“Weather permitting, I’d like to go after Mike Hall’s record (13 days, 22 hours, 51 minutes)— but you just never know how it’ll go out there :),” emails Lael.
This was December, 2018. The Tour Divide roster was stacking up, there was going to be some good competition out there. Lael already held the women’s record at 15 days, 10 hours, 59 minutes that she set in 2015. But Lael loves to ride, long distances, and the Great Divide is world class. With an all star film crew working behind the scenes– Rugile Kaladyte, Jay Ritchie, and Spencer Harding — to document the stunning ride and events that define this year’s ride, Lael set out on the 2,745 miles that separate Banff, AB from Antelope Wells, NM.
With support from Pearl Izumi, Wahoo Fitness and Ergon, we are proud to present I Just Want To Ride.
Curious about Lael’s bike and gear? Watch the breakdown of her entire kit below or check out her build & gear list here.