In 2003 I was introduced to mountain biking while working as a Senior Electrical Design Engineer at Motorola in Atlanta, GA. The once a week group rides led to racing and traveling. Before I knew it my husband Todd and I were leaving work early on Fridays for long weekends of camping and pre-riding or racing.
Todd, also an Electrical Engineer, began working for himself in 2005. We were paying for pet care, housecleaning and yard maintenance in order to spend our free time traveling. Deciding it made sense to move back West, we sold our home in 2006, bought a 40’ class A motorhome, I quit my job and we hit the road in search of a new town to call home.
We initially gave ourselves a two-year time limit but have been full-time RV’ers ever since. We love the lifestyle. I never did look for another Engineering job; instead I became focused on racing at the highest level possible, against the best racers in the world.
I remember how much there was to learn when I began. My goal is to make myself available to anyone, at any level, to share tips, skills, encouragement, resources, or anything that will allow racers, riders, or potential riders to fall in love with the sport of cycling as I have.
2011 Highlights (32 Races in 29 weeks, 9 different countries)
Spring 2012 Update
I have had a great off-season in Tucson, Arizona with many, many social events which let me share my favorite products with folks. In addition to all the different group rides I participated in the Arizona Endurance Series (AES), Mountain Bike Association of Arizona (MBAA), and Single Speed Arizona (SSAZ) events. I also provided sold out clinics on the trail and at O2 Modern Fitness, a local fitness studio. My winter training went really well and I am headed out the door for 6 weeks in Cyprus, Italy, back to Cyprus then to South Africa for the first World Cup. It will be a busy season. I will take what I learned last year, my first international year, along with some improved fitness to focus on International races.
2012 Race Schedule