-the-point article for Ella on the reason why she, as an inc...