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Girls Gone Gravel podcast

English, Sports, 1 season, 220 episodes, 1 day, 5 hours, 35 minutes
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Girls Gone Gravel is a community of women empowered to chase their big adventures. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
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Fueling for Performance with Sarah Lange and Anna Hicks (Episode 186)

This week we have another special episode for you with two Life Time Grand Prix athletes, who, off the bike, are experts in sports nutrition. Sarah Lange is a registered dietician, and Anna Hicks is a certified nutritionist. The pair discuss how mindset and diet culture can play into our fueling decisions as athletes, and why it is important for us to challenge those thoughts when they come up. They give us some concrete tips on how to build better nutrition practices around our training and racing, so that we can perform our best both on and off the bike, and also help break down some nutrition basics to help build a foundation of fueling for performance and success. Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code gggfierce for 30% off at fiercehazel.com Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20! to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com Use the code FEISTY for 15% off first-purchases at pillarperformance.shop, or TheFeed.com for North American listeners.
7/9/202459 minutes, 44 seconds
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Follow Your Passion with Justine Barrow (Episode 185)

Like many of our guests, Justine Barrow found her way to cycling after an injury sidelined her from running. What make’s Justine’s story so unique was that it was at age 35, and almost 10 years later she still feels like a relative “newbie” in the gravel racing scene. Her results however would suggest that she is far from that; as the 2023 Australian National Gravel Champion, Justine has also grabbed wins this year at a UCI Gravel Series event as well as Gravel Locos. She started her racing career on the road, but found that she was drawn more toward the adventure and thrill of gravel racing. Justine is a physiotherapist back home in Australia, and runs a clinic that employs over 20 people. She talks about how she manages racing, travel, and running a business; and also gives a few tips on how to sharpen up your climbing chops if hills aren’t your thing just yet. Follow Justine on Instagram @justinelbarrow  Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code gggfierce for 30% off at fiercehazel.com Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20! to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com Use the code FEISTY for 15% off first-purchases at pillarperformance.shop, or TheFeed.com for North American listeners.
7/2/202441 minutes, 25 seconds
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Spread Positivity with Peta Mullens (Episode 184)

If you’ve been lucky enough to cross paths with Peta Mullens, you will undoubtedly notice her positive energy and enthusiasm for cycling. With over 20 years in the sport, Peta has raced almost every discipline, from criterium to mountain biking, and also has more than 20 national titles in her home country of Australia. This year, Peta has made the trip to America from down under to compete in the Life Time Grand Prix. She tells Kathryn and Kristi what excited her most about participating in the series, and also gives her perspective on women’s cycling overall and the changes that she has seen in her storied career. Follow Peta on Instagram @petamullens Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code gggfierce for 30% off at fiercehazel.com Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20! to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
6/25/202446 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rosie Up with Paige Onweller (Episode 183)

Paige Onweller recently finished 3rd place at Unbound Gravel in that iconic nine woman sprint finish in the 200 mile race. This impressive finish gained her some key points in the Life Time Grand Prix. What makes this finish even more impressive, is that it was just 12 weeks after Paige underwent surgery on her right ankle to repair a torn ligament. In this episode, Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with Paige a couple of weeks before Unbound. She goes into detail about the ankle injury that she sustained while out on a mountain bike training ride, and also gives us an in-depth look at all of the hard work and intentionality that went into her recovery process. This is Paige’s second season as a full-time pro, and she talks through her decision to leave the #vanlife behind this year, and set up a home base for herself in Bentonville. Paige is also launching a new business this fall, called Rosie Up, aimed at helping to propel women into pursuing off-road racing full time in the US and she tells us about her inspiration for starting the business, and why she was propelled to get it off the ground as soon as possible.  Follow Paige on Instagram @paigepowered Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
6/18/202457 minutes, 35 seconds
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From Soigneur to Gravel Pro with Geerike Schreurs (Episode 182)

Geerike “Gee” Schruers was a soigneur on the women’s pro tour for over 10 years, taking care of some of the best riders in the world to help them perform at their best. However, last year she was tempted by the growing gravel scene, and made the jump to professional racing herself. Gee joined up with Specialized and is the only Specialized/SD Worx rider that focuses solely on gravel. She tells us about joining up with the rest of the road team for her very first training camp, and what she learned from her years as a soigneur that she is now applying to her own training and racing. Gee finished second at Unbound 2024 in an historic 9 women sprint to the finish line after 200 miles of some of the best and most dynamic women’s gravel racing we have ever seen. She outlines her plans for the rest of the season, and talks about where she thinks women’s cycling is heading in the future.   Follow Gee on Instagram @geegeertje Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
6/11/202452 minutes, 44 seconds
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Unbound Gravel 2024 Post-Race Show (Episode 181)

What a race it was at the 2024 edition of Unbound Gravel! This year the women had their very own start, and they put on an amazing show. On this week’s episode, Kathryn is on the ground in Emporia with interviews from the race expo before race day. Kathryn also linked up with women’s 200 mile winner, Rosa Klöser, after the race, as well as Geerike Schruers and Hannah Otto to get their scoop on how the day played out from the front of the women’s race.Sign up to win our Liv contest at https://feistymedia.ac-page.com/bikegiveaway Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
6/4/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Unbound Preview Show with Janel Spilker & Lauren Hall (Episode 180)

It is almost time for Unbound Gravel 2024! On this episode of the show, Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Life Time Grand Prix commentators Janel Spilker and Lauren Hall to dive into all of their race-day predictions. The course is heading north this year, and Kristi gives us her insider’s scoop on what riders can expect from the infamous North Route, as well as a few changes to the start procedures for 2024. Everyone also weighs in on their podium predictions, as well as a few “heart picks” for a few riders who could shake things up on race day.  Follow along for all the action @unboundgravel and @lifetimegrandprixFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
5/28/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mindset Tricks & Tips with Haley Smith (Episode 180)

This week Kathryn and Kristi welcome back 2022 Lifetime Grand Prix Champion Haley Smith. Haley recently completed her Masters of Science in Sport Psychology, and in this episode she takes a deep dive into how we can all work towards keeping our mindset positive during races and training rides. As both an academic and an accomplished athlete Haley knows the importance of keeping her mental game strong. She talks through her own mindfulness and mindset habits and tricks for preparing for races and hard training sessions. Haley also explains why a mindfulness practice can be a key tool for athletes, and how we can all integrate that practice into our daily routines. Follow Haley on Instagram @haleyhuntersmith Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
5/21/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Training Tips for Your Big Adventure with Scotti Moody (Episode 169)

If you’ve ever thought about taking on a long gravel adventure but don’t know where to start or even if you are familiar with longer gravel events but want to sharpen up your training, this episode is for you! Kathryn and Kristi are joined this week by professional cyclist and cycling coach Scotti Moody. Scotti has taken on (and won) many ultra-endurance cycling events, which gives her the unique insight as a coach into exactly what it takes to not just finish but thrive during these events. She gives us her coach’s perspective on how to prepare for longer, and multi-day events, and breaks down an ideal training week. Scotti also highlights some essential training equipment for all cyclists, and highlights why it is important to accept recovery.Scotti is also planning her own multi-day gravel festival in NW Arkansas this summer. It is called the Arkansas Graveler, and will take place from June 23-28. It is a fully supported event that will cover 340 miles over 6 days. Check out the event on social media @arkansas_gravelerFollow Scotti on Instagram @scotti_moody Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
5/14/202450 minutes, 8 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Invited to the Party with Rebecca Rusch (Episode 168)

This week we get the chance to hear from off-road cycling legend Rebecca Rusch. A lifelong athlete, Rebecca started her professional athletic career in adventure racing, running and rock climbing, and didn’t start racing bikes until she was 38. She describes the events that lead her to pursue professional mountain biking (even though she wasn’t the best rider at the time), and why it is so important to her to bring other women into the sport. Rebecca won Unbound Gravel in 2012. She describes how that event opened up the world of gravel cycling to her and inspired her to start her own gravel event. Rebecca’s Private Idaho takes place on Labour Day weekend in her home town of Ketchum, Idaho. You can register for the event at https://www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com/  and use the code Girl$GGravel for 20% off your entry.Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel Tifosi: Use the code FM20 to get 20% off your order at tifosioptics.com
5/7/202454 minutes, 38 seconds
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Books and Bikes with Caroline Tory (Episode 179)

This week Kathryn and Kristi are catching up with Life Time Grand Prix athlete Caroline Tory from Aspen, Colorado. Caroline grew up in downtown Toronto but was always drawn to the mountains, and after attending college in Maine she moved to Colorado and dove head first into the outdoor lifestyle spending her time skiing and mountain biking. A collegiate runner, Caroline was no stranger to competition, so as she got more confident on her mountain bike competing in races was a natural progression. Caroline discovered that she was drawn to longer mountain and gravel cycling events, and her success in races gave her the confidence to apply for the Life Time Grand Prix in 2023, and she is taking on the series again in 2024. Off the bike Caroline runs the Literary Arts Program at the Aspen Institute, she gives her insights on balancing a demanding full time job and racing the Grand Prix, and answers the hard hitting questions; like if audiobooks count as reading.Follow Caroline on Instagram @ctory1 Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Fuel & Hydration: Use this link to get 15% off your first order https://visit.pfandh.com/girlsgonegravel
4/30/202449 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Sea Otter Classic Post-Race Show (Episode 178)

The Life Time Grand Prix has officially kicked off for the 2024 season, and this week we are bringing you the show live from The Sea Otter Classic Fuego XL. Tune in to get all of the pre- and post race highlights live from the Laguna Seca Raceway in the heart of the action, including Janelle Spilker’s perspective of watching the women’s race unfold from the helicopter and interviews with Hannah Otto, Michelle Duffy, Alexis Skarda, and Sophia Gomez Villafane - and more!Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com Precision Nutrition: Use code GGG15 for 15% off at pfandh.com
4/23/202445 minutes, 11 seconds
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Life Time Grand Prix Season Preview with Janel Spilker (Episode 177)

We are just days away from the start of the third season of the Lift Time Grand Prix, which kicks off at the Sea Otter Fuego XL in Monterey California. On today’s show Kathryn and Kristi welcome former pro cyclist, and current Life Time Grand Prix commentator Janel Spilker. The three discuss how this season could play out, and talk about some of the racers to watch this year on the women’s field. Janel also answers some hard hitting questions, like how awesome it was to ride in a helicopter, and gives a quick preview for the Fuego XL at Sea Otter this weekend. Kristi caps off the interview with some fun fact athlete trivia!Follow Janel on Strava, and on social media @janelspilker If you are going to be at Sea Otter this week, don’t forget to come by the Uplift Industry Meetup that Kathryn and Kristi will be co-hosting at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden. The event will be Friday April 19th from 4-6pm.Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com
4/16/202456 minutes, 59 seconds
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Uplifting Women with Rachael Burnside (Episode 176)

Rachael Burnside didn’t grow up as a cyclist, but she has found her passion working in the cycling industry as the head of marketing at Shift Active Media. After a few years in the role, Rachael saw the need for women in the industry to have other women to guide them along in their careers. To fill this need Rachael started Uplift, a mentoring program that matches female leaders in the cycling industry with the next generation of talented business women coming into the scene. Rachael’s previous work in other fields had shown her the importance of mentoring programs for women, and she has made it her mission to provide opportunities to help women grow within the sport from all angles.At Sea Otter this month Rachael will be part of the Women’s Panel on Wednesday, and she will be hosting the discussion panel at our Uplift Industry Meetup on Friday April 19th from 4-6pm at the Sierra Nevada Beer Garden.Learn more about Uplift at www.shiftactivemedia.com/uplift and follow them on Instagram @uplift.mentoring.programme Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com
4/9/202448 minutes, 1 second
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Take Your Training to the Next Level with Hannah Otto & Kristen Legan (Episode 175)

This week we welcome Hannah Otto and Kristen Legan for the first episode in a special series on the Life Time Grand Prix. Throughout the series we will be hearing from athletes in the Grand Prix to get the inside scoop on their preparation for the events, how they train, and what we can learn from their expertise to put towards our own training and racing. Kristen and Hannah are both cycling coaches, as well as being accomplished racers and veterans of the Life Time Grand Prix. They are passionate about educating athletes to perform at their best, and today they cover 3 areas that we can focus on to level up our training; creating a structured training plan, the principles of nutrition, and how to recover like a pro. Follow Hannah on Instagram @hannah_finchampFollow Kristen on Instagram @kplegan Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry Buycycle: save up to $100 on your purchase by entering code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at buycycle.com
4/2/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Gravel Road to Recovery with Cecily Decker (Episode 174)

We all love a great comeback story, and that is what our guest this week brings us. Cecily Decker was an alpine ski racer from the age of six, and spent a stint on the US National team in her teenage years, before a horrific crash and knee injury altered her path. A fierce competitor, Cecily recovered from her injury and returned to ski racing getting a scholarship at Montana State University. But shortly after her collegiate ski racing career started, it was brought to an end by the long-term impacts of her knee injury. Cecily had been introduced to cycling as a teenager by her mom, and after being forced to retire from ski racing she turned to the bike as an outlet. She quickly became the president of the Montana State Cycling club, and her trajectory from bike-commuter to professional off-road cyclist began. Last year Cecily joined the Pinarello Scuderia team, and this year is part of the Lifetime Grand Prix. Her season has already kicked off with a bang as she finished 5th at Mid South Gravel last weekend. Cecily gives us her inside scoop on the race, and what she is most looking forward to for her upcoming season.Follow Cecily on Instagram @cecily_decker Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry
3/26/202441 minutes, 59 seconds
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Joy for the Future with Helena Gilbert-Snyder (Episode 173)

Helena Gilbert-Snyder is here to remind us not to underestimate the impact that you can have on the world. As a high school mountain bike coach, Helena noticed that the girls that she coaches lacked the confidence in themselves to get out and try new things outside of their comfort zone so she decided to take matters into her own hands and start a program to help them. Joining with the Low Gap Grasshopper gravel race, she created a mentorship program that pairs U19 racers with elite riders to ride the race with them. The program started with 7 riders last year, and has already grown to 20 mentees in just its second year. Helena’s goal with the program is to expose young riders to the gravel racing community and show them that they are welcome.Follow Helena on Instagram @hel.racer Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry
3/19/202451 minutes, 17 seconds
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Four the Record with Dani Overbaugh & Vicki Anstey (Episode 172)

This week on the show we are chatting with two members of team Four the Record, Dani Overbaugh and Vicki Anstey. The pair make up half of a team of four women who are attempting to break the women’s team record at the Race Across America (RAAM). Starting in Oceanside, California, the race covers over 3000 miles and 11 states across the US and finishes in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Together with their teammates Caz Buckland and Katie Aguilar, Dani and Vicki hope to cover the distance in just over 6 days. But their mission isn’t just about speed; they are hoping to inspire other women and girls to take on their own athletic endeavors, and help foster a culture of fearless dynamic feminism in the world of sport.  Follow their journey on Instagram @fourtherecord_ Visit the Four the Record website at www.fourtherecord.co.uk Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry
3/12/202449 minutes, 56 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** More Girls on Bikes with Kate Courtney (Episode 164)

If you’ve ever seen Kate Courtney ride a bike, you know that she sends it. Growing up in Marin County, Kate rode a mountain bike from a young age, and rose through the ranks of US mountain biking to race on the UCI Elite World Cup circuit. She talks about the changes and growth that she has seen in US mountain biking, and where she sees the future of the sport heading. Kate’s success in cross-country mountain biking has also given her a platform that she is using to propel her mission to get more girls on bikes. Through her non-profit organization the She Sends Foundation, Kate is helping to build a community of women and girls across the US who are passionate about riding bikes.   Follow Kate on Instagram @kateplusfate and check out her foundation @shesendsmtb. Register for the Feisty Summer STRONG Course: https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:TransRockies Gravel Royale: Ante up and use code GGG24GR$100 to save $100 off race entry
3/5/202446 minutes, 8 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Amplifying Voices with Abby Mickey (Episode 160)

After a career as a professional racer in the women's road peloton, Abby Mickey was ready to walk away form the sport entirely; she was burnt out and frustrated by the treatment that she and her colleagues received as professional athletes trying to make a living racing bikes. But, Abby also knew that the women that she had raced alongside had incredible stories that weren't being told. So she and a fellow racer decided to change that by starting a podcast that focusses on covering the women's pro peloton. This week on the show, Abby gives us her insider insight on the state of women's professional road racing, and why she is excited about gravel. Here more from Abby on The Wheel Talk PodcastFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code GGG15 for 15% off your first purchase at thefeed.com/PILLAR. If you are outside the US use the same code, GGG15 at pillarperformance.shop.
2/27/202458 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gravel in the Rockies with Lindsay Glassford (Episode 171)

This week on the show, Kathryn chats with our producer, and triathlete-turned off-road racer Lindsay Glassford to get the scoop on gravel riding in the Canadian Rockies. Lindsay finished third in the elite women’s field at the inaugural TransRockies Gravel Royale in 2022, and the two chat about Lindsay’s experience at the race, and why you should be excited to take part in this event in 2024. Along with racing gravel and mountain bikes, Lindsay is also a Certified Pedorthist and she answers a few of your burning questions about foot pain, shoe fitting, and finding the right shoes for you. Follow Lindsay on Instagram @golindsgo Register for the TransRockies Gravel Royale at  www.transrockiesgravelroyale.com and use the code LGTR$100 to save $100 off your entry fee.To learn more about the FREE 10-week training plan by Karsten Madsen of MAD Endurance Coaching go to www.transrockiesgravelroyale.com/training
2/20/202440 minutes, 19 seconds
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Recovery for Longevity with Leanda Cave (Episode 170)

As a 4-time world champion in 4 different distances in triathlon, including winning the both Ironman and 70.3 World Championships in 2012 it would be reasonable to assume that Leanda Cave is riding off into the sunset of a successful career as a professional triathlete. But that’s just not her style. Leanda has recently found her way into mountain biking and gravel, and has embraced the challenge of learning new skills and racing new disciplines. The Tucson-based coach is also co-founder of the Innovative Alternative Clinic, a high performance recovery clinic for athletes of all levels. Leanda shares how proper recovery has played an integral role in allowing her to stay healthy throughout her triathlon career, and why it is important for athletes who not only want to get faster, but also want to have longevity in their endurance sport pursuits. Follow Leanda on Instagram @leandacaveFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code GGG15 for 15% off your first purchase at thefeed.com/PILLAR. If you are outside the US use the same code, GGG15 at pillarperformance.shop.
2/13/202445 minutes, 33 seconds
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Training Tips for Your Big Adventurewith Scotti Moody (Episode 169)

If you’ve ever thought about taking on a long gravel adventure but don’t know where to start or even if you are familiar with longer gravel events but want to sharpen up your training, this episode is for you! Kathryn and Kristi are joined this week by professional cyclist and cycling coach Scotti Moody. Scotti has taken on (and won) many ultra-endurance cycling events, which gives her the unique insight as a coach into exactly what it takes to not just finish but thrive during these events. She gives us her coach’s perspective on how to prepare for longer, and multi-day events, and breaks down an ideal training week. Scotti also highlights some essential training equipment for all cyclists, and highlights why it is important to accept recovery.Scotti is also planning her own multi-day gravel festival in NW Arkansas this summer. It is called the Arkansas Graveler, and will take place from June 23-28. It is a fully supported event that will cover 340 miles over 6 days. Check out the event on social media @arkansas_gravelerFollow Scotti on Instagram @scotti_moody Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code GGG15 for 15% off your first purchase at thefeed.com/PILLAR. If you are outside the US use the same code, GGG15 at pillarperformance.shop.
2/6/202445 minutes, 45 seconds
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Invited to the Party with Rebecca Rusch (Episode 168)

This week we get the chance to hear from off-road cycling legend Rebecca Rusch. A lifelong athlete, Rebecca started her professional athletic career in adventure racing, running and rock climbing, and didn’t start racing bikes until she was 38. She describes the events that lead her to pursue professional mountain biking (even though she wasn’t the best rider at the time), and why it is so important to her to bring other women into the sport. Rebecca won Unbound Gravel in 2012. She explains how that event opened up the world of gravel cycling to her and inspired her to start her own gravel event. Rebecca’s Private Idaho takes place on Labor Day weekend in her home town of Ketchum, Idaho. You can register for the event at https://www.rebeccasprivateidaho.com/  and use the code Girl$GGravel for 20% off your entry.Follow Rebecca and her projects:@rebeccarusch@rebeccasprivateidaho@begoodfoundation
1/30/202452 minutes
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Processing the Pain with Lauren De Crescenzo (Episode 167)

This week we welcome back US gravel juggernaut Lauren De Crescenzo. We hear what Lauren has been up to since her last appearance on the show in 2021 (including winning Unbound), and Lauren opens up about recovering from a traumatic brain injury after a crash on the road in 2016. She talks about how that recovery process has given her the mindset to take on hard days on the race course. With a background in road racing, Lauren was hesitant to join the Lifetime Grand Prix due to her lack of mountain bike experience. But, she jumped in head first for the 2023 season, and she shares the joy she has found in learning a new discipline of the sport. Lauren will be featured on the Lifetime’s series Call of a Lifetime which debuts on January 26. Follow Lauren on Instagram @laurenissima Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code GGG15 for 15% off your first purchase at thefeed.com/PILLAR. If you are outside the US use the same code, GGG15 at pillarperformance.shop.
1/23/202450 minutes, 11 seconds
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Love the Process with Kate Cross (Episode 166)

Kate Cross didn’t fall in love with mountain biking on her first ride. But, after the pandemic changed her career plans, she found that riding her bike was the perfect outlet for her energy. As a former runner and heptathlete, Kate’s competitive spirit pushed her towards mountain bike racing which is where she really fell in love with the sport. Fast forward a couple of years and a few gravel races later, Kate will be the first to tell you that she has learned a lot about bike racing and how to succeed in the sport. She will be a rookie in the Lifetime Grand Prix in 2024. She tells us why she loves the process of training and racing, and what she is most looking forward to in her first season in the Grand Prix.Follow Kate on Instagram @k8_mclaffin Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Use the code GGG15 for 15% off your first purchase at thefeed.com/PILLAR. If you are outside the US use the same code, GGG15 at pillarperformance.shop.
1/16/202448 minutes, 27 seconds
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Finding Confidence with Deanna Mayles (Episode 165)

Not many people choose a 4-day mountain bike stage race as their first racing experience, but Deanna Mayles did. Deanna started cycling with her dad when she was in college, and fell in love with the sport. Her job as an engineer took her to Tucson and Colorado Springs, two cycling meccas that helped to foster her development in the sport. In 2023 Deanna burst onto the racing scene with a top 10 finish in the Lifetime Grand Prix. She talks about how she gained confidence as a “new” racer amongst the deep women’s field, and how she plans to take that confidence with her into the 2024 season. Aside from training and racing, Deanna also works full time at SRAM as a reliability engineer. She shares what that role entails, and how she is using her experience as a woman in the industry to help encourage better product development for women.Follow Deanna on Instagram @deanna.mayles Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping
1/9/202444 minutes, 21 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Finding Flow with Frankie Holt (Episode 152)

The freedom of the open road is what draws many of us into cycling. This is no different for our guest this week Frankie Holt. She tells us how a cycling trip with her sister inspired her to stay on the bike and changed her life for the better. After a very warm and welcoming experience at her first group ride, Frankie was inspired to create that same feeling for other cyclists. This is what led her to start Fierce Hazel, a company that makes bags and accessories designed with all cyclists in mind. You can learn more on their website https://fiercehazel.com/ and follow them on Instagram @fierce.hazel 
1/2/202457 minutes, 5 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** One With the Bike with Alisha Zellner (Episode 151)

Many people change career paths in their lives, and our guest this week is no exception. Alisha Zellner recently started a new career path as the Community Specialist at SRAM. She tells us how her combination of policing, social work, and her experience as a woman of color in cycling all lead her to this role. Alisha is also the founder of Bike Ride For Black Lives, and is on the board of Ride for Racial Justice, and she tells us about the work that these organizations are doing. You can learn more at www.bike4blacklives.comFollow Alisha on Instagram @epic_strongFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping Get 10%+ off an ouraring at ouraring.com/feisty
12/26/202348 minutes, 20 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Be In the Moment with Katya Rakhmatulina (Episode 153)

Our guest this week is ultra endurance cyclist and 2023 Colorado Trail women’s champion Katya Rakhmatulina. Not only did she win the Colorado Trail race, Katya also set a new women’s record at the race, which was her third bike packing race of the season. She also raced the Tour Divide this past June and finished closely behind friend of podcast Lael Wilcox, in just over 17 days. We hear what inspired Katya to go from bike touring for fun to racing with some of the best in the world, as well as how she biked from Michigan to California to get herself to graduate school, and what her plans are for next race season.You can follow Katya on Instagram @kat__yeaFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping Get 10%+ off an ouraring at ouraring.com/feisty
12/19/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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More Girls on Bikes with Kate Courtney (Episode 164)

If you’ve ever seen Kate Courtney ride a bike, you know that she sends it. Growing up in Marin County, Kate rode a mountain bike from a young age, and rose through the ranks of US mountain biking to race on the UCI Elite World Cup circuit. She talks about the changes and growth that she has seen in US mountain biking, and where she sees the future of the sport heading. Kate’s success in cross-country mountain biking has also given her a platform that she is using to propel her mission to get more girls on bikes. Through her non-profit organization the She Sends Foundation, Kate is helping to build a community of women and girls across the US who are passionate about riding bikes.   Follow Kate on Instagram @kateplusfate and check out her foundation @shesendsmtb. Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping
12/12/202343 minutes, 53 seconds
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Here for the Challenge with Anna Hicks (Episode 163)

This week on the show, Kathryn is joined by another Cal Poly graduate making waves in the gravel scene. Anna Hicks will be making her debut in the Lifetime Grand Prix in 2024, and she is ready to take on the new challenge. Anna spent last season on the pro road circuit in Europe, she chats about the skills she gained there and how she will use them to her advantage in gravel and mountain bike racing next year in the Grand Prix. Not one to waste time, Anna will also be racing on a criterium team in the National Cycling league next season. She talks about how she plans to balance the quick, high intensity battles of crit racing, with the training she’ll need to take on the longest events on the Grand Prix. Follow Anna on Instagram @annnahicks Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping
12/5/202340 minutes, 56 seconds
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Stick With It with Alexis Skarda (Episode 162)

Growing up in Boulder with a father that ran marathons, Alexis Skarda was destined to be a professional athlete from a young age. As a runner in college, Alexis explains how injuries paired with an open-minded track coach lead her to mountain bike racing. After college she pursued professional racing while working as a substitute teacher, and was drawn to the Lifetime Grand Prix for the opportunity to expand her racing repertoire. It’s clear that Alexis has found her place in cycling in the world of off-road endurance racing, finishing 5th in the Grand Prix in 2022, and 2nd in 2023. She shares her take on what is required to perform at the highest level in the months-long series, and where she sees the sport heading in the future.Follow Alexis in Instagram @alexisskardaShop the Women’s Sports Fanclub merch at https://www.womensperformance.com/fanclub Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Women's Sports Fan Club Merch:Shop Feisty's new Women's Sports Fan Club Collection at womensperformance.com/fanclub and use the code WATCHWOMENSSPORTS10 for 10% off your order. 10% of the profit on all purchases made between Nov 21- 28 will be donated to Fast and Female, a Canadian charity on a mission to keep girls aged 8-14 healthy and active in sports. Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
11/28/202345 minutes, 48 seconds
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Keep it Fun with Jenna Rinehart (Episode 161)

Jenna Rinehart made her Lifetime Grand Prix debut in 2023, and with a quietly consistent effort she made her way to a 6th place finish in the overall points standings. Jenna grew up racing alpine skiing and running cross country, but like many cyclists, was drawn to the bike following injuries that kept her sidelined from running. She raced on the UCI U23 and Elite world cup, but backed away from elite level racing after realizing that the opportunities for women in the sport were hard to come by. This year however, after a decade-long hiatus, Jenna decided to throw herself back into elite racing and join the Lifetime Grand Prix. Jenna talks about the differences she saw in the sport this year after returning to racing, and gives her thoughts on the highs and lows of her season in the Grand Prix.Follow Jenna on Instagram @jzrinehart Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Women's Sports Fan Club Merch:Shop Feisty's new Women's Sports Fan Club Collection at womensperformance.com/fanclub and use the code WATCHWOMENSSPORTS10 for 10% off your order. 10% of the profit on all purchases made between Nov 21- 28 will be donated to Fast and Female, a Canadian charity on a mission to keep girls aged 8-14 healthy and active in sports. Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
11/21/202349 minutes
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Amplifying Voices with Abby Mickey (Episode 160)

After a career as a professional racer in the women's road peloton, Abby Mickey was ready to walk away form the sport entirely; she was burnt out and frustrated by the treatment that she and her colleagues received as professional athletes trying to make a living racing bikes. But, Abby also knew that the women that she had raced alongside had incredible stories that weren't being told. So she and a fellow racer decided to change that by starting a podcast that focusses on covering the women's pro peloton. This week on the show, Abby gives us her insider insight on the state of women's professional road racing, and why she is excited about gravel. Here more from Abby on The Wheel Talk PodcastFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
11/14/20231 hour, 1 minute, 44 seconds
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Special Episode - Women's Performance Podcast: Shannon O'Grady, PhD - Why You Need Creatine for Performance, Recovery and Longevity

Creatine is having a moment and, as today’s guest, Shannon O’Grady says, “Creatine has been waiting for its moment for decades.”Shannon has her PhD in Nutritional Physiology and is the COO and Chief Product Officer of Gnarly Nutrition, where she leads product research and innovation across their entire line of products.Today, she and Sara focus their conversation on creatine. Creatine is the most studied ergogenic aid and, early on, was pigeonholed as mostly a bodybuilding supplement. Research is now clear that the benefits of creatine are far greater than just increased muscle mass (although that’s a great benefit). It has been shown to help in:RecoveryInjury preventionCognitive function and brain healthHeat toleranceTreatment in psychiatric disordersAging athletes and female athletesIncreased power for endurance athletesSara and Shannon discuss what creative is, how it’s produced and synthesized, how it could possibly provide all of these benefits, the best types, dosages, and the importance of being NSF Certified for safety and efficacy in a “wild west” industry. The advantages of creatine supplementation are clear and the question has gone from, "Why would I take that?" to "Why wouldn't I?"Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
11/7/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 9 seconds
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***REBROADCAST** Rip Up the Script with Kristen Legan (Episode 146)

Racing 350 miles across the flint hills of Kansas is no easy feat. This week we have the privilege of hearing from the woman who did it the fastest in 2023, Kristen Legan. This was Kristen’s third time toeing the line at the Unbound XL, and her first win at the event. She tells us about her race, and how she managed to keep her mindset steady throughout the day despite dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of this epic adventure. Kristen first raced at Unbound in 2013 in the 200 mile distance, and she reflects on how the women’s field has grown and evolved in the last decade.As both a coach and an athlete, Kristen offers her insight on how to keep moving forward when your day isn’t going as planned, and also when it’s ok (and how to know when) to pull the pin on a bad day. You can learn more about Kristen’s coaching services on her website rambleur.com and follow her on Instagram @kplegan Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
10/31/202355 minutes, 47 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Helping Women Wrench with Casey Wytaske

As cyclists, many if not all of us have had mechanical issues on our bikes. And because cyclists are so friendly, many if not all of us have been asked if we need help. For Casey Wytaske, this very question prompted her to become a bike mechanic. This week, Casey shares her love for helping people, and what it means to be self-sufficient in the biking world. Casey explains how she got into the cycling space, and how her career as a bike mechanic developed. Further, she shares some of the most challenging issues you can run into on the bike, and how she teaches women to solve these issues. @o_acaciahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/caseywytaske/
10/24/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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Freeride for the Women with Jacqui Ball (Episode 159)

Our guests find their way into cycling from many different avenues, snowmobiling however is one way we don’t typically hear. This week’s guest, Jacqui Ball, hopped on a snowmobile during a backcountry ski trip, and her skills on the sled impressed her trip mates and they encouraged her to try downhill mountain biking. After just a few bike rides Jacqui was hooked, and she began racing downhill and enduro. In her quest to become a better gravity racer, Jacqui got into freeride mountain biking to help her progress her skills. In the world of women’s mountain bike freeride, the marquee event was called Formation and was hosted in southern Utah. That was until 2023, when the title sponsor Red Bull canceled the event. Red Bull also hosts a freeride event for men called Rampage, which is the biggest week in the world of mountain bike freeride. With the cancellation of Formation earlier this year, the women of freeride were hoping to finally get the invitation to join the men at Rampage this fall - but that didn’t happen. Jacqui talks about the impact of the cancellation of Formation for women trying to make a name for themselves in freeride, and where she sees the sport going from here. Follow Jacqui on Instagram @jacqui.m.ball  Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
10/17/202343 minutes, 10 seconds
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UCI Gravel World Champs Recap (Episode 158)

On Saturday October 7th the 2023 UCI Gravel World Championships were hosted in Veneto, Italy. Despite the significance of the event, no live coverage was provided by the race organizers or the UCI. This week on the show, Kristi is joined by 3 members of the US women’s team that competed at the event; Sarah Sturm, Paige Onweller and Katherine Sheridan, as well as journalist Betsy Welch who was on the ground covering the event. The group discusses why the lack of coverage for the women’s event is such a significant misstep for the UCI, and how we as fans of the sport can help support the women who are not getting the coverage they deserve. Follow our guests on Instagram:@thebootsappeal @sarahsturmy@paigepowered@klutzykatherine Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
10/10/202358 minutes, 7 seconds
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Taking On New Challenges with Sarah Lange (Episode 157)

Many of our listeners will recall that Unbound 2023 was epic for many reasons; the women’s start and depth of the field, the weather, and of course the mud. Our guest this week, Sarah Lange, found a way to thrive despite the tough conditions, and surprised many people with her 5th place finish in her first Unbound. Sarah started her endurance athletic career as a collegiate runner, but after dealing with disordered eating and many injuries she found her way to cycling and fell in love with the sport. She did her first gravel race in 2021, and after having success in the local race scene in New England Sarah realized that she had potential to do well in the sport. She has certainly proved that to be true this season, racing with the Velocio Exploro team, posting some impressive results, and constantly pushing herself to take on the next challenge.Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahwlange Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
10/3/202342 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Next Big Thing with Cynthia Frazier (Episode 156)

The last time we heard from Cynthia Frazier in 2021, she had just finished her first Unbound XL race. Since then she has gone on to race - and win - numerous other ultra endurance cycling races, including the Unbound XL in 2022. Cynthia talks about what inspires her to take on the next big challenge, and what she loves most about ultra endurance racing on her bike. Cynthia also gives us her take on where she sees the sport going in the future. Follow Cynthia on Instagram and YouTube @watt_wagonFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
9/26/202345 minutes, 20 seconds
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Go Far with Rebecca Fahringer (Episode 155)

Like many off road cyclists, Rebecca Fahringer got her start in triathlon during college. But after watching just one cyclocross race she decided to give it a go, and was hooked. During her cyclocross career Rebecca sustained multiple concussions that eventually left her sidelined for months. She opens up about her slow road to recovery, and how gravel cycling has given her an avenue to get back on the bike. Follow Rebecca on social media @gofahr Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
9/19/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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You Do You with Margaret Barawskas (Episode 154)

Many people turn to cycling to find a sense of community within the sport. Our guest this week, Margaret Barawskas, has made it her life’s work to help create those communities. After moving to a new state, Margaret discovered her love for “community oriented cycling” and decided to create her own women’s race team to build a welcoming space for other women that wanted to dip their toe in bike racing. She tells us about why she started this team, and their mission to keep women on their bikes at all ages. Follow all of Margaret’s adventures at:@m_barawskas @jaysbikeswomen@indiana_gravelFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:Try Bivo water bottles for yourself by going to drinkbivo.com and using the code DRINK_FEISTY for free ground and USPS shipping The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
9/12/202345 minutes, 58 seconds
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Be In the Moment with Katya Rakhmatulina (Episode 153)

Our guest this week is ultra endurance cyclist and 2023 Colorado Trail women’s champion Katya Rakhmatulina. Not only did she win the Colorado Trail race, Katya also set a new women’s record at the race, which was her third bike packing race of the season. She also raced the Tour Divide this past June and finished closely behind friend of podcast Lael Wilcox, in just over 17 days. We hear what inspired Katya to go from bike touring for fun to racing with some of the best in the world, as well as how she biked from Michigan to California to get herself to graduate school, and what her plans are for next race season.You can follow Katya on Instagram @kat__yeaFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
9/5/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Finding Flow with Frankie Holt (Episode 152)

The freedom of the open road is what draws many of us into cycling. This is no different for our guest this week Frankie Holt. She tells us how a cycling trip with her sister inspired her to stay on the bike and changed her life for the better. After a very warm and welcoming experience at her first group ride, Frankie was inspired to create that same feeling for other cyclists. This is what led her to start Fierce Hazel, a company that makes bags and accessories designed with all cyclists in mind. You can learn more on their website https://fiercehazel.com/ and follow them on Instagram @fierce.hazel Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ STRONG Course:https://www.womensperformance.com/strong Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
8/29/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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One With the Bike with Alisha Zellner (Episode 151)

Many people change career paths in their lives, and our guest this week is no exception. Alisha Zellner recently started a new career path as the Community Specialist at SRAM. She tells us how her combination of policing, social work, and her experience as a woman of color in cycling all lead her to this role. Alisha is also the founder of Bike Ride For Black Lives, and is on the board of Ride for Racial Justice, and she tells us about the work that these organizations are doing. You can learn more at www.bike4blacklives.comFollow Alisha on Instagram @epic_strongFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
8/22/202349 minutes, 28 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Creating Safe Spaces with Abi Robins, Founder of Queer Gravel (Episode 126)

Queer lives have been seriously attacked in U.S. legislature lately (and, always). The voices of those that do not value or respect trans lives have been loud, and this week, we want to learn how to be better allies, create safer spaces in cycling, and ultimately - be louder. That's why we welcome Abi Robins - founder of Queer Gravel. Abi shares their experience of being non-binary in the gravel space, and in Texas as a whole. The trio discusses ways that various races can work to be more inclusive, and the barriers that queer people face in cycling. Touching on topics like anti-trans legislature, non-binary race categories, and the emotional labor of queer folks - Abi delves deep into how we can all work to create safer spaces. Follow Abi on Instagram @queergravel Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
8/15/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Season of Endurance with Isabella Hyser (Episode 150)

At just 19 years old, Isabella Hyser is the youngest female racer in the Lifetime Grand Prix. Even though she may not be able to share a post-race beer with her fellow competitors, she has leaned into the welcoming community of the endurance racing space, and learn as much as she can from the older racers in the field. Growing up racing cross country mountain biking, Bella got into longer endurance rides in 2020, and decided to apply for the Lifetime Grand Prix. She compares this long endurance season with a typical XC season, and shares some of her strategies for staying mentally ready to take on each race.Follow Bella on Instagram @bellahyser17Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
8/8/202337 minutes, 42 seconds
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Covering the Femmes with Anne-Marije Rook (Episode 149)

This year marked the second edition of the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. Each of the eight days of racing were filled with excitement, drama, and inspiration. Our guest this week, Anne-Marije Rook, is the editor of Cycling Weekly, and gives us her inside scoop on all of the Tour action this year. As a veteran of the sport and long-time cycling journalist, Rook chats with us about how the racing has evolved from year to year, as well as how we watch and cover events. You can find Rook’s work at cyclingweekly.com and follow her on Instagram @amrookFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
8/1/20231 hour, 28 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Adaptability is Everything with Annijke Wade (Episode 129)

We know this is a gravel podcast, but this week we couldn’t help but welcome adaptive mountain biker - Annijke Wade. As a Black disabled cyclist, Annijke gives us insight into her experience of the cycling community. Sharing the life-altering story of her paralyzing mountain bike accident, Annijke outlines that it wasn’t just losing feeling in her legs that was devastating, it was also not being able to engage with her community in the same way. With the cycling community and well as the sport being so important to her, Annijke continues to race, and train as a paraathlete. Annijke shares how to be a better ally and what Black history month means to her. @geodesicdomeFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
7/25/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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Business of Fitness: Talking Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift with Kate Veronneau

In this special episode from Feisty Media's Business of Fitness Podcast, host Molly Hurford talks with Zwift’s Kate Veronneau about the upcoming second Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift, what it means for women’s sport, how more companies are entering the world of women’s sponsorship, and how you can use this to your advantage! Why does this matter? Because a rising tide lifts all boats, and the better supported women’s pro racing is, the more women we’ll see coming into cycling and endurance sport… and that’s good for business.Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
7/11/202345 minutes, 59 seconds
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Embrace the Challenge with Hillary Allen (Episode 148)

Hillary Allen is not afraid of doing hard things. This year, after finishing the 200 mile race at Unbound Gravel she hopped on a plane to Ireland the very next day to race 1500 miles across the country. Hillary is no stranger to suffering; as one of the best ultra runners out there she knows how to get the best out of herself even in the hardest moments. You can learn more about Hillary on her website hillaryallen.com and follow her on Instagram @hillygoat_climbs.Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Get 30% off with the code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at fiercehazel.com/discount/girlsgonegravel
7/4/202357 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Right Track with Carolin Schiff (Episode 147)

Like many women at the top of the gravel scene, our guest this week Carolin Schiff got her start in road and cyclocross racing. The 2023 Unbound 200 champion, tells us about her racing background, and how injuries on the road prompted her to try gravel as an alternative to road racing. Caro made her first gravel trip to the US this year, and skyrocketed to the top of the US gravel scene. Now back in Europe, she chats about the difference in the US and European gravel scenes, and how she is seeing development in a positive direction in both places. Caro also gives us a bit of insight of what the gravel riding is like in her home country of Germany.Follow Carolin on Instagram @carolinshiff Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
6/27/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Rip Up the Script with Kristen Legan (Episode 146)

Racing 350 miles across the flint hills of Kansas is no easy feat. This week we have the privilege of hearing from the woman who did it the fastest in 2023, Kristen Legan. This was Kristen’s third time toeing the line at the Unbound XL, and her first win at the event. She tells us about her race, and how she managed to keep her mindset steady throughout the day despite dealing with the inevitable ups and downs of this epic adventure. Kristen first raced at Unbound in 2013 in the 200 mile distance, and she reflects on how the women’s field has grown and evolved in the last decade.As both a coach and an athlete, Kristen offers her insight on how to keep moving forward when your day isn’t going as planned, and also when it’s ok (and how to know when) to pull the pin on a bad day. You can learn more about Kristen’s coaching services on her website rambleur.com and follow her on Instagram @kplegan Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
6/20/202356 minutes, 7 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Breaking Down the Barriers of Bikepacking with Devin Cowens (Episode 130)

Starting something new is daunting, and vulnerable - and it can be challenging to find spaces that are open and accepting of newness. This is exactly what Devin Cowens is trying to combat. Devin is a connector, organizer, and advocate for BIPOC folks in cycling. As the community organizer for Radical Adventure Riders, Devin seeks to get femme, trans and non-binary folks of all skill levels onto the bike. Devin shares how she got into cycling in the first place, and the sense of power it brings her. Discussing how cycling affects people, Devin underlines how cycling can give a sense of escapism to Black folks. The trio discusses what it looks like to create a space for people of all skill levels, and what it takes to be comfortable in your not-knowing. Follow Devin on Instagram @dev_roxAnd follow RAR @rar.atlantaCover photo by: Ben Jovland (@benjovland)@dev_roxFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Fueled Course:Fueled: A Comprehensive Nutrition Course for Active Women - fueledcourse.com Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
6/13/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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LIVE from Unbound Gravel (Episode 145)

2023 Unbound Gravel was an epic event! From the mud, to the hot temps, to the driving rain, the riders endured it all. On this week’s episode Kathryn brings us into the action with some pre-and post-race interviews. Listen in to get the full scoop. Watch the trailer for Abi Robin’s film “Making Our Space: Unbound and Beyond” on the Queer Gravel Youtube page HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjH4MMxI8ns&t=10sFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
6/6/202348 minutes, 59 seconds
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Unbound Gravel Preview Show (Episode 144)

We are coming to you LIVE from the stage in Emporia KS for this special Unbound Gravel preview show. Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Alison Tetrick, Sofia Gibson and Amanda Nauman. 2023 marks the first time that there will be a separate start for the pro women from the rest of the field, and the group weighs in on how they think this will affect race tactics for the women. Add in the dynamic of the “race within the race” for the Lifetime Grand Prix, and this is sure to be an exciting day. The group give their podium picks, as well as a few “dark mares” they think other competitors should have their eye on. Listen in to get the insider scoop ahead of tomorrow’s race! Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
6/2/202338 minutes, 10 seconds
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Special Episode from All Bodies on Bikes: All the Ways We Bike with Ellen Noble

Ellen Noble is a retired professional cyclist living in Western Massachusetts with her boyfriend, Adin, and our dog, Winnie. Since her retirement, she has filled her life with many odd jobs — the best of them being bike race announcing and commentating. Ellen recently launched a podcast called This One’s For You, to share inspirational and encouraging stories about triumph and resilience. We’d love it if you gave it a listen!  Ellen's Instagram: @ellenlikesbikesEllen Noble Website https://www.ellennoble.com/Jam Fund Grand-Fundo: http://www.jamcycling.org/jam-grand-fundoEllen’s Podcast - This One’s For YouFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
5/30/20231 hour, 8 seconds
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Diving in the Deep End with Ellen Campbell (Episode 142)

Like many folks born and raised in Durango, Ellen Campbell started riding bikes at a young age and never looked back. She attended Fort Lewis College and was part of the college’s famous cycling program. Ellen describes how the coaches and mentors that she has had in her cycling career have helped her progress, and how she is now giving back to the sport as a mentor coach for the local DEVO mountain bike program. Before entering the Lifetime Grand Prix last year Ellen had never ridden over 100 miles. Now in her second year of the series, Ellen tells us the lessons that she is carrying with her into this year that she learned from her rookie season. Follow Ellen on Instagram @ellen.m.campbellFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
5/23/202352 minutes, 45 seconds
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Live from the Gone Graveling Festival (Episode 141)

This week we are coming to you live from the Gone Gravelin’ Festival in Bentonville, AR. Whether you were at the festival and want to relive the memories, or had to miss out and want a behind-the-scenes look, this episode has it all. We hear from chef Biju Thomas, about how he keeps groups of 300+ athletes happy and fed at outdoor events. Next up is Cait Dumas-Hein of Grounded Nebraska. Cait chats about her collaboration with All Bodies on Bikes, and gives us the inside scoop on her “summer camp for adults” event. You can learn more about Grounded Nebraska at their website https://groundedne.com/ . Then we hear from Jess Cera, pro cyclist and founder of GGG favorite, Jojé Bars. She fills us in on the highlights from her advanced rider workshop. The Gone Gravelin’ festival wouldn’t happen without our volunteers. We hear from Susan Nash, one of the festival volunteers about what it’s like to get a real behind-the-scenes experience. Next Kathryn chats with Lauren Pickman of Women of OZ, and we hear about the group rides that Women of Oz hosts as well as the event that they have coming up this fall. Then we head over to the event expo to chat with Cycling Out Loud founder Lekisha Hamilton. She tells us what prompted her to start her own women’s cycling clothing brand, and what changes she is making in the cycling apparel space. Lastly, Kristi catches up with Libby and Saskia, two festival attendees, to hear about their favorite parts of the weekend. Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
5/16/202347 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Extra Long Haul with Sylvia D’Aoust (Episode 140)

Have you ever accidentally registered for a 350 mile gravel race? Well, Sylvie D’Aoust has. But instead of frantically trying to change her registration, Sylvie saw this as an opportunity to challenge herself in a new way. So, this June she will be heading to Emporia to take on the Unbound XL. Sylvie is no stranger to endurance events, getting her start in multi-day adventure racing in the early 2000s, running a spin studio, and even starting her own cycling club in Wakefield, Quebec. On our episode this week Sylvie shares how she will be applying the lessons she has learned through her past experiences to set herself up for success at Unbound XL.You can hear more from Sylvie on her podcast Secrets from the Saddle and follow her on Instagram @secretsfromthesaddlepodcast Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty JoJé: Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
5/9/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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Getting Your Mind In Gear with Pat Spencer, LCSW (Episode 139)

Our mental game on the bike is just as important as our physical training. This week Kathryn and Kristi are joined by mental performance coach and licensed clinical social worker Pat Spencer. Pat has always loved cycling, and she talks about how her love of the sport combined with her education and training as a clinical social worker lead her to mental performance coaching for female identifying and LGBTQ+ endurance athletes. She gives us her “3P2R’s” for success, and talks through some challenges that we all may face as endurance athletes.You can learn more about Pat at her website www.gettingyourmindingear.com and follow her on Instagram @patspencerLCSW Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://www.previnex.com/ Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Use code FEISTY for 20% off one time purchases and subscriptions at jojebar.com Use code FEISTY15 for 15% off your first order at https://velorosacycling.com/
5/2/202355 minutes, 4 seconds
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Live from the Sea Otter (Episode 138)

This week Kathryn and Brooke are coming to us live from the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California with an all-star lineup of interviews. We hear from: Hannah Shell, Starla Teddergreen, Hannah Otto, Julie Momber, Anna Yamauchi, Emily Newsom, Isabelle King, Lisa Leslie, Nikki Peterson, Lea Davison, Michelle Duffy, and last but certainly not least, Amanda Nauman. Sea Otter marks the kickoff of the 2023 Lifetime Grand Prix, and we hear what each of our guests are looking forward to most this season, as well as what they see coming in the future of women’s cycling.Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
4/25/202347 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bright Future with Anna Yamauchi (Episode 137)

Growing up in a family of cyclists, Anna Yamauchi was never far from her bike. When the pandemic put her college life on hold, Anna took the opportunity to spend more time on her bike and this inspired her to dive into professional racing. This year, Anna is one of the youngest female athletes in the Lifetime Series and she is eager to line up with some of the biggest names in off road cycling that she has looked up to coming up through the sport. Coming from a background as a big mountain skier, Anna will be one to watch on the speedy descents and technical terrain this season.Follow Anna on Instagram @yamaggucci Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
4/18/202342 minutes, 41 seconds
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All In on Community with Alyssa Gonzalez (Episode 136)

Alyssa Gonzalez gives it her all in everything she does. Whether it is running track in college, learning how to ride a bike, or skiing, Alyssa goes all in to any new endeavor. The same goes for her work in advocating for equity in outdoor sports. Alyssa chats with Kathryn and Brooke about how her experiences of starting new sports in the outdoor space during the social justice movements in 2020 and beyond prompted her to create communities for marginalized communities in these spaces. The three chat about the importance of community, and what Alyssa is doing to help foster a sense of belonging for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks in the outdoors.  Follow Alyssa on Instagram @__alyssagonzalezFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
4/11/202358 minutes, 22 seconds
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Helping Women Wrench with Casey Wytaske (Episode 135)

As cyclists, many if not all of us have had mechanical issues on our bikes. And because cyclists are so friendly, many if not all of us have been asked if we need help. For Casey Wytaske, this very question prompted her to become a bike mechanic. This week, Casey shares her love for helping people, and what it means to be self-sufficient in the biking world. Casey explains how she got into the cycling space, and how her career as a bike mechanic developed. Further, she shares some of the most challenging issues you can run into on the bike, and how she teaches women to solve these issues. Finally, Casey gives a little shout-out to the 2023 Gone Gravelling Festival where she will be teaching a workshop. Join us at the 2023 Gone Gravelling Festival here. @o_acaciahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/caseywytaske/Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
4/4/202348 minutes, 49 seconds
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The FoCo Fondo Scoop with Whitney Allison (Episode 134)

Making her start in road cycling, Whitney Allison is now a household name in the graveling space. Calling herself a consistent "4th place finisher", Whitney has won her fair share of gravel rides and continues to place among the top riders overall. Further, Whitney continues to contribute to the sport of gravel cycling by becoming the founder of one of the hottest new races - The FoCo Fondo. This week, Whitney shares how the FoCo Fondo got its start, and what it takes to run this race. From advocating for childcare to community outreach, and climate justice, FoCo Fondo is breaking new ground for diversity, equity, and inclusion. focofondo.com@[email protected] us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
3/28/202351 minutes, 52 seconds
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Amanda Nauman is One Tuff Panda (Episode 133)

Amanda Nauman is one tuff panda. And this episode is to prove it! This week, we welcome Amanda to share all about her journey to gravel, as well as her new race - Mammoth Tuff. The trio delves into what it means to have equal coverage, and opportunity in gravel, as well as how women can uplift one another in the sport.As the race director for Mammoth Tuff which had its first race in September of 2022, Amanda shares what it's been like to coordinate a gravel ride. Further, as a podcaster herself that advocates for women's coverage - Amanda shares her experience of advocating individually and how that has been received. @ amanda_panda_https://www.tuff.ventures/Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
3/21/202358 minutes, 35 seconds
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Always Relevant with Breanne Nalder-Harward (Episode 132)

As a Salt Lake City, Utah cyclist, Breanne Nalder-Harward knows A LOT about climbing. That's why she was the perfect person to become the race director for a new small-town Utah gravel race, the Dirty Dino Gravel Grinder. This week, Kathryn and Kristi welcome Breanne to chat about this journey and what it has been like to be a new mom. Breanne shares her feelings since taking a step back from gravel and stepping more into motherhood. Further, Kristi and Breanne discuss the feelings of FOMO that are intermixed with the feelings of contentment with where they're at now.https://gravel-dino.comGGGDINOS for 50%@plan7endurancecoaching@breezysaycheezyFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
3/14/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why Equal Opportunity is No Longer Enough - An International Women's Day Discussion - The Feisty Women's Performance Podcast

What does equity mean in sport? Yes, it's women being included, but it's also resources for racing moms, supporting the inclusion of Black folks in historically white sports, having size-inclusive athletic gear, and SO much more. Feisty Media welcomes a panel of women with intersectional identities to celebrate International Women's Day and discuss why equal opportunity is no longer enough. Hosted by Selene Yeager and Sara Gross, guests Khadijah Diggs, Marley Blonsky, and Alison Tetrick share the inequity they've faced in their athletic spaces, and what equity would truly look like for them individually. Follow Marley on Instagram @marleyblonsky Follow Khadijah on Instagram @khadijahtriathleteFollow Ali on Instagram @amtetrick*** Support the Podcast *** Insidetracker: Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty
3/8/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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Special Feisty Drop: All Bodies on Bikes Podcast with Marley Blonsky and Maggie Lowe (Episode 131)

Today we bring you something very special - one of our favorite episodes from the new All Bodies on Bikes podcast powered by Feisty Media! In this episode, Maggie and Marley spend time talking about bicycle vocabulary and lingo. Getting into cycling can be intimidating and the words we use to talk about it doesn't help. Listen to this week's episode to hear a non-intimidating conversation ranging from the etymology of chamois to peloton to the history of the bicycle.@allbodiesonbikes @marleyblonsky @magganyFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
3/7/202355 minutes, 21 seconds
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Breaking Down the Barriers of Bikepacking with Devin Cowens (Episode 130)

Starting something new is daunting, and vulnerable - and it can be challenging to find spaces that are open and accepting of newness. This is exactly what Devin Cowens is trying to combat. Devin is a connector, organizer, and advocate for BIPOC folks in cycling. As the community organizer for Radical Adventure Riders, Devin seeks to get femme, trans and non-binary folks of all skill levels onto the bike. Devin shares how she got into cycling in the first place, and the sense of power it brings her. Discussing how cycling affects people, Devin underlines how cycling can give a sense of escapism to Black folks. The trio discusses what it looks like to create a space for people of all skill levels, and what it takes to be comfortable in your not-knowing. Follow Devin on Instagram @dev_roxAnd follow RAR @rar.atlantaCover photo by: Ben Jovland (@benjovland)@dev_roxWhy Equal Opportunity is No Longer EnoughAn International Women's Day Conversation hosted by Sara Gross & Selene Yeager featuring Khadijah Diggs, Alison Tetrick, Marley Blonsky, Jessica TuomelaJoin us for our Live Podcast Recording on March 7thSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
2/28/20231 hour, 24 seconds
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Adaptability is Everything with Annijke Wade (Episode 129)

We know this is a gravel podcast, but this week we couldn’t help but welcome adaptive mountain biker - Annijke Wade. As a Black disabled cyclist, Annijke gives us insight into her experience of the cycling community. Sharing the life-altering story of her paralyzing mountain bike accident, Annijke outlines that it wasn’t just losing feeling in her legs that was devastating, it was also not being able to engage with her community in the same way. With the cycling community and well as the sport being so important to her, Annijke continues to race, and train as a paraathlete. Annijke shares how to be a better ally and what Black history month means to her. @geodesicdomeSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
2/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 57 seconds
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Life's A Joyful Ride with Mai Merritt (Episode 128)

If you are looking for some inspiration to just get out there and get cycling, this is the episode for you. This week, Kristi and guest co-host Brooke Goudy welcome Mai Merritt - athlete, coach, activist, and friend. Mai shares her experience of developing a love for sport, and how she got to where she is today. Mai talks about the difference between the way sport is framed in the U.S. compared to her home country in Africa, and how the emphasis on play in Africa helped her find joy in sport. Focusing on Black joy as we move through Black history month, Brooke asks Mai about her experience of joy while engaging in sport. Further, Mai shares her "mantra" of just doing. If there is something she wants to do, as Mai says, she doesn't think twice. Mai gives examples of how this has played out for her, including bicycling across America and the New York City Triathlon. Follow Mai's Race Team @brownstonegravelgrindersFollow Mai @trifitlifestyleFollow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20
2/14/202357 minutes, 5 seconds
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This Feisty Boss is in the Saddle with Kathryn Taylor (Episode 127)

We hear from Kathryn every week - but who really is Kathryn Taylor? This week, Kristi turns the mic around and interviews fellow co-host and Feisty Boss. It turns out, Kathryn's journey in sport began with a choice to either sit on the couch with her parents watching the Wheel of Fortune OR go to a triathlon team meeting. Luckily she made the right choice, and we now have a powerful voice making change in the sphere of women's sport. Kathryn shares the moments that helped her get to where she is today and the people that influenced her along the way. The duo discusses what it really means to be an ally to women's sport, and the importance of women's sport media coverage. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
2/7/202342 minutes, 55 seconds
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Creating Safe Spaces with Abi Robins, Founder of Queer Gravel (Episode 126)

Queer lives have been seriously attacked in U.S. legislature lately (and, always). The voices of those that do not value or respect trans lives have been loud, and this week, we want to learn how to be better allies, create safer spaces in cycling, and ultimately - be louder. That's why we welcome Abi Robins - founder of Queer Gravel. Abi shares their experience of being non-binary in the gravel space, and in Texas as a whole. The trio discusses ways that various races can work to be more inclusive, and the barriers that queer people face in cycling. Touching on topics like anti-trans legislature, non-binary race categories, and the emotional labor of queer folks - Abi delves deep into how we can all work to create safer spaces. Follow Abi on Instagram @queergravel Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
1/31/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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Finding Her Distance To Empty with Starla Teddergreen (Episode 125)

Understanding what being an athlete means can be a hard process. And it's different for everyone. For Starla Teddergreen, this journey took a long time and changed often. This week, we welcome Starla to discuss her journey to cycling, and how she defines her athleticism. Beginning her journey in cycling as a bike messenger in Seattle, Starla fell in love. Moving into Crit racing, and then gravel, Starla felt moved to start a company with her husband called "Distance to Empty" - a company dedicated to the value of doing hard things against the odds. Which, for Starla, became even more poignant after the launch of the company when she was suddenly suffering from multiple brain and spinal lesions. Starla shares her story with us, and tells us how important it is to start living life now. photo credit: Will Matthewshttps://www.distancetoempty.com/https://www.instagram.com/distance2empty/https://starlateddergreen.com/IG: @starlatSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
1/24/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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Getting All Bodies on Bikes with Marley Blonksy (Episode 124)

All bodies are good bodies, all bikes are good bikes, and all rides should be celebrated. That is the tagline of "All bodies on bikes", a community working to promote size inclusion in all facets of cycling. This week, we welcome the woman spearheading this movement - Marley Blonsky. Marley shares a bit about her life, as of late, and her new exciting business directions. Further, Marley explains why she loves living in Arkansas compared to the PNW. Follow along as we share more about the new All Bodies on Bikes podcast through Feisty Media. Follow Marley on Instagram @marleyblonskySupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
1/17/202349 minutes, 31 seconds
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Making Living Things with Caro Poole (Episode 123)

Recently, there has been a ton of moms who are absolutely crushing it in the sports scene. From Chelsea Sodaro winning the Ironman World Champs, to Serena Williams retiring as pretty much the best tennis player of all time to spend more time with her kids - the mama's kick ass. And this week, we welcome Caro Poole - new mom and fierce gravel cyclist. Caro shares how she got into cycling, and what it was like to be a pregnant cyclist. Riding pretty much up until birth and racing 4 months post-partum, Caro has a lot to say about pregnancy and sport. Getting detailed, Caro explains how her birth went, and underlines how tearing affected her ability to get back in the saddle. Finally, the trio chats about the community of gravel, and how conducive this is to having kids. Follow Caro on Instagram @caro_piscineSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
1/10/202353 minutes, 28 seconds
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REBROADCAST: More Than a Bike Ride with Brooke Goudy

Kathryn and Kristi catch up with cyclist and diversity advocate Brooke Goudy. Brooke’s love for cycling started as a child when she got her first bike as a Christmas present, and grew to a life-long passion. Brooke moved to Colorado and found a new passion in mountain biking, but she was struck by the lack of representation of people of color in the sport. This led her to seek out other women of color in the mountain biking community, and she joined the Denver branch of the national organization Black Girls Do Bike. Brooke is now the co-leader of the Black Girls Do Bike Denver, and continues her mission to help minority groups feel seen and represented in cycling. An impressive cyclist in her own right, this past summer Brooke rode the Tour Divide. The Great Divide Trail tour route travels from Banff, Canada all the way south to the US/Mexico border and stacks up nearly 200,000 vertical feet of climbing. The route took her 64 days to complete. She talks about what she learned along the way and how that time on the trail changed her perspective of what she was capable of, both on and off the bike. To learn more about Brooke, you can visit her website https://www.rowdygoudy.com and follow her on Instagram @brookegoudy.  To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
1/3/20231 hour, 1 second
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REBROADCAST: Riding Iceland with Lael Wilcox, Brooke Goudy, Lynnee Jacks & Maria Ögn Guðmundsdóttir

On this bonus episode, Kathryn is chatting about all things Iceland with Lael Wilcox, Brooke Goudy, Lynnee Jacks and Maria Ögn Guðmundsdóttir. This summer they will all be taking part in the Westfjords Way Challenge, a 5-day stage race in the Westfjords of Iceland that will cover 595 miles over some of the country’s most remote and beautiful landscape. Lynnee is the co-director of the Westfjords Way Challenge, she wants everyone to know that it is more than just a race; the event is about meaningful interaction with the people and places you will encounter along the way. Lynnee and her organizing team have also made a commitment to equity on the start line, and they are holding 50% or all registrations for women.  Maria is a local rider and gives her insider scoop on the event, and what else you can do while you are there. She discusses with Brooke and Lael how to prepare for the race, from training to mindset. The three encourage all women to give it a try, even if you feel like it might be out of your comfort zone - you’ll likely discover a community of like-minded women along the way!Toe learn more or register for the event go to: https://cyclingwestfjords.com/wfwc/ Follow the event on Instagram @cyclingwestfjords Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
12/27/202256 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rose's Retirement Party (Episode 120)

With Rose Grant announcing her retirement, it is the end of an era for gravel racing. This week, Kathryn and Kristi pay homage to Rose's career by welcoming Rose onto the show to discuss the joys of racing gravel, and why this part of her life is ending. With her daughter turning ten, Rose hopes to carve out more time for family and friends. Kathryn and Kristi surprise Rose with three friends and competitors, Jess Cerra, Nikki Peterson, and Evelyn Dong. The group shares how Rose's dedication to gravel has shaped their careers and the ways they have learned from her. We are grateful for you, Rose! Visit her website at https://www.rose-grant.com/Follow Rose on Instagram@rosekgrantcover photo cred: Devon BaletSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
12/20/202249 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Future is Bright with Michelle Duffy and Betsy Welch (Episode 119)

2022 has been a breakthrough year for women in cycling. From the Tour De France Femmes Avec Zwift, to women continually crushing it at gravel races, we could not be more excited to see what 2023 brings. That's why this week Kathryn and Kristi welcome Michelle Duffy and Betsy Welch to talk about the highlights of the year, and where they see gravel cycling moving to next year. The group talks about their favorite moments of 2022, their wishes for the new year, and the reasons why they love gravel. As always, we are so grateful to be a part of this community. Follow Michelle on Instagram @meeeshydFollow Betsy on Instagram @thebootsappealSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
12/13/202249 minutes, 13 seconds
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Movement to Process and Heal with Linette Kielinski (Episode 118)

Many of us find clarity through riding. For Linette, it helped her move through her divorce and find community. Starting out riding as a commuter, Linette is now joining in on the big gravel events. Pairing cycling with her photography career, Linette shares how she finds healing and joy through both. Kathryn and Kristi talk to Linette about how cycling has helped her move through the death of her father. The trio discusses the importance of movement for processing, as well as how it helped Linette come into her sexuality. Finally, they talk about getting more folks of color in the gravel space and the club Linette is part of, Q.R.T Cycling (Queens Rule Together). Follow Linette on Instagram @linetteSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
12/6/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Rachel Olzer is Both Intense and Soft (Episode 117)

We have heard many cyclists talk about how being on the bike brings them joy, but this week was different. This week, Kathryn and Kristi speak to Rachel about her journey to cycling and how they use biking to actualize joy - especially after 2020 and living in the center of a racial uprising. Rachel began mountain biking on a boyfriend's extra-large bike. Let's just say, this made them learn FAST. Rachel talks about her love of mountain bike racing and her lack of love for gravel racing. Finally, Rachel shares their experience living in Minneapolis after the murder of George Floyd as a biracial person. Follow Rachel on Instagram @rachel.olzerSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
11/29/202252 minutes, 11 seconds
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Stamina for Growth with Madilynn Garcia (Episode 116)

We all know that folks can take racing very seriously. Madilynn Garcia takes racing seriously, but dances while doing it. Having fun on the course is important to her and her team, Stamina Racing. This week, Kristi and Kathryn talk to Madilynn about her journey to cycling, to Stamina Racing, and beyond. As a team that is dedicated to growth, inclusivity, and goofiness, Madilynn shares the values of the Stamina Racing Collective. The trio discusses what it means to be a "racer" and to do your best. Finally, Madilynn shares her experience of being a racer struggling with a hormonal imbalance. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
11/22/202253 minutes, 27 seconds
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Going Deep on Belonging with Elizabeth Allen (Episode 115)

The outdoors are gatekept. This isn't new news - outdoor sports primarily consist of white, cisgender people. Recently, gravel has made quite the splash as a sport working towards diversity. This week, Kathryn and Kristi talk to Elizabeth Allen about her experience as a black outdoor athlete. As an athlete that enjoys sports from outdoor climbing to mountain biking, Elizabeth shares what it is like to be a POC in these spaces. Sharing stories of the exclusivity of certain sports, Elizabeth offers tools for how we can all work to eliminate the barriers POC may face in the outdoor sports realm. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
11/15/202257 minutes, 9 seconds
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Movement is Such a Gift with Nicole Sin Quee (Episode 114)

Nicole Sin Quee believes that movement is a gift. And with movement, comes joy. We love this reframing, and that's why this week, Kathryn and Kristi chat with Nicole about all things movement. As a gravel cyclist, cyclo-cross racer, trail runner, triathlete, and bike-packer, she does a lot of it! Nicole shares her keys to success as such a dedicated athlete. The trio discusses what it's like to set goals, try your best, and show up. Now racing on a BIPOC cyclocross team, Be Cyclocross, Nicole explains just how much representation matters. Further, Nicole talks about how her decision to compete is completely contingent on her family being on board as well. As Nicole says, "if you believe in yourself, you can do hard things". Follow Nicole on Instagram @sinqueeSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
11/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Fueled is Fast with Kristen Legan and Lauren De Crescenzo (Episode 113)

As part of the Feisty Media "Fueled is Fast" Campaign, Kathryn chats with Kristen Legan and Lauren De Crescenzo. As a longtime coach of athletes of all levels, Kristen gives a specific insight into diet culture in sport, conversations around LEA, and how she talks to her athletes about their periods. Having to optimize her athlete's nutrition for peak performance, Kathryn and Kristen have an intimate conversation about how to handle the difficult conversations between coach and athlete. Further, Kathryn chats with Lauren about her journey to and from a severe eating disorder at a young age. Lauren shares the societal pressure that led her to limit her eating in grade 9, the way that affected her youth, and how sport played a major role in her healing. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
11/1/202235 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Sweet Scoop at Big Sugar (Episode 112)

Live from Bentonville...This is.......Girls Gone Gravel! This week, we bring you in-person interviews before and after the gravel races at Big Sugar. Featuring some of our favorite gravel cyclists, like Kate Veronneau, Rose Grany, Hannah Shell, LDC, Haley Smith, and more, we hear all the nerves before the race and all of the excitement after. From Big Sugar to Little Sugar, and with post-race beers in hand, Kathryn gets real with some of the best gravel cyclists in the pro women's field. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
10/25/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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Inspiration Flows Both Ways with Serena Bishop Gordon (Episode 111)

Moving to Bend as a runner, Serena Bishop Gordon struggled to find a community. When someone recommended cyclocross, everything changed. Serena is now a gravel/cyclo-cross racer and coach, part-time manager of the Liv Racing Collective, and the co-founder of a camp specifically designed to help women ride and race bikes. Talk about diving in head first! Serena chats with Kathryn and Kristi about her journey to cycling, her challenges as a cyclist, and how she maintains her performance as she ages. The trio discusses their love of gravel, and what it means to get more women in the sport. Follow Serena Gorden on Instagram @serenabghttp://www.serenabishopgordon.com/The Feldenkrais Method is the type of treatment she mentions about her backSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
10/18/202249 minutes, 14 seconds
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Riding HER Race with Hannah Shell (Episode 110)

Today we bring you - someone especially BADASS. Like many gravel cyclists, Hannah Shell started cycling after a hip injury that impeded her running abilities. From this, she took to the road and began a road cycling career from 2017-2019. At this point, she switched to gravel and hasn't looked back since. The trio discusses what it means to be a woman in this sport, and the inclusivity that the gravel sphere brings. Further, Hannah shares her favorite races, what's next, and how scared even the pro's can get. Instagram: @hannahgshellSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
10/11/202245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Defining What Matters with Haley Smith (Episode 109)

Many people use their sport to manage their mental health - and also, many struggle with their mental health because of their sport. This week, Kathryn and Kristi welcome Haley Smith to the show to talk about her highs and lows in gravel and life. Haley talks openly about her journey with Orthorexia, depression, and the compulsions that come with this. After struggling with RED-S throughout her career in sport, Haley shares what it's like to work towards a healthy relationship with food and athletics. IG: @haleyhuntersmithSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
10/4/202253 minutes, 17 seconds
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This Doctor's Prescription is More Bikes with Lauren Cantwell, MD (Episode 108)

How does a busy ER doctor balance work and racing in the elite field? Lauren Cantwell doesn't just enjoy cycling, she lives for it. Ironically, as an emergency room doctor, she gets into more accidents than you would think. This week, Kathryn and Kristi talk to Lauren about her lifestyle and love of the sport. Working mostly overnight shifts in the ER, waking up early for those gravel rides is extremely challenging for Lauren...but she still crushes it on the course. Lauren shares some of the common injuries gravel cyclists face, what they mean, and how to do immediate triage. Follow Lauren on Instagram @lmackenzie87Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
9/27/202256 minutes, 40 seconds
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Crushing People's Souls with Paige Onweller (Episode 107)

Paige Onweller's confidence is contagious. She is a self-proclaimed soul crusher - through kindness and badassery, of course. This week, Kathryn and Kristi talk to Paige about all things Gravel Worlds. With the day not going the way Paige had planned, she shares her feelings about the race - and her racing values. After coming in second to Lauren De Crescenzo, Paige shared her thoughts about her race in a personal and honest blog post. Kathryn and Kristi talk to Paige about this blog, the emotions she felt on the course, and the power of the media. Follow Paige on Instagram @paigepoweredRead her blog at https://paigepowered.com/blogs/paige-powered-blog/gravel-worlds-race-recapSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
9/20/202248 minutes, 59 seconds
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An Adventure on Any Two Wheels with Lex Albrecht (Episode 106)

Lex Albrecht lives for the adventure. From motorcycling through Alaska, to leading the starting pack in every race, Lex flies by the seat of her bicycle. This week, Kristi and Kathryn hang out with Lex and talk about what it's like to live life to the fullest. Lex is a Canadian pro cyclist with several significant accomplishments under her belt. The trio discusses the lessons that can be learned from the bike. At the end of the day, Lex believes that keeping a positive attitude will always change your situation. And, of course, you always need a good cup of coffee. Follow Lex on Instagram @lex_albrecht Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
9/13/202248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Are You Really Fueling Enough with Caroline Burkholder, RD (Episode 105)

Here at Girls Gone Gravel, we're pretty vocal about how much women need to eat. And it's A LOT, especially if you're active and performance-minded. However, we're not professional nutritionists or dieticians so this week, we welcome Caroline Bulkholder onto the show to school us on all things disordered eating. Caroline is a registered dietician nutritionist and the owner of her own nutrition and counseling company for eating disorders called RootED. Caroline tells us about her own journey with disordered eating, and her path to moving away from this and to a place of nurturing and nourishing herself. Further, she dismantles many ideas around how much women "should" eat, and the consequences of underfueling. www.rootednutritionandcounseling.com@root_ednutritionSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
9/6/202253 minutes, 16 seconds
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These Girls Went Gravelin' - A Recap of Gravel Worlds and Last Best Ride (Episode 104)

This week on the podcast - we bring you updates on all of the exciting things happening in the gravel realm recently. This past weekend, Kristi and Kathryn were on the ground in both Gravel Worlds and Last Best Ride respectively. To start the updates off, we have Jess Cera the event coordinator of the Last Best Ride to tell us all of the highlights of the weekend. Moving from there, we have on-the-ground interviews with some of the amazing women that made Gravel Worlds so special this year. With 1000 women racing, we hear about the energy, emotion, and gravity of this win for women. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
8/30/202254 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tri's Loss, Gravel's Gain with Isabel King (Episode 103)

Isabel (Iz) King had made quite a name for herself in triathlon before her transition to gravel cycling. After doing her first professional race at the beginning of 2020, the pandemic hit, and everything changed. Turning towards cycling, the gravel community welcomed Iz with open arms.This week, Kathryn and Kristi welcome Iz onto the show to discuss this transition, and what gravel cycling means to her. Iz tells us about her goals, her mantra, and how we can welcome more kindness into the sport. In Iz’s words, she still tries to rip people’s legs off on the course - but does it with a smile on her face.Follow Iz on Instagram @king_izSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
8/23/20221 hour
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Cheers to our 100th Episode! (Episode 102)

We made it!! 100 whole episodes of Girls Gone Gravel goodness (well, 102 to be exact)! All thanks to you - our lovely fans, we have been able to bring stories, experiences, and people to light, from the gravel community. This week, Kathryn and Kristi look back over the past 100 weeks and talk about some of their favorite moments. Having not met each other before starting this podcast, Kathryn and Kristi have become fast friends. The duo reminisces about their favorite guests, learning experiences, and laughs. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
8/16/202248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Femmes Finale with Alison Tetrick and Anne-Marije Rook (Episode 101)

The Tour De France Femmes Avec Zwift is officially over! With Annemiek van Vleuten taking the win, true history was made in the cycling community. This week, Anne-Marije Rook joins Kathryn, and guest host Ali Tetrick, to discuss all things Femmes. Anne-Marije Rook is a professional storyteller - pairing her love of cycling with her love of journalism. The trio discusses what this win means for the future of women's cycling, and how this race will impact the cycling community as a whole. Delving into all of the different race stages and the iconic "crash", Rook highlights the sexist coverage of female racing events. https://www.cyclingweekly.com/author/anne-marije-rookIG: @amrookIG: @amtetrickSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
8/9/202254 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tushar Recap (Episode 100)

Climbing over the tallest mountains in Utah, the Crusher in the Tushar is a grueling 69.9 miles of climb, descend, rinse, repeat. Or as the race calls it, "the toughest 69.9 miles on the planet". This week, we share interview clips with some of our favorite cyclists after they've completed the race. Kristi speaks to Treva Worrel, Rach McBride, Michelle Duffy, Becca Sands, Kristen Legan, and Isabel King - just to name a few! We get to hear about all of the different sections of the race, and what it means to win alongside other women. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
8/2/202232 minutes, 59 seconds
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IX: Turning up the Volume with Joan Cronan

Not to pick favorites, but here at Feisty - this is definitely a favorite. With almost 50 years of experience as an athletic director and inductions into seven different halls of fame, Joan Cronan has A LOT to say about Title IX and gender equity in sport. Graduating college in 1966, Joan was part of intercollegiate sports before women had the federal right to equally compete. This week, our co-host of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn Taylor, interviews Joan and asks her about what she calls "her journey." Joan shares the story of her life so far, beginning at the age of twelve when she decided she was going to create change for women in athletics. To do so, in 1972 Joan made a cold call to the president of the College of Charleston and left his office as the women's basketball coach, volleyball coach, tennis coach and overall athletic director. From there, she made innumerable changes to women's athletics that will forever go down in history. If that isn't feisty, what is? Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
7/26/202255 minutes
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IX: Changing the Game with Wendy Mink

We are overwhelmed with excitement to share the first episode of our limited Title IX series. This week, Haley Chura - co-host of Ironwomen - interviews the renowned Wendy Mink. Wendy is a professor of politics, women's and gender studies, as well as the daughter of the very first woman of color in congress - Patsy Mink. Patsy was the co-author of the Title IX legislation and paved the way for women's participation in sports. Wendy shares her mother's journey and the reasons that prompted her to fight for change. Haley and Wendy discuss what Title IX was created for, and they give us the groundwork for the rest of the series.Click here to purchase a copy of Wendy's new book!Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
7/19/202247 minutes, 52 seconds
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From Ultra Running to Gravel Grinding with Maude Farrell (Episode 99)

It seems that many of the cycling pros we interview, start their career in cycling after a running injury. For Maude Farrell, while she used to be an ultra runner, she has ALWAYS been riding a bike. This week, we are airing an interview we recorded a couple of months ago with Maude Farrell just before the murder of her close friend. To pay respect to the families and friends of Mo Wilson, and to leave space for their grief, we decided to postpone this airdate. Kathryn and Kristi ask Maude about her experience as a cycling pro and how she evolved into this space and culture. Maude shares about her past in Ultrarunning and especially, her race in the Barkley Marathons. She shares some true pro-wisdom - recognizing that women often feel a responsibility to be "humble" and belittle their accomplishments. Instead, let's own our wins, be proud, and show the world how truly badass we are. Listen to Feisty Media's Limited Title IX Series Here! Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
7/12/202259 minutes, 7 seconds
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#WatchtheFemmes with Kate Veronneau (Episode 98)

History is being made this month, as Zwift sponsors the biggest race in women's cycling history. For the first time EVER, ASO will be organizing The Tour de France Femmes as a financially sustainable event, with the same classifications as the men's race. This week, Kathryn and Kristi talk to Kate Veronneau - the woman leading the charge for Zwift, the race's main sponsor. A Kate explains, Zwift is the perfect company to support this event as it is "a little disruptive and a little game-change-y" - which is exactly what this race needs! With many years of failed women's Tour de France races, Zwift has supported the evolution of this year's race in a responsible way. Kate gives us a crash course on what the Tour de France Femmes is, the different stages, as well as the historical significance of a race of this size for women. Grab your friends, and your popcorn, and watch this race starting July 24th! Learn more about the race: www.zwift.com/watchthefemmes www.letourfemmes.fr/frFollow Kate on Instagram @kateveronneauFollow the race on Instagram @letourfemmesSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
7/5/202258 minutes, 58 seconds
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More Than a Bike Ride with Sofia Gibson (Episode 97)

Sofia Gibson never thought she'd be a cyclist. After losing her Dad in 2017 from a drunk driving accident while he was out cycling, Sofia didn't think she could ever live up to his legacy. Then, last year after just purchasing her first bike, a commuter bike that is, she found herself telling people that she wanted to race. Kathryn and Kristi ask Sofia about this journey to gravel, and what it means to her now. As the outreach coordinator of Gravel Worlds, Sofia gives us an insider's perspective on the mission of this event, and the goal of equality. As an attempt to make gravel cycling more inclusive, Gravel Worlds has started an initiative to get 1000 women to participate. Sofia tells Kathryn and Kristi about this initiative and what it feels like to be one of a thousand. Follow Gravel Worlds on Instagram @gravelworlds Follow Sofia on Instagram @sofiasedona Sofia is also a co-host of the Gravel Family Podcast. Listen here! Listen to the Feisty Media Title IX series here! Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
6/28/202253 minutes, 36 seconds
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Trailer: IX Voices for Title IX Powered by InsideTracker - The Feisty Women's Performance Podcast

Feisty Media Presents: IX Voices for Title IX Powered by InsideTracker. Listen to this trailer, where Sara and Selene tell us what to expect for this exclusive series. To be released on June 16th, just days before the 50th anniversary of Title IX,  the series will investigate the ways in which Title IX did and did not represent a cultural shift for women in sport.The nine-episode series will feature in-depth interviews with women who lived through the cultural shift that Title IX represented, including icons like Joan Benoit, the first winner of the women’s Olympic marathon;  Marianne Martin, the first woman to win the Tour De France Feminine; Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon; as well as athletic directors and athletes who continue to press for change today.Fueled: A comprehensive nutrition course for active women by Feisty Media | Coming April 2023:fueledcourse.com Download the Feisty Female Athlete Guide:https://www.womensperformance.com/ Learn More about the Feisty Kona Tri-Cation:https://www.feistytriathlon.com/trication Follow us on Instagram:@feisty_womens_performance Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code PERFORMANCE at Aminoco.com/PERFORMANCE to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! InsideTracker: Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code PERFORMANCE at https://www.previnex.com VJ Shoes: Use code FEISTYVJ for $20 off a pair of shoes at https://vjshoesusa.com/pages/feisty
6/9/202220 minutes
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Live from Emporia, Kansas! (Episode 96)

LIVE FROM EMPORIA, KANSAS, THIS IS...Girls Gone Gravel! This week, we have boots on the ground in Emporia to welcome athletes to the finish chute of Unbound. Kathryn speaks to MANY pro gravel cyclists and gets the run-down on the peanut butter mud and deluge of rain that have defined this year's race. Speaking to Heather Jackson, Rach McBride, Amy Charity, Taneika Duhaney, Ellen Noble, Betsy Welch, and many more, Kathryn hears the ins and outs of this long-distance gravel race. What's on everyone's mind? Getting their bike washed and a beer in hand. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
6/7/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Giving Voice to Women's Cycling with Janel Spilker (Episode 95)

We are gearing up and ready to rock it at Unbound this week! The 200-mile course will see some amazing cyclists this year and we couldn't be more pumped. To get the inside scoop on all things Unbound, Kathryn and Kristi welcome Janel Spilker. Janel is a professional road cyclist turned gravel cyclist and will be commentating on this year's race. The trio discusses the course itself, as well as how Life Time plans to get video coverage of this remote race. Janel shares how she, as the broadcaster, will personally talk for the length of this coverage - here's a hint: it involves zero pee breaks. Finally, Kathryn and Janel share whom they think will be on the podium this year, while Kristi shares who she WANTS to be on the podium. Follow Janel on Instagram @janelspilkerSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival Smoothie recipe:Smoothie recipe - serves one personjuice half lemon1T or more of (nut) milk (I'm on macadamia kick - oat is great too)good ol dollop of (vegan) plain yogurtbig dash of salt, bigger amount of cinnamonand even more ground flax seed1" or more ginger root (peeled)1" or more tumeric root (washed, trimmed)half avocadohandful almondscrap ton of greensfrozen blueberriesfrozen cherriesBlend! And top with…chiahempgranola
5/31/202252 minutes, 18 seconds
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GRL PWR with Alison Tetrick (Episode 94)

Can you ever really get enough GRL PWR? In true Girls Gone Gravel style, this week we talk to another badass female leader, Alison Tetrick. Alison is one of the most elite female cyclists in the world. After a series of unfortunate crashes, Alison turned to gravel cycling, and was crowned the "Queen of Gravel". Alison talks to Kathryn and Kristi about her journey to gravel, and the way she understands female sports. Instead of a focus on herself winning, Alison emphasizes the joy and pride it brings her to watch other women win. A win for them is a win for her. The trio discusses how we can question the male-centric gravel sport, and build a culture that every woman wants to ride in. And, on a side-note, Alison shares her recent engagement story - which without giving anything away, is very on-brand. Follow Alison on Instagram @amtetrickSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
5/24/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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Next Level Performance with Selene Yeager (Episode 93)

This is it, folks. Today is the day we have been waiting for. Next Level, written by both Selene Yeager and Dr. Stacy Sims, is now out and ready for purchase! This week, we chat with Selene, aka. the Vagina Agent, about all things Next Level, and therefore - all things menopause. Selene, as our listeners may know, is the host of Hit Play Not Pause, as well as the captain of Feisty Media's menopause community.Selene shares the experiences that led her to write about women's physiology, and how she first noticed a gap in trustworthy information for active menopausal women. The trio discusses what Next Level will cover, and how this book is truly one of a kind. Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
5/17/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Perseverance, Patience, Perspective, and Power with 3x Olympian, Amber Neben (Episode 92)

Okay Gravellers, she has been hit by a car, broken her pelvis, had skin cancer, multiple stress fractures, and STILL is a 3x Olympian. That's right - this week we are talking to Amber Neben. Amber is an undeniably badass woman and cyclist. Neben has some serious wisdom to share, getting first place in both the UCI world time trial championship in 2008 and 2016. Of course, Kathryn and Kristi chat with Amber about her experience as a woman in professional athletics. Further, as Amber transitions into that perimenopausal time, she shares her "trial and error" attitude in terms of deciphering what works for her body during this metabolic shift. Can you guess what her hot tip is? EAT! Follow Amber on Instagram @ambernebenpx4Amber Neben's Website - https://nebenpx4.com/Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
5/10/202249 minutes, 30 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Love At First Ride with Mari Holden (Episode 65)

This week on the podcast Kathryn & Kristi chat with former professional cyclist Mari Holden. Mari confesses she has been in love with the sport of cycling since getting her first bike as a kid. This love took her all the way to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where she won a silver medal in the time trial. Mari spent her professional cycling career racing on the road across Europe and North America in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. She talks about the changes she has seen in the cycling industry since then, and reiterates why it is important that we keep advocating for more media coverage of women’s racing to continue to bring exposure and attention to women’s cycling. After retiring from her own athletic career, Mari worked as the director for team Twenty20, and now serves as the Community Director for USA Cycling. She is passionate about diversifying the sport and getting more people, especially young women, on bikes. Mari took part in her first gravel race this year at the Last Best Ride. She tells us what she loves most about gravel, and how embracing a new discipline of cycling has helped keep her excited about the sport. Follow Mari on Instagram @msmariholden and learn more about the USAC Let’s Ride initiative at https://usacycling.org/article/learn-about-lets-ridehttps://gearjunkie.com/biking/mari-holden-cycling-pinarello-film Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
5/3/202245 minutes, 32 seconds
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We're All on a Journey with Molly Cameron (Episode 91)

There’s no denying that trans and LGBTQ people, especially athletes, have been under serious attack recently. With hundreds of anti-LGBTQ bills being filed each year in the United States, it is an extremely exhausting time to be a part of the queer community.This week on the show, Kathryn and Kristi welcome THE Molly Cameron. Molly is a long-time cyclocross racer, Portland local, and was the first trans-athlete to compete in the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup. Molly shares her experience of being a trans woman within the cycling sphere, and her journey to where she is today as a pro athlete.Follow Molly on Instagram @themollycameronRIDEGROUP.ORGSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
4/26/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 26 seconds
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No Boring Bikes with Squid Bikes Co-Founder, Emily Kachorek (Episode 90)

Here at Girls Gone Gravel, we LOVE female founders. Especially those as funky as Emily Kachorek. Emily is the co-founder of Squid Bikes - a boutique bike brand dedicated to creating bikes that look “different” in an undeniably recognizable way.Prior to her endeavors with Squid Bikes, Emily was a professional road racer. In Emily’s words, she likes to ride “all the bikes, all the time”! Racing with the US National Team, she competed in multiple UCI World Cups for both road racing and cyclocross.Kathryn and Kristi talk with Emily about her experience as a woman in the biking industry. Emily gives us a run-down of how she got to where she is today, and all of the “bumps” along the way.Follow Emily on Instagram @eekachorekFollow Squid Bikes on Instagram @squidbikes and visit their website at www.squidbikes.comSupport our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
4/19/202252 minutes, 1 second
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**REBROADCAST** All About Nutrition with Kristen Arnold, RDN (Episode 74)

This week on the show Kathryn is chatting with Registered Dietician and former professional cyclist Kristen Arnold. As a Registered Dietician, Kristen has always been most interested in nutrition for athletes, and female athletes specifically. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics as well as a USA Cycling Level 2 coach - so she really knows her stuff! Kristen talks through some of the common mistakes she sees female cyclists making when it comes to nutrition, and gives us a detailed breakdown of how we should be fueling ourselves before, during, and after our rides. You can learn more about Kristen on her website https://arnoldrdn.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**Support our Partners:Get 30% off by using code GRAVEL at Aminoco.com/GRAVEL Learn about Coalition Snow’s Far Out trips at https://www.coalitionsnow.com/pages/far-out Get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Get 20% off at jojebar.com when you use the code FEISTY20 Follow us on Instagram:@girlsgonegravel @feisty_media Girls Gone Gravel Website:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/ Feisty Media Website:https://livefeisty.com/ Register for the Girls Gone Gravelin' Festival - May 11-13, 2023:https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival
4/5/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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Queen of the Short Course with Denesha Snell (Episode 89)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi meet with Denesha Snell, the Queen of the Short Course.  Denesha shares how her desire to improve her health led her to the cycling community.  Denesha also shares how she made her way to gravel after years of road cycling and the positive effect of how mental endurance has shaped various areas of her life.  Denesha discusses how she has learned to fuel and perform as a diabetic and bariatric athlete, keeping her health “in check”.   Are you a bariatric athlete?  Connect with Denesha through email at: [email protected] Follow Denesha on IG at @dfshockda3rd**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://te
3/29/202245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Calling In with Andi and Ash Zolton (Episode 88)

On this week's episode of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi sit down with Andi and Ash Zolton, co-founders of Roam Events. Roam Events provides the world’s biggest women’s MTB festival series holding events in Knoxville TN, Fruita CO, and Sedona AZ. Andi and Ash share the inspiration behind Roam Rally Demo Tours, a one-day demo event for ladies which includes a full day of group rides, workshops, & personalized demo experience. Andi and Ash also share how they are building trust in the space of inclusion and how “calling in” the cycling industry has multiplied the number of women in the cycling industry represented at their events.Check out Roam Events at:  https://www.thisisroam.com Follow Andi and Ash on IG at @thisisroam**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/ 
3/22/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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*REBROADCAST* Follow Your Passion with Hannah Otto (Episode 80)

On this week’s episode, Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with professional cyclist Hannah Otto. At 26, Hannah has already spent more than half of her life as an endurance sports athlete. She raced her first triathlon at age nine and quickly found success in the sport. When she was 16 Hannah won the women’s overall age-group title at the Xterra World Championships, and she talks about how that was the launch point for her career as a professional athlete. In college, Hannah ran track and cross country, was on the cycling and swim teams, and double majored in Athletic Therapy and Exercise Physiology. This “no limits” attitude has carried through to her athletic career, and after transitioning to racing mountain bikes at age 20, she is now making a name for herself in the gravel racing scene as well. After a long stint with a professional team, Hannah made the decision this year to race as a privateer. She talks about what that means, and why she made the decision to go out on her own. She also shares her plans for the 2022 season and beyond. Hannah’s passion for cycling is infectious, and she hopes to be able to share that with everyone that she can. Follow Hannah on Instagram @hannah_finchamp and visit her website at hannahfinchamp.com To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/ 
3/15/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exposure and Experience with Ajoa Abrokwa (Episode 87)

On this week's episode of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi connect with Ajoa Abrokwa. Ajoa is a Professor of Health Studies and Education at Saint Joseph’s University and has led global public health and education efforts in Ghana, West Africa, Consuelo, Dominican Republic and Mecca, Saudi Arabia.  Ajoa shares how her passion for helping women find places they can thrive and be their authentic selves led her from riding a bike to become a cyclist, from duathlon to crit racing, and participating and becoming the first muslim, African American women to participate in the Dairy Land Tour.Join the She Is Focused mailing list at https://www.sheis-focused.com/  Follow Ajoa on IG at: @sheisfocused_next or @sheisfocusedand_fit**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/ 
3/8/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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Shred Girls with Molly Hurford (Episode 86)

This week Girls Gone Gravel hosts Kathryn and Kristi talk with Wellness and Adventure Storyteller, Author, Podcast host and all around badass, Molly Hurford. Molly is the co-host of the podcast, Consummate Athlete: health and community through movement and author of Shred Girls, a series and site for girls who want to have fun on two wheels.  Molly shares her experience racing the Outlaw 100 Oklahoma where she finished as the top finisher overall.  Molly also shares how the Babysitters club series inspired her to create a new genre to inspire young adult readers to cycle and young adult cyclist to explore reading. Listen to learn more about how to avoid saddle sores, protecting your lady bits, and all things chamois.  Learn more about Molly at https://www.mollyhurford.com Learn more about the Shred Girls series and site at http://shred-girls.comListen to Molly’s podcast, Consummate Athlete at https://consummateathlete.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/ 
3/1/202258 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gravel Triathlon Series with Vic Brumfield (Episode 85)

In January of 2022 USA Triathlon announced the first Gravel Triathlon Series, an innovative new eight-race series that offers endurance sports enthusiasts a new way to experience swim, bike, run multisport racing at gravel events in each region of the United States. Gravel riding is an increasingly popular form of cycling that combines elements of road- and mountain biking. Unlike traditional triathlons where participants race their bikes on paved roads or highways, and unlike off-road triathlons where racers ride mountain bikes on technical, single-track mountain bike trails, gravel triathlons take place on unpaved, dirt roads such as Forest Service roads or canal paths that are non-technical. Due to the varied terrain, riders can use a bike designed specifically for gravel riding, but mountain bikes and road bikes are often used for gravel riding, too. As gravel triathlon and gravel duathlon (run-bike-run) are new disciplines under the multisport umbrella, USA Triathlon has created a new set of rules specifically for gravel events. These rules and recommendations were established through a working group of race directors and other community stakeholders led by Mark Turner, USA Triathlon Commissioner of Officials. The rules can be found online at USATriathlon.org. The inaugural Gravel Triathlon Series spans the multisport season from May through October and features events across the U.S., with races in New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, Colorado, Idaho, and California. May 15, 2022 – Jersey Gravel Triathlon – Hewitt, NJJune 18, 2022 – The Theoi – Donnelly, IDJuly 23, 2022 – Ugly Dog Gravel Tri – Chelsea, MIJuly 31, 2022 – Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon – Steamboat Springs, COSeptember 10, 2022 – The Gravel X Triathlon – Folsom, CASeptember 25, 2022 – The Dirty Mitten – Middleville, MISeptember 25, 2022 – XTERRA Laguna Beach – Laguna Beach, CAOctober 23, 2022 – Brick House Triathlon - Navasota, TX USA Triathlon will also sanction the 2022 Gravel and Off-Road Triathlon and Off-Road Duathlon National Championships on June 3rd and 4th in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a part of the Ozark Valley Triathlon. Both will be Team USA world qualifiers, with the triathlon events consisting of approximately 1.5K swim, 30K bike, and 10K run and the Off-Road Duathlon National Championship course made up of a  5K run, 30K bike, and 10K run.      Sources - GRAVEL TRI LANDING PAGE (Rules, schedule, overview) -https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/Events/Gravel-Triathlon-Series National Championships/Ozark Valley Event Page -https://www.trisignup.com/Race/AR/Fayetteville/OzarkValleyTriathlonpresentedbyDegree**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/
2/21/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Riding Iceland with Lael Wilcox, Brooke Goudy, Lynnee Jacks & Maria Ögn Guðmundsdóttir

On this bonus episode, Kathryn is chatting about all things Iceland with Lael Wilcox, Brooke Goudy, Lynnee Jacks and Maria Ögn Guðmundsdóttir. This summer they will all be taking part in the Westfjords Way Challenge, a 5-day stage race in the Westfjords of Iceland that will cover 595 miles over some of the country’s most remote and beautiful landscape. Lynnee is the co-director of the Westfjords Way Challenge, she wants everyone to know that it is more than just a race; the event is about meaningful interaction with the people and places you will encounter along the way. Lynnee and her organizing team have also made a commitment to equity on the start line, and they are holding 50% or all registrations for women.  Maria is a local rider and gives her insider scoop on the event, and what else you can do while you are there. She discusses with Brooke and Lael how to prepare for the race, from training to mindset. The three encourage all women to give it a try, even if you feel like it might be out of your comfort zone - you’ll likely discover a community of like-minded women along the way!Toe learn more or register for the event go to: https://cyclingwestfjords.com/wfwc/ Follow the event on Instagram @cyclingwestfjords **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/
2/18/202256 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Pace & A Place with Pamela Robichaud & Rachel Cohen (Episode 84)

This week we’re chatting with Rachel Cohen and Pamela Robichaud, co-organizers of The Ranger, a gravel enduro in Vermont. Rachel Cohen is a mountain and gravel cyclist in Jericho, VT. She is passionate about getting more people, particularly young Vermonters, on bikes in any capacity. She is a high school humanities teacher, serves as the president of Vermont Youth Cycling, and leads a weekly women's mountain bike ride. Pamela Robichaud is a physical therapist and was born and raised in New England.  She and her husband, Jon, recently relocated to Northwestern Vermont after 14 years in Boulder, CO.  Enabling women to find the bike for the first time or return to the sport after time away is a passion of Pamela’s. Rachel and Pamela believe that we ought to give back to the people and places we are most connected to. For these ladies, that connection happens on a bike. Rachel and Pamela were fast friends when they met at a group ride in 2020 and became business partners last month when they became organizers of The Ranger: Vermont’s Gravel Enduro. The Ranger is truly a "race within a ride" as only certain segments of the route are timed. The event offers various courses, all of which highlight the stunning scenery of Vermont’s Upper Valley.  Hosted at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds, riders of all ages can enjoy two nights of camping, a ‘party in the pasture’ and ample opportunities to explore rural VT by bike on both Saturday and Sunday. The Ranger seeks to promote sustainable and vibrant community development through land conservation and providing outdoor recreation opportunities for future generations. Through working with the local communities, the Ranger is committed to focusing significant charitable giving on stewardship for rural and agricultural land, access to outdoor recreation, and sustaining small communities. Registration is open at https://therangervt.com; https://www.bikereg.com/the-ranger0You can follow Rachel, Pamela, and Ranger happenings on Instagram @therangervt @nancy_legpower and @pamelaroboSign up for the Feisty Women’s Performance Summit at https://www.womensperformance.com/ **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Zealios: get 20% off with code GIRLSGONEGRAVEL at https://teamzealios.com/
2/15/202249 minutes, 20 seconds
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Every Woman Deserves Performance (Episode 83)

This week we are bringing you a special episode; the live launch of Feisty Media’s newest production, the Feisty Women’s Performance Podcast.&nbsp;We have observed that there is A LOT of B.S. information out there for women coming from the fitness and health industries, which gets even worse as we age. Because of this, we saw the need to bring trusted information to women so we can feel and perform our best.&nbsp;The launch of the Women's Performance Podcast features host Sara Gross, with three change-makers, movers, and shakers in the women's performance space - Dr. Stacy Sims, Selene Yeager, and Jamila Gale-Agans.They discuss multiple topics around performance and dive deep in order to provide solid information and access to resources for active women, coaches, parents, race directors, and companies.Stacy Sims provides perspective on the biggest changes in her field of research, and what new directions she is seeing that will help women.Selene discusses changes she has seen in the fitness industry and media, and how she vets information when working on an article or looking for a guest on the "Hit Play Not Pause" podcastJamila paints a picture of her time as a US Army Officer and the cultural assumptions she had to navigate in this "culture within a culture."They also provided valuable roundtable insight on questions from both Sara and the live audience, including:What does it mean for you to focus on performance in your life? And, how has it changed through the years?What does it mean to continue to focus on performance as we age?How do history and culture affect our work, research, and performance?Why is it important to look at performance through a variety of lenses?What's the best advice you've received as a performance-minded individual?How do you make strength training fun?How do I know if I need a rest day, or if I'm just being lazy? (spoiler alert: you're NOT lazy)Do you train according to your cycles?What is your advice on recovery?This is our time to learn, grow, and thrive. It’s not about standing on a podium (although some of us will); it’s about being able to do the things we love throughout our life.Episode ResourcesSubscribe and Follow the Feisty Women's Performance PodcastWe are now accepting proposals to speak at the Women's Performance Summit. We currently have four pillars of presentations and topics: Physiology, Nutrition, Psychology and Mental Health, and Social/Cultural. To submit a presentation follow this link.Why We Started the Women's Performance Podcast By Feisty CEO, Sara Gross, PhDFor all Feisty Resources, including podcasts, courses, articles, and moreTo learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: <a href="https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival"...
2/8/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 44 seconds
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Creating Community with Rebecca Brough (Episode 82)

On this week’s episode Kathryn and Kristi welcome Rebecca Brough from Boulder, CO. Rebecca is the founder of Ride or Die Collective, a riding community and race team to get more women and non binary people on bikes and at start lines. As a competitive swimmer growing up, Rebecca found triathlon after moving to Boulder. She quickly realized that cycling was her favorite discipline of the 3, and started pursuing more adventures on the bike. Taking part in local group rides, Rebecca noticed a big gap in the number of women and men. So, she decided to take matters into her own hands and started leading group rides for women.&nbsp;The Ride or Die Collective started as a once monthly group ride, and has now evolved into weekly rides, a monthly collective ride and their famous “Saturdays Are For the Girls” rides. Over 500 women have participated in their group rides, and RDC also has a race team with 47 women. Rebecca talks about why it is so important to create a culture where all women feel welcome to show up no matter what level they are at. She also gives advice for those of us that may be looking to start our own group rides, and how best to partner with local brands and businesses to get support for your cycling group.You can follow along with Rebecca’s journey on Instagram @_rideordiecollective_ &nbsp;and visit their website at rideordie.orgTo learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival&nbsp;**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty
2/1/202257 minutes, 17 seconds
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Put Your Best Foot Forward with Lindsay Glassford (Episode 81)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi catch up with cyclist, professional triathlete, and Girls Gone Gravel podcast editor Lindsay Glassford. She talks about her path into triathlon and cycling, and how being part of the podcast inspired her to get a gravel bike and explore the many gravel roads in her home province of British Columbia. Lindsay opens up about her recents struggles with RED-S, and the three talk about how fueling your body for performance is important for all women, not just professional athletes. We hear about Lindsay’s exciting new career plans for 2022, and the races she is targeting on her calendar for the upcoming season.Follow Lindsay on Instagram @golindsgo&nbsp;To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival&nbsp;**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 20% off at insidetracker.com/feisty&nbsp;
1/25/202256 minutes, 8 seconds
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Follow Your Passion with Hannah Otto (Episode 80)

On this week’s episode Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with professional cyclist Hannah Otto. At 26, Hannah has already spent more than half of her life as an endurance sport athlete. She raced her first triathlon at age nine, and quickly found success in the sport. When she was 16 Hannah won the women’s overall age-group title at the Xterra World Championships, and she talks about how that was the launch point for her career as a professional athlete. In college, Hannah ran track and cross country, was on the cycling and swim teams, and doubled majored in Athletic Therapy and Exercise Physiology. This “no limits” attitude has carried through to her athletic career, and after transitioning to racing mountain bikes at age 20, she is now making a name for herself in the gravel racing scene as well.&nbsp;After a long stint with a professional team, Hannah made the decision this year to race as a privateer. She talks about what that means, and why she made the decision to go out on her own. She also shares her plans for the 2022 season and beyond.&nbsp;Hannah’s passion for cycling is infectious, and she hopes to be able to share that with everyone that she can.&nbsp;Follow Hannah on Instagram @hannah_finchamp and visit her website at hannahfinchamp.com&nbsp;To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival&nbsp;**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty&nbsp;&nbsp;Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
1/18/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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To Give a Gift with Jen Gurecki (Episode 79)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Jen Gurecki. Jen is the CEO of Coalition Snow, creator of Apres Delight, and the founder of Zawadisha, a non-profit that provides small loans to women in rural Kenya to help finance their livelihoods. A true entrepreneur and problem solver, Jen talks about her experiences in Kenya and what inspired her to create a micro-lending program for women in rural communities there.&nbsp;Jen is a self-proclaimed “accidental cyclist” whose first cycling trip was a 73-day trek from Kenya to South Africa. The trip inspired her love for two-wheeled adventures, and she has since taken many trips across the world. This summer, Jen will be leading an 11-day trip through Kenya that finished on the white sand beaches of Diani. The trip is a fundraiser for Zawadisha, and all proceeds go directly to their micro-lending program.To learn more about the trip go to: https://shopzawadisha.com/products/change-makers-cycling-trip?_pos=1&amp;_sid=890f6a4f0&amp;_ss=r&amp;_kx=Kss1FIZVfGzEY82ArGeFyk9tJ_RfllEuPll15ufLQVpfO_Tb85aXJtxJ5DoaMdHq.Vu8xKz&amp;variant=41101667631263&nbsp;Follow Zawadisha on Instagram @zawadisha&nbsp;Follow Jen and all of her other projects on Instagram @yogureckiTo learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival&nbsp;**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty&nbsp;&nbsp;Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
1/11/202258 minutes, 22 seconds
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More Than a Bike Ride with Brooke Goudy (Episode 78)

Welcome to our first episode of 2022! This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi catch up with cyclist and diversity advocate Brooke Goudy. Brooke’s love for cycling started as a child when she got her first bike as a Christmas present, and grew to a life-long passion. Brooke moved to Colorado and found a new passion in mountain biking, but she was struck by the lack of representation of people of color in the sport. This led her to seek out other women of color in the mountain biking community, and she joined the Denver branch of the national organization Black Girls Do Bike. Brooke is now the co-leader of the Black Girls Do Bike Denver, and continues her mission to help minority groups feel seen and represented in cycling.&nbsp;An impressive cyclist in her own right, this past summer Brooke rode the Tour Divide. The Great Divide Trail tour route travels from Banff, Canada all the way south to the US/Mexico border and stacks up nearly 200,000 vertical feet of climbing. The route took her 64 days to complete. She talks about what she learned along the way and how that time on the trail changed her perspective of what she was capable of, both on and off the bike.&nbsp;To learn more about Brooke, you can visit her website https://www.rowdygoudy.com and follow her on Instagram @brookegoudy.&nbsp;&nbsp;To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival&nbsp;**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty&nbsp;&nbsp;Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
1/4/202258 minutes, 37 seconds
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*REBROADCAST* Bikes Are Fun with Abi Robins (Episode 64)

On this week’s episode of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Abi Robins. Abi is an amateur cyclist, enneagram coach, and an advocate for trans, queer & non-binary rights. Abi identifies as non-binary, and was the winner of the non-binary category at Unbound Gravel in 2021, just one year after purchasing their first bike. Since their win, Abi has found themself in the spotlight as a voice and positive example for non-binary cyclists across the country. Abi speaks about why they feel it is important to embrace this role and become a representation for other trans, queer & non-binary folks to see what is possible for them. Abi’s mantra is “Bikes are fun” and they want to help to ensure that this statement can be true for every person, no matter their identity. Follow Abi on all of the socials @consciousenneagram and on Instagram for their cycling adventures @queergravel **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
12/28/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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*REBROADCAST* Finding Adventure with Marley Blonsky (Episode 52)

On this week’s episode, Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with cyclist Marley Blonsky. Last month, Marley was featured in the Shimano film All Bodies on Bikes with her friend and fellow cyclist Kailey Kornhauser. As a self proclaimed fat cyclist, Marley tells us about her mission to make the cycling industry more inclusive for all people of all sizes, and discusses with Kathryn and Kristi how leaders in the industry can make changes to ensure that everyone feels welcome. Follow Marley on Instagram @marleyblonsky and watch her film with friend Kailey Kornhauser All Bodies on Bikes on Youtube Visit Marley’s website at lifeontwowheels.space **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
12/21/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Long Road Back with Hillary Allen (Episode 77)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel Kathryn and Kristi chat with ultra-runner and cyclist Hillary Allen. A self-proclaimed “science nerd,” Hillary took up running in graduate school as a stress reliever while working towards her PhD in neuroscience and physiology. She quickly excelled in the sport and found her way to the top of the ultra running world. In 2017 she was number one in the World Sky Running Series Ultra Division, earning herself the nickname Hillygoat. Later that year Hillary had a major accident during a race, falling over 150ft and breaking 14 bones. Her doctors told her she would never run again, but Hillary was not willing to accept this fate. She talks about her long and winding road to recovery, and how she found cycling along the way as a means to build her body back into a stronger runner. Hillary tells us how she used these tough moments to redefine strength and to find learning opportunities from hard times. You can learn more about Hillary, and find her book “Out and Back: A Runner’s Story of Survival Against All Odds” on her website at www.hillaryallen.com Follow Hillary on Instagram @hillygoat_climbs To learn more about the Gone Graveling festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
12/14/202153 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gone Graveling Festival Launch Live with Aimee Ross & Scotti Lechuga (Episode 76)

This week Kathryn & Kristi have a special live episode with guests Aimee Ross and Scotti Lechuga to officially announce the launch of the Gone Graveling Festival that Girls Gone Gravel will be hosting in Bentonville, AR April 28-30, 2022. Scottie and Aimee are both residents of Bentonville and they give us their insider perspective of all of the great things the town has to offer. The four also talk through the details of all of the events of the Gone Graveling Festival, including group rides, skills clinics, parties, and much more! To learn more about the festival and register for the event go to: https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/festival **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
12/7/202153 minutes, 55 seconds
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Grounded Nebraska with Susan Cronin & Cait Dumas-Hein (Episode 75)

This week on the show, Kristi is chatting with Susan Cronin and Cait Dumas-Hein. The pair are part of the organizational team of Grounded Nebraska, a gravel race and festival located in Roca, Nebraska. The inaugural event will be taking place on June 25, 2022, and Susan & Cait talk about the hard work that they have put in to make sure that riders of all identities will be represented at their event. They also want everyone to know that the event won’t just be a gravel race, it is truly a family event with something for everyone. You can learn more about Grounded Nebraska and register for the event at https://groundedne.com Follow @groundedne on Instagram to stay up to date on all of the happenings around the event. To get more info on the 12 Days of Feisty go to livefeisty.com/12days **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/feisty Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
11/30/202146 minutes, 39 seconds
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All About Nutrition with Kristen Arnold, RDN (Episode 74)

This week on the show Kathryn is chatting with Registered Dietician and former professional cyclist Kristen Arnold. As a Registered Dietician, Kristen has always been most interested in nutrition for athletes, and female athletes specifically. She is a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics as well as a USA Cycling Level 2 coach - so she really knows her stuff! Kristen talks through some of the common mistakes she sees female cyclists making when it comes to nutrition, and gives us a detailed breakdown of how we should be fueling ourselves before, during, and after our rides. You can learn more about Kristen on her website https://arnoldrdn.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** BLACK FRIDAY: InsideTracker Black Friday Sale from November 22nd-29th (insidetracker.com/feisty) Save $200 off the Ultimate Plan + a free InnerAge test with code FEISTYGIFT, or 25% off sitewide! InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
11/23/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Party (Pace) is What You Make It with Kate Gates (Episode 73)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and special guest host Alison Tetrick sit down with Kate Gates to chat about her business in the mountains of North Georgia. Kate is the co-owner of Mulberry Gap Adventure Base Camp, an outdoor paradise nestled in the woods outside of Ellijay, GA. The facility provides its guests with access to hundreds of miles of singletrack in the surrounding mountains, and Kate and her family work hard to make sure every guest has the experience of a lifetime. Growing up in Florida, Kate tells us how her family, along with her future husband and his family came to be the owners and operators of the property. She also tells the story of how she went from occasionally riding a few miles on her mountain bike, to being the queen of the party pace and competing at long-distance cycling events. Kate describes exactly what “party pace” means to her, and how we can all find our own version of the party pace mindset. Learn more about Mulberry Gap Adventure Basecamp on the website: https://www.mulberrygap.com Follow Kate on Instagram @parypacekate **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
11/16/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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Be the Change with Taneika Duhaney (Episode 72)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi catch up with cyclist and gravel lover Taneika Duhaney. She talks about how her young daughter got her inspired to take her riding from indoor trainer bike to out on the open roads, and how she got hooked on gravel through a scholarship opportunity that allowed her to dive head on into the sport. Taneika dared herself to get into gravel riding after realizing that she never saw other people of color in the sport. Her motto in life is “be the change that you want to see” and she continues to live out that mantra, and to set an example for her young daughter. Part of this is her MiniMe bike series that aims to get moms out on bikes teaching their daughters how to ride. Her mission is to normalize and encourage other moms to get out and ride with their kids. Follow Taneika on Instagram @msadventurer1 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
11/9/202158 minutes, 30 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Redefined by Adventure with Crystal Kovacs (Episode 61)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are catching up with cyclist, and bike packing enthusiast Crystal Kovacs. She tells us about her introduction to the sport, and how the purchase of a fat tire bike completely changed her perspective on cycling. Crystal grew up going on long horse packing trips with her parents. She explains how the experiences and memories she shared with her parents motivated her to give her own children the same gift of adventures in the wild. Gravel events have also opened up a new world of adventure for Crystal. She tells us how she chases adventure and fun at every event, without gunning for a spot on the podium. To her, the back of the pack is where the real magic is, ad she encourages all women to get out there redefine what they think is possible for themselves. This year, Crystal launched a bike packing company called Nomadic Adventure Company that takes women on guided bike packing trips. Her goal is to break down barriers for women entering cycling and wanting to get into the world of bike packing. You can learn more about the Nomadic Adventure Company at www.nomadicadventureco.com Follow Crystal on Instagram @crystal_k_kovacs **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
11/2/202147 minutes, 27 seconds
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Go Solo with Nichole Baker (Episode 71)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Pathology PA and adventure cycling enthusiast Nichole Baker. We were first introduced to Nichole when we heard about her epic route-planning skills from Jess Cera & Laura King (Episode 66). In this episode Nichole tells us about her own path into the world of mountain biking, bike packing, and adventuring cycling. Many of Nichole’s trips are executed on her own. She talks about how she gained the skills and knowledge to empower herself to take on big solo adventures, and gives us her tips on how to plan your own adventure route, and also what you should bring with you for comfort and safety. Follow Nichole on Instagram @nicholekbaker **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
10/26/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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Just Dive In with Lauren Pickman (Episode 70)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Lauren Pickman. Lauren is a central figure of the cycling community in Bentonville, AR and founding member of the Women of Oz cycling group. The group started with a handful of women who were curious about getting out onto the trails in Bentonville and has now expanded to include weekly groups rides, clinics, and a free monthly flagship group ride that regularly has over 150 women. The mission of the Women of Oz is to break down barriers for women who want to take up mountain biking and gravel riding in NW Arkansas, by providing education, facilitating access to equipment, and providing a safe and welcoming group atmosphere. Lauren gives us a few of her expert tips on how to start or get involved in group rides in our own local areas. Lauren is also the co-founder of the Rule of Three, a bike race that emcompasses riding on tarmac, gravel, and single track. Although there is some hard core racing at the front, it is safe to say that the Rule of Three has adopted the “Mullet Protocol” and there are many fun times to be had for all riders at any pace. Registration for the event opens February 3rd, 2022. You can learn more about it at their website ruleofthree.bike. You can connect with Lauren via email at [email protected], follow the Women of Oz on Instagram @womenofoznwa and visit their website at woznwa.com. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel Ottolock: get 25% all products with code girlsgonegravel at https://ottodesignworks.com/shop/ottolock (US only)
10/19/202155 minutes, 37 seconds
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Capturing Legends with Dominique Powers (Episode 69)

On this week’s episode, Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with photographer and cyclist Dominique Powers. This summer, Dominique created and shot The Leaders of Gravel, a photography series that captures images and tells the stories of women leaders making change in the world of gravel cycling (including Kristi Mohn!). She talks about what inspired the project, how it came to be, and what she learned about the gravel community along the way. To view the project go to https://www.dominiquepowers.com/projects/theleadersofgravel Follow Dominique on Instagram @dominiquepowers **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
10/12/202147 minutes, 14 seconds
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Make a Change with Jill Nazeer (Episode 68)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with cyclist and marketing guru Jill Nazeer. Jill is the Marketing Director for the Alta Cycling group, the parent company for Diamondback Bikes. Diamondback has been rolling full steam ahead into the world of gravel, and in 2020 they partnered with their sponsored athlete Rach McBride to develop the Eat My Dust gravel scholarship. The goal of the scholarship was to bring more self-identifying female, trans and non-binary folks into gravel cycling, and the winner of the scholarship received a complete gravel rider starter pack including a Diamondback bike. Through this scholarship Jill & Rach’s aim is to lower the barriers of entry for folks looking to be part of the gravel cycling community. They want to make folks of all identities feel welcome in the gravel space. Nominations for 2021 will open in mid-October and can be found on the Diamondback website at www.diamondback.com. Follow @diamondbackbike on Instagram to learn more about the brand and stay up-to-date on all of the great things they are doing in the cycling community. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
10/5/20211 hour, 37 seconds
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Plan the Perfect Route with Linda English (Episode 67)

On this week’s episode of Girls Gone Gravel Kathryn and Kristi catch up with cyclist and route-planning expert Linda English. In 2014 Linda and her husband founded Dirty Freehub, an online resource for cyclists looking for vetted gravel routes. Since then, the site has grown into a non-profit organization that offers resources to gravel cyclists looking to plan rides and routes across the western US, encompassing over 8000 miles of riding. Linda fills us in on how the site got started, how they choose and name the routes, and why it is important to them to develop stewardship for cyclists in the areas in which we ride. Dirty Freehub works with towns and tourism organizations to promote unique areas and must-see places along their routes. They also provide resources for cyclists on recommended safety equipment and navigational tools, and Linda gives us a few of her best tips for cyclists starting out in route planning and navigation. To learn more about Dirty Freehub and to plan your next great ride go to https://dirtyfreehub.com or visit them on Facebook & Instagram @dirtyfreehub **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
9/28/202149 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jess & Laura’s Big Adventure with Laura King & Jess Cerra (Episode 66)

This week on the podcast Kathryn and Kristi welcome back two recurring guests, Laura King & Jess Cerra, to talk about their most recent bike packing adventure. After Jess hosted her gravel event the Last Best Ride in Whitefish MT, the pair packed up their gear and headed for the Colorado trail for an epic 4-day trip. They fill us in on all of the details, from what they packed, their route, the bikes they rode, and even how they filled their time off the trail during the trip. As performance-focus athletes, Jess and Laura explain how they designed the trip to push them both physically and mentally, as it was a way to get out of the comfort zone of their typical training grind. They tell us about the challenges of jumping into a new discipline of cycling, and how they managed the unknown terrain in the high alpine. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
9/21/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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Love At First Ride with Mari Holden (Episode 65)

This week on the podcast Kathryn &amp; Kristi chat with former professional cyclist Mari Holden. Mari confesses she has been in love with the sport of cycling since getting her first bike as a kid. This love took her all the way to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, where she won a silver medal in the time trial. Mari spent her professional cycling career racing on the road across Europe and North America in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. She talks about the changes she has seen in the cycling industry since then, and reiterates why it is important that we keep advocating for more media coverage of women’s racing to continue to bring exposure and attention to women’s cycling. After retiring from her own athletic career, Mari worked as the director for team Twenty20, and now serves as the Community Director for USA Cycling. She is passionate about diversifying the sport and getting more people, especially young women, on bikes. Mari took part in her first gravel race this year at the Last Best Ride. She tells us what she loves most about gravel, and how embracing a new discipline of cycling has helped keep her excited about the sport. Follow Mari on Instagram @msmariholden and learn more about the USAC Let’s Ride initiative at https://usacycling.org/article/learn-about-lets-ride**Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast**Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
9/14/202148 minutes, 58 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Swipe Right with Josie Fouts (Episode 54)

On this week’s episode Kristi & Kathryn are chatting with cyclist and US Paralympic hopeful Josie Fouts. Josie tells us about the first date that got her interested in cycling, and how that eventually led to her leaving her full time job as a microbiome lab manager to pursue a full-time career as a cyclist. After racing at the Para Pan Am Games in 2019 Josie realized her bike handling skills needed some work, so she took to the dirt and started gravel riding. She tells us why going gravel has helped her push to a new level in cycling and taught her to listen to her body. Josie also dives into how riding dirt allows her to continue to evolve as a cyclist as well as an advocate, and tells us about her mission to get mountain biking into the Paralympic Games. Follow Josie on Instagram @ms.stubbornness and watch her documentary “Go Josie” on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1GfDjyUBJ4 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
9/8/202158 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bikes Are Fun with Abi Robins (Episode 64)

On this week’s episode of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Abi Robins. Abi is an amateur cyclist, enneagram coach, and an advocate for trans, queer & non-binary rights. Abi identifies as non-binary, and was the winner of the non-binary category at Unbound Gravel in 2021, just one year after purchasing their first bike. Since their win, Abi has found themself in the spotlight as a voice and positive example for non-binary cyclists across the country. Abi speaks about why they feel it is important to embrace this role and become a representation for other trans, queer & non-binary folks to see what is possible for them. Abi’s mantra is “Bikes are fun” and they want to help to ensure that this statement can be true for every person, no matter their identity. Follow Abi on all of the socials @consciousenneagram and on Instagram for their cycling adventures @queergravel **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
8/31/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 42 seconds
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Lift Each Other Up with Jess Cerra, Sarah Sturm & Kim Rogers (Episode 63)

This week on the show Kathryn & Kristi are coming to us live from their Women’s Brunch the day before the Last Best Ride in Whitefish, MT. They first catch up with pro cyclist Sara Sturm, who went on to win the event. Also a finisher of the epic “LeadBoat” challenge last weekend, Sara chats about how she is feeling about the race, and what she thinks makes gravel events so special. Next, we hear from LBR race director, pro cyclist, and founder of Jojé Bars, Jess Cerra. We hear about the ups and downs (but mostly ups) of being a race director at a gravel event. Lastly, Kristi chats with Kim Rogers, the Director of Marketing at Pinarello. Kim fills us in on the path that led her to her position at Pinarello, and speaks about the efforts that she and the company have put forth to make an impact in the women’s cycling community. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
8/24/202121 minutes, 38 seconds
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Live from Colrado with Lauren De Crescenzo (Episode 62)

We have an extra-special episode for our GGG listeners this week; Kathryn and Kristi are live in Leadville from the expo of the Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race. The duo have a full schedule ahead over the next couple of weeks covering gravel events in the northwest. They share a couple of their favorite interviews so far, and the ones they are looking forward to most. Then Kathryn catches up with SBT winner Lauren De Crescenzo just minutes after she crosses the finish line. Lauren talks about the pressure she felt coming into the event after her win at Unbound, and what it was like to win in front of a hometown crowd. You can follow the Girls Gone Gravel live coverage on our Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channel. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
8/17/202122 minutes, 26 seconds
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Redefined by Adventure with Crystal Kovacs (Episode 61)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are catching up with cyclist, and bike packing enthusiast Crystal Kovacs. She tells us about her introduction to the sport, and how the purchase of a fat tire bike completely changed her perspective on cycling. Crystal grew up going on long horse packing trips with her parents. She explains how the experiences and memories she shared with her parents motivated her to give her own children the same gift of adventures in the wild. Gravel events have also opened up a new world of adventure for Crystal. She tells us how she chases adventure and fun at every event, without gunning for a spot on the podium. To her, the back of the pack is where the real magic is, ad she encourages all women to get out there redefine what they think is possible for themselves. This year, Crystal launched a bike packing company called Nomadic Adventure Company that takes women on guided bike packing trips. Her goal is to break down barriers for women entering cycling and wanting to get into the world of bike packing. You can learn more about the Nomadic Adventure Company at www.nomadicadventureco.com Follow Crystal on Instagram @crystal_k_kovacs **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Joje Bars: get 15% of with code gravellove15 at https://jojebar.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
8/10/202147 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pursue Your Passion with Emily Newsom (Episode 60)

This week on the show Kristi and Kathryn catch up with professional cyclist Emily Newsom in Waterbury VT as she preps for the Rooted Vermont gravel race. Although she is fairly new to gravel, Emily has had a long career as a cyclist on the road. She tells us about her path into the sport after graduating with a masters degree in Piano Performance, and talks about the similarities between being a professional cyclist and professional musician. Emily also chats about the transition from road racing as a domestique in the peloton to racing solo in big gravel races. Emily signed with a professional team in 2018, 4 years after having her daughter. She talks about balancing training and motherhood, and emphasizes the importance of having a good support system around her. Follow Emily on Instagram @emilyjoynewsom **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
8/3/202150 minutes, 2 seconds
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Every Pedal Stroke with Kristine Johnson (Episode 59)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi chat with cyclist and tennis player, Kristine Johnson. Kristine tells us about how she went from tennis player to bike racer after meeting her now husband Steve, who was the Athletic Director for USAC. She explains how the community of feisty women that she met at cycling events prompted her to start her own women’s masters cycling team. Kristine also speaks openly about the loss of her son Craig, and the impact that he had on the cycling community in Kansas. She encourages all of us to appreciate the sport and use it to create cherished memories with those closest to us. To learn more about The Hemi Gravel race go to: https://www.facebook.com/HemiMemorialRace/ Follow Kristine on Instagram @kjcolorado If you will be at SBT or Last Best Ride and want to share your story, email [email protected] **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
7/27/202150 minutes, 13 seconds
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Embrace the Adventure with Cynthia Frazier & Rachel Wills (Episode 58)

This week in the podcast Kristi and Kathryn are catching up with cyclists and BFFs Cynthia Frazier and Rachel Wills. The pair recently raced Unbound XL, and they give us all of the knitty gritty details of how they managed to survive the epic 350 mile mission. We get the inside scoop on how they trained for the event, their favourite gas station ride snacks, and all of the ups and downs that came with riding their bike for 33+ hours through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Follow Cynthia on Instagram @watt_wagon Follow Rachel on Instagram @rachelawills and read her blog on their Unbound XL race at: http://swimmerint1.com/2021/06/the-unpacking-of-unbound-xl/ If the Unbound XL sounds like it might be right up your alley go to https://www.unboundgravel.com to learn more. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
7/20/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 29 seconds
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Perseverance with Whitney Allison (Episode 57)

Welcome back listeners! After a much needed break Kathryn and Kristi are thrilled to be back on the show this week with their awesome guest Whitney Allison. Whitney is a professional cyclist and entrepreneur based in Ft. Collins, CO. We hear about her “everything bikes” business called Bike Sports, as well as the events and programs that she and her husband put on in the area. Whitney got her start in road cycling in college and quickly progressed up through the ranks to professional cycling. She tells us about the early years of her career, and how a collision with a car and trailer while out on a ride changed the course of her cycling career and led her towards gravel racing. Follow Whitney on Instagram @whit.allison and as well as her business @bikesportsco and grand fondo race @focofondo **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
7/13/202155 minutes, 28 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Name It with Erin Ayala (Episode 44)

This week Kathryn and Kristi sit down with Sport Psychologist, Researcher and Cyclist Dr. Erin Ayala. Erin shares her experience researching mansplaining and how to identify microaggressions in the cycling community. Erin also discusses her experience with realigning herself with brands who are inline with her values, staying humble and creating lasting change Erin founded an endurance cycling team, Stamina Racing Collective. Stamina Racing Collective provides a space to diversify the pipeline of Femme/Trans/Women (FTW) cycling riders. Follow Erin on Instagram @erineayala Learn more about Stamina Racing Collective on Instagram @stamina.racing.collective Visit Premier Sports Psychology at https://www.premiersportpsychology.com
6/29/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Strangers & Self Worth with Kymberly Byers (Episode 25)

This week Kathryn and special guest co-host Laura King talk with gravel cycling enthusiast Kymberly Byers. Kymberly discusses her entry into the cycling/gravel world at the age of 44, how camaraderie led to her first bike packing trip, The Great Alleghey Passage and why she feels so at home during her solo adventures on her bike. Kymberly also shares her interactions with strangers on the road, her epic road trip to Yellowstone in the midst of COVID, and the gift of self worth that cycling has brought into her life. Follow Kymberly on Instagram @gypsy_cyclist_222
6/22/202156 minutes, 14 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** The Gravel Pony with Lauren De Crescenzo(Episode 35)

This week our hosts Kristi and Kathryn sit down with cyclist and Epidemiologist, Lauren De Crescenzo. Lauren discusses how her life was changed by a serious injury at a bike race that resulted in her waking up in a rehab center in Colorado. She shares how this unfortunate incident led to her returning to collegiate racing and how she captured the Everesting record on a route in Hogpen Gap, Georgia. Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurenissima
6/15/20211 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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Live from Unbound Gravel with Joanna Prescott, Caroline Worrall & Pat Spencer (Episode 56)

This is the week that Kathryn and Kristi finally get to meet IRL! This week’s episode was recorded live at Unbound Gravel in Emporia, KS. Kathryn and Kristi sit down with three awesome women who are preparing to take on either the 100 or 200 mile races. They tell us what brought them to Unbound, how they train and where they got their training and preparation tips for the race. The three also talk about the warmth of the gravel community in Emporia, as well as the things they are most looking forward to both out on the race course, and in their post-race celebrations. **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
6/8/202128 minutes, 15 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Learn & Listen with Kristin Carpenter

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with Krstin Carpenter, the Founder and CEO of Verde Brand Communications. Kristin gives us her industry insider predictions on what 2021 will hold for the gravel cycling industry, and describes the importance of fostering community through in-person events when it is safe to do so. She is encouraging everyone in the gravel cycling community to step outside their comfort zone to make room to welcome more people into the sport. Find more about Kristin’s company and listen to her Channel Mastery Podcast at verdepr.com
6/1/202157 minutes, 42 seconds
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Born to Ride with Shayna Powless (Episode 55)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi catch up with professional cyclist Shayna Powless. Shayna started riding bikes as soon as she could walk, and won her first bike race at just 4 years old. An all-around athlete through high school, Shayna narrowed her focus to cycling in her senior year and then became a member of the UCLA inter collegiate cycling team when she went to college. Although she calls mountain bike racing her “first love,” Shayna switched to road racing after college and is now a member of Team Twenty24 and is hoping to race on the road and track at the 2024 Olympic Games. In the meantime, she has taken to gravel racing and will be toeing the line at Unbound Gravel in just a couple of weeks. Shayna is the first ever female Native American professional cyclist. She shares why it is important to her to acknowledge and celebrate her roots, and also for all cyclists to acknowledge when they are training and racing on tribal lands. Shayna is the co-founder of the Dream Catcher Foundation, which serves to empower future generations of Native American women and children. The foundation provides free, easily accessible sports camps for native youth, and works to shed light on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in the US and Canada. You can support the Dream Catcher Foundation through their website https://www.dreamcatcherfdn.org Follow Shayna on Instagram @shaynapowless **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
5/25/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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Swipe Right with Josie Fouts (Episode 54)

On this week’s episode Kristi & Kathryn are chatting with cyclist and US Paralympic hopeful Josie Fouts. Josie tells us about the first date that got her interested in cycling, and how that eventually led to her leaving her full time job as a microbiome lab manager to pursue a full-time career as a cyclist. After racing at the Para Pan Am Games in 2019 Josie realized her bike handling skills needed some work, so she took to the dirt and started gravel riding. She tells us why going gravel has helped her push to a new level in cycling and taught her to listen to her body. Josie also dives into how riding dirt allows her to continue to evolve as a cyclist as well as an advocate, and tells us about her mission to get mountain biking into the Paralympic Games. Follow Josie on Instagram @ms.stubbornness and watch her documentary “Go Josie” on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1GfDjyUBJ4 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
5/18/202158 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mental Health Matters with Dr. Ashley Zapata (Episode 53)

This week on the show Kathryn & Kristi are talking bike racing, mental health, and much more with Dr. Ashley Zapata. Ashley is a clinical psychologist that works with collegiate athletes at the University of Minnesota, as well as professional sports teams in the Twin Cities area. She chats about coping with the mental discomfort of living through the pandemic, how to create boundaries for ourselves and learn to prioritize our mental health on a daily basis. Ashley offers some important ways to distinguish between discomfort and anxiety when it comes to our mental health, and provides a few of her strategies to help us all cope with anxiety. Ashley is also a member and co-founder of the Stamina Racing Collective cycling team with Dr. Erin Ayala. She tells us about how a documentary piqued her interest in endurance cycling, and how that led to her becoming part of a racing team. Stamina is committed to mentorship, development and accessibility in cycling, and Ashley offers her advice on how we can all provide our own contributions to make cycling a more inclusive space. To learn more about Ashely and her work visit her website: https://www.premiersportpsychology.com/about-premier/dr-ashley-m-zapata/ Follow her on Instagram @amariepink Follow Stamina Racing Collective on Facebook & Instagram @stamina.racing.collective To donate to Kristi’s Lifetime Foundation fundraiser go to https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3243931 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
5/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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Finding Adventure with Marley Blonsky (Episode 52)

On this week’s episode, Kathryn and Kristi and chatting with cyclist Marley Blonsky. Last month, Marley was featured in the Shimano film All Bodies on Bikes with her friend and fellow cyclist Kailey Kornhauser. As a self proclaimed fat cyclist, Marley tells us about her mission to make the cycling industry more inclusive for all people of all sizes, and discusses with Kathryn and Kristi how leaders in the industry can make changes to ensure that everyone feels welcome. Follow Marley on Instagram @marleyblonsky Watch All Bodies on Bikes on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JytAXpxmmQY&ab_channel=%23RideShimano Visit Marley’s website at lifeontwowheels.space **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
5/4/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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Make it Happen with Nicola Cranmer (Episode 51)

This week on the show Krisi & Kathryn are chatting with Nicola Cranmer. Nicola is the co-founder and general manager of Team Twenty24, an all-women’s professional cycling team whose mission is to develop and support female cyclists pursuing Olympic cycling. She founded the team 17 years ago, after her own experience racing on a co-ed team highlighted the need for women’s specific support & promotion both on and off the race course. Nicola also shares how exploring the world of gravel racing with the team this year has helped the riders on her team push themselves in new ways, develop skills and build a unique camaraderie that they didn’t have racing only on the road. Follow Nicola and the team on Instagram @teamtwenty24 Join the Outride x UNBOUND Gravel Strava club here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/outride-together-x-unbound-gravel-909733 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
4/27/202157 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pushing Boundaries with Scotti Lechuga (Episode 50)

This week on the Girls Gone Gravel podcast, Kathryn and Kristi chat with former pro cyclist Scotti Luchega. Scotti is the recent founder of the Natural State Rock &amp; Republic, a cycling retreat that leads bike packing tours, and provides coaching, lessons, bike fitting, and indoor cycling classes in Springdale, AR. She tells us about how their own experiences with gravel riding, bike packing, and endurance races prompted their move to northwest Arkansas to create their own cycling mecca. Follow Scotti on Instagram @scottilechuga and learn more about the Natural State Rock &amp; Republic on their website: https://www.naturalstaterockandrepublic.com and follow the journey on their social media @naturalstaterockandrepublicRead the Velonews coverage of the battle to boycott Arkansas bike races at: https://www.velonews.com/culture/inside-the-battle-to-boycott-arkansas-bike-races/?utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=velonews&amp;utm_campaign=20ec4538-5bba-488e-8b34-acdbc9c162fcRead the IOC Approved Consensus on athletes who have changed sex at: https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-approves-consensus-with-regard-to-athletes-who-have-changed-sex-1
4/20/202148 minutes, 4 seconds
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Making Space on Start Lines with Claire Colbert (Episode 49)

This week on the show Kathryn & Kristi and chatting with friend and fan of the podcast Claire Colbert. Claire is a producer at CNN, and she recently wrote an article for the Girls Gone Gravel blog about making space for women in cycling. The three discuss why it’s important to do more than just say that “everyone is welcome” and how we can take action to create everlasting changes to make all folks know and feel that they are welcome in cycling. Claire will also be joining Kathryn this spring for some exciting GGG live coverage at events all over the country! You can read Claire’s article on the Girls Gone Gravel website at https://www.girlsgonegravel.com/blog/2021/4/1/making-space-for-women Follow Claire on Instagram @claire__colbert Get your Girls Gone Gravel cycling kit before April 19th at https://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/38495 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
4/13/202134 minutes, 44 seconds
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Find the Good with Alison Tetrick (Episode 48)

Happy Birthday to us! The Girls Gone Gravel podcast is turning ONE! What better way to celebrate with than to have the very first guest, Alison Tetrick back to chat with Kathryn and Kristi. Alison discusses the lesson learned from 2020, starting a business, and finding & giving grace. Alison shares her race plans for 2021, how we can define success for ourselves, and how important it is to just get to the start line. Watch her on YouTube on Preem TV’s The Preem Show. Follow Alison on Instagram @amtetrick **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
4/6/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 21 seconds
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Say Yes with Kaysee Armstrong (Episode 47)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi catch up with Kaysee Armstrong. Kaysee is a professional cyclist, NCIA Coach, and accountant. She shares how she got into cycling after growing up as a competitive cheerleader, and tells us how early success in her collegiate cycling career motivated her to pursue a career in bike racing. We hear how Kaysee’s “just say yes” attitude has allowed her to travel to race around the world, meet new people, and take on epic adventures. The three discuss the growing community of off-road riding in the southeast corner of the US, and Kaysee's guide to gravel riding in the Appalachians. Follow Kaysee on Instagram @kaysodip and read her guide to the best gravel routes in the Appalachian Mountains at: https://www.liv-cycling.com/global/campaigns/best-gravel-bike-routes-in-the-appalachian-mountains/25555 **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
3/30/202143 minutes, 8 seconds
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Extend a Hand with Krystal Salvent (Episode 46)

This week on the podcast, Kathryn and Kristi sit down with Krystal Salvent. Krystal is the co-leader of Black Girls Do Bike - Denver, an Outride ambassador, and a member of the Ride for Racial Justice community. Krystal shares how Team in Training inspired her to leave her indoor cycling comfort zone and explore the world of cycling the great outdoors. Krystal discusses dismantling barriers to inclusion in the cycling community. She also speaks about how to not get lost in your bubble and creating a community where Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) children and adults can ride safely. Follow Krystal on Instagram @krystalsalvent Learn more about Ride for Racial Justice on their website https://www.rideforracialjustice.org/our-vision **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Be sure to sign up for the Live Feisty Womxn’s Performance Summit at https://livefeisty.com/womxns-performance-summit/ Find your next adventure at transrockies.com InsideTracker: get 25% off at insidetracker.com/girlsgonegravel
3/23/202147 minutes, 49 seconds
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Take A Stand with Kathryn Bertine (Episode 45)

This week on the podcast, Kathryn and Kristi sit down with Kathryn Bertine. Kathryn is the CEO of Home Stretch Foundation, a former Cycling Pro and ESPN Columnist. She is also the author of the book STAND: A memoir on activism. A manual for progress. What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change. Kathryn shares her journey to create lasting change in the cycling community, why women deserve a Tour de France, and fighting sexism and gender inequality in cycling.She opens up about the toll her journey has on her mental health and knowing when it’s time to get help. Kathryn also directed the documentary Half the Road, a film that explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequality that modern-day female riders face in a male-dominated sport. Follow Kathryn on Instagram @kathryn_bertine Learn more about the Home Stretch Foundation by visiting @homestretchFdn If you or someone you know needs help, one resource available is https://www.psychologytoday.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Be sure to sign up for the Live Feisty Womxn’s Performance Summit at https://livefeisty.com/womxns-performance-summit/ Find your next adventure at transrockies.com
3/16/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 22 seconds
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Name It with Erin Ayala (Episode 44)

This week Kathryn and Kristi sit down with Sport Psychologist, Researcher and Cyclist Dr. Erin Ayala. Erin shares her experience researching mansplaining and how to identify microaggressions in the cycling community. Erin also discusses her experience with realigning herself with brands who are inline with her values, staying humble and creating lasting change Erin founded an endurance cycling team, Stamina Racing Collective. Stamina Racing Collective provides a space to diversify the pipeline of Femme/Trans/Women (FTW) cycling riders. Follow Erin on Instagram @erineayala Learn more about Stamina Racing Collective on Instagram @stamina.racing.collective Visit Premier Sports Psychology at https://www.premiersportpsychology.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Be sure to sign up for the Live Feisty Womxn’s Performance Summit at https://livefeisty.com/womxns-performance-summit/ Find your next adventure at transrockies.com Order your new Gravel Gear at livefeisty.com
3/9/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jump On with Kathy Pruitt (Episode 43)

This week Kathryn and Kristi sit down with professional gravel cyclist, Kathy Pruitt as she discusses her unique path into gravel racing. Kathy started her career at the age of 5 in motorcycle racing, and went on to become a pro mountain bike gravity racer before finding gravel. A champion downhill racer, Kathy gives tips on how to go downhill faster and safer. She also recounts how a group of riders embodying the spirit of gravel racing, encouraged her to finish her first gravel race. Kathy shares her desire to use her platform to make cycling more inclusive, her plans for 2021, and how including women in product development, bike shops and coaching can have a profound effect on the cycling community. Follow Kathy on Instagram @Kathypruitt **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com Order your new Gravel Gear at livefeisty.com
3/2/202159 minutes, 5 seconds
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Party Pace with Laura Crawford (Episode 42)

This week Kathryn and Kristi connect with cycling entrepreneur Laura Crawford. Laura is an advocate for bike tourism and believes that there is more to cycling than placing. Laura and her husband Russ created #supplelife, #partypace and the Path Less Pedaled community, which embraces the experience of cycling, no matter your pace. Laura is instrumental in the development and expansion of the bike tourism industry in rural areas by offering resources, accommodations and a safe space for the bike community. Laura shares her experience with traveling by bike over 15,000 miles across the US and New Zealand. Watch their YouTube channel: The Path Less Travel covers all things cycling and is a great resource for any cyclist. YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PathLessPedaledTV Website: https://www.pathlesspedaled.com Instagram: @pathlesspedaled Buy Path Less Pedaled Merch at https://pathlesspedaled.bigcartel.com/ All the video links from the show: Russ talks about "party pace" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPeCAD_jZh0 Riding crazy backroads in N Idaho - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObRumob5oho Riding Old Ridge road in CA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9uwdrFfd8k A livestream Laura did last summer talking about some of the people they met while touring - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpoEqcdVkB8 The 1st Ochoco Overlander - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyZCC8Rg0qE The 2nd Ochoco Overlander (on a much sunnier year): part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xldITfn5OiE part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znCFhhhlqsw Cycling trip in Eastern Oregon - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92Ug3AVllk DK series - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlwgJTJiCVEYof05LQESGva3YunfVjyjl All the OR Scenic Bikeways: https://traveloregon.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/bicycling/road-biking/ride-oregon-scenic-bikeways/
2/23/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Trans Rockies Riding with Krista Turcasso (Episode 41)

This week on the Girls Gone Gravel podcast, the ladies sit down with Scott Bikes athlete Krista Turcasso. Krista discusses how she finds balance racing and training for multi-day endurance events with motherhood and being an entrepreneur. This summer she will be racing the Trans Rockies Gravel Royale on her Contessa Addict, and she gives us a sneak peal of what this awesome course will hold. The Trans Rockies Gravel Royale has reserved half of the early bird entries for women! Register now at transrockies.com Visit Krista magazine, Fernie Fix at https://www.ferniefix.com or connect with Krista on Instagram at @kturcasso or on Facebook at Krista Turcassco.
2/16/202144 minutes, 6 seconds
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On Pink Gravel with Amy Oleen (Episode 40)

This week, Kristi and Kathryn sit-down with Pink Gravel founder and Breast Cancer Survivor, Amy Oleen. Amy shares her journey to regaining her mental and physical strength after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Amy also shares how a self exam led to early detection, her fight to get active again and creating a space for active survivors to share their story. Amy reminds us that small goals are good goals. Pink Gravel promotes breast cancer awareness among the active through supporting, riding, and positive vibing! Connect with Amy on FB @PinkGravelRider or at www.https://www.pinkgravel.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com
2/9/202146 minutes, 21 seconds
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Finding the Positive with Maribeth Orr (Episode 39)

This week on Girls Gone Gravel Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with Maribeth Orr. Maribeth is a triathlete, gravel cyclist, physician, and mom of four. She tells us how she got into cycling as a need for a lifestyle change, and how the sport helped her make better choices for herself and for her family. We also hear how gravel riding has allowed Maribeth to explore the beauty around her home, make new friends, and build strength in all disciplines of cycling. She also chats about starting a Black Girls Do Bike chapter, and gives her perspectives as a physician on all of the challenges that 2020 and 2021 have presented. Follow Maribeth on Instagram @maribethorr **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com
2/2/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Inspire Yourself with Jill Martindale (Episode 38)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi sit down with winter warrior and fat bike racer Jill Martindale. Jill is the 2020 Iditarod Trail Invitational 1000 Champion and a member of the Michigan Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. She details all of the highs and lows of racing 100 miles across Alaska on her bike in the middle of winter while a global pandemic was unfolding. Jill also gives us some tips for cold weather training and riding, and tells us why it’s important to find inspiration within ourselves. She reminds us that with a positive attitude and the right tire pressure anything is possible! Follow Jill on Instagram @billfartindale and learn more about her adventures: https://salsacycles.com/culture/gear_check_jill_martindales_iditarod_trail_invitational_kit www.wintershakedown.com www.skirtsinthedirt.com https://bikepacking.com/news/jill-martindale-interview/ **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com
1/26/202150 minutes, 54 seconds
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Learn and Listen with Kristin Carpenter (Episode 37)

Happy 2021 to our Girls Gone Gravel listeners! This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi are chatting with Krstin Carpenter, the Founder and CEO of Verde Brand Communications. Kristin gives us her industry insider predictions on what 2021 will hold for the gravel cycling industry, and describes the importance of fostering community through in-person events when it is safe to do so. She is encouraging everyone in the gravel cycling community to step outside their comfort zone to make room to welcome more people into the sport. Kristi gives us a sourdough update, and a reminder that registration is now OPEN for Unbound Gravel 2021. Register at unboundgravel.com Find more about Kristin’s company and listen to her Channel Mastery Podcast at verdepr.com **Support the Girls Gone Gravel Podcast** Find your next adventure at transrockies.com
1/19/202157 minutes, 42 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** The Hustle with Jess Cerra (Episode 21)

**REBROADCAST** This week Kathryn and Kristi catch up with professional cyclist, chef, and entrepreneur Jess Cerra. We hear how a grad school lab experiment catapulted Jess into a professional cycling career, and she tells us about the challenges of making ends meet as a female professional cyclist. Jess gives us the inside scoop of how experimenting in the kitchen to find the best ride snacks led to a successful business that now helps support her cycling career, and shares some delicious real-food nutrition hacks for fueling on and off the bike. Like so many others, 2020 has pushed Jess to change her race plans, but she tells us how this has allowed her to jump head first into the wonderful world of gravel racing. Kristi fills us in with an update on the DK name change process, and Kathryn is finally getting out of “Hot-lanta” for some family time in the PNW.
1/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Strangers & Self Worth with Kymberly Byers (Episode 25)

This week Kathryn and special guest co-host Laura King talk with gravel cycling enthusiast Kymberly Byers. Kymberly discusses her entry into the cycling/gravel world at the age of 44, how camaraderie led to her first bike packing trip, The Great Alleghey Passage and why she feels so at home during her solo adventures on her bike. Kymberly also shares her interactions with strangers on the road, her epic road trip to Yellowstone in the midst of COVID, and the gift of self worth that cycling has brought into her life. Follow Kymberly on Instagram @gypsy_cyclist_222
1/5/202156 minutes, 14 seconds
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**REBROADCAST** Ready Set Pedal with Lea Davison (Episode 9)

On the show this week, Kathryn and Kristi speak with Olympian mountain biker and co-founder of Little Bellas, Lea Davison. Leah details her origins in ski racing then mountain biking and her first qualification to the World Championships. She also covers her feelings on Olympic postponement, how she's been staying motivated during this time and her belief that all her hard work will pay off.   Plus Kathryn is reviving her attempt at urban gardening in Atlanta and Kristi is taking up a new hobby.
12/29/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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No Bad Days with Laura King and Rachel Cohen (Episode 36)

Our host, Kathryn and Kristi discuss all things winter riding with Rachel Cohen and Laura King. From the perfect cold weather gear to training tips, there are no bad days when it comes to training outdoors year round. You can follow Rachel on Instagram @nancy_legpower and Laura at @lauracameronking
12/22/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Gravel Pony with Lauren De Crescenzo(Episode 35)

This week our hosts Kristi and Kathryn sit down with cyclist and Epidemiologist, Lauren De Crescenzo. Lauren discusses how her life was changed by a serious injury at a bike race that resulted in her waking up in a rehab center in Colorado. She shares how this unfortunate incident led to her returning to collegiate racing and how she captured the Everesting record on a route in Hogpen Gap, Georgia. Follow Lauren on Instagram: @laurenissima Just in time for the holidays, get your Girls Gone Gravel swag here: https://livefeisty.com/shop/ Use the code girlsgonegravel10 for 10% off at belcorva.com for the month of December!
12/15/20201 hour, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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The Mid South Gravel with Sally Turner (Episode 34)

On this week’s episode Kristi and Kathryn sit down with Sally Turner, the race director for Mid South Gravel. Sally discusses the gravel scene in Stillwater, COVID-19 mitigations for the 2021 race and the future Mid South Gravel events… spoiler alert: No Bobby Hugs. You can follow Sally on IG at: @stillwater_cycles and on Facebook: Sally Turner Sign up for race updates at: https://www.midsouthgravel.com Just in time for the holidays, get your Girls Gone Gravel swag here: https://livefeisty.com/shop/ Use the code girlsgonegravel10 for 10% off at belcorva.com for the month of December!
12/8/202047 minutes, 54 seconds
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E-Bikes and Adventure Rigs with Sarah Sturm (Episode 33)

This week on the show Kristi and Kathryn talk with Sarah Sturm, bike racer and owner of OSO Creative. Sarah discusses how cycling changed the trajectory of her life, growing a design business during COVID and her E-Bike adventure through Death Valley. Sarah shares how e-bikes provide flexibility and accessibility to the cycling community and joining the adventure rig community. Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarah_sturmy and visit her website at www.osocreatives.com
12/1/202056 minutes, 22 seconds
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Moving and Shaking with Vanessa Foerster (Episode 32)

This week hosts Kristi and Kathryn talk with Vanessa Foerster. Vanessa is a Mental Endurance Coach and Founder of the Diversify Triathlon Movement, a movement designed to help bring more Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) athletes into the sport of triathlon. DTM serves as a bridge to connect BIPOC athletes with coaches and remove two barriers to entry; knowledge and support. Vanessa also discusses mental endurance coaching, training the brain and how to make a difference, one drop at a time. Follow Vanessa on Instagram: @vanessafayfoerster Website: www.vanessafayefoerster.com Listen to Vanessa on the Ironwomen Mini Podcast: Train you Mind www.livefeisty.com ** Congratulations to our own Krisit Mohn and Kathryn Taylor Girls Gone Gravel founders on their being named one of 2020’s Multisport Movers and Shakers by Triathlete magazine** Shop the Goodr Live Feisty collection at goodr.com/feisty Find your favourite pair of tights or shorts at Belcorva.com
11/24/202048 minutes, 40 seconds
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Gravel Bike Adventures with Laura Karpinski & Rose Barcklow (Episode 31)

This week Kristi and Kathryn take the opportunity to speak with Laura Karpinski and Rose Barcklow. Laura and Rose created the blog, Gravel Bike Adventures, which provides information on gravel routes curated by womxn for womxn. Gravel Bike Adventures cultivates a space for womxn looking to escape from the increasing hazards of road cycling and explore the scenic and adventurous world of gravel biking. Laura and Rose discuss working to make the cycling community inclusive to everyone, encouraging people wherever they are on the cycling spectrum and creating a community that can think beyond cycling. We are Athletes, We are Bikers, We are Badass. Follow on Instagram and Facebook: @gravelbikeadventures Submit your gravel routes at: https://gravelbikeadventures.com/
11/17/202052 minutes, 6 seconds
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You Can Do Both with Rose Grant (Episode 30)

On this episode of Girls Gone Gravel, Kathryn and Kristi speak with Rose Grant, Professional Mountain Biker and winner of the 2020 Belgian Waffle Ride - Cedar City. Entering her first gravel race, Rose utilized her race philosophy to “let it play out” and rode to a first place finish on the 125-mile course, which features roughly 6,000 feet of climbs over terrain that included gravel, single track, rocky trails, sandy sections and asphalt. No stranger to podiums, Rose shares how the greatest victory is one of a balanced life. Rose gives us insight on how she learns through injuries, the importance of having substance and depth beyond racing, and how she balances her social identities as a mother, professional cyclist and part-time baker. Follow Rose on Instagram at: @rosekgrant & @recipeswithrose
11/10/202049 minutes, 6 seconds
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Unbound Gravel: Building the Path Forward with Michelle Duffy (Episode 29)

This week Kathryn and Kristi are joined by Michelle Duffy to discuss the events that led up to the rebrand of the race formerly known as Dirty Kanza in Emporia Kansas. They discuss the process and challenges associated with rebranding one of the world’s best known gravel cycling races and what the future looks like for the race under its new name: Unbound Gravel. Kristie communicates how they navigated the hate, “experienced grief” and barriers to communication within the gravel community during this period of transition, and how she stayed focused on the positive parts of the experience. Michelle Duffy, Marketing ‘Mastermind’ of Lifetime Off-Road events shares the behind the scenes of the rebranding efforts, joining the Unbound Gravel team and having the hard conversations that elicit empathy, perspective and open mindedness. Read Zhaawani-noodin: There is a South Wind – a Response to the Name “Dirty Kanza” by Alexandera Houchin at https://theradavist.com/2020/06/zhaawani-noodin-there-is-a-south-wind-a-response-to-the-name-dirty-kanza/
11/3/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
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Women Elevating Women with Allyson de la Houssaye (Episode 28)

This week, Kathryn and Kristi catchup with Allyson de la Houssaye, cyclist and founder of Women of Oz, to discuss building a bike friendly community for beginners. Women of Oz is an inclusive, non-profit organization in Northwest Arkansas. Their mission, “to get women on mountain bikes by breaking down barriers” [to participation] including intimidation, education and access to equipment. Allyson discusses how she works with the local community to eliminate these barriers and gives tips on creating unity across all disciplines of cycling: road, gravel, and mountain. She gives pointers on how to start your own beginners group and how developing leaders on the bike creates leaders at home and in the community. Reaching thousands of women, WOZNWA creates a culture of women elevating women and promotes friendship, community and fellowship in underrepresented demographics. For more information on the Women of Oz community visit: https://www.woznwa.com Follow WOZNWA on Instagram @womenofoznwa
10/27/202048 minutes
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Resilience & Self Advocacy with Aimee Ross (Episode 27)

Kristi is back! This week, Kristi and Kathryn sit down with Aimee Ross, Director at Bike Bentonville in the Mountain Bike Capital of the World: Bentonville, AR. Putting Arkansas on the cycling map is no small feat, but Aimee is no stranger to hard work and resiliency. With more than 15 years of experience in the cycling industry, Aimee discusses how self advocacy not only helped her progress in a male dominated career field but also how it also led to her diagnosis and treatment of not one, but two auto-immune deficiencies. Aimee shares how looking for opportunities to grow and working hard are essential to paving the way for our future generations. Follow Aimee on Instagram @theaimeeross For more information on Bike Bentonville visit https://www.visitbentonville.com/bike/
10/20/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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Riding for Equality with Heather Sawtelle (Episode 26)

This week Kathryn and special guest host Alison Tetrick chat with competitive cyclist and cycling equality advocate Heather Sawtelle. Heather found cyclocross racing shortly after college and hasn’t looked back; she has competed in road, gravel and cyclocross racing across the US. In 2020 she was selected to be part of Les InternationElles, a team of 10 female cyclists from across the globe who are united in the fight for equality in cycling. The team was meant to ride the Tour de France route in the days before the mens’ race this year to raise awareness for their mission. Unfortunately, their trip had to be cancelled this year, but the team has not let that slow their momentum in the fight for gender equality in cycling. Heather tells us about the epic challenges she and her teammates have taken on in the past few weeks, and what their plans are for the future to continue to fuel the flames for equality and inclusivity at all levels of cycling. Follow Heather on Instagram @le_heatherette Find Ali’s awesome bandanas on her Instagram page @amtetrick
10/13/202049 minutes, 3 seconds
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Strangers & Self Worth with Kymberly Byers (Episode 25)

This week Kathryn and special guest co-host Laura King talk with gravel cycling enthusiast Kymberly Byers. Kymberly discusses her entry into the cycling/gravel world at the age of 44, how camaraderie led to her first bike packing trip, The Great Alleghey Passage and why she feels so at home during her solo adventures on her bike. Kymberly also shares her interactions with strangers on the road, her epic road trip to Yellowstone in the midst of COVID, and the gift of self worth that cycling has brought into her life. Follow Kymberly on Instagram @gypsy_cyclist_222
10/6/202056 minutes, 14 seconds
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Crushing It with Lisa Vormwald (Episode 24)

This week on the show Kathryn and Kristi chat with wildlife biologist and Cairns Project Ambassador Lisa Vormwald. Lisa tells us how a knee injury brought her into the world of gravel cycling, and shares her new found love for bike packing trips. We hear how a unique opportunity caused by COVID allowed her to participate in The Crusher - an epic 248 mile enhanced gavel experience in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Kristi and Lisa talk about their shared love for bird-watching on bike rides, and the true purpose of bike helmets. Kathryn is enjoying the awesome fall weather in Atlanta, and Kristi is soaking up the best of the #vanlife in Tahoe.
9/29/202038 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hit Play Not Pause with Selene Yeager (Episode 23)

On this week's episode, Kathryn and Kristi once again catch up with journalist, cyclist, podcast host and author Selene Yeager to discuss her new found love for standup paddle boarding and the launch of her new podcast “Hit Play, Not Pause” - A feisty menopause discussion for active, athletic women. Selene shares what it means to be and stay active while navigating the different stages of menopause.
9/22/202040 minutes, 56 seconds
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Women Making Waves with Tina Khan, Beck O’Mara & Gabbi Adams (Episode 22)

This special episode features mini interviews from three women who are actively building their local cycling communities. Tina Khan, president of the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) League in Kansas, shares why it is important to get more kids on bikes. In partnership with Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, she is helping raise funds to match a $100,000 grant aimed to get more kids riding bikes at www.kansasmtb.org. Beck O’Mara is the second guest on the show and is helping kids in her Atlanta, GA neighbourhood earn a bike and gain life skills by offering employment at local bike stores. Check out her initiative at www.bearingbikeshop.org. The last guest on the episode is Gabbi Adams, co-race director for Big Sugar and has completed the DKXL. Gabbi is an advocate for inclusion in cycling and has a passion to see more women on bikes. Kristi & Kathryn are off next week (riding gravel undoubtedly) and will be back with another great episode on September 22
9/1/202051 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Hustle with Jess Cerra (Episode 21)

This week Kathryn and Kristi catch up with professional cyclist, chef, and entrepreneur Jess Cerra. We hear how a grad school lab experiment catapulted Jess into a professional cycling career, and she tells us about the challenges of making ends meet as a female professional cyclist. Jess gives us the inside scoop of how experimenting in the kitchen to find the best ride snacks led to a successful business that now helps support her cycling career, and shares some delicious real-food nutrition hacks for fueling on and off the bike. Like so many others, 2020 has pushed Jess to change her race plans, but she tells us how this has allowed her to jump head first into the wonderful world of gravel racing. Kristi fills us in with an update on the DK name change process, and Kathryn is finally getting out of “Hot-lanta” for some family time in the PNW.
8/25/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pursue Your Passion with Sarah Lamb (Episode 20)

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8/18/202056 minutes, 41 seconds
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Fill Your Tank with Karen Jarchow (Episode 19)

This week Kathryn and Kristi chat with Karen Jarchow, professional mountain biker and gravel cyclist. Along with her own athletic feats, Karen is the assistant marketing director for Ergon Bikes, and runs youth mountain biking camps with her company Vail Valley Alternative Sports (VVASA) Academy in Colorado. She tells us how the VVASA has transitioned to operate safely during COVID-19, which has led to some lasting positive changes in how they will continue to run camps in the future. Karen also tells how recovering from hip surgery in January was a catalyst for change in many areas of her life.
8/11/202058 minutes, 53 seconds
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Invest In Your Community - Beth Morford (Episode 18)

This week Kathryn and Kristi chat with Beth Morford, owner of Frontier Bikes, a women-owned and operated bike shop and spin studio in Eudora, Kansas. Beth tells us about her transition from sports massage therapist to bike mechanic & shop owner, and how Frontier is working to bridge the gender gap in bike shop culture. She gives us advice on how women can build community through their local bike shops, and also why you should be lifting heavy in the gym to get faster on your bike. Check out Beth’s shop in Eudora KS at https://www.frontierbikes.com
8/4/20201 hour, 1 minute, 12 seconds
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Eat to Win - Hannah Grant (Episode 17)

This week Kathryn and Kristi interview Hannah Grant, chef and author of "Eat Race Win". Hannah details her history as a chef for sixteen cycling Grand Tours and her philosophy for cooking food that was nutritious and delicious but also fulfilled the emotional needs of the athletes each day. Plus her experience as a female chef in a male-dominated industry and how she adopted social media early to give access to a previously unseen part of the Tour.
7/28/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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Two Legs Too Easy - Megan Fisher (Episode 16)

This week Kathryn & Kristi swap epic hiking stories after Kristi returns from an unexpected twenty mile hike on her weekend getaway. We then catch-up with guest Megan Fisher, a para athlete, physical therapist, coach and motivational speaker. Meg details her journey as an athlete, beginning with her accident that left her with a traumatic brain injury and an amputation. She also covers her experience with Team USA on the paratriathlon team at two Olympic games and her later move to gravel. Plus her thoughts on how we can get more challenged athletes into the gravel scene and how a bicycle is an enabling vehicle for movement for all bodies.
7/21/20201 hour, 1 minute, 34 seconds
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Wrong Side of Comfortable - Amy Charity (Episode 15)

This week Kathryn and Kristi catch up with Amy Charity, founder and race director of SBT GRVL, as well as coach and author. Amy details her late start to bike racing in her thirties, her pro career road racing around the globe and her later decision to move off road and to a more stable lifestyle. Plus the backstory on her book, "Wrong Side of Comfortable" and how we can all learn to push our limits.
7/14/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Art of a Fit - Chloe Murdock (Episode 14)

This week we check in with Kathryn who is visiting her parents and Kristi who is celebrating the annual "TimFest". Next we chat with Chloe Murdock, physical therapist and bike fitter who relocated to Switzerland earlier this year. Chloe tells us how she got into bike fitting and her process for conducting a fit. She also provides helpful insights for determining what is normal saddle discomfort, common mistakes that she sees with bike fits and how pelvic floor issues can interplay with cycling. Plus she tells us all about gravel cycling in her new country.
7/7/202055 minutes, 51 seconds
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Break the Mold - Rach McBride (Episode 13)

This week Kathryn & Kristi catchup with Rach McBride, a long distance triathlete who also loves gravel riding. Rach discusses their late start in triathlon and how they has been getting fitter and faster in her forties. We hear from Rach on how they learned to push hard through gravel racing and how that has translated into confidence at the Ironman distance. Later we dive into their identity as a non-binary athlete and hear their thoughts on dealing with negative comments online and how we can make events feel more inclusive to all athletes.
6/30/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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Going Off Road - Taylor Mahan-Rudolph (Episode 12)

Kathryn and Kristi are back with an episode with Girls Gone Gravel show producer, Live Feisty Media Senior Editor, and age-group triathlete, Taylor Mahan-Rudolph. Our conversation with Taylor covers her background as a runner turned triathlete, her experiences as a bi-racial athlete and includes a roundtable discussion on the barriers facing BIPOC entering the world of endurance sports. Plus we cover how we can get more POC into the gravel world and Taylor's first experience going off road on the mountain bike.
6/23/202057 minutes, 23 seconds
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Never Too Late - Olivia Dillon (Episode 11)

This week Kathryn and Kristi speak with Olivia Dillon, former pro cyclist now Director of Sales for Velocio Cycling Apparel. Olivia details her start in cycling and explains how she got the courage to leave her job in finance to pursue a career as a pro in her thirties. We also hear about the women who lifted her up as she was learning the ropes and how women's cycling has changed over the years. Plus her story of leading Dirty Kanza in 2019.
6/16/202057 minutes, 6 seconds
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Panda Power - Amanda Nauman (Episode 10)

This week Kathryn and Kristi chat with Amanda Nauman, collegiate swimmer turned cross and gravel racer. Amanda shares her story of getting into cycling during college, how she got her nickname "Amanda Panda" and her take on race planning for the Mammoth TUFF gravel event. Plus her take on recent events, virtual races during the pandemic and her new quarantine pet!
6/9/202054 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ready Set Pedal - Lea Davison (Episode 9)

On the show this week, Kathryn and Kristi speak with Olympian mountain biker and co-founder of Little Bellas, Lea Davison. Leah details her origins in ski racing then mountain biking and her first qualification to the World Championships. She also covers her feelings on Olympic postponement, how she's been staying motivated during this time and her belief that all her hard work will pay off.   Plus Kathryn is reviving her attempt at urban gardening in Atlanta and Kristi is taking up a new hobby.
6/2/202045 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Cyclist's Menu - Heidi Rentz (Episode 8)

This week Kathryn & Kristi chat with Heidi Lentz, co-founder of the Cyclist Menu, former pro mountain biker and cycling guide. Heidi details how to she entered the gravel world, her first experiences with gravel cycling to becoming a cycling guide and how she started her first gravel camp in 2015. We also hear about the format of her camps and about some of the epic camp destinations.
5/26/202042 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rise To Your Potential - Kristen Legan (Episode 7)

This week we talk to Kristen Legan, a cyclist and coach for Rambleur Rising. We dive into a variety of coaching topics for athletes facing the pandemic including: finding new goals and reframing your season, how to shift your training for the summer, and how your body interprets stress. Plus Kristen's insights on the biggest mistakes athletes make and how to train for truly epic events. Plus Kristi is back in Kansas with an empty nest and Kathryn is discovering a new challenge with DIY gravel.
5/19/202049 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Stories We Tell Ourselves - Betsy Welch (Episode 6)

This week we chat with Betsy Welch, Senior Editor and writer for Velonews. Betsy shares her experiences covering the pointy end of the race and her strategies for getting to the meat of the story in her race reporting. We also cover her start in cycling after moving to Colorado and dive into the discrepancies between women and men's cycling coverage. Also Kathryn's niece is learning to ride without training wheels and Kristi is remodeling her guest house in Patagonia - possibly for a future Girls Gone Gravel retreat!
5/12/202044 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Little Engine that Could - Amity Rockwell (Episode 5)

This week Kathryn and Kristi chat with reigning Dirty Kanza champion, Amity Rockwell. Amity shares information on her move to Santa Barbara during the pandemic and her training purgatory with no races on the calendar. We dive into the story of her Dirty Kanza win in 2019 and her attraction to ultra distance racing. Plus stay tuned for her insight on the different platform for women cyclists in the media, her favorite weird mid-ride snack and her plans for growing her following of women cyclists.
5/5/202054 minutes, 26 seconds
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Enjoy the Ride - Lael Wilcox & Rue Kaladyte (Episode 4)

This week we talk to ultra endurance cyclist Lael Wilcox and film-maker Rue Kaladyte. We catch-up on Lael’s current projects with Rue including a conservation project in Colombia and the bicycle mentorship program for girls: “Anchorage GRIT”. Lael gives advice for getting over fears of riding alone in the wilderness and provides insight into how you can prepare for your own adventure on two wheels. Plus Rue tells us the best ways to craft a story. Kathryn & Kristi reminisce on their favorite adventures and reflect on their love of off road exploration.
4/28/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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A Voice of Reason - Selene Yeager (Episode 3)

This week Kathryn & Kristi talk to journalist, cyclist, podcast host and author Selene Yeager. Selene provides us with a much needed "voice of reason" during this time by outlining how she maintains a common sense approach to our current situation. She discusses how she's using accountability buddies to stay motivated to ride and shares important bike safety considerations for those taking things outdoors. Plus we cover her book "Gravel" and get insider information on the forthcoming sequel to "Roar" with co-author Dr. Stacy Sims. Also hear how Kristi is beginning to accept her new normal and why Kathryn just started a new training program.
4/21/202051 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Next Big Adventure - Laura King (Episode 2)

In the second episode of the Girls Gone Gravel podcast, Kristi Mohn & Kathryn Taylor speak with Laura King, cyclist, co-Founder of Rooted Vermont and new parent. Laura shares her experience as a new mother to daughter Hazel Grace King. She dives into the challenges of moving across the country to rural Vermont, the societal pressures associated with riding a bike while pregnant and transitioning to motherhood without losing her identity. Plus Kathryn & Kristi catch us up on all their spring activities.
4/14/202048 minutes, 41 seconds
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Big Girl Chamois - Alison Tetrick (Episode 1)

On the first episode of the Girls Gone Gravel podcast Kristi Mohn &amp; Kathryn Taylor talk with superstar Alison Tetrick, winner of Dirty Kanza 2017.Alison chats about entering the world of gravel after burning out from road racing, mental strategies for getting through the dark points in races and putting on her big girl chamois when things get rough in life and on the race course. Plus her tips for setting goals that inspire you to take on new challenges.
4/7/202057 minutes, 24 seconds