Seasons of Change – I quit World of Bikes.

I don't like change. Who does? I don't work at World of Bikes anymore. I am still trying to figure out the separation, but this has been a long time coming. That probably surprises some people. I spent the last 7 years at that job working my ass off, charging through open doors, making things …

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hey you, who the heck are you, why should I even care about you.

I like to communicate. Even go so far as to love it, I got my college degree in communications and minors in mass communications, psychology, and religious studies. The last three were happy accidents. Growing up words were my friends, certainly not people. I read countless books, so moving forward with my education it made …

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Canada to Montana to Idaho: Andrea from Iowa does Tour Divide.

So I made it to Canada. Did I explain that? Probably in the last run on sentence in the last post on here and it's pretty important, but either way I made it to Canada. In the hostel I organized my bike and gear. Milling around the space I found fellow riders, you could see …

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Preface the Tour Divide: Lots of Convincing.

I thought doing the Tour Divide would make me “nicer.” I thought I would realize some long lost appreciation, that my eyes would open up and I would be a gentler, softer person. Less abrasive, complimentary, like I would smile more or something.  Smile just like that. Uncomfortable and confused at the DKXL. That's right, …

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Current F.A.Q Answered Quickly

What the heck is going on? I am taking a long vacation. What the heck are you doing? The DKXL on Friday, then the Tour Divide next Friday, the 8th. How can we follow you? DKXL- http://trackleaders.com/dkxl18 Tour Divide- http://trackleaders.com/tourdivide18 Are you going to share any other details? Sure.... Sure, yes, since now I actually have …

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Official Transcript of Gravel: Andrea Cohen

The other night I was having a conversation with this lady, let's call her Kristine, because that's her name. She was telling me to work harder, that I'm not doing enough. She wasn't referring to things, she was talking to me....about me. The person who is doing all the things on bikes and mostly hiding. …

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Have Your Pie and Eat It Too.

Yesterday Landrun sent out an email about water. They designated the 100 mile "race" and 50 mile "ride". No water and support for 100 mile "race". Water and pie for the 50 mile "ride". They mention "self-supported" and what that means, which I don't totally agree with. A checkpoint is support, that is not your …

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The Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra: Figuring out 200 miles.

Preface. The Spotted Horse Gravel Ultra. One of the best organized, toughest, perfectly to the point 200 miles I have ever ridden. For some reason this race didn't pop up on my radar until some time in September. Well...the reason is probably because I usually don't ride too many events after August, or something. I …

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