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bikerumor pic of the day Tim Ahern riding the Dirty Kanza 200 Mile Gravel Road Race in Kansas on a TBW (Thomas Bikeworks)

Photo submitted by Tom Gagliadi, “Tim Ahern riding the Dirty Kanza 200 Mile Gravel Road Race in Kansas on a TBW (Thomas Bikeworks).”

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Collin S
Collin S
7 years ago

OH GOD! I did DK200 (actually DK216 but that’s another story) and the wind was the “only” thing I had to deal with and it was. I could only image having to deal with hub depth water.

sam
sam
7 years ago

that is so awesome!! warriors all that entered!

Tommyrod
Tommyrod
7 years ago

Now THAT is a race picture. Love it.

dougal
dougal
7 years ago

Great picture and hats off to everyone who rode 200 miles in dirt in that weather. That must have been really tough on the drivetrain

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

Which had more/meaner mud this year? Land Run 100 or Dirty Kanza 200?

Ryan
Ryan
7 years ago

Stumbled upon a higher resolution version, thought I’d share because it makes the shot that much better.

https://flic.kr/p/u4iRFu

haromania
haromania
7 years ago

I’ve never met that guy, but I’m comfortable saying he’s a total badass. Well dun and many kudos to those who entered and finished!!

Evanstonian
Evanstonian
7 years ago

Every rider that finished the DK this year is a badass. Check the great pictures in this site:

http://adventuremonkey.com/blog/2015-dirty-kanza-200-images-first-look

Dave Leiker
24 days ago

The rider is Tim Ahern during the 2015 DK200 as he rolls through puddles near the Bazaar cattle pens. The photo was taken by Dave Leiker, on that day a stringer for the KC Star.
Almost exactly a year later, in Connecticut, Tim and two other bikers were hit by a pickup truck leaving Ahern with head injuries and compound leg fractures. He climbed to even grater hero status in my book by training by to strength and finishing another punishing Dirty Kanza gravel grinder in 2017,

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