ENDURANCE & ADVENTURE

Spencer Paxson

I'm what you'd call a "hybrid legacy athlete". I come from strong cross country and endurance roots with big branches in marathon, enduro, all mountain, cyclocross, road and anything in between. Throw me in a type-A spandex super suit XC race, a multi-day blind enduro, or an ultra-endurance challenge to get from Point A to B no matter the odds, and I'm down. The 2019 season will be my 9th with Kona Bicycles, and around my 30th year on two wheels. I'm looking forward to expanding my repertoire in the ever-expanding culture of mountain biking, with a mix of high-profile endurance events and obscure backcountry missions, and connecting the dots on the deeper experiences through the lens of the bicycle.

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DATE OF BIRTH

12/09/1984

RIDING WITH KONA SINCE

Factory team since 2011...but exclusively on Kona bikes since 2008 (Team S&M!!)

KONAS IN YOUR QUIVER

Hei Hei Race DL, Honzo CR, Process 153 CR, Super Jake, Libre, Zone LTD, Private Jake, Dew (strapped to a bakfiets cargo kit!)
WHERE ARE YOU FROM AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

From Trout Lake, WA, live in Bellingham, WA

DO YOUR BIKES REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL SETUP TRICKS TO MAKE THEM “JUST RIGHT”?

I keep my bikes cleaner than your porcelain.

WHO IS THE CYCLIST YOU MOST ADMIRE AND WHY?

The cyclist I most admire isn't any specific individual, but the concept of a cyclist who knows themselves through the craft of cycling, finds it as a process to help them grow, balances that passion at any level with the rest of their life (work & family), and uses it as an avenue or source of energy to do well for others. And can manual across the parking lot.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS SEASON?

The next Solstice Challenge... When I scheme up the idea!

WHERE WAS THE BEST PLACE YOU RODE IN 2018?

Strawberry Mountain in the Gifford Pinchot Forest, southern Washington.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ONE PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Behavioral Psychologist Amos Tversky and talk about decision-making.

WHAT ACTOR/ACTRESS WOULD PORTRAY YOU IN A MOVIE?

Steve Urkel

HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU IN JUST THREE WORDS?

he cray cray

FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2018

A family bike-packing trip to the San Juan Islands, me riding our newly constructed cargo bike (that weighed a million pounds) along a quiet island road en route to a campground for the afternoon, my wife cranking up the hill ahead, our 13-month-old son fast asleep in the bucket, nestled in all of the camping gear after a big day at the beach.

Would you like more time or more money?

Time

Why?

Time is money

Would you rather have no internet or no cellphone?

No cellphone

Why?

I could contact people on my own terms, but still have access to information

Would you rather be invisible or the have the ability to fly?

Fly

Why?

Then I could travel and see people. If I was invisible then I'd be alone all the time.

Pancakes or French Toast?

Pancakes

Why?

Goes better w/ peanut butter

Would you rather have a winter of rain or a winter of snow?

Snow!

Why?

I love skiing and it already rains enough in Bellingham

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