BenPopper_Color

Ben Popper

Seattle, WA

@gravelcruiser

 

Work: Design Engineer for Weathertech Automotive Accessories

Athletic Background: BMX

Baggies or Lycra: Baggies
Race or Ride: Ride

Post Ride Treat: A chocolate shake with two shots of espresso or Taco Bell

Favorite place to ride: Santa Cruz, CA

 

Local Gravel: Washington gravel is composed mostly of forest service roads that were built to access the mountains for the timber industry. So, while they can be in many states of repair, or disrepair, they are all pretty steep. There’s also a handful of rad rail to trails dirt paths.

1409680436158.jpg

Almanzo Bike

 

Shimano Gravel Dream Build:

Rock Lobster TIG SL

50/34 chainrings with an 11-34 cassette

43mm tires or the fatter the better

“I have always loved that bikes create a community and appreciate that the simple commonality of riding a bike allows people to connect. I think it is just as important to help organize or volunteer at cycling events as it is to participate in them. Whether that is organizing an alleycat, helping aid riders at endurance mountain bike events or course marshaling a crit after your race, there is always a hand to lend.”

 

BenPopper_2
Ben Popper2