Friday, July 15, 2011
Rider Bio: Lauren Kling
Racing Age: 25
Discipline(s)/Categories: Road 4, Mountain 1, Cyclocross 2, Track 4
Strengths: Power/sprinting, hosting pizza potlucks, baking tasty things for
Weaknesses: Turning, having to use the bathroom when being called to staging
Favorite Burrito: Buffalo on a whole wheat wrap with tomato salsa, lettuce,
and NO celery!
Favorite Race: Cycle-Smart International at NoHo for the course, Ice Weasels
for the craziness
The Stable: '07 Cannondale Synapse Fem, '09 Cannondale CX, '08 Specialized
SJ FSR Expert, Icarus custom track bike, IRO haggard commuter mess, a
hardtail that I cobbled together from everyone's used parts bin, and a
flipping sweet bike rack to store them all on.
How It All Began: I told everyone I wanted to race track bikes before I even
had a bike. No one believed me. I got a hybrid, then I got a track bike,
then I raced track bikes, then I was hooked.
Pre-race Ritual: Remembering to use the bathroom before getting called to
Worst/Best Injury: I acquire more bruises and cuts than serious injury, but
on my 2nd or 3rd time mountain biking it was gross and raining and I managed
to slice my ankle open to the muscle with my chainring sliding out on a wet
rock. I had to ride out of the woods to get to a doctor & the worst part was
getting it filled with mud under my skin that all had to be cleaned out
before stitching it up.