My experience at Land Run 100 was not as a racer, not as a gravel event die hard, not someone who likes to ride 100 miles. My experience at Land Run 100 was as an avid cyclist, a cycling enthusiast, a gravel appreciator, and most importantly ~ as a 'soigneur'... It is about all the amazing people who came together at Land Run 100 to make it an event like nothing we have ever been to. And it is about amazing people like you who want to be part of a community, something bigger than themselves ~ who want to be on the äventyr.
After finishing Land Run 100, I said, "In my bicycling career, today was the highest." I said this because there is so much more to the Land Run 100 than just the day of the event. Personally, I enjoy cycling more, and find I am motivated more to ride, when I have goals, and Land Run 100 is one of the biggest.
Long before I arrived at Land Run 100, I was making key decisions on equipment that would ensure I have my best ride, and finish. I definitely owe a thank you to a number of people, including DeAnn. Without all these people starting companies because they cared about making quality equipment for cycling, my Land Run 100 would have been less successful, and my experience not as awesome. ~Kurt
A good bike shop team is crucial to success, and having trusted people like the team at Freewheel Bike Roseville was definitely part of mine. Thank you Freewheel team for making sure my gear was tip top and reliable - I consider this a significant factor in my Land Run 100 Finish!
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Kurt completed the Land Run 100, a 100 mile gravel bike event in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Because this event brings together so much of what we (Kurt & DeAnn, äventyr owners) believe makes riding a bicycle special,
we are doing a series of blog posts about our Land Run 100 äventyr. Kurt begins the Land Run 100 äventyr series... First up, DeAnn, my life and business partner, and cycling event support crew extraordinaire.