The 2019 Dirty Kanza 200 is just under a week away at the time this article was posted. The weather around Emporia, Kansas one to two weeks before the race has been a mess of rain, tornado warnings, thunderstorms and flooding. This may be a regular occurrence for late Spring in Emporia, but to those of us watching the weather from afar, it is a concern.
No matter how the weather turns out, the 2019 course promises to be the most challenging yet. Be sure to check out our 2019 Q&A course interview with Event Coordinator, LeLan Dains – along with this Press Release covering the 2019 course.
Bike preparation has going been full-steam ahead at Gravel Cyclist HQ including a plan for the worst case scenario. In the event of a wet and muddy race, I cover the technical details of my 2019 Plan “B” bike for the 2019 Dirty Kanza, in the video below. Fingers crossed all of us stick to Plan “A”.
Thanks for watching!
Links referenced in this video:
- Panaracer Gravelking AC Tyres (35mm fitted to the bike in the video)
- Axiom Seamour Oceanweave Wedge Seatbag
- TriSeven Aero 30 Carbon Cycling Frame Bag
- Zefal Magnum Bottles
- Robert Axle Project
- Lynskey Pro GR Review