Who inspires you? Perhaps because we just had lunch together I’d have to say my friend Carlin. Not only is he one of the most driven folks i know when it comes to riding and racing but he is the one who got me on a flat track bike, gets me to the road race track and drags me out trail riding. It is his dedication to the sport that inspires me – despite all obstacles – physical, financial, or whatever else is thrown at him he trains relentlessly and never loses track of his goals. Its no surprise that he is such an accomplished rider, holding the King of the Mountain title at Pikes Peak, recently winning the Baja 500 Ironman class and will go on to ride over 24 hours straight in the upcoming Baja 1000.
What inspires you? Without sounding like a total dork, I get a lot of inspiration from instagram, pinterest and random blogs – I’m a sucker for typography and hand painted signs, I obsess over live and work spaces, mostly Scandinavian/modern/vintage/industrial (if that’s a thing), baking of course – I could drool over cakes all day. And if we’re not talking about having my head in a computer then I’m definitely inspired by visiting new places and discovering every unique bit about them.
Why is wearing technical riding apparel important to you? When I was little my dad always told me I wasn’t allowed on the bike unless I had long pants, shoes that covered my ankle bone, and gloves – that has always been my non negotiable base. After spending time on tracks where gear is mandatoryI became more and more concerned with making sure I was protected on the street. In a recent crash I was spared a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering because I had the right gear on so it only reiterates the importance of protection to me.
What is the most important thing to you when choosing something to ride in? Cuteness, protection, comfort and snack capacity… not necessarily in that order.
What makes you interested in being an ambassador for Atwyld? In every sense of the word, I personally align with the gals behind Atwyld and know that they are taking both my lifestyle and my LIFE into consideration as they create products.
What do you think of when you hear the word Voyage? As a fisherman’s daughter i think about time out in the middle of nowhere seeing everything for the first time and being totally mesmerized by it.
What do you think when you look up at a night sky full of stars? Stay awake for this!!!