When Annie answered my call last September, I was struck by her positivity and enthusiasm. It wasn’t quite the tone I expected from a bike racer whose planned break-out season started with fracturing her hand riding home from work. “I think it could really be a good...
America’s Most Rugged Gravel I’ve been cycling across Oregon’s rugged backcountry in search of stupid for some time now… Stupidly steep, stupidly technical, stupidly beautiful, stupid that somebody calls this a road, and stupid fun.
You don’t get to be the official wheel of the “hardest race in the world” for nuthin’. You have to earn it. And we did. In every possible way.
It’s October, and the weather’s changing fast. Each night is slightly longer, days a bit shorter. You can feel a chill in the air. In Eugene, Oregon where we hand build our wheels, we’re preparing for rain.