Beth Lofgren: Race Team Member 2015

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Where is your homebase, Beth?

Apison, TN

What type of races do you enjoy?

Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Triathlon, Road Running

What have been your 5 race highlights so far?

  • Black Bear 2014 1st place Beginner over 35
  • Big Ring Challenge Team 1st place duo female 2014
  • Have run countless 5Ks, 10Ks, some half marathons and two full marathons 1990s-2012.Doing several mountain bike races this year, Half IM Chatt, and maybe some running races (maybe).

What is a cycling dream of yours?

My cycling dream really has to do with overcoming downhill fear. I’d love to do a century (3 State 3 Mountain) but not sure 2015 is the year for it.

What is your favorite place to be around Chattanooga?

Any mountain bike trial locally.

What has been your best moment on the bike so far this year?

2015: Watching my body recover after major surgery in November has been huge. I didn’t think I would be back for six months or more.

What is the first cycling memory you have?

Riding down gravel roads downhill as a child with hands in the air. I want to be that fearless again.

What is your favorite piece of gear?

I love my biking shorts (Pearl Izumi).

Why do you like to ride & work-out with other women?

I love watching other women ride because they show their strength and commitment and encourage me to continue.

What has been your best moment with the Velo Vixens so far?

I have enjoyed getting to know the ladies. I was a little intimidated at first, but have found some life friends, I believe.

What’s your advice for a future Velo Vixen?

It is good to have friends to text and meet on a ride or a friend to meet at a race. I rode alone a lot and I have enjoyed the fellowship!

 

Podium at Black Bear, 40 Mile Race

Podium at Black Bear, 40 Mile Race

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