DirtBum Posts

December 31, 2016

I wrapped up the year with a 32-mile ride that ticked a lot of my favorite boxes: gravel roads, rail-trails, singletrack. The temperature was in the…

December 27, 2016
December 26, 2016
December 22, 2016
December 20, 2016

Well now. It’s been over four years since I posted on this blog, but here I am again. Despite a gross dereliction of duty, I…

September 3, 2012
August 21, 2012
July 22, 2012

A travelogue and photos from a 5-day/4-night tour of Johnson, Miami, Linn, and Bourbon counties on the east-central edge of Kansas.…

July 4, 2012

The temperature gauge read 107°F, the odometer read 115.9 miles, so can can say that I beat the heat! Might not have been the brightest idea to embark on a century on such a hot day, but it worked out to be a memorable ride.…

April 29, 2012

A detailed look at a 1988 Giant RS930, a lugged steel road bike that I was allowed to borrow for a few days to evaluate. Here are my impressions.…