Amanda discovered cycling last year and was immediately drawn to the innate competition and team approach of the sport. Professionally she works for Kaiser Permanente as a psychologist. This allows her to give to the community and individual people daily while still having time for her own health and balanced life. In the winter months, she is an avid snowboarder and spends every weekend perfecting skills on the hill and in the park. She is eager to learn new skills, ride with a strong, supportive team and become an all around better rider. She gives her all in everything that she does and thus watch for improvements over the year, they are coming.
Personal Goal: “Make the necessary improvements to proudly represent women’s cycling and become a strong rider in both road racing and cyclocross.”
Racing Disciplines: Road and Cross
Strengths: Giving my all in everything I do and not hitting deer
Racing Since: Summer 2011
Favorite Race: Valmont Park Cross Race, Salida Stage Race and Bannock Crit
Hobbies: Collecting items to keep me warm in the winter, such as scarves, beanies and snowboots
Favorite Post Race Drink: Water and First Endurance Ultragen
Favorite During Race Drink: 1st Endurance EFS and water. I also like chocolate PowerBar gels during road races.
Bikes: Ridley X-Fire, Surly Cross Check, Focus Izalco Pro and Trek Denver B Cycle cruiser
Racing Highlights: Helping teammates win or do well in racing and holding their hair when they vomit from over-exertion
Rollers or trainer: Trainer (but outside most preferred)
Bibs or shorts: Bibs
Skinsuit or kit: Skinsuit! Are you kidding? I would sleep in my skinsuit if I could. Keep in mind that chamois time is training time and there is nothing more comfortable than a skinsuit. It is a good probability that I am wearing it while typing this.
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: Look-road. Shimano- Cross
Carbon or steel: Carbon if I can find a frame my size