Last Spring, Roese’s husband suggested she get a bike and pull the kids in a trailer. She tried different bikes but scoffed at the idea of a road bike since it didn’t have a kickstand. She decided to give it a try, and kickstand or not, she was hooked after the first push of a pedal. With just a summer of riding, it’s been an enjoyable journey. Roese’s first objective was to ride 51 miles in the Venus de Miles at the end of the summer. Having accomplished that, it’s time to truly learn the sport and establish more demanding goals.
Personal Goal: Learn more about cycling from an incredible group of informed women, have fun, and push myself faster while logging some miles.
Nickname: Roese – Originally my maiden name, but now it’s pretty much my first.
Hometown: Bay City, Michigan
Current Home: Denver, CO
Racing Since: Ask me in a year and maybe I’ll have an answer.
Favorite Race: The one where the tortoise wins.
Hobbies: Family time, snowboarding, reality tv.
Status: Wife and Mama.
Bikes: Road – Trek Lexa SL
Racing Highlights: I went really fast on a Radio Flyer tricycle a few weeks ago. A little boy on a Strider beat me since my knees kept hitting the handlebars.
Bibs or shorts: Shorts
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: Shimano
Carbon or steel: Aluminum
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be: I’d tour across Europe.