I’m an avid cyclist and enjoy training, racing, and group rides. I am a member of Vision Quest Coaching. My coach is Robert Burke. I compete in the American Bike Racing (ABR) time trial series and the Mid America Time Trial Series (MATTS). I train quite a bit in the Northbrook Velodrome.
I do group rides with FOG Cycling in Winnetka and with Vision Quest. My favorite ride of all time is the climb up Mt. Haleakala in Maui. The climb I do most often is Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles, Washington.
I started racing in the spring of 2007 (here are my race results). I love doing time trials. In August, 2010 I won my age group at the International Cycling Union World Time Trial Championship in St. Johan in Tirol, Austria (here are some pictures my husband took from that trip). My favorite organized rides are: Horribly Hilly Hundreds and RAMROD (Ride Around Mount Rainier in One Day).
For more of my cycling stories, please see:
Northwestern Magazine (Winter 2012), On Track
Daily Northwestern (October 5, 2011). Kellogg Prof balances motherhood, cycling
Chicago Tribune (October 6, 2010). Professor's 4 year plan
Chicago Tribune (October 6, 2010) Professor tests herself, wins title
Sequim Gazette (September 22, 2010) Paths of Glory
Winnetka Talk (September 7, 2010) Local athlete captures world championship
Sequim Gazette (August 6, 2008) Sequim cyclist takes Masters title
Winnetka Talk (July 31, 2008) Winnetka's Thompson pedaling on fast track