A soccer and basketball player through high school, Kathryn took up cycling during her first summer of law school and hasn’t looked back (although she did make sure to earn that law degree). She is proud to have been the first female member of the inaugural DU Cycling team in 2006, where she rode well enough to attend Collegiate Nationals (and promptly got a severe beating from some 20-year-old phenom named Mara Abbott). Kathryn loves bike racing for the camaraderie it provides, the feeling of accomplishment it brings, and the confidence it gives her in all aspects of her life. She loves introducing new people to the sport and her proudest moment on the bike was accompanying her mom on her first ride along the South Platte River trail. When not riding her bike, Kathryn can be found teaching tricks to her two cats, Henry and Cricket. (Don’t laugh…Henry has a pretty impressive high-five).
Personal Goal: “Be a positive force on the bike, both during and outside of races, and develop a wicked sprint so that I can launch attacks that leave my opponents feeling like they’re standing still.”
Hometown: Arlington, VA
Current Home: Lakewood
Racing Disciplines: Road
Strengths: Getting a draft off anyone over 5’3″ (so pretty much everyone)
Racing Since: During a summer of law school in 2005 because I was border and needed something to do. Thats a true story.
Favorite Race: The Angel Fire MTb races top the list and were my first ever MTb race where I shocked myself and won. On the road it would have to be the Riverside Crit on the last day of Tulsa Tough mostly because racing at sea level makes you feel like a superstar.
Hobbies: Teaching my cats cool tricks like ‘high five’, eating yummy food & reading.
Status: we just met and this is kind of a personal question
Favorite Post Race Drink: chocolate lactose-free milk
Favorite During Race Drink: ice cold coca-cola.
Bikes: too many.
Racing Highlights: I won my very first collegiate road race in 2005 and then had a 6-year drought before finally pulling off a win at the Raisin Hope Criterium in 2011.
Rollers or trainer: preferably neither, but if I must it’s definitely rollers.
Bibs or shorts: Bibs all the way
Skinsuit or kit: kit
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: shimano
Carbon or steel: steel may be real, but I ride carbon.
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be? Hmmm, tough question and I’m taking suggestions.