You know what’s really cool to see in cycling? If not, let me tell you. What’s cool is when a real person, with a real person job, real person family, real house payment, real car payment and real kid juggling takes pretty much a year off from racing her bike for the good of a fellow human and then comes back to enter only a few chosen races and then RIPS OFF SOME LEGS! That’s what’s cool about Kelly Boniface. She won’t go out and tell you and frankly, she’s not the Twitter or Instagram type, so I’ll tell you. Last year a dear friend of our community came down with a brain tumor. A nasty one….(as if there is a good one)….well, Kelly being the person she is, put her racing desires on hold to help with our friends children as he and his wife traveled to seek out the best care they could get. Then after surgery, Kelly and her husband made sure to watch and include those kids in as many things as they could, trying to keep their thoughts off the treatment their dad was going through. It’s what good humans do.
Flash forward to this summer and Kelly……She got back into her similar habit of riding and training like she was on a mission. That mission was a few select events that she thought would be “fun”. The BRECK EPIC was the highlighted event of the summer. Kelly had never done a mountain bike stage race, so she went BIG. So, Kelly goes out and wins the first stage and then never finishes below 4th on any stage. CRUSHING. She texted me during the week and after the 2nd day she proclaimed that she was hooked on stage races. She suffered and powered through the week and the thin air to finish 4th overall for her first ever Breck Epic! I’m sure she’ll be back for more.
KELLY’S BIKE OF CHOICE:
MX RSL (nickname: “Tom Brady”)
FOX 80MM RLC
GEAX TIRES (TUBLESS)
CAN OF WHOOPASS
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the 3rd Annual Moots Owners Camp in Tucson, Arizona December 9th-14th, 2014. THE CYCLING HOUSE will again provide route plans, meals and full support on the roads and climbs that have made Tucson famous for winter training. This is a great chance to log some miles before the holidays or get a jump on 2015 in style. Moots will be on hand with 2-3 factory staffers to ride with you and give you some insight to what makes Moots….Moots. Anything we can do to prolong the onset of winter is okay with us.
Come ride with first class support and routes in the clear air of Tucson. We’ll be there with the Moots van chock full of current demo bikes ready for you to check out.
Space is limited so make that reservation now, we hope to see you there!