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Brevet Asada aka Tour de Taco, 2017

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May 5, 2021
The first Tour de Taco, as it was then known, was held in May of 2010. Simple premise: ride to, and eat at, every Super Tacqueria IN THE WORLD.


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Varying degrees of DK

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August 1, 2018
Every year since the first ride report, I’ve debated about whether I needed to do another race report on my Dirty Kanza. Fortunately, every year is different, and every year it still catches me off-guard.


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DK200: Official Testimony

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June 17, 2017
There is the truth, and then there are the facts. Sometimes they are very same things. Here is my 2017 Dirty Kanza 200 Ride Report, ala Mr. Comey-style.


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DK200: Ice Sock Fever

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June 15, 2016

The storm before the calm
A crack, a flash, the room strobes with light and something outside thumps. I sit up on the foldout bed and see the shadow of Taco do the same on his throne of an air mattress.

What the…? Is that…?

There’s the unmistakable sound of fat-bellied rain…


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DK200: Lay your dirty burden down

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June 9, 2015

This is for you.

And so the mud caked you and raked you, it stuck and it clung. It formed five-pound pie plates under each foot, and you squelched and stomped, left right, left right. It weighed you down worse than a mortgage, heavier than Thor’s hammer. A carefully constructed…


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Hematoma Takes a Holiday

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May 29, 2015

We don’t have time for this! No time. Tick tock.

I’m not starved for attention, nor do I yearn for affection or the ear of a long-suffering confidant. But if I’ve absorbed anything from American summer camp movies it’s that you need a camp buddy if you’re gonna survive…

Janeen McCrae
Santa Cruz, CA

Writer. Rider. This is where I collect the fruits of those two things.

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