#Ride2Mammoth: Amanda Nauman Preps for Dirty Kanza

Watch the story of Amanda “Panda” Nauman’s ride that started at the Pacific ocean, in the sand, wound its way through the desert and finally into the mountains and the snow.  To meet and follow Niner’s other four riders on their Road to Kanza, go HERE.

The Road to Kanza: Up Close with Amanda’s Performance Machine

There’s a lot that goes into both bike fit and component selection when you spend as much time on a bike as Amanda “Panda” Nauman does each season, especially during the Dirty Kanza (13 hours) where she will seek to defend her title for the 3rd time. Here’s a closer look …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 2: Amanda and the Team Face Heat in the High Desert

Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth found Amanda and her SDG Factory Teammates facing long, straight highways, high heat and relentless sunshine. Here’s the story in video, pictures and words: (If you missed Day 1, here’s the recap.)     In Amanda’s Words: Day 2 of the #Ride2Mammoth was a hot …

#Ride2Mammoth, Day 1: From the Ocean into the Mountains with Amanda Nauman

Here’s an interesting idea. Start at the Pacific Coast, get on your bike with your training partners, ride east into the LA mountains on your way to the Sierra Nevadas. Amanda “Panda” Nauman and members of the SDG Factory Team are headed on a 400+ mile journey over three days, …

The Road to Kanza: Through the Eyes of Amanda Nauman, Two Time Champion

Coming out of college where she competed as a NCAA swimmer, Amanda “Panda” Nauman knew she needed something to keep active and keep her competitive edge. She was drawn to cycling. After having spent years in the pool, cycling was something different and, she realized she enjoyed it. She began …

What Do Bikes and Pipe Wrenches Have in Common?

As it turns out, maybe not a lot. If you’re taking a pipe wrench to your bike, it’s probably out of anger and your bike might end up as a junk heap or at a minimum, scarred, very scarred. But, if you’ve ridden your bike somewhere in the realm of …