Downhill/Super D : Pro
My second season racing in the Pro class has been an exciting one – unfortunately a rotator cuff injury during practice at Sol Vista Nationals put a damper on my last few races. But I couldn’t resist still giving it my best shot at the first two World Cup races that I’ve qualified for. Unfortunately, just staying on the bike was a challenge, but Allie and I had a great time regardless! I’m now back at home working diligently at physical therapy for my shoulder and hoping that I’ll be able to race at the Moab Ho-Down this Halloween.
Being part of the Velo Bellas has continued to be a truly wonderful experience! This season in addition to racing I’ve also focused on sharing both my love of biking and the skills that I’ve been able to learn over the years, in order to help encourage and support other women mountain bikers.
April 16-19- Sea Otter Classic (22nd)
May 22-25 – Chile Challenge, Angel Fire NM (MSC series) (6th DH, 2nd SD)
June 6th – Little Red Riding Hood road century, UT (Fundraiser)
July 16-19 – National Championships, Sol Vista CO (12th)
July 24-25 – UCI World Cup – Mont Sainte Anne, QC (31st)
July 31-Aug 1 – UCI World Cup – Bromont (29th)
September 19 – Wolf Mountain 6-hr Enduro (2nd)
October 31 – Moab Ho-Down (DNS due to injury)
9th place overall – NORBA Super D
2nd place overall – Utah DH Series
Wyoming State DH Champion
Individual Race Results:
Sea Otter DH – 31st place
Sea Otter Singlespeed XC Sport Class – 3rd place
MSC #3 Angelfire DH – 15th place
MSC #3 Angelfire Super D – 4th place
Bountiful Bomber DH – 2nd place
Deer Valley National Super D – 3rd place
White Pine Super D – 2nd place
White Pine DH – 1st place (Wyoming State Champion)
US National Championships Mt. Snow, VT – Super D – 11th
Moab Ho-Down Super D – 3rd
Downhill: Ellsworth Dare (in the beautiful Rainforest Green) with Stans ZTR Flow wheelset, RockShox Boxxer World CUP, Chris King BB and headset, SRAM XO drivetrain and Code brakes
Super D: Transition Syren , with a RockShox Lyric Solo Air, Juicy 7 brakes, SRAM Hammerschmidt drivetrain
Pedalling/cross-training: Bianchi P.U.S.S., fully pink, fully rigid singlespeed, a Bianchi Giro road bike, and a Suzuki DR-Z 250 motorcycle (dirt bike).
2004 – 1st place Women’s Expert DH 30-34 Durango National.
2005- 1st place Women’s Expert Super D and 2nd place DH – Deer Valley National
2007 – Utah State Champion (Women’s Expert) in both DH and Super D. 3rd place (of 20) in Super D at the Deer Valley National.
2008 – 2008 NORBA National SD Series Final Standings – 9th place overall (Pro). Also the Wyoming State Women’s DH champion.
2009 – 2nd place in SD and 6th place in DH at Angelfire MSC race. First 2 UCI World Cup events (Mont Sainte Anne and Bromont).
Tore my ACL during my race run at the Mammoth National Championship in 2004. Ugh…
My favorite was slipping off a pedal (a nice shiny new one with brand new sharp set screws), smacking it into the back of my leg and then bouncing over a log. I kept on riding and suddenly felt my whole foot getting warm and gooey… looked down (still riding) and saw a flap of skin sticking out about an inch or more off the back of my leg. Kept on riding since no one was around and I had nothing to bandage it with down to the base of Deer Valley… and then drove myself to the emergency room for 25 stitches so my husband and friends could keep riding.
How I support my bike habit
Real Estate work for Technology Associates – basically I do the leasing and zoning and such to get new communications sites up and operational.
I’m learning to Speed Skate at the Olympic Oval, which has been incredibly fun and challenging. And I do pretty much every type of skiing – alpine, telemark, backcountry, XC (both skate and classic)… I stay busy in winter, that’s for sure!
Best time on my bike:
Anytime I’m out having fun with friends – camping trips in Moab with my husband, winter road trips with Kimber to find some dirt to ride on, race weekends with the girls… you name it!
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