When I raced DK for the first time in 2015, I suffered a bad cut sidewall just 30 miles into the race. Ever since I had sort of a tough time getting retribution on this course. 2018 was going to be the year of improving my time and getting in a clean run.
No published route. No idea where or what resupply options would be. No way to plan for what lies ahead. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a type-A planner like me. This is TransIowa and its suffering will be my redemption.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly…
When talking to another cyclist about bikepacking multi-day routes one of the first questions that typically comes up is "How many extra sets of bibs do you take?" or "Where do you take a shower?". For most of us, the answer is "none" and "when I get back home".