Marisa Boaz Wins Hogback GRVLJan Heine
Congratulations to Marisa Boaz for first place at last weekend’s Hogback GRVL in Iowa. The Mazda Lauf Factory Team rider raced on 700C x 44 mm Snoqualmie Pass Endurance tires and averaged more than 20 mph (32 km/h) over the very hilly 70-mile (115 km) course. Marisa reported: “There were a lot of people checking out my tires. It rained a lot the evening and night before the race. The course was wet, but not too muddy. I thought about changing to the Hurricane Ridge, but I decided to stick with the Snoqualmie Pass tires. Many people’s reaction were ‘Wow, a 44 slick!…that’s a big tire,’ ‘Those are really nice tires!’ or ‘I bet you just float over the gravel’ Many people ride 38’s or 40’s around here.
“My tires proved to be a great choice for the day. I proved that the larger tire definitely doesn’t slow someone down. I love how fast-rolling they are. They really do float over the gravel!”
Well done, Marisa! (And great preparation for Unbound in a few weeks.)
Photo credit: Brad McClure (top photo)