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