There are many blogs out there about the DK that have useful info. Here are a couple: http://hiawathacyclist.blogspot.com/ andhttp://www.teamredwheel.com/andhttp://sheridesbikes.blogspot.com/2010/06/dirty-kanza-article.html. That is just a few to get you started. The last one is by last years winning chica. FYI, only 2 women finished. Intriguing.
I am excited that there are going to be lots of friends at this race/ride also. There is comfort in numbers. Plus, it will be Jims birthday. I cant believe he is up for this kind of torture on this of all days, but can you imagine the reward he will feel afterwards?
I just returned form the store with ingredients to make my own gel/gu. I do not care for what is out there now and find it expensive. Being the off season its the perfect time to try new things. The recipes I found were online. After I try them I will post them and let you know how it went. The flavors are endless and its much cheaper. As I think about it, if more people made their own there would not be so much trash on the trails. Plus, its fresh and you know exactly what is in it.
I am off to work on my core now, until next time....