‘Gravel Is a Life-style’: This Rider Gave Up World Tour Driving

Driving is enjoyable. Racing needs to be enjoyable. However after the Canyon Belgian Waffle Experience, Pete Stetina needed to make a change.

“There’s a brand new breed athletes selecting to transition away from the established order,” reads the Wahoo Health episode description. “They’re forging a brand new frontier in skilled sport.”

On this episode, rider Pete Stetina talks about transitioning into gravel racing from the World Tour street racing scene. Stetina, who received the Belgian Waffle Experience in 2019, determined to make a change quickly after, to return to his roots of why he rides.

He’s nonetheless motivated, nonetheless in form, and nonetheless critical about profitable races however is transferring towards the gravel way of life.

“There’s much more to the bike than simply train — it’s the exploration of freedom,” stated Stetina. “With racing, it turns into standardized. I wanted an outlet … one thing new.”

So what does that imply for this rider? It means racing with mates, driving by way of his hometown, and residing life — on his bike — to the fullest.

This episode of “Wahoo Frontiers” was produced by Ansel Dickey, Nick Keating, and Matt Porter.

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Mary Murphy

By Mary Murphy

Mary is predicated in Denver, Colorado, however steadily travels overseas. Her out of doors pursuits span from climbing to panorama pictures to pack-paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can probably discover her on the prime of a fourteener, or in an area bakery.

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