Where did you find your start?
My parents. We used to go mtn biking as a family when I was little. I hated it. But, as time progressed and I started beating the adults, I liked it better. Once I got a road bike, I officially fell in love with bike riding.
Biggest-littlest achievement- What did you win when you were younger that really got you hooked on racing? Younger?
I started racing road bikes when I was 25. I won a cat 3/4 crit- my third road race, and I was hooked. It was really fun to race my own race and accomplish what I set out to do.
Favorite race? The one that I have the most fun at.
Favorite ride? One with beautiful scenery that blissfully cooks me by the end.
First bike? a 2 wheeled one. No idea what kind.
Future goals? Have fun and teach others how to have fun on their bikes.
What are you riding and why? Specialized Bikes and components. Because they are the best--and because I have been on and given Specialized bikes for 3 years and can't imagine riding or wearing anything else. I'm hooked.
Augusta - Alison PowersJune 28, 2012
I have to say, the idea of going to Augusta early to "get used to the heat and humidity" for Nationals seemed awful. I don't like heat and I don't like humidity-- but this trip was FUN! Actually, all trips this year have been fun. They are like going on vacation with your friends. (See pics!) We hang out, we laugh, we drink coffee, and every so often, we race our bikes around in circles.
This trip was no different. Robin, Addy, Erik and I had fun and it was like vacation. Later in the week, joined by the rest of our teammates, we raced. This was the first trip of the year we did not visit a coffee shop- not for lack of trying as every time we visited town, they were all closed. However, we replaced our double shot espressos for a double shot of wheat grass-- almost every day. (See pictures!!)
Oh ya, we rode and raced our bikes. It was US Nationals after all. I placed 4th in the crit-er-i-um, 4th in the road race, and 3rd in the TT. Always having fun. Actually I was so busy having fun in the baby pool (peeing in it), I almost missed the awards ceremony for the crit.
I am so lucky. My team is fun, they are my friends, and we race well.