In 2018 I bought my first bike as an adult. I figured that I’d need one to ride around with my young kids and it would make my cyclist husband happy that we could do some short rides together. I didn’t think I’d ever consider myself a ‘cyclist’. A few months later I attended my first cyclocross event as an observer at Alpenrose. I was immediatly hooked and I hadn’t even participated. Later in the season I worked up the courage to race at Cascade Locks. After being pulled from the course due to a huge thunder, lightning and hail storm I was determined to try again next year. 2019 was my first year competing in the full cyclocross season. Moving forward I am adding gravel races to the calendar in addition to cyclocross. When I’m not on a bike you’ll find me cooking, crafting or downhill skiing.