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Palomar Divide Gravel Ride

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Kathy Pruitt hammering up the Palomar Divide trail to the high point lookout on Palomar Mountain – Rob Wessels Photography

Palomar Divide Gravel Ride

Where do I begin with this one?.. Well first I didn’t do this ride. With good reason too!.. These ladies are f*cking savages. I know my limitations and I didn’t want to get in their way. My role in this was simple: bring cookies, chips and water to the top of Palomar Mountain. So they could refill water bottles from the remonte mid way stop atop the High Point Lookout. And along the way I took a few pics. 

Gravel Ride Stats

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Palomar Divide Gravel Ride stats via Kathy Pruitt’s stravaRob Wessels Photography
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Palomar Divide elevation profile and map of gravel ride via Kathy Pruitt’s stravaRob Wessels Photography

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Who is Jess Cerra and Kathy Pruitt?

Jess Cerra

Former xterra athlete, Professional road cyclist, gravel road shredder and female business owner. 

Kathy Pruitt

Mountain bike downhill world champion and someone not new to the bike but new(ish) to the endurance gravel. Full send, full time! 

I’m glad that they found one another, the individual efforts of them are seemingly unstoppable. When you combine that kind of female BDE it’s an example of pure badassness..

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Jess Cerra and Kathy Pruitt at the High Point Lookout on Palomar Mountain – Rob Wessels Photography

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I have been fortunate to get to know these two more as of late. I have nothing but the utmost respect for both of them. They hammer out some seriously impressive physical feats on the weekends like it’s nothing. Both are true cyclists and what I mean by that is: Anyone can throw a leg over a bike and in time achieve some form of success from that. And then there is the person that dedicates minute after minute of agonizing dedication to something and in turn achieves greatness.. That is a better representation of these two. It’s impressive and inspiring. Shit I bought a spandex kit because I realized I’m lazy, haha..

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Looking South West on the Palomar Divide road – Rob Wessels Photography

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Canyon Grail Gravel bike at the High Point Lookout on Palomar mountain – Rob Wessels Photography
JoJé Bar ad Featuring Kathy Pruitt on her Canyon Grail – Rob Wessels Photography

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