As our Kona Cog Cast podcast stretches into episode two, I sat down – virtually, of course – with Kona ambassador, artists, climber, and all-around-rad human Gretchen Leggitt.

“I felt my walls closing in until I discovered bicycles. I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t drive, however, I figured out how I could strap my crutches onto my bicycle and ride… My bike became my emblem of freedom.”

You may already know of Gretchen from her numerous Cog posts, or seen her spaceman tailwhip mural on Kona’s bike shop. Know her or not, buckle up! It’s a rad ride, starting with the freak high school accident that sparked her passion in cycling all the way through the trials and tribulations of bike packing across continents and what it takes to make the largest mural in Washington State. Listen in below or find the Cog Cast via Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn. Make sure to like and subscribe so you don’t miss an episode! -Ambassador James Joiner