A sense of adventure is in the Kona rider’s blood. For me, that sense of adventure is applied over a wide range – from disciplined winter training regimens and traveling the globe to race in a coordinated spandex outfit, to scheming up awesome adventures with my best friends over a cold beer…

While my teammates are off riding across the Gobi Desert in the Mongolia Bike Challenge, I caught a little adventure bug of my own. Needing a mental re-charge after a long cross country race campaign, it was time to set aside the interval training for something a bit more novel, perhaps something that had not ever been done before. As if I hadn’t had enough “goal-seeking” this year…I needed to pull off a big one, albeit one that could be pulled off over the course of a single day… read more