Karen Brooks – Editor

  • karen wrote a new post, My Bikepacking Setup, on the site grit.cx 1 day ago

    Everyone loves packing lists. So I’d like to kick off what I hope will become a regular feature here on Grit.cx: Bikepacking Setups. It’s endlessly fascinating to examine what fellow bikepackers choose to car […]

  • karen commented on the post, The Rocky Road to Recovery, on the site grit.cx 6 days ago

    Way to go! You have even more sympathy from me — getting knocked off by a truck is one of those unpredictable outcomes that can cause lurking fear in every rider. But glad you’ve gotten back on the saddle.

  • karen wrote a new post, The Rocky Road to Recovery, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    Getting injured sucks. Here are some ways to make it suck less.

    I’m sitting at my desk with an ice pack on the back of my neck, again. Fortunately it’s summer and warm, but the first time I had to do this, it […]

  • Kona has launched the latest crop of Jake cyclocross/adventure/commuting/all-road models today, and to show them off, the company has produced a video of Kona pro Kerry Werner putting the Major Jake through its […]

  • karen commented on the post, Help Save Caroline Mani’s CX Season, on the site grit.cx 1 week ago

    “Would this happen to a Male Pro???” Good question…
    Thanks for helping out!

  • We recently learned that top-10 World Cup contender and fan favorite Caroline Mani has launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable her to continue racing cyclocross this season.

    Mani’s previous team suddenly […]

  • karen wrote a new post, East vs. West, on the site grit.cx 3 weeks ago

    Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet…
    Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
    But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
    When two s […]

  • British riders Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter have finished their Tour Divide journey, and while they did not officially complete the race, they nevertheless have quite a story to tell. Here follows the press […]

  • Words and Photos: Fed by Wild

    The damn daily treadmill had bent our necks so low that when we had finally raised our sight above the desks, keyboards, and coffee mugs, we realised Saturday had landed. Instead […]

  • karen wrote a new post, Gravel Racing in Russia, on the site grit.cx 1 month ago

    Apparently, there is a blossoming gravel racing scene in Russia. Here is a video recap from a recent gravel race, reportedly the first of its kind in that country, called Tsukling Gravel King.

    Dmitriy, one of […]

  • karen wrote a new post, Ouseburn Valley Cross 2017, on the site grit.cx 1 month ago

    It’s now July, and that means it’s less than two months before ‘cross season starts. We’ve just received the first announcement of a cyclocross race in the UK and it looks to be a good one: the second running of […]

  • karen wrote a new post, Tour Divide 2017, on the site grit.cx 1 month ago

    The 10th edition of the Tour Divide race is coming to a close for those at the head of the pack. Brian Lucido, a Tour Divide rookie, is currently leading the men’s race and is on track to finish sometime tomorrow […]

  • karen commented on the post, This Is My Road Bike, on the site grit.cx 2 months ago

    Hi jobro and 136stu — I had not heard of the Rough Stuff Fellowship — very interesting!

  • karen wrote a new post, This Is My Road Bike, on the site grit.cx 2 months ago

    The typical definition of a ‘road bike’ is flawed. It’s time to change it.

    Hannah’s piece from a couple weeks ago got me thinking … or rather, became another set of boxcars on a train of thought that’s been r […]

  • In the Spring a cyclist’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of bikepacking.

    At last, the leaves are unfolding a green canopy over road and trail, prompting thoughts of where best to go to truly enjoy the s […]

  • Fans of cyclocross, excellent photography, and up-and-coming riders take note: Grit.cx contributor Paul Davy is exhibiting his work at the Rapha Clubhouse in Manchester, UK. The show’s photos capture the 2017 N […]

  • karen commented on the post, Kit Check: Dirty Reiver, on the site grit.cx 4 months ago

    Looks like you’re all sorted. Go forth and conquer! (or at least finish with a minimum of weeping)

  • karen wrote a new post, Bikepacking with a Hammock, on the site grit.cx 4 months ago

    A few years ago, a prime bikepacking opportunity came my way and I decided to try something different in terms of shelter. I wanted to go ‘ultralight’, or at least as ultra as my limited budget would allow, as the […]

  • karen wrote a new post, The Land Run 100, on the site grit.cx 4 months ago

    “This weather must be just like riding in the UK right now… ” Race day of Land Run 100 and the fair weather of the previous day has overnight been replaced by something akin to a good British autumn: cold, wet a […]

  • Words and photos by Molly Hurford

    It’s an near-inarguable fact that the women were the highlight of the cyclocross World Championships in Bieles this past January. The action happened on Saturday with the U23 W […]

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