Cat 2 Road, Cat 3 CX
After many years of “racing” unsuspecting cyclists on bike paths, Lanier entered her first real race three years ago. The racing itself was immediately addictive, but more importantly, the racing community was filled with welcoming, positive people who helped her every step of the way. Three seasons later, she still loves the challenge and variety of racing different courses and the strategy of team racing. From training to recovery to race strategy, there is always something new to learn!
Personal Goals: “I want to encourage as many women as possible to start racing. In my own races, my goal is to be an all-around, soul-crushing terror.”
Nickname: Mama Hot Mess (pre-race only)
Hometown: Thomasville, GA
Current home: Littleton, CO
Racing disciplines: Road, CX
Strengths: Crits & time trials
Racing since: May 2011
Favorite Race: Bannock crit
Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, racing
Favorite Post Race Drink: Naked protein smoothie
Favorite During Race Drink: Skratch
Bikes: Seven Alaris, Look 386, Salsa Chili con Crosso, Bianchi commuter
Racing Highlights: In 2013, won BAR and helped Naked win BAT for Cat 3, won the Superior Crit, and raced support at Gila in support of Maria Santiago’s podium finish.
Roller or trainer: Trainer
Bibs or shorts: Bibs
Skinsuit or kit: Skinsuit
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: Speedplay
Carbon or steel: Titanium
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be? Anywhere!