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What is a Gravel Grinder?
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What is a Gravel Grinder?

There are a handful of Gravel Grinders that have shaped this new genre of cycling invented in the U.S. Midwest over 10 years ago and is now spreading globally. One of the most obvious indicators of the new genre’s rapid growth is the success of the Dirty Kanza, which kicked off in 2006 with just 34 riders. 10 years later its now the “Worlds Premier Endurance Gravel Road Race” in the Midwest U.S. along with the likes of Trans Iowa and the Almanzo 100.

Dirty Kanza sold out this year for 1,900 riders in less than 3 hours.

 
Beating the Bonk
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Beating the Bonk

Signed up for a longer distance event this Spring? Avoid the Cyclists slump and feed your body.

Bonking - the cyclists slang for Hypoglycaemia. When the body's glycogen stores become exhausted, and blood glucose levels become dangerously low. It leaves the rider weak, hungry and tired.

So its vitally important that you learn how to avoid one, especially when you're training for an endurance cycling event.