I previously associated sports with standing in the outfield in uncomfortable clothing as a small child, eating sunflower seeds, and hoping the ball never came in my direction. Racing bikes is a preferred activity because usually things are not being thrown at me. Also, I enjoy the breeze. While riding bikes for the purposes of exploration and transportation has been a lifelong enjoyment, this is just my second year racing. I prefer dirt over pavement any day. I’ve been in the wondrous pacific NW for 10 years and try to spend my time experiencing all the outdoor places I have yet to see – on and off the bike.