I’m an avid cyclist and enjoy training, racing, and group rides. I am a member of Vision Quest Coaching. My coach is John Hughes. I own 11 bikes: 5 road bikes, a tandem, mountain bike, 2 cross bikes and 2 time trial bikes. My favorite road bike is my Trek Madone. The bike I love the most is my Trek Speed Concept time trial bike.
I do group rides with FOG Cycling in Winnetka and with Vision Quest. I’m a climber (not a sprinter!). 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 as opposed to road races. 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). (Here is a list of some of my favorite rides)
For more of my cycling stories, please see:
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