When you’ve been living in a place for ages, it’s easy to overlook its charm. Growing up just a couple of hours outside Emporia and spending most of my life in Kansas, I couldn’t fathom why people would travel from far and wide to race on seemingly dull and unchanging roads. But then, amid a grueling nearly 25-hour journey, a realization hit me like a lightning bolt. As I pedaled along the ridge, the undulating emerald hills stretched for miles while ominous thunderclouds loomed above—a quintessential Kansas storm rolling in to welcome me back. There was nothing to do but smile and hope it wasn’t too harsh. Soon, a refreshing 30-minute drizzle came to my rescue, and I found myself grateful for the momentary respite from the heat and electrified by the surrounding beauty.Continue reading
Lucas Clarke’s Unbound 200 single speed ride had us speechless, and the numbers tell the story impressively:
- 1st place Singlespeed 200miles.
- Fastest 200 mile singlespeed time in the history of Unbound.
- First singlespeed to break twelve hours.
- FIRST athlete / bike, period, through the mud to the first timing point.