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Chris Locke - Dirt Dobber

Chris Locke - Dirt Dobber

Chris Locke leads the Cow Town Cycling team and runs the Kansas City Cross web site. This is his personal blog, and here is what he has to say for himself:

I am just a manic depressive, obsessive compulsive, masochistic athlete. I somehow "get off" on seeing how much pain I can endure. Come join me the relentless pursuit of dubious cycling achievements and marginal life accomplishments.

Web Site: chrislocke.blogspot.com
Location: Kansas City, MO [map]


Headlines From Chris Locke - Dirt DobberFeed

25 Years of Guilt 09-02-2016
It is hard to believe how quickly time passes.  They say that time heals all, but that is not always true....25 years ago my younger brother John was involved in an accident that left him a quadriplegic.  This destroyed my family both emotionally and financially.  […]
What's an Old Man to Do? 05-09-2016
Looks like winter is finally over and Spring is here which means a slowing of our Good Times Gravel Grinding series.  What a season it has been for gravel riding.   Some of our rides had close to 100 riders.  All of them out having a good […]
Life Kicked My Ass 02-07-2016
The past year was really hard on me.  I felt like I was always fighting something, dealing with a problem or overcoming yet another injury.  Basically I was a wreck mentally, physically and emotionally.  When I lost my brother Joey it put me over […]
Refueling a B-2 Bomber 12-12-2015
A couple of months ago I got a email from Col Chuck Remboldt, a Commander at the 190th Air Refueling Wing, asking me if I wanted to go a "Orientation Flight". Lately I have been having trouble with dizziness and I have become extremely claustrophobic so flying […]
RIP my Brother 10-18-2015
My bedroom door opened near midnight last Friday and the sound awoke me.  Through the bright hallway light I see my son walking toward me.  He begins to speak and says he has some really bad news to tell me.  My first thought was that he had crashed […]
Life in The Small Chainring 09-04-2015
It has been awhile since I last posted anything so here is a little update.    A little over 4 months ago I had knee surgery to fix up my right knee in hopes that I could resume my normal riding/racing lifestyle. After all the physical therapy the knee […]
I Think I Need Stitches 05-18-2015
With the high risk sports that my family does, things like racing motorcycles and flying downhill on our mountain bikes,  it turns out home is the most dangerous place there is I get a call today from my son that he has had an accident.  A little slip in […]
Long Road Back 05-01-2015
It has been 10 days since my surgery on my knee.  I wish I could say my recovery has gone well but in my eyes it does not look promising.  Hopefully I am wrong and things will start to turn around soon. Pre-surgery I had a normal pair of cycling legs.I […]
What a Pain in my Knee 04-18-2015
This past month I finally broke down and decided to find out what is going on with my knee. I have not mentioned it very much but I have been hindered by knee pain over the last year.  I can cycle o.k. and really do no feel pain much while riding especially if I […]
Finishing the Ouachita Challenge 04-03-2015
This past December I signed up for another Ouachita Challenge.  An event that I have been racing since 2008.  The course is hard and challenging but with the proper training, mental toughness and if you can get through Blow Out mountain without bike failures […]


Last Update: September 2nd, 2012