Beating the odds - June 2012, six cyclists, having come together as a team less than a day before, would accomplish what many thought to be impossible: race tandem bicycles for 10 hours through biblical thunderstorms, up and down gnarly steep dirt roads, and finish as friends.
The Cafe Stoker
Cafe Stoker can make a mean espresso, fix a flat tire, sell a custom
bike and tweet about it simultaneously. She juggles all these activities
every day at the Ride Studio Cafe, smiling and laughing the whole time.
Winner of 2011 Ride Studio Cafe Tour of the Unattended (ToTU)
Podium finisher of each long-course Gran Fondo entered in Italy in 2010. Top 10 time among women 19-40 at the Gran Fondo Nove Colli short course. It made sense to her, a vegetarian, to race for prosciutto, salsiccia and capocollo along with some fine Italian wine to wash it down.
at the Cat 2 level locally in Colorado and a finisher of NRC Pro races
Redlands Bicycle Classic and Nature Valley Grand Prix
in Italian, particularly on the bike as that's where she really learned
the language. She can still be heard talking to herself in Italian
anytime she's pedaling alone.
Faster than your average curator, her desire for speed is only paralleled by her insatiable appetite for gelato.