Author: karen

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Jingle Cross World Cup Gallery

Photos by Ken Sherman/kkimages.us ’Tis the season — it’s not exactly Christmas, there was no snow, but there was a Grinch. The 2017-2018 Telenet UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup calendar kicked…

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Coming Events from The Racing Collective

The Racing Collective is a new kind of bike club: they host races, but without any official support or entry fees. Timing is done via Strava. Adventurous events are designed…

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My Bikepacking Setup

Everyone loves packing lists. So I’d like to kick off what I hope will become a regular feature here on Grit.cx: Bikepacking Setups. It’s endlessly fascinating to examine what fellow…

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The Rocky Road to Recovery

Getting injured sucks. Here are some ways to make it suck less. I’m sitting at my desk with an ice pack on the back of my neck, again. Fortunately it’s…

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Kona Jake Models Released with Rad Video

Kona has launched the latest crop of Jake cyclocross/adventure/commuting/all-road models today, and to show them off, the company has produced a video of Kona pro Kerry Werner putting the Major…

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Help Save Caroline Mani’s CX Season

We recently learned that top-10 World Cup contender and fan favorite Caroline Mani has launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable her to continue racing cyclocross this season. Mani’s previous team…

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East vs. West

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet… Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat; But there is neither East…

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Cotter and Craigie’s Tour Divide

British riders Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter have finished their Tour Divide journey, and while they did not officially complete the race, they nevertheless have quite a story to tell….

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Gravel Racing in Russia

Apparently, there is a blossoming gravel racing scene in Russia. Here is a video recap from a recent gravel race, reportedly the first of its kind in that country, called…

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Ouseburn Valley Cross 2017

It’s now July, and that means it’s less than two months before ‘cross season starts. We’ve just received the first announcement of a cyclocross race in the UK and it…

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Tour Divide 2017

The 10th edition of the Tour Divide race is coming to a close for those at the head of the pack. Brian Lucido, a Tour Divide rookie, is currently leading…

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This Is My Road Bike

The typical definition of a ‘road bike’ is flawed. It’s time to change it. Hannah’s piece from a couple weeks ago got me thinking … or rather, became another set…

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The Heart of British Cyclocross Photo Exhibition

Fans of cyclocross, excellent photography, and up-and-coming riders take note: Grit.cx contributor Paul Davy is exhibiting his work at the Rapha Clubhouse in Manchester, UK. The show’s photos capture the…

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Bikepacking with a Hammock

A few years ago, a prime bikepacking opportunity came my way and I decided to try something different in terms of shelter. I wanted to go ‘ultralight’, or at least…