|Racing to a class win at the Cornhusker State Games the day before my grandpa passed away. Photo: Kyle Hansen|
|The Gravel Worlds rider meeting... For the second time this season, I had a rear derailleur snap off due to mud in the drivetrain, which (unlike at the Dirty Kanza 200) caused me to DNF at around mile 50. Photo: Cornbread|
So now I'm busy looking at my options for the future, and I'm looking at a lot of options. In a perfect world, I'd put something together with one (or more) of the bicycle-related companies I've already got a relationship with... But there are a lot of more local things happening as well, so we'll see what pans out. I feel thankful for the friends I have who have stepped up and made contacts for me and reached out to me with opportunities they know about. If you know of a good opportunity for an experienced marketing and public relations professional, please get a hold of me through the comments below.
|Hangin' with Rafal at the second oasis, 10 miles from the finish of Gravel Worlds. Thanks to Kristi Mohn, I had already been back to my house and changed out of my lycra, so I was in full spectator mode by this point. Thanks to Schmitty and his family for the awesome accommodations at the second oasis! Photo: Anita Gammel|
In the end, I'm confident all this has happened for a reason, and that whatever comes in the 'next evolution' for Laura and I will be as it's supposed to be for us. I just have to trust the process and make the moves that feel like the best ones for myself and my family. Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.