#177: Alexandera Houchin — Adventures from a Bikepacking Champ, Tour Divide & Colorado Trail Race

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Happy 2020!! This week we are chatting with bikepacking champion, extraordinary endurance athlete, and all around awesome human being Alexandera Houchin!

Alexandera has had an inspiring athletic journey culminating in dominant performances at the Tour Divide, Colorado Trail Race, amongst many other long distance bike races. She rides her single speed bike for days and days rocking steel toed boots, fixes bikes with sporks, and continues to smile and laugh despite any obstacle thrown her way. More importantly, she’s a super down to earth, resilient, positive person who was an absolute joy to chat with! I’m seriously in awe of her accomplishments and her humbleness.

In this episode we chat all about her recent record setting ride on the 486 mile Colorado Trail, her journey from back of the pack in her very first race to becoming the first woman to win back to back Tour Divides (a 2,745 mile race from Canada to Mexico), and the lessons she has learned along the way.

This one was one of my favorite episodes of the show so far! My mind is blown by the adventures Alexandera has had and her evolution as an athlete. I’m so honored she would spend some time to chat and felt like her perspective on endurance sports was incredibly relatable.

I hope she inspires all of you to take on some major challenges in 2020! I know my motivation was through the roof after recording the episode!


Alexandera’s Blog: https://alexandherrastro.wordpress.com

Outside Magazine Article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2397215/alexandera-houchin-endurance-cycling

REI Article: https://www.rei.com/blog/cycle/alexandera-houchin-is-the-peoples-champion-of-bikepacking

Bikepacking Article: https://bikepacking.com/news/alexandera-houchin-2019-tour-divide/


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