We return to the women with today’s member profile. When Rhonda isn’t working some crazy schedule or taking care of her mother, she is generally at Maskenthine either riding or doing maintenance. And smiling. Read on to find out why she smiles when she’s riding.
Name: Rhonda Wright
Age: a lady never tells!
Significant other’s name/family:my husband (Jamie)
What pays for your cycling addiction (where do you work)? Faith Regional Health Services
What do you do away from cycling for fun? I like to work on muscles cars (i have a nova and cuda), garden, cook and watch reality tv shows on Bravo (unfortunately for Jamie)
How long have you been cycling: I got my first mountain bike in 2002 it was $250 and I was not happy that my husband thought I needed to spend that much money on a bike. We went to the black hills on our honeymoon and that was my first taste of singletrack ,the centennial trail near the pilot knob trail head. I did not take it seriously for several years only biking on the cowboy trail and on vacation until 6 years ago when my mom had a hemorrhagic stroke. This was a pretty stressful time in my life (and still can be as she lives with us now due to her disability). Anyway, long story short biking as fast as I could was the only way I could unwind and de-stress, it still is.
Bikes: Titus carbon x
Favorite cycling discipline: MTB
Most memorable race: Leadville 100 (2011) I entered the race thinking there was no way I was getting in..and I did. I drove there alone and rode the race unsupported. I was late to the race and was literally the last one lined up, then didn’t stop for water when i should have and ran out..oops. Beyond all that it was the best think I have ever done. The thought of a DNF after my name was more painful than any of the 104 miles.
Highlight of your cycling career: Hearing my name called overhead as a passed the finish line in leadville.
Goals for 2012: I was hoping to get into leadville this year..and didn’t .go figure. I think I need to work on speed and techinical skills.. I know I can go pretty far slowly 🙂
If given the means, what would be your dream bike and accessory set up? This is going to sound corny, but I love my bike , built it one piece at a time , its light and sexy!!
One thing you want your teammates to know about you: I have a hard time getting to team functions so I’m not trying to avoid you I swear!