Daily Archives: 02/21/2019

Revisiting World Champs with Clara Honsinger

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Patrick Means

Team S&M CX’s Clara Honsinger has had a pretty incredible season. In her final year as a U23 rider, Honsinger wrapped up the US National Championship, a World Cup podium, and was named to the World Championship Team. Racing CX across the pond is a whole different ball of wax, as attested by our Kona Maxxis Shimano team of Kerry Werner and Rebecca Fahringer. The level is extremely high, strategy is paramount, and preparation is everything.

With the wind in her sails from her stellar 2018, Honsinger had a strong race at Worlds and finished in 10th place—something to be extremely proud of.

Team S&M CX has two great recaps of worlds on their website, including some great photos by Patrick Means. Congrats, Clara and Team S&M!

Dreaming of Summer

Kona Ambassador Sandra Beaubien is no stranger to winter riding. She leads the charge all winter long as the president of the Ottawa Mountain Bike Association, and you can bet she’s out on her fat bike when the mercury doesn’t even register.

But, just because Sandra is a hard core winter rider doesn’t mean she sits around in the summer time waiting for the snow to fall. Just like the rest of us she takes advantage of long days and often travels to the desert for that famous rocky riding.

Sandra put together a few words and photos about a recent trip to Utah that is having her pining for warm, summer days. You can check out the full story wtih some beautiful photos here.