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Matt's story: Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder

BaseCamp alumnus Matt Montgomery shared his experience at the 2022 Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder.

Competed last week in the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder and ended up 4th in GC Masters! This was such a great event! The organizers took really good care of us all. Didn't know what to expect racing out west, so I went in hoping for a top 10 at least. So I'm pretty happy with the results and had been training pretty damn hard after BaseCamp preparing for the event. With no other coaches available, Coach Tim Cusick put together a 12-week plan for me, and he definitely didn't take it easy on me! Thanks, Coach Tim, I'm in the best shape of my life! Stage 4, the queen stage, I was able to race alongside of Coach Serena Gordon for the last 20 miles, which was pretty damn cool! If you haven't done this event yet, put it on your list, it will challenge you every day, and you will ride some of the most crazy routes you ever been on. Also, the best part is the scenery in Oregon is just spectacular! This event is definitely what the true spirit of gravel is all about.


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