VIDEO: STETINA & ROCKWELL BATTLE THE WHITE RIM TRAIL

Going for a new fast time in outback of Moab, Utah

Although they showed up with flat bars, former Trek-Segafredo road pro Peter Stetina and Dirty Kanza winner Amity Rockwell jumped into the 100-mile White Rim Trail Challenge with mixed success. Aboard their Canyon Lux mountain bikes, Stetina’s first attempt took  over 5 hours only to miss the record by 16 seconds. Amity finished in at 7:44; 59 to claim the women’s FKT (fastest known time).

After just missing the record, Stetina came back four days later to try his luck again….and this time he succeeded with a new FKT of 5;28;23. This is the same ride that Zap and The Pro’s Closet founder Nick Martin attempted last year on their gravel bikes…only it took them four days on a Western Spirit Tours camping ride. Here’s the link to Nick’s version of what it’s like to tackle the  White Rim Challenge

 

Instead of killing yourself in one day, you can also take your time and camp along the White Rim trail, Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah. Photo: Western Spirit

 

Peter Stetina in his former life as a pro road racer (at the 2019 Vuelta Espana). Photo: Bettini

 

Nick Martin points out where he and Zap will be heading over the course of four days on the White Rim Trail.
And one day later Zap stopped to ponder how anyone could mange the ride in a single day. Kudos to Peter and Amity!

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