Hannah Otto Sets FKT on the Whole Enchilada

Nov 15, 2022 at 8:24
by Competitive Cyclist  

Words: Competitive Cyclist

Decorated MTB racer and 2022 Leadville Race Winner, Hannah Otto, recently completed Moab’s famous Whole Enchilada trail (climb the fireroad and descend the infamous route) on 10/11/22 in a blazing time of 5:50:38. This is the fastest know time recorded for both men and women!

FKT Stats:
-55.27 miles
-8,011 feet of elevation gain
-Lowest Elevation: 4,004 feet
-Highest Elevation: 11,146 feet
-Finishing Time: 5 hours 50 minutes and 38 seconds
-Previous Fastest Known Time on this route (Male or Female): 6 hours and 47 minutes
-Route: https://www.strava.com/segments/33042217

At 16 years old Hannah claimed her first World Champion title in the sport of triathlon, but at age 20 she transitioned to the sport of mountain biking. She went from World Champion in one sport to the back of the starting grid in another. Marking incremental improvements and dreaming big has always been the key to Hannah’s success. It’s taken her to World Cup competitions and the Olympic Long Team on the mountain bike. Hannah wants this video to show anyone that views it that they’re stronger than they realize.

Hannah Otto rides through technical chunky rock on the classic Porcupine Rim Jeep trail section of The Whole Enchilada in Moab UT
Photo: Re Wikstrom/Competitive Cyclist



158 Comments

  • 247 6
 I don't get the whole point of this enchilada thing... My fastest known time for an enchilada is less than 5 minutes. Even while riding a bike I think I could do it under 10...
  • 61 0
 It doesn't count as finished until you complete the descent, obviously.
  • 94 0
 It depends on the fork you are using
  • 6 1
 @tbmaddux: and depending on tolerance levels it could get messy..
  • 3 1
 Comment Gold!!! Thank you.
  • 17 0
 @abueno: just get in attack position and use your legs to soak up the big hits
  • 7 0
 If you can stomach it, I'd send the whole thing in 1 go!
  • 4 0
 @tbmaddux: depending on how much hot sauce is included, the descent might be prompted to go a bit faster if there is a bathroom at the bottom
  • 3 0
 @Dem628: fire in the hole
  • 8 0
 @Dem628: Think the descent he's describing occurs *in* the bathroom...

"Full loop Enchilada"
  • 2 0
 Does it come out in less than 6 hours?
  • 1 0
 You'd need to specify red or green to fully spec out the categories.
  • 2 0
 @tbmaddux: an you use laxatives or is that considered doping?
  • 64 0
 I was like "why haven't I heard of Hannah Otto before?" Because she's the new Mrs. Otto. Her maiden name was Finchamp. Former BCBR, Leadville, Midsouth, Pro-XCT winner. Also on the Olympic MTB team. So even though her "new name" came out of no-where, her reputation did not.
  • 21 4
 With a new last name like Otto can't blame her. Hannah Otto. My OCD is giddy.
  • 15 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: oh my god her new full name is a palindrome!!!! Sweet. Good odds. I wonder if she chose him for his last name. Smile
  • 15 0
 @chubby5000: not impressed. She should have married Mr. Annah for a true full-name palindrome. Hannah Annah.
  • 8 0
 @DirkMcClerkin: She was on Otto-pilot for this whole ride
  • 1 0
 This comment actually made me make that connection haha.
  • 4 0
 My name is Otto, I loooove to get blotto
  • 1 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: I'm VERY mad for laughing so long at this.
  • 61 0
 But who has the climb up the single track and go down the fire road KOM?
  • 30 1
 I thin this must go to Braydon Bringhurst...
  • 53 1
 @betobi: Bullshit, dude dabbed and didn't start over. Mark it a 0 and start over from the beginning.
  • 5 3
 @William42: I was really hoping his challenge would be do the whole thing without putting a foot down at all. That'd be next level
  • 2 3
 @az-shredder3: gotta wonder if he rode down after the climb. Lol
  • 3 0
 @az-shredder3: personally I prefer this Big Wall single push style approach. It let's the crux sections stay really hard, whilst keeping the total surmounted effort collosal.
  • 54 0
 Every gymrat on instagram with their keto probiotic pre-workout versus this absolute badass that kicked off game day with pancakes and whipped cream.
  • 7 0
 That's the right way to start a ride like that! MTB food for sure
  • 4 3
 Nice! With that one you should be in the running for Comment of the Year.
  • 2 0
 all the racers always eat protein pancakes for breakfast
  • 7 0
 right on, I felt strong confirmation there for my breakfast routine before my 6 mile rides...
  • 3 0
 @hardtailpunter: Gotta carbo load
  • 42 0
 Wow. Thats fast...
  • 2 0
 Considering I average around 6 miles per hour on 1 hour up/down loops, that is most impressive.
  • 32 1
 Super impressive. After that brutal climb, the dh times are blistering even compared to what I've done on a shuttle using a bigger bike. Well done.
  • 21 0
 Wow, truly impressive from an endurance aspect alone. Throw in the ability to clean the "whole enchilada" without a single fault after all of that fatigue from the climb is mind-boggling. Great work Hannah and team!
  • 20 0
 I see videos of people on much bigger bikes making a big deal of the chunky parts on this loop - quite impressive she crushed the downhills on cross country bike.
  • 16 0
 A very impressive ride! With a few miuntes of looking at Strave, I found a ride by Ben Sontagg in 2017 that did the Whole Enchilada from town, added in Jimmy Keen and all the way back to town in 6:16:48 (www.strava.com/activities/1297196944#3207606602Cool . Ben was an absolute beast!
  • 2 0
 He was amazing.. miss him
  • 17 1
 2 liters of water?! I carry double that when shuttling it
  • 11 0
 That's what stuck out for me too. Don't care if it's fall and cool, lack of humidity is death out there.
  • 15 0
 Ripping downhill tech when you are totally knackered is terrifying....what a feat!
  • 5 0
 This.
  • 7 0
 ...while wearing XC gear. respect.
  • 12 0
 Two liters of water!?!? Bad ass
  • 9 0
 When I did The whole enchilada a few years ago.
It took me about 9 hours.
And I took the shuttle to the top!
Good for her. That’s amazing.
  • 10 0
 The whole whole enchilada
  • 8 0
 Totality of the Enchilada
  • 4 0
 Every of the enchilada
  • 8 0
 The boys and I were up on porky when she came through. Had no idea what she was up to but could tell she was all business. Might have to give it a try next year.
  • 10 1
 No one here pounced on the pallendrome thing yet? Han-nah Ot-to updownwodpu... Good branding.
  • 4 0
 Good eye - I like that kind of stuff. She def rode it like a RACECAR
  • 5 0
 @suspended-flesh: may a moody baby doom a yam!
  • 3 0
 Haha, explains the name change. Was wondering why she'd not hyphenate to maintain her brand with her long list of accomplishments.
  • 3 0
 a man a plan a canal panama
  • 3 0
 @pdxkid: sit on a potato pan otis
  • 5 0
 Badass. Glad they caught one technical section on film, but would have been cool to see the others. Logistics would be nuts though. But I'd take a "re-enactment, professional rider on a closed course, not actual FKT footage."
  • 7 0
 Headline on the front page has the wrong time 6 hours 47 minutes, should be 5 hours 50 minutes or so.
  • 5 0
 Man, that was rad. Great video, great effort. I've ridden that bottom section in Oct, needed 2 liters of water for probably 1/8 the distance.

"Something to be said for letting joy propel you." Rather liked that bit.
  • 11 4
 I don't get it, I go way faster when I ride the shuttle up.
  • 3 0
 Ride smarter not harder
  • 6 0
 Wow! She smashed it! 6hrs just to go down is fun. Up and down in that time sounds like death
  • 4 0
 Exactly! I was told to to expect 8 hrs for descent by the locals before we headed up there...about right.
  • 9 4
 Can an ebike do 8,000 feet of climbing with a fat american (not me, my friend) on it?
  • 67 5
 Is there any other kind of American on an EEB?
  • 14 0
 @suspended-flesh: smack straight in the face of all tremendous strong patriots.
  • 8 0
 @suspended-flesh: I spit my beverage out a little reading your comment. Thanks for the laugh!
  • 4 9
flag DetroitCity (Nov 15, 2022 at 12:20) (Below Threshold)
 @suspended-flesh: yes for sure. Entitled ones. youtu.be/rM7N26SF6Tc
  • 3 0
 @suspended-flesh: I’m fat and ride a bike.
  • 5 2
 @DetroitCity: that Lane dude reminds me of the male Karen that told the adaptive MTBr that he isn't allowed on the trails LOL
  • 1 4
 @formerbmxguy: how much money did he win?
  • 5 1
 @DetroitCity: you should keep sharing this video. It's not stupid and pointless at all. Although it does check out, I lived in southern Michigan for a year and the trails were boring and chocked full of morons. The dude on the ebike is a jackass for ignoring the rules and the guy holding the camera is a useless a*shole for harassing him and calling ebikes motorcycles.
  • 1 6
flag DetroitCity (Nov 15, 2022 at 20:45) (Below Threshold)
 @Boondocker390: useless axxhole with a 7 figure settlement. I'll be whatever you want to call me, while I count my money.
  • 1 5
flag DetroitCity (Nov 15, 2022 at 20:48) (Below Threshold)
 @Boondocker390: tell me more about how you support the lying criminals

drive.google.com/file/d/1-Gdb_2v5NaXN3fwhpOy9zIJ1FjK5WLe9/view?usp=drivesdk
  • 1 5
flag DetroitCity (Nov 15, 2022 at 20:51) (Below Threshold)
 @Boondocker390: make sure you tell the story right, ignoring the rules and causing a collision while committing a misdemeanor. Then lying, then lying some more. Then crying. Then lying. Then crying. Then lying.
  • 4 2
 @formerbmxguy: That Lane guy is well known in Michigan. Complete asshat and an embarrassment to the MTB community. Glad he moved away from SE MI, all he ever did was start shit on the forums.
  • 1 6
flag DetroitCity (Nov 16, 2022 at 5:29) (Below Threshold)
 @dudegetabike: ya hes such a bad person. He said he was faster than everyone on a forum of fat old dudes. Who got butthurt, because they are fat old dudes.

He moved from Downtown Detroit with no trails, to Tucson Arizona in a house he paid 380k for in 2019 that is worth 1 million now. He know owns another house on 2 acres across the street from the Dragon Trail.

Hes such a bad person he spends all day riding his bike, and making fun of fat old dudes on forums.

Lock him up!
  • 1 5
flag DetroitCity (Nov 16, 2022 at 5:56) (Below Threshold)
 @dudegetabike: stop being jealous of one of the greatest leaders this earth has ever known. youtu.be/titFuZQd55U
  • 1 0
 @DetroitCity: I'm not a lawyer, so a might have got this wrong. But are you suing for 200 Million Dollars?
  • 1 0
 @Chuckolicious: 205 million, injunctive relief, and a consent decree against the Sheriff dept. There is a new sheriff in town.
  • 1 0
 @Boondocker390: Seems Detroit is the guy holding the camera, see below to his response to me.
  • 1 0
 @DetroitCity: Your reply proves my point exactly. Good luck in Tucson.
  • 1 0
 @dudegetabike: I don't need luck, I am Lane Myers
  • 1 0
 @DetroitCity: I think @michiganmtbmemes on IG just made a post about you, Lol
  • 1 0
 Thys whole situation reminds me of this guy that used to belong to our sail club. He would casually be a member until he got on the club board, then he would become a huge PITA and if people didn’t appease him he would try to find ways to expose us, either through the 503c or other means. Typically he was making things up but always ended up causing us some sort of trouble. He did this at three different clubs before clubs starting communicating and not allowing him to join, at which point he would then try to start trouble for other clubs. Some people just have to be part of the problem.
  • 1 3
 @formerbmxguy: good thing I don't have Instagram and never will. As if I care what someone posts about me! I will not lose sleep bro. Its not reality.
  • 1 0
 Holy shite it's a real page LOL
  • 1 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps: how is someone on an ebike running into me anything like what you are talking about? How is me having my constitutional rights violated by law enforcement similar to your example?
  • 7 0
 Never go full Enchilada
  • 4 1
 did the "vegan enchilada" ride once, by the time I got to the top she would have been sipping champagne at the bottom for an hour. granted I stopped and smoked several spliffs on the way up.
  • 2 0
 lol
My man.
  • 6 0
 The Entire Enchilada
  • 3 0
 I so hope she named it that.
  • 4 0
 A bit slow on this, no? Vital had her on the podcast like a week ago for quite a lengthy interview about the FKT run.
  • 4 0
 Pretty awesome achievement. I love seeing people set crazy goals and chase them. Thanks for the inspiration.
  • 4 0
 Absolutely incredible accomplishment. One day I'll ride the whole loop. I'm shooting for sub 14 hours.
  • 4 4
 This made the social media rounds a week ago. You'd think with so many putting the info out they would've caught her rear shock is not a DPD.
www.velonews.com/news/mountain/hannah-otto-sets-fkt-on-the-whole-enchilada-in-moab-utah
  • 3 0
 that's what stuck out to you?
  • 3 0
 Every time I read about the "Whole Enchilada", the first thing that comes to mind is an epic eating contest.
  • 1 0
 Recording times is all well and good, but there is an old guy named Dave on his ritchey single speed and bibs over jersey and a 20 year old camelbak mule that’s faster up or down any trail. We’ve all seen him.
  • 3 0
 So inspiring and badass! Thank you, Hannah for showing us what is possible!
  • 4 0
 Huge effort!
  • 3 0
 I could easily hike it in 5-6 days...js
  • 6 0
 With a Yeti frame?
  • 4 0
 brutal, nice work!
  • 3 0
 Super cool challenge, well done!
  • 4 0
 14 Attempts By 13 People
  • 3 0
 but did she clean the snotch?
  • 3 1
 8,000' or 2,400m elevation gain is huge. Congratulations on getting through this.
  • 2 0
 wow, took me way longer to do it in 2016..i feel slow now
  • 1 0
 Well you might have been on 27.5 wheels so.. haha
  • 2 0
 So nuts. We did just the little bottom loop at full effort in same time.
  • 2 0
 How many times did she come up behind a rider and yell “Strava bro!!!”
  • 2 0
 I am the only one who thinks "FKT" is a unfortunate acronym ? WTF lol ???
  • 3 0
 Goddesspeed!
  • 4 7
 Pretty cool. Interesting to make this a press release. Every time I've asked folks to do this loop I get denied. People just don't see the point of it when you can so easily shuttle and make it fun rather than a sufferfest. Maybe I'll have more success when all these old dogs are on ebikes and have a full day at their disposal. Maybe I'll never get to do the loop. If I do I'll make sure to post up my time because STRAVA!!!!!
  • 3 0
 It’s a fun day out honestly, especially on a 40 lb enduro bike.
  • 3 0
 @mknott9: c'mon I would be on my 30lb 120mm Yeti dentist bike. maximum effort!
  • 6 3
 By the numbers, I do a similar loop in my area (50 miles and 8000') and was planning on doing this same loop when I go out to Utah someday.

The loop I am referring to out here is actually where Hannah does a lot of here winter training. Palm Canyon Epic in Palm Springs. She took my KOM on the climb a recently, and I am not motivated to try and take it back (out of shape).
  • 11 0
 @JSTootell: A bear once walked right into our camp and sat down to our pot of chili, we just let her have it.
  • 2 0
 Insane!
  • 1 0
 Who's going to be the 1st Barney Stinson...
  • 1 0
 My name is Otto..... I'm here to get Blotto.....

@simpsonsforever
  • 1 0
 Congratulations Hannah! Amazing effort.
  • 9 9
 Makes more sense than Braydens doohickey
  • 1 0
 Trailforks route anyone?
  • 5 6
 Too long to watch the whole thing, at what time does she ride the notch?
  • 12 6
 this isnt pornhub bro
  • 8 11
 dude, this video is so American haha, pretty great though!
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