Shimano Live: The Amanda Nauman Interview
Whether it’s crunchy mid western farm lanes or sloppy cyclocross muck, Amanda “Panda” Nauman thrives on all things off-road.The Southern California native has won the Dirty Kanza 200-mile gravel race on two separate occasions while also remaining a regular contender during the all-out, 45-minute efforts of professional cyclocross.
But there’s much more to this 31-year old than competing–she’s co-founded and manages the SDG Factory Team, and this year she also threw her hat into the event promotion ring, co-organizing the inaugural Mammoth Tuff gravel race slated for Fall 2020.
When she takes off the racing, training, coaching and spread sheeting cape, she works as a quality manager for an aerospace testing company. Shimano caught up with Nauman on Facebook Live and got the full scoop on her jam-packed gravel life and beyond, straight from the Panda herself.