Dirty Kanza XL 2019 Journal

I’ll use this post as a dumping ground for random thoughts in the weeks leading up to the 2019 Dirty Kanza. I have completed the 200 mile of the event twice and am tackling the 350 mile “XL” version of the event this year.

Hip pack, fanny pack, man satchel….whatever you want to call it. I have found this Evoc 3L pack to be really nice for rides up to a couple of days. I have used it for TNGA, TransIowa, DK, and thousands of training miles.

Pre-race rundown of my bike setup. Lauf True Grit, SRAM drivetrain, 3L of fluids and a few bags. What more do you need?

Here is what I plan on packing in my fix kit. More or less an evolution of my backcountry kit I have cultivated over the years.

Jason Shearer