This year Salsa is sending the Dirty 11.5 to participate in 2016’s Dirty Kanza 200. Danielle Musto is Dirty No. 10.
This year Salsa is sending the Dirty 11.5 to participate in 2016's Dirty Kanza 200. Danielle Musto is Dirty No. 10.
Salsa Cycles: What is your goal at this year’s DK200?
Danielle Musto: My goal is to cross the finish line with a big smile on my face, knowing that I pushed myself as hard as I could the entire time. That being said, the fatbike division is co-ed, so I'm also hoping to beat all the boys!
SC: What is your biggest fear going into the event?
DM: My biggest fear going into the event is that something will happen during the race prohibiting me to finish, like a horrible mechanical.
SC: What have you done to prepare, and how are you combating that fear?
DM: Instead of worrying about the "what if's," I'm focusing on things that I can control. I'm training on my fatbike, focusing on nutrition, and dialing in my gear. These are all things that will help ensure that I get to the finish line.
SC: What are you most looking forward to at this year’s Dirty Kanza event?
DM: There is so much that I'm looking forward with the Dirty Kanza. The race is an awesome event, and the course is incredibly beautiful. I can't wait to spend an entire day on my fatbike and soak it all in.