2) How does your organization directly benefit cyclists?
This will be the 7th year we've been running PWP. We've had a
couple of state champs come up through the program, but we've also
made a bunch of people happy that don't race, and don't plan on
racing. It's the only time in cycling that all abilitiy levels can
work out next to each other and everyone can get a great workout.
We really have a diverse group of people and we always end up
forming a tight-knit community each year.
3) Do you specialize in a certain type of cycling?
I am a criterium specialist, and I like track racing. I'm also
drawn to stage racing, though I'm not known for my climbing
4) What are your "must-have" items for cycling (this could be a
tool, an accessory, a food, etc.)
A new bike. I love all of the high tech stuff. People that are new
to cycling are always afraid they're "not good enough" to get a top
of the line bike. I say go for it! The high end stuff really is
nicer, and it makes you like riding your bike more, and the more
you ride the better you'll get! That said, if you can't afford the
good stuff, just ride what you have!
5) What do you see as the biggest area of opportunity in your
My goal is to make indoor training available to everyone, and
educate folks on basic training principles. Road Cycling is an
expensive sport. There's always something to spend money on, but
PWP is one thing that will definitely help you be a stronger
6) How do you think the cycling community has changed in the
last year or two?
I am so excited to see so many beginning women getting started in
the sport! It's really exciting to see the opportunities for women
7) If you could go on a bike ride with anyone (living or dead),
who would it be?'
Mario Cippolini. I love his riding style and maybe he would give me
some sprinting tips!