Captain “O” (aka KevinE)

Photo by Trevor Lyden

Captain “O” (aka Kevin) is one of the co-founders of the Dirty Freehub.

Captain “O” loves bikes: mountain, gravel and road. In the nickname of “Captain O”, the “O” stands for optimism (some times too much optimism).  “It’s always going to flatten out, the weather is always going to clear up” according to him. He loves mapping out new routes and then writing about the good ones!

What He Rides
A Salsa Titanium Warbird. Drivetrain is Shimano Ultegra with an Easton subcompact crank and chain rings of 47 / 32.  The rear cassette is 11-32 giving a low gear ratio of to 1 to 1. His wheel set is Stan’s Grail CB7 carbon rims with DT Swiss 240  hubs and tubeless Maxxis Rambler tires at 18 / 28 psi (front / rear). Hydraulic disk brakes.

What He Navigates With
Wahoo Bolt (primary) and Gaia phone app (secondary). Both devices are pre-loaded with the course and tracking route.

His Favorite Route
That would be the Priest Hole gravel route. He loves the big open views.