Kuhl Bike Team Bio: KC Holley

September 2, 2013

KC is happy after a dirty ride

Name: KC Holley
Age: 37
Location: Spanish Fork, UT
Is there anything else besides riding? Maybe yoga.

What’s your most memorable ride?
Riding the Alpine Loop during a June rain to find it snowing atop and being so cold on the way down that I had to pull over a couple times, while Chris (my husband) laughed with permission. I ultimately had to find a ride down the remainder of the way. But climbing was awesome.

If you could ride anywhere in the world for a week, where would you go?

Who inspires you?
My husband, Chris.

What’s your worst habit?
Bobbing with my pedal stroke. I don’t know how to stop it.

What is one biker stereotype that you embody? That you stray far from?
Often being the only girl on our MTB rides, I am the one that has to get the group rolling. Guys just like to gab.

She leads the pack of boys because they spend too much time gossiping

Favorite gear innovation you have seen?
29 inch wheels and 1x gearing.

What law(s) have you broken that resulted in a good story? What’s the story?
As a 17 year old I was pulled over for speeding on my way to school. Not really a big deal but it was on the border of IL and WI where I lived. The police officer made me follow him to the WI police station because I did not have the money to pay for the ticket on me. He said due to extradition laws he could not let me go. I had to wait there, in tears, until my parents could get me the money.

What’s one of your biggest insights on the world?
Abstinence only education breeds ignorance. Just saying.

Do you have any pets? Do you ride with them?
An old, old cocker spaniel. No he has always been too tender.

Worst injury sustained from biking and how did you recover?
Broken bone (elbow, wrist, foot). I just kept riding in the cast or brace.

Cruising some singletrack