Cat 4 Road, Cat 3 Cross, Expert Mountain
Lori has always enjoyed all things outdoors and spends most of her time biking, running and snowboarding as well as a little tennis and volleyball when her schedule permits. In 2009/2010 she was pulled to the sidelines with a bad health situation (misdiagnosed then mistreated pulmonary embolisms). The year off gave her a greater appreciation for a ‘just doing it’ attitude…you don’t have to be the best, you just have to have fun! She was given the all-clear in the fall (cyclocross season) of 2010. She knew nothing about CX but was excited to be back in action – she bought a cx bike, registered for a race and attended her first clinic all in the same week. The rest is history – she now competes in any mountain or cross race that fits her schedule but says the camaraderie and the amazing people within the racing community are what keep her inspired!
Personal Goal: To ride more and be instrumental in changing at least 1 person’s perspective of riding bikes.
Hometown: De Pere, WI
Current Home: Longmont, CO
Racing Disciplines: Cyclocross and Mountain
Racing Since: 2010
Favorite Race/racing highlight: Mountain – 24hrs in the Sage, CX – any race with snow and mud!
Bikes: Specialized Crux, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR & hardtail 29ers, Specialized Ruby on the road, a cute townie, and I’m looking to buy a fat bike soon.
Pedal preference: Crankbrothers all around (yes even on my road bike, I will not arrive with the wrong shoes – I promise)
Rollers or trainer? Trainer
Bibs or shorts? Bibs
Skinsuit or kit? Skinsuit
Water or drink mix? Water
Favorite mid-ride nutrition: Margarita Clif shot bloks
Place I would most like to ride a bike…..New Zealand (again)
When I am not riding a bike I…..am sleeping!