The Gear Junkie Interviews Mike Kloser


The Gear Junkie has been keeping himself busy, as usual. When he’s not busy reviewing the latest and greatest outdoor equipment for his Daily Dose blog, he’s off on some adventure, like the Ragnarok 105 Bike Race. He’s even found time to throw in a site redesign recently as well. Despite that busy schedule, he managed to track down adventure racing legend Mike Kloser for a brief interview.

GJ asks Kloser what he’ll be doing in next month’s Teva Mountain Games, what kind gear brands he favors in a race, and why Vail, Colorado is such a great place to live for a mountain biker. Mike happens to be a former world mountain biking champion, and he’ll be using those skills in the Ultimate Mountain Challenge at the Teva Games. In that event, he’ll have to run, paddle, and bike, both road and mountain, through a demanding course.

For those that don’t know, Kloser is the captain of Team Nike, one of the top adventure racing teams in the world. He is also quite an individual competitor as well, taking part in a number of endurance events each year. His resume is quite impressive with wins in the Eco-Challenge, Primal Quest, and Adventure Racing World Championships. He has also been inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

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