Jay Petervary is arguably one of the better known endurance cycling athletes of the past couple of years. He’s completed Italy Divide several times, rode away as winner of the 2018 Iditarod in a record setting time, and for 2019, had a huge win at the inaugural Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan. If you are unfamiliar with Jay, here’s a little background intel.

“I grew up on a bike. Doing everything from delivering newspapers, to going to friends houses, to building jumps and trails in the woods to play on. It was how I got to work in my high school years. I remember challenging myself all the time trying to get to a previous destination quicker than the time before. After college I discovered mountain biking through some motocross friends. At that point I quickly realized this was something I wanted to do a lot of, and I did. I found a real hobby, passion, that I still get the same feelings from I got on day one.” – Jay Petervary

His most recent accomplishment is first and fastest at the 2019 DKXL in Emporia, Kansas – that’s the Dirty Kanza, Extra Large. Or, about 350 miles of grueling gravel roads instead of the already-tough 200 of the standard DK200. Jay came across the line first riding the Di2 variant of Shimano’s new gravel-specific groupset, GRX.

In this video, Jay gives us his impressions of the new groupset.

Shimano

Salsa Cycles

Jay Petervary

Cover Photo by Linda Guerrette Photography – https://www.lindaguerrettephotography.com/


Article first appeared on Gravel Cyclist. Jayson O’Mahoney is the Gravel Cyclist: A website about the Gravel Cycling Experience.

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Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago

I’d say he’s on some sort of stimulants.

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago

Awesome reference to Armstrong’s “What am I on? I’m on my bike.”

roadstain
3 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

Only those with exceptionally low self esteem feel a need to tear down the success of those they have never met, know nothing about and could never sit at the same table let alone race in the same race.

Robin
Robin
3 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

The best part of the doping problem in cycling is the uninformed fans making uninformed guesses about who is taking what.

Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict
3 years ago
Reply to  Velo Kitty

He’s just nervous about being in front of the camera and is over compensating.

Dinger
Dinger
3 years ago
Reply to  Eggs Benedict

He’s a bike racer, not a broadcaster. I think he did a really good job of talking about the features.

Woody
Woody
3 years ago

Sponsored rider in singing product praises shocker!

onrhodes
3 years ago
Reply to  Woody

I bet Mollema, Degenkolb and Porte have something negative to say about SRAM….. 🙂

Cyclette
Cyclette
3 years ago
Reply to  onrhodes

Indeed. Just search for Bauke Mollema Sram video on YouTube. Lol

Velo Kitty
Velo Kitty
3 years ago
Reply to  Woody

Summary of the video in one sentence: Shimano GRX feels strong.

Thesteve4761
Thesteve4761
3 years ago

Does the group set come with a sail?

K-Pop is dangerous to your health
K-Pop is dangerous to your health
3 years ago

Haven’t seen that bold of a soul patch/goatee since accidentally walking into a grunge bar circa mid 90’s

Gillis
Gillis
3 years ago

Nah, he’s just a really big Gary Fisher fan!

Involuntary Soul
Involuntary Soul
2 years ago

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