2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Riders came together in Emporia, Kansas the day before the Dirty Kanza 200 to get in pre-rides, register for the race and check out a cool gravel expo scene. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some riders like aerobars, others take a pass. These flared retro-looking bars take a multi-colored two-pronged approach. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Bikes and riders were all over downtown Emporia. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
There is a lot going on with this MTB flat bar/aero set-up. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
The guy who gets fat in winter showed up looking pretty trim. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Is there something missing here? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This tandem couple led out a warm-up ride the morning before the race. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
What pressure are you running? Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
GU Energy gels launched some new flavors and then took a 200-plus field on a pre-race group ride. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Big style points for this Surly Karate Monkey. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This is no bell to let people know you are coming. This horn provides enough decibels to scare off even the most determined dogs. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
The spirit animal is there for you when you need him. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Jay and Tracy Petervary will be the only tandem in the DK XL 350 mile ride. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Custom-colored spokes to match. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
A sticker of someone you love on the top tube will always help motivate. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some fancy wire routing. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
This rig will be going straight from Dirty Kanza to Tour Divide. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Some stout rubber for any condition. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Yuri Hauswald and Alison Tetrick stood there all day so that fans could get a podium shot with them. Now that’s endurance. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Carbon and metal are common bike materials, we spotted one made from bamboo. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Coming through. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
An office binder clip modified to be a cue sheet holder will do the trick. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Nice paint job on this retro Trek. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Another tandem geared up and ready to go. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Nothing can have just one function, this aero set-up is also a spare tire rack and cue sheet holder. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Just stuff it all in there, it will fit. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
2018 Dirty Kanza 200
Colorful kits and smiles were plentiful at the DK 200. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com