Kathy is a former downhill world champion and a mountain biker. She has recently taken up gravel riding and completed her first successful race this past weekend in Cody, Wyoming taking home 1st place in Women’s for “The Ugly”, a 100-mile course in the Fistful of Dirt gravel race. She talked to us about her trepidatious start with gravel to her recent success achieved on a set of Spinergy GXX wheels that we sent her.
How did you first get into gravel racing?
I recently wrote a story about a couple bikepacking adventures I took in Southern California right before the coronavirus hit us. I wrote about circumnavigating Santa Catalina Island, riding the mountain bike trials of Cuyamaca Rancho Park, and took on the Stagecoach 400 mountain bike race.
Last post was about nutrition and what it takes for me to get through my training days as well as Belgian Waffle Ride. Now we are going to move on to the fun stuff which is the actual machine that will get me to the finish of every Power Gauntlet race I have planned for this year as well as the training rides leading up to each race.
Clint had the chance to demo some Spinergy GXC carbon gravel wheels this year. He decided to share his review on our blog and filled us in on some of his background as an athlete.
(Cover image by Wild Glass Photo)
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