With another month comes loads of activities for the KS Kenda Women. Jen, Emma, Nikki, and Alli have been busy exploring new types of riding and racing all the while sharing their love of bikes.
A Different Kind of Racing
Recently, Emma competed in a multidisciplinary event in Oregon called Gravicross. The race course put gravity and endurance mountain bikers head-to-head in a format that awarded points for riding big park features and included punchy climbs to test fitness. This year's course featured a kicker ramp over the biggest gap Emma has ever ridden. Not only that, but the landing was a mere platform that sent riders over another gap drop to exit the feature. Pre-riding solo, Emma was stoked to have the confidence and skills to ride this on her own and she nailed it during the race!
Jen has been diving deep into her training with a focus on improving her technical skills and mountain bike descending speeds. What better way to do that than through enduro racing?! From the slippery wet roots and rocks of Snowshoe, WV to the rutted out and dusty trails at Horns Hill, OH she has been sending it with a smile with the help of her Kenda Pinners and KS dropper post!
More Virtual Racing on the Horizon
Alli caught the virtual racing bug and has been dialing in her set-up to get ready for some Fall Zwift racing. Stay tuned as we cover her dropping watts and venturing into the virtual scene.
Fun with Friends
Over the weekend of August 23rd, Nikki ventured down to San Juan, CA to visit her friend Carl and ride lots of new roads and trails. With her trusty Pivot Vault road/ cross/ gravel bike + Kenda Valkyrie Pro tires as well as her Pivot Mach 5.5 trail bike + Kenda Hellkat/ Nevegal Pro, nothing could stop her! The weekend consisted of 80+ miles of riding in over 7 hours and 10k feet of climbing. You could say Nikki definitely covered the full range of riding that weekend!
As we approach the fall season of riding, don't forget to top off your sealant! Four onces of Orange Seal can make all the difference and help you enjoy these beautiful fall days without worrying about what's underfoot (eh, er tire).