Welcome to the May 20, Mid-Week Report!
Well, here we are blowing through the month of May when we would be putting the finishing touches on our annual trek to Emporia, Kansas for the Dirty Kanza…alas, we are instead hunkered down social distancing ourselves on group rides.
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NEW PRODUCTS: THESE JUST IN
PedalEd developed the Mirai men’s summer cycling kit using advanced fabrics that are ideal for hot-weather riding to provide improved breathability. Made from one of our lightest synthetic blends to better regulate body temperature, the innovative fabric acts to pull sweat away from the skin to the surface where it quickly evaporates, creating a cooling effect and avoiding discomfort. Providing all-day comfort, the Mirai men’s bibs, for example, are designed around a bacteriostatic chamois with dual-density foam by Elastic Interface designed to carry you further.
If you’re either having trouble with your position, or are simply looking for a replacement stem that saves some weight and money, have a look at the latest aluminum offerings from Wren. The four-bolt face plate stems are available in a wide variety of lengths (40-120mm) and either a 6 or 17 degree rise. $79. For more: Wren Sports.
CTS TRAINING BLOC: CYCLING SEGMENT CHALLENGES
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DIRTY KANZA RESCHEDULED
– Jim Cummins
MAMMOTH TUFF – SEPTEMBER 19th
There’s more to explore in Mammoth! The first official gravel ride on the mountain is set to take place September 19, 2020. A 45 mile “Tuff” course with 2000 feet of climbing and a 100 “Tuffer” course with 8000 feet of elevation gain are planned but no official course maps have been released. Mammoth Mountain is a favorite locale of ours and over the years we have continued to return to the annual Gran Fondo. With Mammoth Tuff now the following weekend we are planning to extend our stay to get in all of the best riding that Mammoth has to offer.