There’s no doubt Colin Strickland is a great cyclist. But like most people, there’s more than meets the eye.

“Riding in the world tour at age 32 was not my dream.” With that statement alone, cyclist Colin Strickland knows how to captivate an audience. Sure, he’s won the Unbound Gravel Race (formerly known as the Dirty Kanza), raced in the U.S. Elite National Championships, Gravel Worlds, and more, but as Strickland says, that wasn’t the goal.

In this video, Strickland doesn’t present us with race-day hype or talk about his craziest ride. Nope, he strums an electric guitar, tinkers with his BMW motorcycle, talks about living in Austin, Texas, and why he loves bikes.

“When faced with the decision to take racing to the next level Colin Strickland chose his own path as he has always done,” teases the film description.

Strickland went from road racing to gravel to crit races (and beyond). And now, he’s slowed his pace (don’t worry, he still rides) and simply does what makes him happy. This video is just a small glimpse inside his character, his career, and his current projects.

Wahoo Fitness’ “Frontiers” YouTube series started at the beginning of 2020. Now, in the last week of the year, the fifth and final “Frontiers” episode is here. Vermont Social and Wahoo Fitness produced this short film.

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Mary Murphy

Mary is based out of GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. She has a degree in English and Journalism, and been writing professionally for over four years. Her outdoor interests span from running to sport climbing, from landscape photography to pack-paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her at the top of a fourteener, or in a local bakery.

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