The skinny tire bug bit Lisse again while riding with Ingrid at one of Boulder velodrome’s final sessions. After a 14-year hiatus, she’s excited to race road and track again as part of another strong team. Lisse brings aggression and teamwork gained while racing on a dominant Cal Poly SLO squad at numerous Collegiate National Championships for road, mountain and track. After a few years of not racing, she turned to the long stuff: 24-hour and epic-style mountain bike races. Now, Lisse is wrapping up graduate school in May 2013 as a nurse practitioner, and looks forward to a fun season of less studying and more racing, particularly on the track.
Personal Goal: Re-earning my track upgrade, racing Master’s Track Nationals in 2013, and having fun road racing with teammates again.
Nickname: Don’t really have one currently, but “Angry Mama” came across the PA in past track racing days.
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Current Home: Boulder, CO
Racing Disciplines: MTB, road, CX, and track
Strengths: Mean descender on the tarmac! Not bad on the dirt and rocks either.
Racing Since: 1995
Favorite Race: technical crits (road), 500m and points race (track), and 24-hour solo (mtb)
Hobbies: When I had hobbies (before grad school), riding one of my many bikes! I also enjoy camping & backpacking with my husband, or reading a book with my cat curled up in my lap.
Status: Bike mechanic on permanent retainer
Favorite Post-Race drink: Naked Green Machine or Acai Machine
Favorite During-Race drink: water
Bikes: Road (Specialized Ruby), MTB (Yeti ASR-SL & Yeti 5), CX (Yeti), track (TBD)
Racing Highlights: 2007 24-hours of Moab (solo, 3rd), 2007 Vapor Trail 125 (1st female)
Roller or trainer: Rollers for spinning/technique, trainer for punishment
Bibs or shorts: Bibs
Skinsuit or Kit: Skinsuit and shiny stilettos
Speedplay, Look or Shimano: Time … eurotrash, baby!
Carbon or steel: Steel … it bends back if you crash. But all I have now is carbon… yikes, better not crash!
If you could ride your bike anywhere, where would it be: I look forward to mountain biking in Peru someday, and road riding in the hills of Spain.