Archive for June 3rd, 2021

Yes, I trust Amazon to share my internet connection with my neighbors

06/3/2021 12:02
You’ve giving a little, getting a lot in return, and the risks are small.

Categories:Latest topics for ZDNet in Hardware

Do AI-powered food robots put human jobs at risk?

06/3/2021 12:02
Quick serve is going to the robots thanks to these new machines. Here’s why humans stand a chance.

Categories:Latest topics for ZDNet in Hardware

Samsung launches Qualcomm-powered Galaxy Book Go at $350

06/3/2021 12:02
Samsung has added the affordable Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G to its Windows notebook lineup. Galaxy Book Go will begin sales in June, starting at $350.

Categories:Latest topics for ZDNet in Hardware

E-Bike classes: What do they mean?

06/3/2021 12:02
Understanding the different e-bike classes will help ensure you choose the correct bike as governed by local legislation

Categories:LIFE AS A HUMAN

Curve Bike light & GPS tracker

06/3/2021 12:02
The new Curve Bike light & GPS Tracker from Vodafone is the latest of their Smart Tech products that will help keep you safe and seen on any road

Categories:LIFE AS A HUMAN

Critérium du Dauphiné stage 5 – Live coverage

06/3/2021 12:02
All the action from the rolling stage to Saint Vallier

Categories:LIFE AS A HUMAN

Chris Froome: I’m not going to win the Tour de France this year

06/3/2021 12:02
Four-time champion admits he’s not at the level to think about a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey

Categories:LIFE AS A HUMAN

Tour de Suisse 2021 – Preview

06/3/2021 12:02
Van der Poel, Alaphilippe, Carapaz among those warming up for Tour de France

Categories:LIFE AS A HUMAN

THROWBACK THURSDAY, 2018: JON HORNBECK’S DIRTY KANZA 200

06/3/2021 12:02

In 2016 Jon Hornbeck was like many other aspiring American pro road racers; training hard, racing harder and struggling to get by. So  for 2017  he quit and came to work for Road Bike Action.  Less than a year later we had him signed-up for his first ever gravel race…a little ditty known (then) as the Dirty Kanza 200.

Although Jon didn’t know much about gravel riding, he did know how to suffer in the drops and in his rookie dirt run he finished an incredible 7th place – the best finish of any RBA editor ever.

JON & JENSIE SHARE NOTES

For his follow-up performance in 2018, Jon’s gravel bike of choice was an Ibis Haka MX . And although he started with aspirations of another high finish,  it was at around mile 150 that things changed.  After riding the flint rock roads of Emporia, Kansas alongside former WorldTour pro Jens Voigt where the two discussed the meaning of life and what it meant to be a former road pro, Jon decided to enjoy the last 50 miles as rider and not a racer. 

As this year’s Unbound Gravel race is about to head-out of Emporia, Kansas this weekend, we thought to share this photo gallery from the 2018  event featuring Hornbeck as the main protagonist.  

Photos courteous of Ian Matteson / Enve Composites

The early morning start means the town comes to life with lights on.
With a morning shower riders took cover as they left their bikes in their respective rows.
After a 30-minute rain/thunder delay the clouds started to clear up.
Look for our first-person perspective video of the all-day event later this week from Jon Hornbeck.
Enve debuted their new Gravel-specific “G Series” at the event which a select few rode. Look for our review in an upcoming RBA issue.
Janel Holcomb came back to the event to ride the 100-mile route.
Most riders handle the ride on their own compared to a group which you will normally see at a road event.
The rest stops throughout the course are a busy site as riders look for their support crew.
By the afternoon the wet roads turned into dry dust.
If you completed the full DK distance your bike was in need of some much valuable R&R.
With no assistance out on the course, extra bags were needed. A CamelBak and fanny pack were a nice addition.
This about sums up your view for the 200-mile ride.
This rider shows off his way to take food on the go.
There were plenty of water crossings to handle as riders either rode or walked their way through.
Jens Voigt  (R) came all the way from Germany to take part in the gravel festivities.
Rebecca Rusch completed her 350-mile DKXL ride with a smile on.
This wraps up what gravel is all about.

The post THROWBACK THURSDAY, 2018: JON HORNBECK’S DIRTY KANZA 200 appeared first on Road Bike Action.


Categories:Road Bike Action

AMANDA NAUMAN’S 2021 UNBOUND XL BIKE

06/3/2021 12:02

Former two-time DK 200 (now Unbound) winner, Amanda Nauman is taking on the XL for 2021. Sure she could once again keep the 200 field on their toes but instead, she has opted for the massive commitment of 350 miles. She will be piloting a Niner RLT 9 RDO for the long effort over the Flint Hills.  Shimano GRX is her component line of choice paired with a Dura-Ace power meter and yes, there is a front derailleur too.  Pro Components and Garmin keep her with plenty of space for anything needed and on course. Check out this gallery of her rig, photos supplied by Shimano.

A Shimano 2x GRX drivetrain will offer a wide range with smaller gaps between gears.
Looks like she will likely rely on a hydration pack for fluids.
Not sure Geoff Kabush would approve, but we do.

Good Luck Amanda.

The post AMANDA NAUMAN’S 2021 UNBOUND XL BIKE appeared first on Road Bike Action.


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