Ironman? Double century? Introducing – Katie Spotz

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Who has now defined BAD ASS FEMALE to a degree that few mortals can hope to match?

Katie Spotz, 22, successfully rows solo across Atlantic.

Spotz made good time partly because she didn’t face any storms. As she approached South America she did hit strong currents and 20-foot waves, which struck from the side and swallowed her yellow 19-foot rowboat whole. Spotz found this insufficiently terrifying.
“This boat was designed to take 50-foot waves,” says Spotz. “I never got to see what it could do.”

She puts us all to shame.  Inspiring story.  Cool boat:

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About littlejar

5 - Learned to ride in paved alley behind liquor store in Lowell. 16 - Road bike riding alone while peers do soccer practice. 18 - First new road bike bought with winnings from Project Graduation. 20 - Burlington VT. Nuff said. 22 - Joined the Air Force. 23 - Joined team Fair Wheel in Tucson - rode the Shootout. 24 - Rode El Tour in under five. 26 - Toured to Quebec City 28 - Toured Oklahoma to Vermont 30 - Found my dream bike - a 1989 58cm LaBan (#22) 32 - Experienced Minneapolis and saw BIKE CULTURE. 34 - Building my first bicycle frame, with a self made jig. USA

One Reply to “Ironman? Double century? Introducing – Katie Spotz”

  1. wow that’s incredible.

    very cool boat with cool gadgetry onboard.

    i am surprised that she didn’t look more sunburned in the video i saw of her climbing out of the boat when she finished…pooping and sleeping must have been a really pain in the ass.