Bikes

I’ve been riding since 2006, touring since 2008 and racing since 2015. I only have one bike at a time. I’m currently riding a Specialized Fuse.

Specialized Fuse

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I rode a Specialized Fuse with a 130mm RockShox Pike fork and 27.5+ wheels on the Colorado Trail, the Reno-Vegas route and assorted rides through California. In January 2017, I switched the Pike for a Lauf Trail Racer fork for a tour down the Baja Divide. In March, I rebuilt the Fuse with a 100mm RockShox SID and 29×2.6″ wheels for my Baja Divide FKT.

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Specialized Ruby Pro Disc UDi2

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In 2016, I won the Trans Am Bike Race on this Specialized Ruby Expert. I also toured from Anchorage, Alaska to the start of the race in Astoria, Oregon and toured after the race in Connecticut, Vermont, New York and Montana. Customizations include Roval CLX64 tubeless wheels with an SP dynamo hub, K-lite dynamo lighting, custom Revelate Designs luggage and aerobars.

Specialized Fatboy Expert

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I raced and toured the White Mountains 100 on the Specialized Fatboy Expert as well as winter touring around Alaska and single-track riding in Anchorage.

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Advocate Cycles Hayduke

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I rode the Advocate Cycles Hayduke for the investigation of the Baja Divide in the winter and spring of 2016.

Specialized Era Expert

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I rode a Specialized Era Expert on the Arizona Trail in 2015. Nicholas and I toured the route before I attempted an ITT along the AZT750.

Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29 World Cup

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Returning to Alaska after ten months of touring in Eastern Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East, Nicholas and I built this bike for me to race the Tour Divide. I rode from Alaska to the start of the race in Banff, AB and established a new women’s record, finishing in 17 days 1 hour and 51 minutes. But on that ride I got sick and had to go to the hospital, and I knew I could do better. Later that summer, I rode to Banff again and challenged the route on my own, finishing in 15 hours 10 hours and 59 minutes.

We modified this bike with a rigid carbon Chisel fork, Profile Designs aero bars, an SP Dynamo and Supernova lighting. We installed a 36T chainring and more durable tires (29×2.2″ Specialized Fast Trak Grid/29×2.35″ Schwalbe Racing Ralph Snakeskin).

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Raleigh XXIX

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Salsa Mukluk 3

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Cannondale Hooligan

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Surly Pugsley

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Surly Long Haul Trucker

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