Racers of all disciplines are often quick to thank their mechanics. Without constant help to keep the bikes running smooth, even the most talented athletes could be sidelined by an untimely mechanical. Kate Courtney has found a rather unique way of expressing her appreciation.
The Californian world champion has penned and performed a mini country western song for her long-time mechanic Brad Copeland.
Courtney has some serious pipes, it seems. No one would question whether or not the reigning XCO world champion can flex, especially after her impressive series of gym training Instagram posts over the winter. It’s not a matter of muscle this time.
After mentioning on Instagram that she’d penned a country song for Copeland, fans were keen to hear the world champs ode to her mechanic. Courtney followed through, delivering an solid vocal performance for her Instagram audience.
Fittingly, the dynamic racer-wrench duo are in Arizona for this weekends Whisky 50 Off Road race. The two have worked together for years, and Copeland moved to Scott-SRAM Racing this January when Courtney signed with the Swiss-based team.
Should she get bored with the whole mountain bike thing, sounds like the young American pro could saunter over to Nashville to start a second career behind the mic.
Listen to Courtney’s mini-ditty ode to Copeland below. As she warns, it is ridiculous:
Whether she makes a go of a singing career or not, the American will likely have won over the hearts of a few new local fans when she lines up for the Whisky 50 Off-Road this weekend in Prescott, Arizona. There, she’ll face Canada’s two time XCO world champion Catharine Pendrel, also in town for the famous American XC marathon.