Max Aguilar was totally new not only to gravel, but also to riding outside of Chicago in general when Isabel invited them to ride with us. They were a complete natural, though.
"Isabel provided a lot of reassurance, and I felt safe to take breaks and stay in tune with my own body. Towards the end, my confidence was higher and I was able to push through. On one of the steepest downhills, I somehow ended up at the front of the group and instinctively hopped over a larger rock. I was airborne for a split second but continued my line smoothly. I felt like I had just done a motocross trick."