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Karen Jarchow

KAREN JARCHOW
• CYCLIST •

LOCATION: Eagle, CO

TWITTER: KarenJarchow

INSTAGRAM: KJarchow

FAVORITE GU PRODUCT: Energy Chews

FAVORITE ENERGY GEL FLAVOR: Salted Caramel and Birthday Cake

FAVORITE NUTRITION HACK
I pre-stick chews to my top tube, and love watching people get grossed out on the start line ;)

WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO COMPETE? WHAT'S YOUR WHY?
I believe that doing more of what we love makes this world a better place - I LOVE competing, I LOVE connecting with the community it attracts, I LOVE being a part of someone else's story to becoming more active, I LOVE nature, and I absolutely LOVE the deeper connection with myself competition gives me.

WHAT'S YOUR GU MOMENT?
Maybe too many to list. My first time ever riding a 100 miles on the MTB was when I moved out to California on a whim in 2010. I was new to riding and definitely new to an epic day like the White Rim. I had a close "leave me here, go on without me" on the never ending stretch of pavement to the cars when I was brought back to life by a gel - chocolate, I believe.

2020 RACE CALENDAR

  • Step ONE: recover from hip surgery!!!!
  • LeadBoat - or - depending on recovery one or the other  RPI
  • I really want to do the SF RedBull hill climb race in the city
  • Marathon Nationals
  • TransCascadia
  • Big Sugar